2013 Audi RS5

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The 2013 Audi RS5 is an exclusive, high performance coupe with style, technology, exhilarating acceleration and precision handling.

Lauren Fix, the Car Coach, takes a closer look.

Model – 2013 Audi RS5

MPG – 16/23 mpg.

Engine – 4.2L V8 450 hp riding on 19″

rims or upgrade to 20″ aluminum alloy

wheels and summer Pirelli tires.

Transmission – 7 speed S-Tronic double clutch transmission

Performance: 0-60 4.5 sec., 174mph top speed for the track.

Price – starts at $68,900, our test vehicle was $77,920 in Panther Black with the Titanium package.

The 2013 Audi RS5 is different from the A and S models you may know. The RS model is a track-proven, high performance car for street use with a performance-oriented design, quicker acceleration, faster braking and better cornering.

The high performance brake system was impressive and Audi offers optional carbon ceramic brakes for $3,000, which is an expensive upgrade.

The major differences from the look of the standard models are the matte larger grill with larger air intakes, wider body, signature oval exhaust (sport with black tip) and active spoiler.

Inside the car was a flat-bottomed RS steering wheel, Alcantera leather RS seats and trendy style door handles.

Only 1,500 of the 2013 Audi RS 5’s will find their way to U.S. shores, so if you want power, handling, style, hi-tech goodies and exclusivity, this may be your car.

Competes with:

·Cadillac CTS-V coupe

·Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

·Nissan GT-R

·Chevrolet Corvette Z06

·BMW M3 coupe

·Jaguar XKR coupe

Likes:

·Impressive engine acoustics

·Awesome looking car

·Exhaust sounds aggressive

·Easy to use high-tech multi-media interface with voice commands

·Audi connect with Google earth

Dislikes:

·No air cooled seats

·Lack of a manual transmission

The 2013 Audi RS5 was very easy to drive and offers an aggressively tuned suspension to help it steer and handle with precision and use power wisely.

Visit http://progress.audiusa.com/ for more information.