New details on the Audi RS5 TDI Concept have been revealed as the model in question is said to go into production in the nearby future.
The new Audi RS5 TDI Concept has been designed to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the TDI engine and it has been equipped with a 3.0 liter V6 TDI twin turbo engine. The model in question has an electric turbocharger powered by a lithium-ion battery, using a 48 volt system, connected to the 12-volt electrical system through a DC/DC convertor.
“Our latest innovation is the electric turbocharger, which further improves not just sprint times and pulling power, but also efficiency. This technology illustrates the possibilities harbored by 48-volt electrical systems, which we are currently developing for use in production vehicles”, said Ulrich Hackenberg, the company’s head of technical development.
The Audi RS5 TDI Concept is coming with a total output of 385 HP (283 kW) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque, available from just 1,250 rpm. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint takes just 4 seconds and from 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph), the model needs less than 16 seconds. Top speed stands at 280 km/h (174 mph). The average fuel consumption is less than 5.3L / 100 km (53.2 mpg UK / 44.3 mpg US.