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Audi RS5 Sportback turns up the torque

The Sportback five-door, finally in an RS5 variant

In Autoblog's first drive review of the new Audi RS5, published a month ago, we eagerly asked Audi's RS5 project manager about the anticipated RS5 Sportback joining the 444-horsepower twin turbo coupe. Now, at the New York Auto Show, Audi is pulling the wraps off the Sportback. Even if the Antti Kautonen

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2018 Audi RS5 First Drive Review | Harder-edged and hungry for speed

One of the quickest, fastest and best overall Audi four-seat coupes ever

Nurburgring tested and faster than ever.

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2017 Audi RS5 DTM racer is a smorgasbord of carbon-fiber wings

Less downforce but more power and stickier tires results in quicker lap times.

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Audi RS5 gets big turbocharged power and an angry new look

Say goodbye to Audi's naturally aspirated 4.2-liter V8, and hello to its new 2.9-liter biturbo V6.

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The Audi RS5 takes aim at the BMW M4 and Mercedes-AMG C63

Forced induction and quattro are a given.

Look for the full reveal in the next few months.

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Audi sets diesel records on road and track

Audi was disappointed with its diesel-powered racing prototype at Le Mans this year, but it did manage to clock two other records: taking the lap record at the Sachsenring, and cruising 1,158.9 miles on a single tank of diesel.

2015 Audi RS5 Coupe Sport is one of 75

Audi has announced a limited run of its 2015 RS5 Coupe Sport, with just 75 of the customized, 450-horsepower two-doors being offered up to US customers. Prices start at $87,575, and add unique wheels and a completely reupholstered interior that's been finished in fine Nappa leather.

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Electric turbos promise big performance and efficiency gains in the near future

We Dive Deep With Audi's Revolutionary New Turbo Tech

An electric turbo system boosts efficiency between 15 and 20 percent, according to Audi.

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Audi celebrates diesel milestone with triple-charged RS5 TDI concept

Diesels are typically slower than their gasoline counterparts, but leave it to Audi to turn that notion on its head. After dominating Le Mans and the international endurance racing scene under diesel power for the better part of a decade, the German automaker toyed with the idea of an oil-burning R8 for the road and ultimately made its Noah Joseph

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Audi reveals revised RS5 DTM for 2014

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 t

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Which would you rather have, Audi's RS5 or Mercedes' C63 AMG 507?

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 the latest Head 2 Head video, where he takes on the 2014 Audi RS5 and

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Next Audi RS4 to get V6 turbo, US sales still unclear

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 Chris Bruce

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Audi RS5 test drive ends with potential buyer stealing car

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 the lot and taking off in the 450-horsepower coupe.

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Honda, Audi sweep European tin-top championships

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.

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Audi's Mike Rockenfeller takes DTM title

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 st

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