Audi has announced that the 2018 Audi RS 5, the hot version of the A5, is available now in the U.S. The 2018 RS 5 can be yours for a mere $70,875.
The 2018 Audi RS 5 is powered by a 2.9-liter V6 biturbo engine that generates 444 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque, 126 lb-ft of peak torque more than the previous generation. The V6 is mated to a standard eight-speed Tiptronic transmission and the quattro all-wheel drive system. The 2018 RS 5 can reach 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, eight tenths of a second faster than the previous generation RS 5, and has a top track speed of 155 mph, which can be increased to 174 mph with the optional Dynamic plus package.
The RS 5 offers four drive modes: comfort, auto, dynamic and individual. Each mode adjusts the quattro sport differential, dynamic steering, dynamic ride control, gear shift points, steering and throttle response. An available RS-tuned dynamic steering offers a variable steering ratio that adjusts based on vehicle speed and the Audi drive select setting.
It comes standard with 19-inch, 10-spoke-star design forged wheels with 265/35 summer performance tires, power folding exterior side mirrors, a power sunroof, and full LED headlights with LED daytime running lights and LED taillights with dynamic turn signals. The RS specific exterior elements include matte alu-optic exterior mirror housings, a matte alu-optic front spoiler with quattro script, high gloss black side sills and rear lip spoiler, and wider front and rear fenders.
An available Black optic package adds 20” 5-arm-trapezoid design forged wheels with bi-color anthracite finish and 275/30 summer performance tires, a high gloss black exterior kit with quattro script and exterior side mirrors in the vehicle body color. 20” 5-arm-peak design milled and forged wheels in bi-color anthracite black matte finish with 275/30 summer performance tires are also available.
Inside there are several options, like the Audi virtual cockpit, a full-color head-up display, a Bang & Olufsen sound system, a navigation system, and Nappa leather seats.