When the Audi RS5 arrives in the U.S. next year, it’ll look like this.

So there’s been a lot of confusion on what the Audi A5/S5/RS5 lineup will look like in the United States next year. Earlier this year, Audi unveiled the 2012 Audi A5 and S5 for the European market. At the time we heard that the new look for the A5 and S5 are only for the European market. Apparently, we won’t get the new and redesigned A5 and S5 in the United States until 2013.

But what about the Audi RS5 that’s coming to the United States next year? Will it look like the same old Audi RS5 we’ve been seeing for a while now or will it be the new redesigned version that was unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show last month?

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Well, we won’t beat around the bush. Thankfully, the new Audi RS5 will indeed look like the one we saw in Frankfurt when hits our shores next year.

Pricing for the 2012 Audi RS5 US-spec will be announced closer to launch.

Refresher: Power for the Audi RS5 comes from a 4.2 liter V8 making 450-hp at 8,250 rpm with a maximum torque of 317 lb-ft between 4,000 and 6,000 rpm. Mated to a dual-clutch transmission and quattro all-wheel-drive, the 2012 Audi RS5 sprints from 0 to 62 mph in 4.6 seconds with a top speed of 174 mph.

– By: Omar Rana