Dynamic performance where the sky’s the limit – Audi introduces the RS 5 Cabriolet. The four-seat convertible with a cloth soft top entices with a unique combination of elegance and power. Its 4.2 FSI, a high-revving naturally aspirated V8 engine, outputs 331 kW (450 hp). It accelerates the high-performance sports car from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.9 seconds.
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The company is working on performance upgrades for both the diesel- and gasoline-powered cars, starting with a front limited-slip differential. The AC Schnitzer diff can lock up to 75 percent, making corner exits both faster and more accurate.
Schnitzer offers a high-performance brake system with four-piston calipers, slotted discs, new brake pads, new caliper holder and steel flexible brake lines. Elsewhere underneath, a height-adjustable racing suspension is offered, or just a spring kit. The company also will have an aluminum strut brace and antiroll bar to keep the coupe even more planted in the corners.
Exterior and interior upgrades are available. Schnitzer offers a décor set with different designs. They come with a sticker reading, “Technology & Design.” Inside, the company will upgrade the pedals, gearshift, foot rests and floormats with brushed versions or versions with logos applied. Bigger wheels are also available with corresponding tires.
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The 2011 BMW Frozen Black Edition M3 coupe is a blacked-out, even more sinister version of the imposing M3. Consider this if the Le Mans blue or others colors don’t suit your tastes. Only 20 are coming to North America, and that started in June. Good luck getting one. The base sticker is $80,525.
The “frozen” paint adds a matte finish to the black paint, which is meant to accentuate the lines and contours of this BMW muscle coupe. It’s a glorified paint job but look at it–and drive it–and you won’t debate the merits of the proposition. The Batmobile look is set off by glossy black gills on the sides, the kidney grille in front and on the exhaust pipes. There also are red brake calipers that catch the eye even in motion. The car also gets the competition pack, which lowers the ride height by 10 millimeters and adds M3GTS 19-inch wheels.
Power is the same as in the “standard M3,” with a 4.0-liter V8 pushing out 414 hp. It’s only offered with the dual-clutch transmission, which lowers the sprint to 60 mph two-tenths of a second to 4.5 seconds.