The 2017 Audi S5 Sportback will definitely be the best of the Audi RS series. Even though it kinda looks the model it has replaced, this machine is perceptibly different. To begin with, the V-8 engine has been downsized in favor of the twin-turbocharged V-6 for the brand new RS5, the ultimate expression of Audi’s mid-size coupe. Despite this lower cylinder count, the new RS5 will comfortably outdo the outgoing car regarding torque and power.
This new powertrain has marked the sad end of the naturally powered engines from Audi, only with the exception of the 5.3 liter V-10 in the not so popular R8. The RS5 is fitted with an old-school V-8, high revving engine that has been mated with a 7-Speed dual clutch automatic gear. It produces an astounding 317 lb-ft of torque while its 8250 rpm gave 450 horsepowers.
On the other hand, the 24-valve, 90-degrees, 3.0-liter V-6 engine, code-named EA839 delivers maximum power that is over 450 horsepower at much lesser revs. It will also make over 400 lb-ft of torque. The RS5 is also fitted with direct injection with a variable intake valve lift. Obviously, the aluminum head and block engine is more efficient than its predecessor. The 2017 Audi S5 Sportback is the fasted of the S5, accelerating to 0 to 100km/hr in just 4.7 seconds with a top speed of 250m/hr. The Audi RS5 will be available as a Sportback and will launch in mid-2017 and will retail in the USA.