Audi Confirms RS5 Coupe for U.S. in 2012, Announces Pricing on 2011 R8 V10 Spyder

First the good news; Audi has confirmed that the new RS5 Coupe is coming to America. Now for the bad; it's going to take another year and half or so for Ingolstadt's sports car to make it on this side of the Atlantic. Audi said details on equipment levels, pricing and fuel economy standards will be released at a later date.

We remind you that the all-wheel drive RS5 Coupe gets a high-revving, naturally aspirated 4.2-liter V8 with 450-horsepower that propels the car from 0-100km/h (62mph) in 4.6 seconds and on to an electronically-limited top speed of 250km/h (155mph).

As well as confirming U.S. availability on the RS5 Coupe, Audi also announced pricing on the 2011 R8 Spyder 5.2 quattro. The soft-top roadster with the 525HP V10 is offered in two flavors, with a 6-speed manual gearbox priced at $161,000, and with the firm's R-Tronic automated manual transmission set at $171,000. The above prices are subject to a $1,250 destination charge.


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