• Mar 30, 2009
2010 Audi RS5 - Click above for a high-res gallery

The 2010 Audi RS5 has reappeared at the Nurburgring and these newest images give us the best glimpse yet of the production version of the 500 hp coupe. The standard RS fascia we've seen before is still present, but it's joined by a beefier rear bumper, RS-specific dual oval exhaust outlets and slightly flared fenders. The brakes have grown in proportion to the wheels, filling the inside of the 20-inch lightweight rollers with a minimal amount of clearance, while inside, a set of aftermarket Recaros have been fitted for prototype duty.

Details on the RS5's powertrain are still unknown, but after a spy video surfaced last year, the accompanying soundtrack hinted at a V10 powerplant. We suspect Audi will adapt the RS6's twin-turbocharged, 580 hp 5.2-liter V10 for duty in the RS5, although it's likely to be de-tuned for the coupe. If we were a betting blog, we'd wager the 2010 Audi RS5 is due to be revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.




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      • 5 Years Ago
      With the previous spy-videos it sounded more like a V8 to me.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I completely agree, I also thought it sounded like a V8 in the spy video. The high revving, 100bhp/liter RS4 kind. Makes more sense size and power wise as well.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Matte paint?
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's actually blue, it's just covered with that matte black stuff. You can see the blue on top.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Anyone else notice the 1 foglight?
        • 5 Years Ago
        it is not a foglight it is the acc sensor (adaptive cruise control / distronic)

        hotttttttt by the way
      • 5 Years Ago
      @Mike

      Auari is talking about a luxo-sports car under the Infiniti brand.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Please know the difference between a luxury car, Infinity or Lexus, and a performance car, Audi or BMW.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why doesn't the G37 make a high performance model to compete with M3, RS, and AMG? I think it would sell, If Cadillac can pull off a V, infinity could do it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Because they wouldn't be able to sell enough of them for it to be profitable.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Love, LOVE, LURVE this car!! I would take one in an A, S or RS format, I just love the car itself!
      • 5 Years Ago
      "We suspect Audi will adapt the RS6's twin-turbocharged, 580 hp 5.2-liter V10 for duty in the RS5, although it's likely to be de-tuned for the coupe."

      This makes no sense. Even de-tuned, a TT V10 RS5 would put out far more power than the base V8 R8. Hell, even the non-turbo 5.2L V10 would place the RS5 power output well above the base R8. The 4.2L V8 FSI from the RS4/R8 fits better within the Audi model and pricing hierarchy and seems far more likely.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "Uhhh, the 4.2 V8 is in the S5"

        ...which is why I specifically referred to the 4.2L V8 FSI *from the RS4/R8*, which makes 420hp vs. 354hp in the S5.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love this car. If it had some RX-8ish back doors I'd be all over it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      i wonder how much it's going to cost! I hope it doesn't reach M6 prices...
        • 5 Years Ago
        The A5 is a 2 door A4. The 6 series is a 2 door 5 series.

        So it will be cheaper than a M6
        • 5 Years Ago
        It is basically 2 door A6.
        • 5 Years Ago
        no, it is a two door a4.
        • 5 Years Ago
        A base S5 starts at 51,400

        A base 650i starts at 78,200

        How much more do I need to prove to you all??????
        • 5 Years Ago
        RS6 is $120,000 USD

        So given the S5 is $50k and the RS model will cost more and the RS6 is more than double the cost of the S5.. I'd adjust the RS5 to be $85-$90k.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's a 2 door Fourth Gen A4.
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audi_A5
        "It is essentially the two-door coupé and cabriolet versions of the fourth generation A4 (B8) saloon and Avant."
        • 5 Years Ago
        Why? For the price of a 6 series you can have a biger, nicer, better looking luxury coupe that will spank the doors off of it.

        Also, this is definately a V-8... it sounds nothing like Audi's V10. From what I have heard, the powerplant will be a bi-turbo 4.2 liter V8....
        • 5 Years Ago
        Um, the A5 is essentially a 2 door A4. This is a verifiable fact.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'll take one in that exact paint job
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