Audi RS5 twin-turbo goes after the BMW M3

BMW M3 | April 6th, 2009 by 35

The upcoming Audi RS5 has been spotted at the Nurburging track in Germany. The RS5 is considered by many the next and most important competitor …

The upcoming Audi RS5 has been spotted at the Nurburging track in Germany. The RS5 is considered by many the next and most important competitor of BMW’s famous M3. Audi RS5 is powered by 4.2 liter twin-turbo V8 engine which outputs 450 horsepower. On the other hand, the BMW M3 squeezes out 414 horsepower from its 4.0 liter V8 engine, but only comes with the classic rear-wheel-drive system.

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Audi RS5 has the famous Quattro system available in either six-speed manual or seven-speed twin-clutch. Even though no official information are available at this point, the RS5 is rumored to run from 0-60 mph in only 4.5 seconds, only 0.1 seconds faster than the M3.

Audi’s design follows the same line as the other RS-models, dual-oval exhaust pipes integrated into the rear-bumper and a more aggressive front fascia.

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Based on what we know so far, an obvious questions arises: should BMW worry about the Audi RS5 coupe? We’ve said it many times in the past, Audi has become an important competitor, if not the most important one, for BMW on almost all the markets and car segments.

[Source: Autoblog via 4RingBlog and AutoExpress ]

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