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Fuel type Petrol
Engine size Unknown
Engine size 2894
Engine size 4.2
Engine size 2900
Fast Audi coupes have an unenviable task. It doesn't usually take too long before the most famous car the Ingolstadt company ever built, the ur-Quattro , is brought into the comparison and facing down legends is a big ask. The Audi RS5, it's fair to say, has never really got close to eclipsing its grand daddy, but put the two cars together on a test track and you'd have to wonder what Audi has to do.
The RS5 offers a huge slug of power, quite stupefying build quality and equipment as well as a charismatic V8 soundtrack. With engines increasingly being downsized, the RS5 might be one of the last of this sort of vehicle. Used examples are now starting to appear in meaningful numbers and, if you're prepared to work at it, bargains are available.
The Audi RS5 is a very interesting vehicle. Is it as talented a sports coupe as a BMW M3 or a Mercedes C63? In pure dynamic terms, it's not that close. Despite Audi's best efforts there's too much understeer and too little involvement from the chassis to make a really convincing sporting coupe. The firm ride of the RS5 also denies it a place at the top table of GT-style cruisers. While this might make it a tough car to recommend as a new purchase, used RS5s have much to be said for them. They tend to be priced comparatively keenly and they also tend not to have been driven quite as hard as the equivalent rear-wheel drive BMW and Mercedes models. Couple that with Audi's brilliant build quality and you have an intriguing used proposition. As long as you can live with the fact that it's not the sharpest steer in its class, there's a lot to like. The plus points? It's apocalyptically rapid, has a charismatic engine and the interior feels an event every time you get in. Remember; it's a buyer's market right now so don't ever pay top book for an RS5. Haggle hard and you'll be able to scalp a real deal.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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