Audi has decided to bring the RS5 coupe to the United States.
"We have voted on it and the car is coming over definitely. But it will be more than a year out from the start of deliveries in Western Europe," a product marketing contact from Quattro GmbH, the division at the Neckarsulm factory that builds the RS models said.
All the RS5s shipped over the Atlantic will be fully optioned, for a greater profit margin. These options could include the rear-axle sport differential, Dynamic Ride Control software upgrades, and possibly the chromed thundering Boysen sport exhaust.
The Audi RS5 is a four-wheel drive coupe powered by a 4.2-liter V8 engine, which puts out 450 horsepower and 317 lb-ft. of torque.
The new AWD system uses a crown-wheel center differential for a wider distribution of torque to either the front (up to 70 percent) or rear axle (up to 85 percent), and incorporates standard torque vectoring between the four wheels in the ESP software to combat understeer.
U.S. pricing would start at around $75,000, including all the options mentioned above.
Sales in Europe start in June 2010, the U.S. debut following almost a year later, in late August-early September 2011.
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