The Audi S5 is the German luxury automaker’s factory tuned version of their sleek two door fast back and features distinct bold bodywork, boxed fenders, 19 inch wheels and a 4.2 Liter FSI V8 making 349 HP and 325 lb-ft of torque when it was introduced in 2008. Future S5 luxury sports cars will be powered by a 3.0 Liter supercharged V6 making a more efficient 333 HP, competing head to head with the BMW M3.
German tuner, Cargraphic, has done it again by adding slight modifications to an already quick vehicle in order to make it go a little faster, but purr much louder. The Audi S5 Convertible has a supercharged 3.0 litre TFSI V6 petrol engine producing 330 HP. Cargraphic has decided that this engine does a pretty good job of getting places, but, apparently, not a very good job at sounding like it is supposed to.
The tuning company has added a left-right stainless steel exhaust system with active mufflers and four pipes to make the Audi S5 convertible purr like a tiger getting its belly rubbed. The exhaust, plus some slight modifications to its V6 engine, leads the Audi to a slight jump of 3hp bringing it to 333hp.
The exterior does not show many changes other than the 21” lightweight 3-piece Cargraphic Sport wheels with classic U and Y spokes. Adding to the sporty nature of the Audi S5 Convertible is the Bilstein pure spring kit lowering the car by about 25mm.
The German tuner, Senner Tuning, prepared a new tuning package for the Audi S5 coupe. Their package upgrades both the car’s performance and aerodynamics.
The aerodynamic package includes: a front spoiler with a large air inlet in RS5 Look and a well-suited radiator grill, a rear spoiler lip, a rear apron unit and modern LED back lights.
To improve the car’s performance, the tuner added a performance air filter plug-in package and exhaust system. As a result, the maximum output was raised to 384 hp and 475 Nm. Senner Tuning has also used a Power Converter, an electronic module of acceleration of the signal from the gas pedal, to boost top speed to 177mph.
The cost for the entire tuning package is $25,445.00 US.
The German tuning house Motoren Technik Mayer made news the other day when they managed to squeeze 424 HP out of the turbo five cylinder Audi TT-RS, and they aren’t stopping yet. The worst part about Audi dropping the magnificent 4.2 Liter FSI V8 from the lineup is that you no longer had 420 HP at your disposal. However MTM has just come up with a solution for owners of the drop top Audi S5 luxury vehicle to enjoy their long wheelbase sports car.
The new performance package consists of a few little computer chips and a free flowing exhaust to take your 333 HP supercharged V6 and boosts it to produce a maximum output of 430 HP and 380 lb-ft of torque, making the smaller engine even more powerful than the old R8’s unit. The bet part is that you don’t have to sacrifice drivability and being a bad neighbor because the MTM exhaust system was built with throttle valves in the tips in order to quiet it down when necessary. The MTM S5 Convertible can now sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in only 5.1 seconds and along with the M-Cantronic unit, the V-Cantronic with V/Max eliminator allows you to reach a top speed of 177 MPH.
In order to ensure that the rest of the car is up to the new car’s power output MTM also included a set of their signature Bimoto rims measuring 21 inches in diameter so that they can fit the MTM-Brembo 8 piston calipers and oversized brake disks. Keeping the chassis stable at speed MTM saw fit to use one of their ride height adjustable performance spring kits and ensuring that their rears stayed planted a pair of leather wrapped Recaro Sportser CS racing buckets were installed up front. Overall MTM has managed to massage practically every aspect of the S5 convertible to make it into something more deserving of an RS badge.
The MTM tuner is coming with a customization program that improved the engine’s power for both Audi S4 and the new S5 Cabrio. The Audi S4 powered by the 3.0 TFSI engine, becomes more powerful thanks to the use of a new approved control device M-Cantronic and a new 4 rear pipes silencers with throttle valves. As a result the MTM S4 delivers a total of 430 hp and can hit a top speed of 177 mph.
The S5 Cabrio equipped with the same M-Cantronic system and a new exhaust systems with throttle valves in 4 rear pipes optic delivers a total of 430 bhp and 515 Nm.
Both models are offered with 19" or 20" rims in the original Bimoto design.
