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Audi RS5 isn't a hatch, but it's no less hot

With a new V6 engine and looks that kill, the RS5 promises to act as sporty as it looks.

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Audi surprised the crowd at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show with a debut nobody knew about -- the 2018 RS5 coupe.

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The look is very close to the A5 and S5 coupes. But, you know, sportier.

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The wheels are larger, the air intakes on the front bumper are larger, and the tailpipes are much larger.

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The interior ramps up the sporting pretension with leather sport seats with optional diamond stitching and a flat-bottomed RS steering wheel.

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RS badges are just about everywhere.

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The old RS5 used a V8, whereas this one makes do with a 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6.

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It puts out 450 horsepower and 442.5 pound-feet of torque. 62 mph arrives in 3.9 seconds.

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Power heads to all four wheels by way of an eight-speed automatic.

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The 2018 Audi RS5 will hit dealerships in Germany this June, and a US debut is very likely.

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Its MSRP is 80,900 euros. That's $85,495 directly converted.

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