30 Aug The New 2013 Audi RS5
The Audi RS5 coupe is finally coming to U.S. shores for 2013, and at Auto SuperShield, we’re anxiously awaiting the chance to start wrapping these beautiful automobiles in our revolutionary films.
Expected to land here by the end of 2012, the RS5 will bring with it the monster power of a naturally aspirated engine along with the signature smoothness of Audi Quattro all-wheel drive with four-wheel torque vectoring. With 450 horsepower and 317-lb-ft packed into a 4.2-liter V-8 engine, any 2013 Audi RS5 review would have to start with a look at its crown-gear center differential, a jewel of an innovation to divert 60-percent of the power to the rear axles during normal driving conditions but allowing for excellent traction control through power diversion to the front or rear axles should the car start to slip. This innovation establishes the RS5 as an easy-to-drive supercar that is manageable even at high speeds.
That being said, the 2013 Audi RS5 compared to, for instance, its main competition, the BMW M3, is not necessarily the car for the driver who wants to feel every twist, turn, and nuance of the road. The RS5 is equipped only with seven-speed automated manual transmission for fast gear changes, while the BMW M3 still comes with an option for six-speed manual transmission, perfect for those who love to feel each purr of the engine when shifting gears.
On the flipside, the naturally aspirated engine of the RS5 positively roars with supercar strength, while the entire BMW M-series, M3 coupe included, has shifted to a more environmentally friendly, forced induction turbocharged engine model. That naturally aspirated RS5 engine won’t get you the best fuel economy, but its high-revving, octane-fueled thrills are exactly what a supercar should be: loud, bossy, and positively vibrating with potential power.
The styling of the Audi RS5’s front fascia has been criticized, particularly the massive grilles that are essential to the naturally aspirated engine. However, when looked at in light of that naturally aspirated beauty of an engine, the grilles that the dominate the front are positively beautiful. And, with luxurious styling inside that includes Audi’s signature creature comforts, the RS5 is certainly the car for anyone looking to enjoy driving a powerful vehicle in luxurious surroundings.
At Auto SuperShield, we’ll help you protect your Audi RS5’s paint from scratches and other damage, or we can give it a complete paint makeover. We offer Ultimate Self-Healing Paint Protection Film from XPEL that’s designed to protect the underlying paint while allowing the beauty of your car’s paintjob to shine through. We also provide paint wraps from 3M Scothprint Wrap Film that allow you to change your car’s color without damaging the underlying surface. We wrap the car completely to insure that your luxury vehicle’s paint is protected.
Call Auto SuperShield at 561-367-0101 or visit contact us to learn how we can transform the look of your vehicle.