Text by Cheryl Tay
Photos by Adrian Wong
Just like how Mercedes-Benz has its AMG line and BMW has its M division, Audi has its RS range of cars. These include models like the TT-RS, RS4, RS6 and the RS5.
Compared to the sporty S-badged Audis, the RS models are more rare, more powerful and more track-able.
Today, I take you for a closer look at the RS5 that is currently housed at pre-owned car company Urban Motors.
Derived from the A5 and S5, the RS5 is a two-door coupe that was first presented at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.
This RS5 holds a 4.2-litre naturally aspirated V8 with a maximum of almost 450bhp of power and 430Nm of torque, and takes about 4.6 seconds to get from zero to 100km/h.
This is the same engine that the mid-engined R8 has so you can just imagine how desirable its drive is.
At low revs, the RS5 remains a little conservative and then once you start pushing it, it roars to higher substance in your hands.
With lots of spring in each tap, the quattro all-wheel-drive RS5 is enhanced with a sports differential.
Sending power to the wheels from the engine with a 7-speed S Tronic dual-clutch semi-automatic transmission, the RS5 also has electronic systems to aid drivers, such as the Drive Select that adjusts for ride comfort and driving dynamics.
There is also an integrated boot lid spoiler that automatically deploys once you go above 120km/h, or you can do it yourself.
The rear seat of the RS5 can fit children better than adults, but it is a two-door coupe after all. If you want more space in the rear then get a sedan.
Driver goodies include paddle shifts, parking sensors, cruise control and GPS.
Sitting on 19-inch sports rims, this RS5’s aggressive outlook (of brawny rear bodywork, outstanding aero diffuser and oversized tailpipes) is completed with sporty touches and also the RS badging all over the car.
Registered in April 2011, this pre-owned car is only 18 months old and has about 4,000 kilometres of mileage to it. A brand new RS5 would cost about S$411,000 but if you don’t mind it not being new, this can be yours for S$328,800.
Urban Motors is also providing a 12-month warranty with this RS5, along with a 108-point pre-delivery inspection check and 24-hour roadside assistance.
Audi RS5 4.2 FSI quattro – Technical Specifications
Engine: 4,163cc V8 DOHC
Transmission: 7-speed S Tronic
Max Power: 444bhp at 8,250 rpm
Max Torque: 430Nm from 4,000-6,000 rpm
0-100km/h: 4.6 secs
*URBAN Spotlight is a three-part series of interesting cars found at Urban Motors, a pre-owned car business in Singapore.
> Urban Motors: Supplying cars to the city
> Becoming Your Own Boss, with Benjamin Yeo of Urban Motors
> A Successful Outing for Urban Motors’ 1st CATS Classifieds Car-nival
> Benefits of Buying a Pre-Owned Car
> Process of Buying a Pre-Owned Car