Audi RS5 TDI concept with 380bhp revealed at AMI Leipzig

Audi RS5 TDI concept is here! Yes you read it correct, a diesel RS model.

Audi is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the TDI engine this year and to celebrate the diesel revolution has unveiled the RS5 TDI concept at AMI Leipzig.

The concept car is based on the RS5 Coupe, replacing the 444bhp 4.2-litre V8 petrol engine with a 380bhp 3.0-litre V6 TDI equipped with an electrically driven supercharger that promises to eliminate turbo lag.

The 380bhp diesel engine delivers also 553 lb-ft of torque and is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission sending power to a quattro all-wheel drive.

0-62mph comes in around 4.0 seconds and the top speed is over 174mph. The concept also delivers a very impressive  fuel economy of 54.6mpg.

In comparison the V8 petrol powered production RS5 goes from 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds and has an electronically-limited top speed of 155mph.


RELATED POSTS

Lexus RC F revealed ahead of Detroit debut
BMW i8 test driver gets stuck in heavy snow during cold weather testing (PICS)
Jaguar designs a new Tour de France racing bike for Team Sky
Watch Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution III break the EV record at Pikes Peak
Sponsored video: SCANIA's smart wristwatch is here and it communicates with the truck
The only RHD Koenigsegg One:1 pictured in final stages of production
Audi A8 Edition 21 revealed, priced from £72,525
How to maximise car performance in the winter
First Detroit Electric SP:01 rolls off the assembly line in UK
Porsche unveils the new 718 Cayman
Kia releases first images of all-new Picanto
The rarest ever Jaguar?
Tags: , , , , ,
linode.com