audi rs5 road test and review on indian roads

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  1. singh-a-lion

    singh-a-lion Super Moderator

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    It’s not just a car you can live with on a daily basis, but one you want to live with. All the rich, young at heart, enthusiast drivers, here’s the perfect recipe for you, the Audi RS5. And we have driven it
    Highlights:
    - The engine is a 4.2-litre, V8, petrol that makes 444bhp and 430Nm of torque.
    - Gearbox is a 7-speed dual clutch that’s not just fast, but fun to use too.
    - The RS5 is one quick car; in fact it is one of the quickest cars we have tested recently. It only takes 4.7 seconds to complete the 0-100kmph sprint and tops out at a limited 280kmph.
    - It’s not very fuel efficient though and should return about 6kmpl in the city and a little more than that on the highway run. But, getting 10kmpl will need a miracle.
    - It’s priced at Rs 76 lakh ex-showroom in Delhi.


    GUDTHINGS-- Performance, handling, fun to drive
    BAD THINGS-- Fuel Economy
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    What else can I say, except that the Audi RS5 is simply brilliant. Firstly, it’s an aural tour de force – it lets out small explosions every time it upshifts at low revs, and then while downshifting at higher rpm, it blips with a bark so fierce even the deadliest of Rottweiler run for cover. And it downshifts at higher rpms without complain too, because unlike most cars, this one revs like a motorcycle – almost upto 8500rpm. There’s another small bit that makes the RS5 special, its ability to accelerate. Pardon the cliché, but it does take off like a bat out of hell every time the throttle is pressed into business.
    Did you spot a pattern here? Everything I just appreciated about the RS5 has got to do with the car’s heart; it’s 4.2-litre, 444bhp, V8 petrol engine. And honestly, that’s what makes the car special, because everything else about the RS5 has already been experienced before in some Audi or the other.
    The quattro and the torque vectoring system that gives the RS5 unbelievable grip around bends and allows the driver to mash the throttle anywhere through a corner without having to pray for life, is something we witnessed on the A7. Its immaculate build quality and rich feeling interiors is a standard feature on all Audis, as are the various gadgets and gizmos, and comfort and safety equipment.
    In that sense, the RS5, even though it has everything, isn’t spectacular. That’s of course, till you get behind the steering wheel, crank up the monster of an engine and switch the Drive Select mode to Dynamic. Instantly, the exhaust note becomes brawnier, even at idle. Turn the ESP setting to Sport; floor the throttle pedal and what follows is not just thrill but absolute insanity!
    The car squats on its rear suspension; the tyres struggle to grip; the steering fights to stay in a straight ahead position, and seconds later everything is just a patch of blur. 100kmph comes up in just 4.7 seconds and another 10 seconds or so later, when you are about to hit 200kmph, specs in the distance, you realise, have transformed into lumbering trucks. And palms of steel, exuberance and confidence, are now sweaty.
    With a pounding heart, over undulated roads, you get on the brakes hard. The steering twitches, there’s a hint of tram-lining, but seconds later everything is back to pedestrian speed. And then you look at the speedo and realise, you are still sitting at over 100kmph. Another hard dab on the brakes and in less than the time taken to get to 100kmph, the car is finally at a standstill. This dear reader is an addiction beyond compare and the true reason to buy the RS5.

    Clearly, the RS5 is an absolute joy to drive. But, what really works in its favour is that besides the outstanding, supercar-like manic performance and noise, it’s also a decently practical car. It has a respectable sized boot, decent visibility, a light steering and acceptable ride (in Comfort mode) and it can actually seat adults at the rear, even though it might be a bit of a squeeze. And its ravishing looks only helps seal the deal in the RS5’s favour. Got money? Love driving hard? Then, the RS5 is the answer.
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  2. Codename.47

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    thats a lot of money for an Audi bro

    I dont think people buy Audi's for power its rather a class , they all look the same anyways isnt it

    would you spend 76 lacs on this or would rather buy a GTR for 80 lacs?
     
  3. singh-a-lion

    singh-a-lion Super Moderator

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    yea sure,,,i would like to buy audi a4 for 30 lac..and put rs5 mags on it,,,
    it will do the same ,,,,
    4.7 sec not impresive even my suv do in 4.6 lol...and fuel economy is also gud on highway,,
     
  4. Codename.47

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    yeah having a v8 hemi in chrysler is cheaper then audi v8 cuz audi parts wise are expensive and maintenance too

    keeping an Audi to performance doesn't make sense unless you have plenty of extra bucks and your a Rich guy.

    but If I had much to spend I would have bought a normal Falcon XR8 and kept it for grunge
    R34 GTR for a 0-100 3.6 second run

    and a Mercedes CLK for luxury ;)

    Be smart don;t be dumbarse :D
     
  5. Dhhawal

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    the rs5 is a confused car...mixing luxury along with performance is never i good idea, its expensive because of the CBU route..so attracts the 105% custom duty..! But its good that audi is taking the indian market seriously, i guess now we can expect indian market launches inline with international car launches..so thats good..!
     
  6. Codename.47

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    but at the same time not good for indian economy.
    ameer log aur ameer ho jaynege and gareeb aur bi gareeb
     
  7. Dhhawal

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    the indian economy is as it is warped beyond comprehension..! not about gareeb or ameer anymore...the poor were as it is not going to buy an audi...but the present food inflation is impacting them big time, and the government couldn't be less bothered..!
     

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