Audi RS5 2012 facelift released
We honestly never got the point of the A5. To add to the pointlessness, we then got various versions of it thrown at us. Anyway with the idea of bringing things up to date, Audi has now released a facelifted 2012 RS5 powered by Audi’s go-to-engine; the hand-built 4.2-litre naturally aspirated V8 delivering 450 hp at 8,250 rpm and 430 Nm of torque at 4,000-6,000 rpm sending it to 100 km/h from a standstill in just 4.6 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (or 280 km/h on request).
Like every other RS, power is put to the road through Audi’s permanent all-wheel drive Quattro system (default 40:60 rear biased ratio) with a crown-gear differential. It is equipped with a dual-clutch 7-speed S tronic transmission with launch control. A torque vectoring system, five-link front suspension and self-tracking trapezoidal-link rear suspension, dynamic damping technology, 20mm lower chassis and electromechanical steering wheel results in precise control and stability. Large, internally ventilated wave brake discs are perforated and connected to the aluminium brake caps via pins designed to reduce tension and dissipate heat.
A single-frame high-gloss anthracite gray honeycomb grill with a matt aluminium frame, sharper edged hood, narrow strip of LED daytime running lights around the xenon lights and continues strip of LED rear lights are the exterior updates while interior gets a new sports steering wheel with a flat bottom and updated column stalks while key and shift lever knob get redesigned.
Expect the facelifted 2012 Audi RS5 to make it to our market by the end of this year.