Report: RS Q5 Will Borrow the RS5’s Engine

Audi Sport is on its way with a performance version of the Q5 and its set to get 450 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque thanks to the same 2.9-liter twin turbo V6 that currently powers the RS5.

That’s according to a new report from Auto Express, which states that the engine should still be good for a sub-5-second 0-60 time, despite the added weight of SUV-dom.

The bi-turbo V6 will make the RSQ5 hit Germany’s mandated top speed of 155 mph pretty easily, but rumor has it that Audi will fudge the numbers on the limiter for a price, allowing it to hit 174 mph.

The RSQ5 will fill the gap between the RSQ3 and the RSQ8, which is rumored to arrive shortly after the Q8 does.

Rumors suggest that the RS Q5 will be revealed as early as September at the Frankfurt Auto Show.

Competition will be stiff, though, as BMW, Mercedes, and Porsche all have similarly sized performance SUVs. With the exception of Porsche, though, the Audi should outpower them all handily.

[source: Auto Express]

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