The Audi S5 is another one of those German sports coupes that comes straight from the factory with some fantastic looking bodywork. This time the tuning house MTM has worked their magic on the drop top machine in order to create this special S5 Cabrio Michelle Edition that upgrades every aspect of the four ring convertible sports coupe; including the engine management, suspension and brakes. The MTM S5 features a black and red paint scheme, complete with a Porsche Carrera like "Michelle Edition" stripe running down the side of the Cabrio.
The MTM S5 Cabrio Michelle Edition rides on a set of their signature color matched 9 spoke Bimoto rims sized 21 inches in diameter by 10.5 inches wide wrapped in sticky 295/25 Michelin rubber. The MTM tuned ride also features a handmade high performance free flowing exhaust system and a set of upgraded Brembo 8 piston brake calipers. Thanks to MTM’s the new M-Cantronic and V-Cantronic units, the 3.0 Liter TFSI V6 engine pumps out a total of 430 HP and 380 lb-ft of torque, up from the factory rating of 333 HP, while the S5’s top speed goes all the way up to 178 MPH.
After revealing the A5 Sportback back in July, Audi comes today with details on its hotter brother the S5 version. It will make its world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with sales to begin in the spring of 2010 at a base price of 57,900 euros.
The S5 Sportback is powered by a 3,0 liter V6 engine that delivers 333 hp and a peak torque of 324.53 lb.-ft. It sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds and can hit a top speed limited to 155 mph, all this with an average fuel consumption of 24.25 mpg.
The sportier version of the A5 Sportback comes with a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission and quattro permanent all-wheel drive are standard equipment, sport differential, 18-inch aluminum wheels and electrically adjustable S sports seats covered with Silk Nappa leather on the interior.
Audi today announced prices for the 2010 S4 and A5/S5 Convertible models. The S models will go on sale in August, followed by a fall debut for the A5 Convertible. The S4 sedan is priced at $45,900 for the manual version and at $47,300 for the S tronic one. The A5 Cabriolet 2.0T multitronic front-wheel drive is priced at $42,000, the A5 Cabriolet 2.0T Tiptronic quattro at $44,100 and the S5 at $58,250.
The 2010 S4 is powered by a 3.0T V6 FSI direct injection supercharged engine with 333 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque.
All the models will be offered with: 3G MMI (Multi Media Interface) with 3D map graphics and SIRIUS traffic displays the latest evolution of 3D navigation, joystick control for navigation map destination finding, updated graphical clarity, SIRIUS® artist/title preview, and SIRIUS traffic-based navigation. The S4 sedan features voice-based destination input control, and voice inputs such as “I’m hungry,” “I need gas” and “I need coffee”.
There has been a lot of talk about high performance European automakers coming up with new solutions in order to meet the continent’s emissions requirements for 2012. Manufacturers like Ferrari and Lamborghini have their own ways of cutting C02 output with experimental hybrid propulsion systems.
Good news for German car collectors in the land of the rising sun. Audi of Japan has just announced that they will be releasing a series of extremely limited production special edition S5s exclusively for that market. There will be three different versions of the S5 Exclusive, and only 5 of each, priced at around $96,500.
The S5 Exclusive differentiates itself from ordinary Audi Sport coupes with a set of BBS mesh style 19 inch alloys wrapped in sticky 255/35 series rubber. The limited edition Audis will also feature unique color combinations. The wild purple paint looks like it was taken directly from a Mopar muscle car of the 1960s, and the chocolate leather interior of the pearl white model is enough to make Porsche jealous.
All 15 of these Exclusive examples of Audi craftsmanship are destined to become collector’s items as soon as they hit showroom floors. However we are still waiting for another special edition of the A5, the return of the Ur Quattro. If Audi ever decides to add the extra performance of the rally inspired car with the unique styling of the Exclusive, it would give BMW 6 Series owners something to watch out for.
This does make sense. Audis have become a little portly in their pursuits for horsepower. For example, the 2010 S5 Cabriolet weighs in at 4300, which is about as much as a Ford Explorer.
Audi acknowledges that this weight disadvantage could really hurt it in the future, and is now taking great steps to fix it. When the new S4/S5 appears in 2014, it will incorporate more aluminum, magnesium, and high-strength steel for weight reduction. It will also switch to turbocharged four-cylinder engines. The result will be a car that has 20 percent less weight and up to 30 percent less engine displacement.
While we’re usually not fan of smaller engines, Audi does seem to have a good guide to follow. The current TT lineup doesn’t have to cross into six-cylinder territory to get 340 hp with the TT RS.