The Germans has revealed today the facelift operated on RS5 – 2012 Audi RS5. The performance coupe received the appearance of A4 and A5, together with a series of important revisions.
The facelift applied by Audi on A4 and A5 will also reflect on the already famous three-door performance derivative. The 2012 Audi RS5 model is subject to the same “plastic surgery”, the front is now dominated by a hexagonal grid and also the restyled headlights, with LED lights. The taillights and rear spoiler have also been retouched.
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2012 Audi RS5 Engine
The 2012 Audi RS5 Facelift doesn’t change under the hood, where the Germans remain faithful to the 4.2-liter FSI V8 unit, capable of delivering 450 horsepower (456 PS, 336 kW) at 8250 rpm and 430 Nm (317 lb/ft) between 4000 and 6000 rpm.
Through these resources, the Coupe accelerates from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.5 seconds and can reach a top speed limited electronically to 155 mph (250 km/h). On request the device may be removed and the 2012 Audi RS5 guarantees 175 mph ( 280 km/h).
The drivetrain remains the same: a quattro system that can be assisted by an optional sport differential. The suspension, more rigid, lowers the ride height with 20 mm, compared with the production version, while the electromagnetic direction provides a better response. The brake system includes black callipers with eight pistons, hidden behind the 19-inch aluminum wheels, with 265/35 tires.
Inside 2012 Audi RS5, the facelift brings a leather steering wheel and gear stick and redesigned buttons (the contact and the MMI multimedia system). The carbon and aluminum inserts aren’t missing, also the stainless steel trim.
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