2017 Audi S5 Sportback

2017 Audi S5 Sportback
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Refreshed powertrain, new tech, and it might even come here… maybe.

Meeting customer demands means taking aim at a constantly moving target, which can often lead to some interesting crossbreeding between the established automobile segments. The Audi S5 Sportback is one good example. Offering a nice mix of attractive exterior design, practicality, luxury, and performance, the S5 Sportback appeals to a sort of “jack-of-all-trades” mentality, circumventing a singular focus in favor of a broader charm. While European audiences have enjoyed this balancing act since 2010, those of us residing in the U.S. have been left out in the cold. Now, there’s a second generation arriving, and it might actually come stateside. Maybe.

Essentially a sportier take on the A5 lineup, the S5 is offered in three body styles, with a two-door coupe and two-door convertible joining the aforementioned five-door liftback. We last saw the new S5 Sportback in camo as it braved the cold in Sweden and hit the apexes at the Nurburgring, but now, Audi has released full specs ahead of the second-gen’s public debut at the Paris Motor Show in October.

According to Autoblog, it’s still undecided whether or not Audi will be bringing this thing to U.S. shores, but either way, we’ve given it the full rundown in this review.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2017 Audi S5 Sportback.

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Check Out This Audi S5 With Tesla Model S Power

Check Out This Audi S5 With Tesla Model S Power

Could this be a peak into the future of all-electric Audis?

Audi still doesn’t have an electric car — the R8 e-Tron doesn’t count — on the market, but that hasn’t stopped the aftermarket world from beating the German automaker to the punch. The Audi in question here is the S5, but it’s not really a factory unit, anymore. That’s because this S5 is now powered by the electric powertrain of a Tesla Model S donor car. This Audi S5 is now an electric car after undergoing a full EV conversion at the hands of noted New Jersey-based EV tuner, POLYKUP.

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2017 Audi S5 Cabriolet

2017 Audi S5 Cabriolet

Compact luxury sportiness with unlimited headroom

The Audi S5 first appeared on the scene in 2007, initially dropping cover as a coupe alongside its more pedestrian sibling, the A5. Two years later, at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, Audi introduced the S5 Sportback, a five-door model promising greater practicality in a still-sporty package, plus the open-air S5 Cabriolet, both of which went on sale for the 2010 model year. A mid-cycle refresh arrived in 2013, including new technology, styling, and powertrain updates. Now, it’s time for a new generation to take the reins, and as such, Audi has unveiled the 2017 S5 Cabriolet, rounding out the new A5 lineup with a sportier soft-top iteration of the compact luxury two-door. The next gen brings with it slightly larger dimensions, tweaked styling, a sleek interior packed with gadgets, a more powerful turbo six-cylinder, an updated rear suspension, and new systems for safety and convenience.

Being the best in this segment takes style and attitude, mixing the fun of unlimited headroom with a decent punch when you press on the loud pedal. Keeping up with the technological Jonses is also critical, with competition from Europe and Japan vying to impress in the cabin as well. Does the new S5 have what it takes to compete?

Continue reading to learn more about the 2017 Audi S5 Cabriolet.

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Audi Shows Serious Side With New Super Bowl Commercial

Audi Shows Serious Side With New Super Bowl Commercial

German automaker promotes equal rights over the S5 Sportback

Super Bowl LI is only four days away and as the days count down to the Big Game, we’re already seeing a rush of commercial releases from some of the biggest automakers in the world. Buick just released its new ad for the Cascada and Encore SUV. Lexus and Kia rolled out their ads a week ago, although the latter only released a short teaser of its full ad for Sunday. Then there’s Audi, whose commercials have been staples during the Super Bowl. The German automaker is once again making its presence felt for Super Bowl LI with a new commercial for the S5 Sportback that doesn’t really do much in highlighting the car.

The 60-second clip is called Daughters and unlike the celebrity routes that companies like Kia and Buick went to this year, Audi kept its ad close to the chest with a poignant message about gender equality among millions of people. It’s a curious choice to make, but Audi hasn’t been in shy using Super Bowl commercials to address social or civic issues in the past, so there’s a precedent there for the company to take this approach on Daughters.

