The Audi RS5 UK price was just announced as the high performance coupe is available for ordering with the first deliveries scheduled for October 2010.
The Audi RS5 Coupe extracts power from a had-built V8 FSI engine that produces 450PS at 8,250rpm and 430Nm between 4,000 and 6,000rpm and the car come with the new quattro all-wheel-drive system plus a seven-speed S tronic twin-clutch gearbox.
When accelerating from 0 to 62 mph the Audi RS5 Coupe needs just 4.6 seconds while top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph.
The Audi RS5 UK price starts at 57,480 GBP.
Audi press release :
Audi UK has today confirmed an OTR price of £57,480 for the UK-bound
RS 5 high performance coupé. Featuring a high-revving V8 FSI petrol
engine delivering 450PS through rapid-fire S tronic twin-clutch
transmission, and anchored by the very latest Audi driver aids,
including a new iteration of the quattro system, the new RS flagship
will open for order in the spring.  First customer deliveries are
scheduled for October.
The V10 FSI engine from the R8 5.2 FSI quattro provides the
technological basis for the new hand-built, 4.2-litre V8 FSI engine
that delivers its 450PS peak output at a heady 8,250rpm in the RS 5,
along with a torque maximum of 430Nm at between 4,000 and 6,000rpm.
Helped by fast-paced shifts from a specially reinforced version of the
seven-speed S tronic twin-clutch transmission, which makes its RS debut
here, it enables the RS 5 to power to 62mph in 4.6 seconds and continue
to an electronically governed 155mph top speed. Its impressive
efficiency, bolstered by on-demand oil pump operation and energy
recovery during coasting and braking, also makes up to 26.2mpg possible.
New quattro technology
This remarkable engine and transmission pairing has the very best
habitat in which to demonstrate its capabilities thanks to the
integration of the Dynamic Ride Control (DRC) adaptive damping system
adopted from the RS 6, the sport differential which already brings
acute adjustability to the S4 and S5 and the latest generation quattro
all-wheel-drive system with crown gear differential.
The self-locking crown-gear centre differential can widely vary the
distribution of torque between the front and rear axles. If necessary,
up to 70 per cent can flow to the front or as much as 85 percent
towards the rear. The 40:60 ratio of the standard rear-biased
configuration ensures highly responsive handling.
Audi drive select
The Audi drive select vehicle dynamics control system is a standard
feature of the new RS 5. It allows the driver to switch between three
modes of operation – comfort, auto, and dynamic – to adjust the
steering weighting, the shift points for the seven-speed S tronic, the
sport differential, Dynamic Ride Control, the engine and the exhaust
system. And if the car is equipped with the optional MMI navigation
system, a fourth mode allows the driver to customize their own profile.
Audi drive select also controls the exhaust system’s two throttle
valves and the sound flaps, enabling the exhaust note to be varied at
With its RS-specific spring, damper and anti-roll bar settings, the
RS 5 chassis sits 20 millimetres lower than that of the Audi A5 on
19-inch five-spoke Aero design  alloy wheels fitted with 265/35 tyres.
Its purposeful body is also embellished by adaptive swivelling xenon
headlamps with LED daytime running lights and LED rear lights, a
speed-activated rear spoiler and the now trademark oval RS tailpipes.
Inside, black Silk Nappa leather upholstery is complemented by
carbon fibre and aluminium elements and additional oil temperature and
lap timer gauges for circuit use. Electrically adjustable super sports
seats with pronounced side sections and integrated head restraints are
standard, as of course are comforts such as a 180-watt CD sound system,
deluxe three-zone climate control, the Audi Parking System Plus with
front and rear sensors, tyre pressure monitoring and an RS
multi-function steering wheel with aluminium-look gearshift paddles.
Key options will include 20-inch alloy wheels, a sports exhaust
system, HDD-based satellite navigation, adaptive cruise control and a
505-watt Bang & Olufsen audio system.
Picture caption
Audi RS 5 is on the money – The new Audi RS 5 Coupe, powered by a
high-revving V8 FSI petrol engine delivering 450PS, and featuring a new
evolution of quattro all-wheel-drive, will be priced at £57,480 OTR
when it opens for UK order in the spring.

Source: Audi