Audi S5

Audi S5

  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.

Posted on by Collin Woodard  

The Audi A5 has always been handsome. Rather than being pretty, it has a more masculine look, like something that Jon Hamm would probably drive. The best way to make a great-looking car better is to give it more power, which Audi gladly did with the S5 . More is never enough though, so Audi cranked the performance up even more on the RS5 .

For some buyers, the RS5 was fine, but others still needed more performance. With no RS5 Plus in the pipeline, those owners are are forced to turn to tuning companies. One such company to offer a performance tune for the RS5 is Senner Tuning out of Germany. Offering more than a 50-horsepower bump over the stock RS5, as well as a suspension tune, a new exhaust, new wheels, and an appearance package, there’s no mistaking the Senner Tuning RS5 something that’s far from run-of-the-mill.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Audi RS5 Coupe by Senner Tuning.

Audi ’s brand-new electric turbodiesel engine, which was showcased in the RS5 TDI Concept last month, is set to become more than just an experiment. That’s the word from Australian outlet Drive, which claims the drivetrain will hit the streets in the next-generation Q7 SUV . Needless to say, we are not surprised.

The said oil burner displaces 3.0 liters and features an all-new e-boost unit that provides maximum torque from just 1,250 rpm, until the regular turbo kicks in at 3,000 rpm. This technology eliminates turbo lag, and enables the diesel to perform better and respond quicker when the gas pedal hits the floor.

The concept version of the engine mounted in the RS5 TDI delivers 385 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough to push the coupe from naught to 62 mph in only four seconds and label it as the fastest six-cylinder diesel vehicle ever developed within the Volkswagen Group . We expect these numbers to change once the production engine finds its way into the Q7’s bay, but the SUV should be quite the performer.

Click past the jump to read more about this technology and the Audi RS5 TDI Concept.

Source: Drive

Every now and again, we get invites to quick test-drive events, and for the most part we simply ignore them. But when BMW invited us to test out the new 435i M Sport along with its nearest competitor, the 2014 Audi S5 , I would have been nuts to say "no." In one corner is the newest Bimmer with 300 horses coming from its TwinPower Turbo I-6 and all the cool little M Sport bits — brakes, wheels, suspension, etc. In the other corner is the tried-and-true Audi S5 with 333 horses and 325 pound-feet of torque.

This battle of German midsize coupes also includes a battle of power-generating philosophies. From Bimmer you have the new-age twin-scroll turbocharging system and from Audi you have the old, faithful supercharger. Many years ago there was no contest between the two, because the supercharger had no lag, while older turbos had serious lag issues, resulting in slower initial launches while the exhaust gases get the turbo spooling. The introduction of twin-scroll turbocharging and BMW’s perfection of the technology has rendered this a non-issue.

Both the 435i and the S5 are outstanding rigs and do the job of combining performance and luxury well without pushing the bounds of comfort like the wild RS5 and M4 . But which one is the victor in this quick, five-mile-long test in city traffic?

Click past the jump to find out.

I’d honestly not given the S5 much thought before this week. Why, when Audi offers up much flashier models like the R8, RS7, and upcoming TT? It wasn’t until I drove the 2014 S5 Coupe that I discovered this hidden gem in Audi’s lineup. It might not be the most powerful version of the coupe, but with 333 supercharged horses under its mile-long hood and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission sending power to all four wheels, I found myself finding excuses to go for a drive.

It hit me midway through the week that my black-on-black tester with satin chrome accents looks like something Bruce Wayne would drive when not fighting crime in the Batmobile. Its two-door architecture, sleek profile, and menacing color scheme lends itself for the perfect, if not stereotypical, wealthy bachelor’s car. The techno-filled cockpit further solidifies my thoughts as I found myself impressed with the level of refinement in Audi’s MMI infotainment system.

While the S5 might be better suited to a Bruce Wayne kind of lifestyle, it still performed decently enough when the time came to chauffeur the kids around. Yes, a full-sized child seat fits in the back seat. Ingress and egress was made easier by a quick-release lever on the front seatbacks that allowed the chairs to move forward without losing its last position. It afforded just enough room for crawling back to buckle the kiddo.

But a minivan this thing is not. The S5 is more at home on twisty, backcountry roads and making time on the interstate. Its demeanor changes with the driver’s mood – even without changing the Audi Drive Select system. The S5 makes a great grand touring car capable of long-distance travel and short distance track runs.

Click past the jump for the full review

Summer is still more than a month away, but the folks over at ABT Sportsline are gearing up for the hot season with an equally hot convertible based on the 2014 Audi RS5 .

However, unlike the RS7 the company started offering last year with up to 700 horsepower on tap, the RS5 in question comes with no powertrain updates whatsoever. This means customers will have to settle for the 450 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque delivered by the 4.2-liter V-8 or look into other Abt Sportsline options.

Don’t be too disappointed though, having more than 500 horsepower in a convertible isn’t always pleasant. And, truth be told, there are plenty of options out there wearing either BMW or Mercedes-Benz badges.