The ad itself focuses on a young girl competing in a soap box derby against a group of boys as her father serves as the de facto narrator. Despite being subjected to underhanded tricks and all around mischief from her competitors, the young girl perseveres to take home the victory.

All the while, the father laments on the issues that his young daughter could face when she grows up in a world that still hasn’t embraced equality the way it should. But as the ad ends, his tone shifts to a more positive one as he starts hoping for a better world for his young daughter.

And, just as the ad ends, the S5 Sportback finally makes a quick cameo before the screen fades to black and Audi’s message of commitment “to equal pay for equal work” flashes on the screen.

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2017 Audi A5 And S5 Cabriolets Unveiled

2017 Audi A5 And S5 Cabriolets Unveiled

Going topless in a two-door Audi

Audi just dropped details on the revamped A5 and S5 cabriolets, rounding out the next-generation A5 lineup. The mid-size two-doors offer room for four passengers, plus a revamped exterior, larger cabin space, new technology, and refreshed powerplants.

Outside, it’s more or less the same recognizable Audi exterior design. For 2017, the Four Rings added a flatter rear window and a wider and flatter Singleframe grille. The exterior dimensions have increased, as the A5 is now extended by nearly two inches. Optional LED or Matrix LED headlights are up front, while LED taillights are in back.

The larger cabin now gets standard microphones mounted in the seatbelts, plus an 8.3-inch display and lots of driver assistance features. The one-touch automatic soft top can flip up or down at speeds up to 31 mph, with just 15 seconds required to open and 18 seconds required to close.

The 2017 model year brings three engines for the A5, including a 2.0-liter gas unit with 252 horsepower, a 2.0-liter diesel with 190 horsepower, and a 3.0-liter diesel with 218 horsepower. A 2.0-liter gas unit with 190 horsepower and a 3.0-liter diesel with 286 horsepower are expected to follow the initial market launch. Transmission options include a six-speed manual, seven-speed S tronic, and eight-speed tiptronic.

More speed can be had with the new S5, which makes 354 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque thanks to a turbo 3.0-liter V-6. Routed to the ground via standard quattro AWD, it’s enough to hit 62 mph in 5.1 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited at 155 mph.

The suspension is now a new five-link for the rear, supplanting the old trapezoidal-link set-up. Corner carvers can get the available adaptive dampers or available dynamic steering.

Look for the 2017 Audi A5 and S5 to make their public debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month.

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2017 Audi S5 Sportback

2017 Audi S5 Sportback

Refreshed powertrain, new tech, and it might even come here… maybe.

Meeting customer demands means taking aim at a constantly moving target, which can often lead to some interesting crossbreeding between the established automobile segments. The Audi S5 Sportback is one good example. Offering a nice mix of attractive exterior design, practicality, luxury, and performance, the S5 Sportback appeals to a sort of “jack-of-all-trades” mentality, circumventing a singular focus in favor of a broader charm. While European audiences have enjoyed this balancing act since 2010, those of us residing in the U.S. have been left out in the cold. Now, there’s a second generation arriving, and it might actually come stateside. Maybe.

Essentially a sportier take on the A5 lineup, the S5 is offered in three body styles, with a two-door coupe and two-door convertible joining the aforementioned five-door liftback. We last saw the new S5 Sportback in camo as it braved the cold in Sweden and hit the apexes at the Nurburgring, but now, Audi has released full specs ahead of the second-gen’s public debut at the Paris Motor Show in October.

According to Autoblog, it’s still undecided whether or not Audi will be bringing this thing to U.S. shores, but either way, we’ve given it the full rundown in this review.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2017 Audi S5 Sportback.

