The Audi RS5 TDI has been revealed online and will be shown to the public and media at AMI Leipzig. With this concept, the automaker is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the TDI engine through a special version of the RS5 Coupe. Gone is the standard V8 4.2-liter gasoline engine as this was replaced by a V6 3.0-liter twin-turbo TDI motor that benefits from an electrically-driven supercharger which promises to do a great job at eliminating turbo lag almost entirely.
Despite being a diesel, the power unit has a lot of potential as it manages to develop no less than 385 PS and 750 Nm of torque which are sent to the quattro all-wheel drive system with help from an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Thanks to this hardware arrangement, the Audi RS5 TDI will complete the 0-100 km/h run in about four seconds before topping out at more than 280 km/h.
Aside from being powerful and fast, the concept remains quite frugal as Audi says that it will consume just five liters / 100 km. Taking into account the excellent fuel economy and the fact that it’s almost as fast as the regular RS5, this TDI power unit has a lot of potential and hopefully the technology will be applied onto a production model in the years to come.