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Old 1st July 2015, 13:05   #61
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Turns out the issue wasn't as big as they made it sound. The entire mechatronic was not replaced, just a sensor and a harness part within the mechatronic were replaced. Along with this the transmission oil,filters,pipes etc were replaced.

The service center does not give the invoice for jobs carried out under warranty however I demanded to know what parts were carried out thats how I figured the miscommunication of mechatronic replacement.
Ask to look at the service documentation file opened agianst the job card and take pics of it. it will list the tools and labour
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The service center does not give the invoice for jobs carried out under warranty however I demanded to know what parts were carried out thats how I figured the miscommunication of mechatronic replacement.
That's not good , I always get invoices from BMW for all parts & labor they do under BSI so even if I am not paying anything I am aware of all the jobs they do . Maybe they are more transparent in their working !

See if you can get print of your service history instead of asking records for this repair directly
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@Sahil: I'am sure you must have considered Audi TT Coupe. Any reason to rule that out? I guess it must be because it is not naturally aspirated and has poor rear bench compared to RS5?

EDIT: I just realised TT coupe wasn't launched in India by 2012/2013. Anyway would be nice to have your perspective on the TT coupe.

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Just wanted to share my experience with Audi RS5

A few of us friends went for a Holiday in Chikmangalur from Chennai. 2 bikes, A Verna and an Audi RS5.

Audi RS5 behaving like a gem on the well laid highways is obviously taken for granted, but it was on the broken roads filled with rumblers and speedbrakers is where my respect for the car really rose. It handled them as well as the Verna (with 17" alloys). Truly a everyday supercar, capable of reaching almost 300, but at the sametime can be used for your office / shopping commute.

Don't want to release the speeds touched with this car but safe to say that it had the stopping power with the standard factory fit Ceramic brakes. Also returning an avg of 7Kmpl. (will check if I have some pics of the car and share)

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@Sahil: I'am sure you must have considered Audi TT Coupe. Any reason to rule that out? I guess it must be because it is not naturally aspirated and has poor rear bench compared to RS5?

EDIT: I just realised TT coupe wasn't launched in India by 2012/2013. Anyway would be nice to have your perspective on the TT coupe.
The previous generation TT was available back then but honestly can't even compare that with the RS5.

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it was on the broken roads filled with rumblers and speedbrakers is where my respect for the car really rose. It handled them as well as the Verna (with 17" alloys). Truly a everyday supercar, capable of reaching almost 300, but at the sametime can be used for your office / shopping commute.

Don't want to release the speeds touched with this car but safe to say that it had the stopping power with the standard factory fit Ceramic brakes. Also returning an avg of 7Kmpl. (will check if I have some pics of the car and share)
Yes, the car does not bottom at most speed breakers. Just recently I was approaching a big speed breaker with a S4 by my side, I went over it without an issue while I saw the S4 chap turning side ways to approach it at an angle to avoid bottoming. The look on his face seeing me zip by without a problem was hilarious
The short wheel base helps in this. My S-class seems to bottom sometimes due to it's long wheel base and soft air suspension on bumps that the RS5 would have no issues with.
However, by no means can I call the RS5 a comfortable ride over broken roads, it is no doubt very stiff and focused on handling over comfort.
Regarding the brakes, the ceramic ones are optional and cost a bomb. I haven't seen any RS5's in India with this option. I wish they gave it standard as the brakes could at times do with a little more bite. Like they say, you can never have enough braking power.
7kmpl on the highway is good and can be achieved only if it were cruising for the most part and not much spirited driving.
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Brilliant choice, its an amazing car. Have always been a fan of naturally aspirated engines and this paired with the S tronic dual clutch system will give you the ride of your life. Just keep one thing in mind - The tyre rubber is too fragile, had hit a slight bump on the Bom - Ahd highway and the front left tyre punctured. Even the puncture kit was of no use, and yes the damn tyres sell for 70k a piece.
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The tyre rubber is too fragile, had hit a slight bump on the Bom - Ahd highway and the front left tyre punctured. Even the puncture kit was of no use, and yes the damn tyres sell for 70k a piece.
That's the facelift RS5 that comes with 20inch alloys that is the culprit behind the fragile tyre. I haven't had any issues as my rims are 19inch. The ride is stiff enough and profile is low enough, 20s are an overkill for India.

You can order tires via tirerack.com and have it shipped to India duty paid within a few days itself by paying much less than buying it from the dealer. Check out this thread for more info: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...k-com-usa.html (My BMW, upgraded to Michelin Pilot Super Sports! Imported from TireRack.com, USA)
My car has only done 12k kms only so replacing tyres is a bit far off but when I do I think I will order them online and have them shipped here from USA. I might even consider some comfortable runflats as this car does not have a space wheel.
My tire sealant liquid is almost expiring, the dealer has got a new one for me that costs 3500rs but I am thinking of order Slime tire sealant instead(does it do the same job?): http://www.snapdeal.com/product/slim...dorCode=Sbfbed

By the way, is that car in the image your cars?

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However, by no means can I call the RS5 a comfortable ride over broken roads, it is no doubt very stiff and focused on handling over comfort.
Regarding the brakes, the ceramic ones are optional and cost a bomb. I haven't seen any RS5's in India with this option. I wish they gave it standard as the brakes could at times do with a little more bite. Like they say, you can never have enough braking power.
7kmpl on the highway is good and can be achieved only if it were cruising for the most part and not much spirited driving.
I had ridden in it and it felt reasonably comfortable to me, the soft suspension setting was on the bumpy section and on the highway the dynamic.

I guess I could be mistaken on the Ceramic Brakes as standard, but my friend had got it straight from the factory and he claims he did not pay extra for it so I assumed it could be standard.

The mileage we got in this particular trip was 6 with normal petrol and reasonable driving, it could be because he had follow us
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That's the facelift RS5 that comes with 20inch alloys that is the culprit behind the fragile tyre. I haven't had any issues as my rims are 19inch. The ride is stiff enough and profile is low enough, 20s are an overkill for India.

You can order tires via tirerack.com and have it shipped to India duty paid within a few days itself by paying much less than buying it from the dealer. Check out this thread for more info: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...k-com-usa.html (My BMW, upgraded to Michelin Pilot Super Sports! Imported from TireRack.com, USA)
My car has only done 12k kms only so replacing tyres is a bit far off but when I do I think I will order them online and have them shipped here from USA. I might even consider some comfortable runflats as this car does not have a space wheel.
My tire sealant liquid is almost expiring, the dealer has got a new one for me that costs 3500rs but I am thinking of order Slime tire sealant instead(does it do the same job?): http://www.snapdeal.com/product/slim...dorCode=Sbfbed

By the way, is that car in the image your cars?

No sir, dont have a RS5 yet , I review Luxury automobiles for a living. I have not driven one with the 19 inchers, but the 20" looks damn good and offer an extremely tight grip. Not too sure about the Slime tyre sealant if I am not wrong Dunlop makes those for Audi. Duties, taxes, super inflate the costs, perhaps you can get the same thing from the US. Perhaps a relative or friend can send it across. I would not recommend using other products for something as crucial as tyres, considering you would be touching high speeds so why put things at an unnecessary risk.
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Audi RS5 at Eastern Express Highway, Mumbai.

The subtle lines and the wide stance make the car look very classy, yet sporty at the same time.
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