2009 Geneva Preview: Audi TT RS

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Since so many carmakers plan to bring their latest goodies to the show, there's no doubt the upcoming Geneva Motor Show is going be an interesting event . Audi makes no exception to the rule and will present the new TT RS, a brand new model that is obviously based on the TT but still boasts a lot of different features. There's no information regarding the TT RS despite the fact that we've seen it in several spyshots.

However, we do know that it will be powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged engine that releases 340 hp (250 kW) and 450 Nm of torque, according to Worldcarfans who quoted a leaked document published in October. The TT RS will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds. There's only one transmission system available, namely a 6-speed unit that will also reduce overall fuel consumption.

Even though the TT RS will be probably the main Audi attraction at the show, the German car manufacturer may bring even more than that, the aforementioned source mentioned. The A5 and S5 Cabriolet will be officially displayed for the first time to the general public. Worldcarfans wrote that the A5 range will boast two engine configurations, namely a 1.8-liter TFSI 160 horsepower (118 kW) and a 2.7-liter TDI 190 horsepower (140 kW).

On the other hand, the S5 Cabrio will be powered by a more advanced powerplant, a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 unit that produces a maximum output of 333 horsepower (245 kW) and 440 Nm of torque. The current S5 comes with a 4.2-liter V8 engine.

Both S5 and A5 will be equipped with a removable roof able to open in 15 seconds and to close in 17 seconds.
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