• Apr 22nd 2010 at 3:31PM
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With European deliveries set to begin in just a couple of months, reports indicate that the Audi RS5 will, in the end, make it to the North American market, 444-horsepower V8 and all. But it could take a little while.

The first RS5s will begin arriving in customers' hands in Germany this coming June with a sticker price pegged at €65,300, representing a 32.4 percent price hike over the existing S5 coupe. Inside Line calculates that translates to about $88k by straight conversion, but applied to the U.S. market price for the S5, the 32.4% increase comes out closer to $69,500. Audi, however, doesn't anticipate selling many of the super-coupes Stateside, and is therefore planning on bringing every RS5 over fully equipped, with the sport differential, Dynamic Ride Control system and Boysen sport exhaust.

So equipped, sources peg the American price for a loaded RS5 at around $75,000. But Audi reportedly warns not to start counting the days just yet, as first North American deliveries likely won't begin before August or September 2011.

[Source: Inside Line]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      well...time to sell a kidney
        • 5 Years Ago
        you might need to sell the other...if you have to repair anything on it.lol
      • 5 Years Ago
      Gorgeous, but I wish it had some more power for $75,000...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I have seen soooo many S5s on the road, and every time I see them I can't stop stare at them because this thing is in such a form of beauty, it's designer said this is the most beautiful car he ever designed, I drive an Audi Q5, a stunning car, but S5 is the car get my heart pumping, if Audi price this babe right, such under 70K, it will out sell pretty much anything in the super road sedan category. I will get this one over the Porsche 911.
      • 5 Years Ago
      you are right

      but I think that for the low number Audi is bringing over, it won't have an issue finding the buyers.

      I still think this is the best Audi ever
      • 5 Years Ago
      Not a huge Audi fan but this is probably the Audi I want the most, even above the R8. TTRS draws.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I dunno? Never been a huge fan. It's good and everything and apparently very usable day to day, but it does nothing for me. So it's not a logical statement. I have always liked the RS4 and RS6, but I have a soft spot for coupes, and this is like a RS4/RS6 coupe blend. The R8 just doesn't excite me.
        Or maybe it's because the RS5 is the closest car they currently have to the original Quattro.
        • 5 Years Ago

        I don't think the R8 can be a daily driver. I understand that it's very civilized and manageable, but the parts are expensive and just look at the styling. You'd have to be a super extrovert to drive it around everyday. It would probably take you 20 minutes to fill up the gas because you would have to answer everyone's questions about the car.

        The RS5 is much more understated, which is why I'd see it more as an everyday car. I wouldn't go so far as to say I'd take one over the R8 though, but if I could only have one car then I'd take the RS5 over the R8. If I could have two then.. well I'd take the R8 but I might prefer an Aston over that, just for personal reasons
        • 5 Years Ago
        "the R8 is definitely not an everyday car"

        what about the car brought you to this conclusion after using it as a daily driver. I've driven the v8 and v10 extensivly in Europe an north america and cannot fathom where you're coming from.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Meh. I think it looks sportier and actually a bit menacing as an Accord. I also can't see many secretaries shelling out $60k+ for this thing. I'll take the Honda and I don't even like Hondas.

      But no doubt, a snoozer, I mean sleeper...
      • 5 Years Ago
      For $75k thats not bad, I just want it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If only a lottery win would arrive in my bank account by then. And not the UK and African lotteries that I apparently win once a month. Those tend to lower my account balance for some reason.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Hmm... A $100k lottery win to drop on a car? I dunno if the RS5 would be the answer, but it's definitely not a bad choice.

        Personally, I think I'd try for a Carrera 4.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I ran with a black RS5 on the Autobahn last Wed. Very quick, lots of torque as he pulled away each time the fast lane cleared up. I have a 540 with the M package (brakes, supspension, etc) and we both easily ran about 145 mph. But he was very quick.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love my SH-AWD, but this Audi just perfect, enjoy Audi fans:
      • 5 Years Ago
      Please tell me it will have those fantastic Recaro Sporster CS seats.
      • 5 Years Ago
      great video review by Auto Car


      should add it to the post
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