Audi RS5 (2010) CAR video road test

By Phil McNamara 23 April 2010

By Phil McNamara

23 April 2010

The Audi RS5, one of the most exciting prospects of 2010, has been driven by CAR. With 444bhp, a 4.2-litre V8 petrol engine that winds up to an 8500rpm redline, and four-wheel drive, Ingostadt¹s new coupe looks to have the ammunition to take on BMW¹s sensational M3. There¹s barely a cigarette paper between their 4.6sec and 4.7sec 0-62mph sprints (it¹s the Audi that¹s a tenth faster, by the way).
 
CAR contributing editor Jethro Bovingdon flew to Spain to drive the RS5, just before the Volcanic ash cloud stopped play. Exactly 30 years after the legendary Quattro erupted into our consciousness, has Audi created a spiritual successor to make the earth move? Watch our video for Jethro¹s verdict, and pick up the May issue of CAR ­ on sale now ­with 28 pages celebrating 30 years of Quattro.  

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Statistics

How much? £57,480
On sale in the UK: October 2010
Engine: 4163cc 32v V8, 444bhp @ 8250rpm, 317lb ft @ 4000-6000rpm
Transmission: Seven-speed dual-clutch auto, four-wheel drive
Performance: 4.6sec 0-62mph, 155mph, 26.2mpg, 252g/km
How heavy / made of? 1725kg/steel
How big (length/width/height in mm)? 4635/1854/1369mm

Ratings

Handling 0 out of 5
Performance 0 out of 5
Usability 0 out of 5
Feelgood factor 0 out of 5
CAR's Rating 4 out of 5

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