Audi RS5 | All Revved Up with Aaron Borrill

12 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Audi RS5 | All Revved Up with Aaron Borrill
Audi RS5

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To this day, I’ve been disappointed by any of the RS models tested, so I am pretty excited Audi’s latest fire arrives in my driveway. The only I have is that it’s impossible to drive slowly.

not necessarily a bad thing, but when already capped your petrol allowance and you’re the keys to a performance car, never fun watching its fuel plummet with every of the throttle. However, I needed to it a serious work-out and that spending R1 500 on fuel. Surprisingly, the V6 supercharged engine from the S5 was ditched for the tried-and-tested 4.2-litre V8 famous by the R8 V8 and RS4.

The V8 engine boasts a myriad of improvements and boosts power quite significantly over the one. Intensive fine-tuning was out on the intake manifold and exhaust to allow the undersquare engine to easier. These modifications, with a finely fettled system, have increased figures from 309kW to

Unlike its predecessor, the RS5 has a slightly mechanical voice box and isn’t as as I had hoped it would be. This mean it’s soft; the note is still very and sporty enough to turn and drop panties from up to 100 away. The Audi Drive system, or ADS, is a really tool because it allows you to things such as the sport steering response, gear suspension and throttle reaction for performance.

Before completing a series of mountain passes, I turn on all its attributes to dynamic mode. The car to disappoint and is incredibly forgiving caning it around tight you get the impression you don’t need ability to drive it hard and The RS5 is so good that I’m certain my could do a 1:28 around Race Track in it.

It feels a little too tame for my a little too sure footed in the and because of its new-generation quattro it hardly loses its footing – not a chirp from the tyres. new crown-gear differential has a lot do with its tractability: it distributes torque the front and rear axles by as as 70 per cent at the rear and 85 per cent at the

The new differential operates in tandem electronic torque vectoring, stabilises all four wheels any slippage occurs. Instead of with a more engaging manual transmission, the RS5 is available with a seven-speed, double-clutch S box.

Shifting is amazingly fast and so that it doesn’t even up my newborn baby. In dynamic the gear box is belligerent, especially on the shift, and is accentuated by a low-pitched at every cog swap. It’s so at high speeds that you realise how fast you’re until you look down at the It reaches 200km/h very and if you find a road straight you’ll reach a limited top of 250km/h.

If you want to unlock extra zip from its mill, will raise its top speed to for a small fortune. The RS5 isn’t about performance; it boasts impressive fuel-consumption figures, Returning 10.8l/100km, it’s as as a 2.0-litre turbo and its emission of 252g/km makes it the greenest of its

As a family car the RS5 is very capable and can – at a – work for the school run but its coupé makes it tough. The RS5 is perfect for the guy to take the next step in his and replace his Golf GTI with more exclusive, powerful and enough to cope with the commute. At R907 540, it cheap but then again, car in this segment is?

The Audi RS5 gets you a hell of a lot of kit for money, much more what you’ll get from a BMW M3, IS-F or Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. makes it better than any performance saloon is that it just have a loud it looks magnificent, too, and a perfect model match on any

Price: R907 540

Audi RS5

Engine: V8

Power: 331kW and 430Nm

4.6 seconds

Top speed: 250km/h

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