Discussion in 'A5/S5/RS5' started by donkeykong, Sep 12, 2011.
Well, I still hate them.
Agreed totally. One of the options for my car was to have the mirrors the same colour as the car. No way man!! Need to make sure people know what I am driving!! haha
So sad is a "previous" already. Not even a year old for me!!
This is Suzuka Grey? Sorry if it is not, I have problems identifying certain colours. A friend of mine has it in Suzuka Grey. We keep teasing him about his "white" car. He gets pretty upset.....hehe
Oops, like I said, colour issues. But I can see people calling this"white" also!
We get behind the wheel of the 2012 Audi RS5 Coupe
In line with the A5 Coupe, Sportback and Cabriolet, the mighty RS5 has been freshened up for 2012.
Unsurprisingly, the hand-built 444bhp 4.2-litre V8 engine has been left alone, although a new electromechanical power-steering system reduces CO2 emissions to 246g/km.
The new steering feels a little artificial either side of the straight ahead, and it’s very light in the default setting. Its weighting can be increased with the Audi Drive Select system (standard on the RS5), while Dynamic Steering is available as an option. This allows you to alter the ratio for sportier responses.
As before, the quattro four-wheel drive has a default 40:60 front/rear power split, but up to 70 per cent of the power can be sent to the front and up to 85 per cent to the rear.
This helps agility and we found the RS5’s front-to-rear grip balance to be superb when we tested it on ice. The chassis can be enhanced even further with the optional sport diff, which optimises traction across the rear axle.
The slick-shifting S tronic double-clutch gearbox works brilliantly, delivering fast upchanges and a lovely automated throttle blip when downshifting. Better still, the high-revving yet torquey nature of the engine means real-world performance is incredible.
The RS5 sprints from 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds and will hit 174mph if you choose to have the speed limiter removed.
Inside, a simplified Audi MMI system and a new flat-bottomed steering wheel are key changes. Bluetooth and cruise control are now standard. Outside, keen Audi fans will spot the smart new headlights and bumpers, sharper bonnet lines and revised alloys.
These updates are subtle, but the impressive range-topping RS5 didn’t need much improvement.
Read more: Audi RS5 Coupe review | Auto Express
Ohh,don't worry that looks like white to me too.
Oh... my god... I kinda lost it when I saw this. Perfection on wheels!!! Pure sex!!!!
BUT I still like the pre-facelift headlights better.
Next week in Sport Auto: RS5 Supertest
What do you guys think it will do on the ring? Will it beat the RS4 B7's time with sport tyres? (7.58)
As far as I know Sport Auto did 8.09 min with the RS4 on Corsa semi-slicks, so the RS5 on regular P Zeros won't be much faster IMO. Maybe 8.00-8.05 min.
Yes, I know the official time was 8.09, but it did 7.58 with slicks.
Not exactly a valid time as there's absolutely no info when/how/if this time was done.
There is lots of info. Just Google it "RS4 7:58 the ring" and you will see.
Then do tell here in this thread for everybody to read.
I can post 100 more.