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2013 Audi RS5 [w/video]

Enjoying The Romance, Not Yet Convinced About A Commitment I imagine spending time with a sexy sports coupe is similar to a first date with a supermodel. Before she arrives, there's a buildup of excitement mixed with nervous anticipation. Even though the background work is done, there are many concerns and unanswered questions about how the two of you will get along. What about compatibility, engagement and dynamics? The big day arrives, and you answer the door to find her waiting in the driveway wearing a form-fitting Misano Red Pearl dress and sleek Anthracite stilettos. As you... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
4.2L V8
Power:
450 HP / 317 LB-FT
Transmission:
7-Speed DCT
Base Price:
$68,900
As-Tested Price:
$77,320
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    Featured: Electric turbos promise big performance and efficiency gains in the near future
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    Official: Audi celebrates diesel milestone with triple-charged RS5 TDI concept
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    Motorsports: Audi reveals revised RS5 DTM for 2014
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    There existed an era in German touring car racing between when the DTM series was revived in 2000 and when BMW rejoined in 2012. During that twelve-season span, the wins were pretty evenly divided between Audi and Mercedes-Benz, the only two manufacturers who took part. Audi won six drivers' titles in that time and Mercedes won six (although Benz won ...

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    Video: Which would you rather have, Audi's RS5 or Mercedes' C63 AMG 507?
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    If you're in the market for a German sports coupe with a naturally aspirated V8, run, don't walk, to your nearest dealer because they are going to be gone very soon. European fuel economy and emissions rules have conspired to force automakers into seeking forced-induction mills. Motor Trend personality Jonny Lieberman is hosting the retirement party in ...

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    Report: Next Audi RS4 to get V6 turbo, US sales still unclear
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    Audi's high-performance S models have forged a reputation in the US for offering wonderful driving dynamics in a package that doesn't scream, "I bought a sport sedan." However, its even higher-performance RS models are still somewhat of a rarity here. While the RS5 and RS7 are in the current US lineup, many of the wild RS models that Europe gets, like the ...

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    Video: Audi RS5 test drive ends with potential buyer stealing car
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    Two men are wanted in the Houston area tonight after they stole an Audi RS5 from a local dealership. The brazen theft happened in the middle of the business day, when a salesperson stepped away after letting one of the men take the car for a test drive, while the other sat in the (getaway) car. He then swiped the keys and his license before running out to ...

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    Motorsports: Honda, Audi sweep European tin-top championships
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    Despite his win at the Japanese Grand Prix this weekend, Sebastian Vettel still has another race or two to go before he can claim his fourth consecutive World Championship in Formula 1. Back in Europe, however, this weekend saw several championship titles decided in a variety of tin-top racing series. In the British Touring Car Championship, Gordon ...

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    Motorsports: Audi's Mike Rockenfeller takes DTM title
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    Since its return in 2010 as the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, German touring car racing has been largely a game of cat and mouse – the cat being Audi and the mouse being Mercedes-Benz. Or vice versa, take your pick. Because through 2011, each had won the drivers' championship six times (Mercedes still dominating the constructors' championship ...

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    Quick Spin: 2013 Audi RS5 Cabriolet
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    The Audi RS5 is a bit of an odd duck in the brand's US lineup. At the moment it is one of only two RS models – the other being the TT RS – atop a pyramid of A and higher-performing S models. It is not, however, the brand's flagship performance model – not even close – that space being occupied by variants of the R8 supercar, ...

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    Official: Iron Man takes over Audi DTM racing team [w/video]
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    The producers of Iron Man 3 undoubtedly have the No. 24 Audi RS5 DTM car driven by Adrien Tambay at last week's Hockenheim round to thank for the movie's record-breaking global opening. Not only was Tambay's car wrapped to be a high-speed billboard for the movie, the entire team dressed in Iron Man-themed race suits made by partner Alpinestars and wore ...

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    Review: 2013 Audi RS5 [w/video]
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    Enjoying The Romance, Not Yet Convinced About A Commitment I imagine spending time with a sexy sports coupe is similar to a first date with a supermodel. Before she arrives, there's a buildup of excitement mixed with nervous anticipation. Even though the background work is done, there are many concerns and unanswered questions about how the two of you ...

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    Official: Hagerty predicts this year's future classics
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    First Drive: 2014 Audi RS5 Cabriolet [w/video]
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    Paris: Audi RS5 Cabriolet debuts in Paris, confirmed for U.S. in Q1 2013
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    We would never kick a 450-horsepower convertible out of bed, especially one as pretty as the 2013 Audi RS5 Cabriolet. We'll admit, the chrome wheels aren't really doing it for us – we much prefer the standard alloys – but nevertheless, there's a lot to like about this topless Audi. Most importantly, the RS5 Cabriolet still uses Audi's ...

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    Confirmed: Audi RS5 Cabrio to be revealed Sept. 6 ahead of Paris debut [w/video]
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    Two days after the MkVII Volkswagen Golf makes its grand debut, the Audi RS5 Cabriolet will make its real and virtual introduction to the world. For ten minutes, from 2:00 pm to 2:10 pm CET (8 am - 8:10 am EST) on September 6, Audi will be live-streaming the event that officially inaugerates the dual-clutched Quattro droptop with 450 horsepower and 317 ...

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    Video: Ducati and Audi team up to attack Pikes Peak
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    Teased: Audi teases RS5 Pikes Peak Hill climb entrant [w/video]
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    Official: 2013 Audi RS5 officially priced from $68,900*
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    The highly anticipated Audi RS5 is finally on sale in the United States, and Audi has revealed that the high-performance sport coupe will be priced from $68,900, (*)not including $895 for destination. Under the hood is Audi's tried and true, high-revving 4.2-liter naturally aspirated V8, good for 450 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque here, mated to ...

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    Spy Shots: Audi RS5 Cabriolet prototype leaves its lid on
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    A month after paperwork for the RS5 Cabriolet was delivered into the California Air Resources Board for certification, the genuine item is being driven around the Nürburgring for a different kind of sign-off. The folks at CarPix caught the 450-horsepower Audi droptop at the German landmark. When it's not being wrung out, we figure the cabriolet is ...

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    Report: Audi RS5 Convertible headed to U.S.
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    It looks as if Audi plans to bring the menacing RS5 Cabriolet to the U.S., according to Car and Driver. The 450-horsepower convertible showed up in an application for certification with the California Air Resources Board. Those filings are necessary to demonstrate that any new model sold in California adheres to the state's emission standards - a must for ...

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