Anyway, ABT’s RS5 isn’t exactly bone stock, as it comes fitted with a stainless-steel muffler system that includes both a mid and a rear muffler. The end result is a throatier and more aggressive V-8 exhaust note that will let everybody know this isn’t a regular RS5. You can also opt to remove the speed limiter on your RS5 from ABT, bumping the top speed to 180 mph from the stock 174 mph.

Click past the jump to read more about the Audi RS5 Convertible By ABT Sportsline.

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There is no doubt out there that if you want to buy an elegant sports coupe , the Audi S5 is the first choice many lists. The problem with the S5 is that it is not quite as powerful as some of its competition, so many performance-first customers brush it off early in the shopping process. Until Audi solves this problem, you can always go to a tuner to help extract a little more power from the S5.

One such tuner is Senner Tuning. Senner is offering a pretty cool update for the S5 that helps push the standard 3.0 liter, supercharged V-6 engine a little further by way of an Injen cold-air intake and remapped the ECU. As a the output increases from the standard 333 horsepower up to 446 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque.

In order to make the engine sound better than ever, the Senner also installed a new exhaust system, inspired by the RS5’s throaty pipes/ This exhaust system features valve control connected to a flow-optimized downpipe. The engine pipes are painted black, just like on the RS5, and they fit perfectly into the custom-designed openings of the rear apron inserts.

Click past the jump to read more about the Audi S5 Coupe by Senner Tuning

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Even though the summer is slowing reaching the end, you should still prepare your convertible for maximum enjoyment of what is left of the sunshine and warm weather. Senner Tuning is offering you the perfect solution to make those summer days even more enjoyable in your Audi S5 Convertible .

Senner Tuning did tons of work under the hood where the 3.0 liter V-6 engine was upgraded to deliver a total of 435 horsepower and a peak torque of 369 pound-feet. That’s a huge jump over the stock 333 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. In order to obtain this upgrade, Senner tweaked the ECU and installed a new exhaust system.

The all-new valve controlled exhaust system features four tailpipes that provide plenty of throaty noise. This system features a cleverly-devised control system that allows for a regulation of the exhaust sound intensity and tone. The active exhaust system even shows the mode it is in on the S5’s dashboard display.

Senner also removed the speed limiter to allow the S5 to top out well above the usual 155 mph.

Click past the jump to read more about the Audi S5 Convertible by Senner Tuning.

One thing you can be sure of: for as long as Audi keeps building the A5 , you can bet that there’s an accompanying S5 in there.

As the high-performance variant of the A5, the S5 first greeted the world in 2007 and since then, it’s became a staple in Audi’s performance-oriented lineup. This longevity is an achievement that shouldn’t be taken lightly, given that the S5 was introduced to compete with an enormously popular German sports car from one of Audi’s fiercest rivals: the M3 from BMW .

For the 2013 model year, the S5 returns with some refreshed styling and brochure load of features that customers can choose from.

Performance numbers are down from the previous model, but that’s been offset by improved fuel efficiency. That’s the kind of news that might disappoint the speed nut, but works pretty well for those who want a German sports car without having to feel guilty about dumping tons of fuel in the tank.

Click past the jump to read about the 2013 - 2014 Audi S5

Posted on by Simona  

Back when Audi was planning the RS5 , they promised us a convertible model. Now that the RS5 is alive, well, and leading the British cops on its fastest chase ever, we are anxiously awaiting the RS5 Cabriolet. While there is some time to wait, Audi is at least gracing us with all of the RS5 Cabriolet’s ins and outs.

As you can expect, the Cabriolet takes most of its queues from the hardtop model, but is does have its own little styling differences – besides the rag top, of course. With fierce competition coming from BMW and Mercedes , how well can this newcomer in the performance convertible realm really do? We’re going to into all of the specifications and features that Audi has graced us with and give you a full review of what to expect from this new model.

UPDATE 06/05/2013: Audi unveiled a new video showing the RS5 Cabriolet in action through the impressive landscape of Mallorca. Enjoy!

Click past the jump to read the full review and see how it stacks up to the competition.

If looks could kill, then we don’t want any part of this Audi RS5 in our crosshairs.

Those red headlights alone are enough to make us twitch in fear, but for aftermarket company OSS Designs, this build, which it described as a "pissed off stormtrooper," is one it hit completely out of the park.

OSS Designs had some help from Vossen Wheels, but for the most part, this RS5 Coupe had the imprint of OSS through and through.

In itself, the RS5 already looks and performs like a tried-and-true sports coupe, complete with the pedigree of being built by one of the industry’s preeminent automakers in Audi .

But just like every car, there’s always room for some aesthetic and aerodynamic improvements. OSS proved as much with this bodykit that will clearly attract some serious attention from owners of the Audi sports car.

Heck, if we had one of our own, we wouldn’t mind getting this kit installed on it.

Click past the jump to read more about OSS Design’s program for the Audi RS5

Source: OSS Designs

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