Earlier this year we met the newAudi RS 5 Coup, now biturbo, and more recently, on the occasion ofthe Frankfurt Motor Show, we have also seen the newAudi RS 4 Avant, which resorts to the same formula.From now on, in addition, there will be available versions forCarbon Edition, lighter and featuringcarbon fiberelements.
The latestAudi SportCarbon Edition family members will hit the UK market between December (RS 5) and March 2018 (RS 4).We do not know if they will be available, therefore, there are noprices, but we know that in Britain the price difference with respect to the basic versions moves between 11000 and 14000 dollars.
To begin with, the exterior of the body wears various components of carbon fiber reinforced polymer orCFRP, such as front splitter, heelers, rear diffuser insert, engine cover, spoiler, rear view mirror housings or interior trim.In addition, in the case of the RS 5 Coup the wholeroofis made of this light material.
Carbon adds amatte aluminumfinishfor grille frames and windows, or lower bumper areas, as well as tinted windows,20-inchaluminumwheelsin five-spoke design and finished in matt black anthracite ( instead of the 19 “series) orred brake calipers.
In the passenger compartment they include RSnappa leather upholsteryfor sports seats (with red contrast stitching), Audi Virtual Cockpit specific for RS, MMI Navigation Plus, Audi Connect and assistance systems such as anti-collision brake orblind-angle assist.The so-calledDriver Assistancepackageoptionally adds the Active Lane Maintenance Assistant or Cross Traffic Alert.
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450 hp, but up to 80 kilograms lighter
These special editions, whose production will not be limited in number, maintains the2.9 TFSI twin cylinder six-cylinder engine with450 hp and 600 Nmof maximum torque (170 Nm more than the previous 4.2-liter atmospheric V8).Of course they resort toquattro all wheeldriveand incorporate the rear sport differential that distributes the torque between the rear wheels.
These Carbon Edition also incorporate anRS sports exhaust, RS Matrix LED headlights or dynamic front and rear turn signals, but elements such as Dynamic Ride Control, carboceramic brakes or sports steering RS, are still part of the list ofoptions.
The aforementioned tires save 2 kilograms each compared to conventional forged wheels, and in the case of the RS 5 Coup the carbon roof saves an additional 3 kilograms.In total, the RS 4 Avant Carbon Edition weighs80 kilogramsless than the standard variant, while the RS 5 Coup saves60 kilograms.