Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 21st February 2011, 15:09   #1
Senior - BHPian
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: -
Posts: 4,724
Thanked: 4,098 Times
Cool Audi to launch RS 5 coupe in India

Until now, there has been only one high performance and practical coupe on sale in India, the BMW M3.

If this article from ACI is to be believed, then Audi is launching the much acclaimed RS 5 (Renn Sport 5, built by Quattro Gmbh) India during second half of 2011. I hope that the practical A5 sportback also makes its way in India soon.

Audi to launch RS5 coupe in India | Autocar India

Reacting to the R8’s small but encouraging market response, Audi India is all-set to launch the new RS5 Coupe to boost its premium high-performance image.
The Coupe will be available at an estimated price tag of Rs 1crore. Revealed at last year’s Geneva motor show, the RS5 Coupe gets a reworked version of the 4.2-litre V8 motor from the R8, with an increase in power output which is now 444bhp at 8250rpm, while developing a max torque of 43.96kgm at 4000rpm.
This gives the Coupe a 0-100kph time of 4.6sec with a limited top speed of 250kph. The power is sent to all four wheels via a seven-speed DSG unit. Audi has given the RS5 a new kind of centre differential which the company claims it can direct up to 85 per cent of the torque to the rear axle or 70 per cent to the front. In normal road conditions the power split is 40:60 front to rear.
Also a standard feature in the RS5 will be Audi’s drive select system which allows the driver to switch between three modes of operation – comfort, auto, and dynamic – that adjusts the steering weight, the shift points for the seven-speed S tronic, the sport differential, Dynamic Ride Control, the engine and the exhaust system.
The RS5 gets a newly-designed front splitter with bigger air intakes and will be offered with 19-inch wheels as standard and 20-inch rims as optional.
There’s also a retractable spoiler built into the tailgate which rises up at over 120kph.
Expect the Audi RS5 performance Coupe to hit the Indian market by the second-half of 2011.
The R8 V10 has already sold four units in Delhi/NCR, out of which three have been clicked on team bhp.
Attached Images
sidindica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st February 2011, 15:23   #2
Senior - BHPian
speedy's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Mumbai Meri Jaan
Posts: 6,197
Thanked: 929 Times
Default Re: Audi to launch RS 5 coupe in India

I just saw this on the car and bike show last night and i said finally the M3 and the C63'S have competition. The car was said to have 435 bhp as apposed to the 444bhp, but then again its all good. I kind of find this a little bland in the looks dept compared to the other two but the engine compensates for it. Now if it is priced right, then there would be tremendous sales. Cant wait to see her on our roads soon.
speedy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st February 2011, 15:28   #3
AltoHoncho's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 581
Thanked: 13 Times
Default Re: Audi to launch RS 5 coupe in India

Post deleted by the Team-BHP Support : Please do NOT post one-liners that add little or no informational value to the thread. We need your co-operation to maintain the overall quality of this forum.

Please read our rules before proceeding any further.

Last edited by GTO : 22nd February 2011 at 13:09.
AltoHoncho is offline   Reply With Quote Received Infraction
Old 21st February 2011, 15:46   #4
Distinguished - BHPian
CrAzY dRiVeR's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: India
Posts: 10,503
Thanked: 22,630 Times
Default Re: Audi to launch RS 5 coupe in India

Beautiful car!

But, its getting harder and harder to distinguish Audi's from each other. Too many similar design elements. Beautiful car nevertheless!
CrAzY dRiVeR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st February 2011, 19:35   #5
omaragra's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Agra
Posts: 187
Thanked: 59 Times
Default Re: Audi to launch RS 5 coupe in India

The car of course is nice !!! But better than that the place where the pics were taken !!! It's my good old OXFORD !!!

Stayed there for 4 years, happy to see the pics !!

Have seen this car perform at a track day, I was driving a Mini Cooper John Works (a sneaky little devil)
omaragra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st February 2011, 20:10   #6
Senior - BHPian
PPS's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: mumbai
Posts: 2,022
Thanked: 2,138 Times
Default Re: Audi to launch RS 5 coupe in India

According to Hormazd Sorabjee of Autocar, the RS 5 will be priced at around 1crore ex-showroom! I simply love the understated looks of this car.

Pic: exoticsonroad.com
Audi to launch RS 5 coupe in India-rs5.jpg
PPS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st February 2011, 20:19   #7
freewheelburnin's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: bangalore
Posts: 277
Thanked: 32 Times
Default Re: Audi to launch RS 5 coupe in India

By brother recently bought an Audi A5 sportsback in Germany.It's a great car and real value for money atleast in Germany.After all the customisation it cost him around 18 lakhs(INR equivalent).
freewheelburnin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st February 2011, 20:42   #8
Senior - BHPian
PlatzdaTurbo's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,304
Thanked: 316 Times
Default Re: Audi to launch RS 5 coupe in India

Man what colours. Both of them , red & blue. Hot hot shades ! Maintaining them would be a task. I have no doubts that this car would be an absolute stonker but am really looking forward to the C7 RS-6 with that delicious 5 litre supercharged. If i am not wrong it is said to have 580 odd bhp power. Now that monster in our market with those kind of looks would completely trample the competition IMO
PlatzdaTurbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd February 2011, 03:46   #9
Senior - BHPian
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NYC/MAA
Posts: 1,358
Thanked: 296 Times
Default Re: Audi to launch RS 5 coupe in India

The R5 is the best looking car in the Audi lineup. Sure enough, this car's entry has been delayed in India.
nickatnite is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2013 Audi RS5 Coupe launched in India JayPrashanth The Indian Car Scene 11 9th September 2016 11:00
Mercedes-Benz launches S 500 Coupe, AMG S 63 Coupe in India Aditya The Indian Car Scene 3 30th July 2015 21:13
Pics & Report: Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe Launch on 21st Feb in Mumbai Tejas@perioimpl Super-Cars & Imports in India 63 25th February 2012 17:58
AUDI to launch R8 in India. EDIT : Launch pics on Pg. 3 SumitBahl The Indian Car Scene 76 23rd March 2011 12:16

All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 09:22.

Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks