India to welcome Audi RS5 soon

Checking out on the response, albeit feeble as compared to hatches or even some of the luxury cars that Audi sells, Audi India are planning to bring in the Audi RS5 to India by the second half of 2011. The company says that the R8’s response from the public in India was very encouraging.

Showcased at the last year’s Geneva Motor Show, the Audi RS5 is a coupe which gets a new front splitter design apart from the Audi goatee grille along with bigger air intakes. 19 inch wheels would be standard fare but for the ones desiring exclusivity, there would also be 20 inchers on offer. Other than, there is a techno fare in the name of the rear spoiler, which like a Buggati Veyron, opens up after a certain speed limit to aid stability. Inside, the car would get three modes of operation. Those are Comfort, Auto and Dynamic. According to the mode selected, the car would adjust its steering weight, sport differentials, engine, Dynamic Ride control, shift points in the gearbox and also tune up the exhaust system.

The Audi RS5 in India would be getting the same 4.2 liter V8 engine from the Audi R8 but then it would be tweaked to develop better power output. The reworked motor would now produce 444 Bhp of peak power at 8250 rpm whereas the peak torque of 43.96 kgm would be produced at 4000 rpm. Expect lap times from 0-100 kmph in 4.6 seconds whereas the top speed would be an electronically limited one of 250 kmph. The gearbox would be the 7 speed DSG unit and Audi’s fabled Quattro system would be present as well. According to Audi, the RS5 would have a new set of differentials which splits the power by about 85% to the rear axle and to the front by about 70%. As with all Quattro systems, in normal mode, the power split is 40:60 front to rear. Expect the Audi RS5 in India to be priced below the Rs 1 crore mark.

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