Although details on equipment levels, pricing and fuel economy standards will be released at a later date, Audi North America has confirmed it intends to sell the RS5 in the US market starting in 2012. The high-revving 4.2-liter V8 engine in the RS5 Coupe generates 450hp. Like all Audi RS models sold in Europe and other markets, the RS5 Coupe applies its power to the road with quattro permanent all-wheel drive.
The RS5 also gets blistered wheel arches, reminiscent of its quattro predecessors, plus a rear wing that rises electronically at speed. Like all RS models, expect the Coupe to sell in small numbers at a relatively high price when it does arrive.