Audi RS5 confirmed for the US market?
When Audi unveiled the RS5 sport coupe at the Geneva Motor Show they also announced it will not be offered on the US market. But it seems that at the NY Auto Show the company said the car has big chances to be offered for the US customers, meaning it will become the first RS-cars to be shipped stateside since the departure of the slow-selling RS4 Cabriolet in 2008. A US arrival is expected for the summer of 2011. In Europe the RS5 is priced at €77,000 (about $104,000).
The RS5 will be powered by a turbocharged V8 engine with a total output of 450 bhp at 8250 rpm and a maximum output of 317 lbs-ft of torque between 4,000 and 6,000 rpm. The car weights only 3,802 lbs and sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. Top speed is limited to 155 mph, but it can be increased to 173 mph.