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CAR OF THE MONTH October 2012

2013 Audi RS 5 Coupe Review

High-Performance Luxury Sports Coupe

A three-quarter front view of a red 2013 Audi RS 5 Coupe

In short: An attractive, V8-powered luxury sports coupe.

Offering even greater performance than the Audi S5, this stylish sports coupe features an aggressive 4.2-liter, naturally-aspirated 8-cylinder engine, churning out 450 horsepower and rocketing the RS 5 to 60 mph in just over four seconds. A specially-tuned RS sport suspension and Audi's forward-thinking quattro all-wheel drive ensure excellent handling in all conditions, while the comfortable cockpit comes loaded with all the amenities one would expect from a top-tier luxury coupe.

An interior view of the 2013 Audi RS 5 Coupe

The 4.2-liter FSI 8-cylinder engine of the Audi RS 5 Coupe

A three-quarter rear view of a 2013 Audi RS 5 Coupe

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Warranty/Service: 4-year/50,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty; 12-year limited warranty against corrosion perforation; 12-month/5,000-mile no charge first scheduled maintenance; 4-year roadside assistance coverage provided by a third party supplier

Base Price: $68,900 / As Tested: $77,320

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, all-wheel drive, 4-passenger, 2-door coupe
Engine: 4.2-liter FSI 8-cylinder engine
Horsepower: 450 hp @ 8,250 rpm
Torque: 317 lb-ft @ 5,000-6,000 rpm
Transmission: 7-speed S tronic transmission with sport and manual shift modes

4-wheel disc brakes with ABS; RS-specific brake system
Suspension: 5-link front; trapezoidal rear; RS-specific sport suspension

Traction: electronic stability control with traction control; quattro all-wheel drive

Top Speed: 155 mph (governor limited)
0-60 mph: 4.3 seconds

Safety: driver single adaptive airbag; front passenger advanced two-stage airbag; driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags; front and rear side curtain airbags


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