The Audi RS5 costs around $5,000 more than the BMW M4 despite the fact that it offers the same output. This does mean that the vehicle is at a disadvantage upon first glance. It would continue to look that way if the new version keeps the 450 horses.
If it did though it would make use of the V6 3 litre turbocharged engine which has been boosted from the Audi S5, which normally offers 349 horsepower. As it offers a smaller turbo mill we would expect to see a lot when it comes to efficiency and handling improvements.
The Audi RS5 is going to be built on the MLB Evo platform which is lightweight and it means that around 150lbs is going to be shaved off the performance sedan. The power, on paper, might not be changed, however we are expecting a lot more to the vehicle.
If the Audi RS5 was made more nimble it might throw a sucker punch as the BMW M4, which is cheaper, with a boost to the performance figures. At the moment the Audi RS5 can go from standing still to 60mph in only 3.8 seconds and this is about the same as the BMW M4.