2018 Audi RS5 Coupe launched in India, Virat Kohli becomes the first owner

12 April 2018, 04:58 PM
2018 Audi RS5 Coupe launched in India, Virat Kohli becomes the first owner (Source - Audi India Twitter)
2018 Audi RS5 Coupe launched in India, Virat Kohli becomes the first owner (Source - Audi India Twitter)

Audi India has launched the second-generation of RS5 Sports Coupe in India at a price of Rs 1.1 crore. Indian skipper Virat Kohli becomes the first Indian to own the 2018 RS5 Coupe.

The new RS5 Coupe has a 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine which replaces the 4.2-litre Naturally aspirated V8 motor present in the earlier generation. The new engine can produce power of 450hp and 600Nm of highest torque.

With a smooth 8-speed automatic transmission, this power is channelled to all-four wheels with Audi’s Quattro four-wheel drive system.

Despite the smaller engine than the previous versions, the new RS5 can achieve 0-100kmph in just 3.9 seconds. The maximum speed which can be achieved is 250 kmph.

Head of Audi India, Mr Rahil Ansari said, “2018 is the year of Audi Progression and in line with this, we are renewing our performance car portfolio in India and have lined up more surprises in store for our performance car enthusiasts in the coming days’’.

‘’The all new Audi RS5 Coupe is a unique product as it bridges the gap for the customers who are practical and want to own a luxury car with a performance of sportscar’’.

2018 RS5 Coupe will also feature some of the cosmetic changes including new front and rear bumpers, Matrix LED headlamps and larger wheel arches.

The top speed of the car can also be upgraded from 250 kmph to 280 kmph which is a paid option.

The sports car will be in direct competition with BMW M4 which is available at Rs 1.33 crore (ex-showroom Delhi).

First Published: Thursday, April 12, 2018 12:01 PM

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