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2017 Audi S5

2017 Audi S5

Audi has pulled the sheet off the next-generation Audi S5

Being in the fold since 2007, it was about time for the Audi S5 to usher in a new generation, and it will do just that for the 2017 model year. With the new generation comes a new, wider front grille, larger corner air inlets on the front fascia, a more muscular hood, and new, thinner taillight units. Inside, the car has gone through a major revamp, sporting an updated instrument cluster, a new infotainment display that sits above the center stack, a new center console, and redesigned door panels. The S5 still sports a 3.0-liter, gasoline-powered engine, but for 2017 it’s been updated to deliver 354 horsepower – a 21-horsepower increase over the previous generation.

As always, the S5 shares a strong amount of its DNA with the Audi A5, but offers up significantly more power in an overall sportier package. As a model that competes with the likes of the BMW M4 and the Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe, Audi had to put in the wrench time to make sure the S5 is more competitive than ever. Part of that time was dedicated to developing an all-new chassis, revised aerodynamics, and shedding a little weight despite having a longer wheelbase than the outgoing model.

The things I’ve mentioned here are just the tip of the iceberg, so let’s go over all the fine details of the new S5 in my full review below.

Updated 06/03/2016: Audi dropped the official details on the new generation S5 Coupe.

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Audi RS5 TDI Concept's Technology Could be Put into Production

Audi RS5 TDI Concept’s Technology Could be Put into Production

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.

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Quick Comparison: 2014 BMW 435i M Sport Vs. 2014 Audi S5

Quick Comparison: 2014 BMW 435i M Sport Vs. 2014 Audi S5

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?

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2014 Audi S5 - Driven

2014 Audi S5 - Driven

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.

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2014 Audi S5 Coupe by Senner Tuning

2014 Audi S5 Coupe by Senner Tuning

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.

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2013 Audi S5 Convertible by Senner Tuning

2013 Audi S5 Convertible by Senner Tuning

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.

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2013 - 2014 Audi S5 Coupe

2013 - 2014 Audi S5 Coupe

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.

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2014 Audi RS5 Cabrio is Heading to "Rock City"

We pretty much know all that there is to know about the upcoming Audi RS5 Cabrio. We already know that it’s debuting in Germany in early-2013 and coming to the U.S. sometime later in the same year. However, we still have yet to see the actual car. Sure, renderings are great, but we want to see, feel and sniff this beauty for a few minutes.

Well, we’ll all get our chance at the 2013 North American International Auto Show this month, as the RS5 Cabrio will make its debut there. We also were not 100-percent certain if the RS5 Cabrio would be a 2013 model or a 2014 model here in The States, but from what we’re hearing, it will be a 2014 model year. Of course, it will remain a 2013 model year in the European market, as it is well before the cutoff.

In case you need a refresher course, the 2014 RS5 Cabrio will carry a 4,163 cc V-8 engine that wallops the concrete with 450 horsepower and 317.15 pound-feet of torque. This is enough power to launch the RS5 Cabrio to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.9 seconds. Audi will limit its top speed at 155.34 mph, but you can request to have the limiter removed if you prefer 173.98 mph winds blowing through your hair.

We’ll update you with all of the real-life images of the RS5 Cabrio once Audi unveils it.

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2012 Audi S5 by Senner Tuning

2012 Audi S5 by Senner Tuning

This isn’t the first time Senner Tuning has turned their attention to modifying the Audi S5, but their newest package is probably the most impressive one to date. This package was developed for the facelift Audi S5 and has been designed to provide it with the flagship RS5 model’s look.

Painted in a very cool ibis-white, the S5 by Senner has received a new front spoiler that maintains the original RS5 air intakes, an original black RS5 radiator grille, an RS5-style rear spoiler, a rear window spoiler, a restrained boot lid spoiler, and an RS5 exhaust pipe end covers. The package also includes numerous elements made of carbon fiber like the side skirts and the exterior mirrors. Senner has also installed a new set of Work VS-XX light-alloy wheels, sized 9x20 inch up front and 10.5x20 inch at the rear.

Under the hood, the tuner has updated the standard 3.0 liter V6 engine to deliver an impressive 429 HP and 369 lb-ft of torque (up from the standard 329 HP and 324 lb-ft). In order to deliver the extra power, the tuner installed a mechanically-driven supercharger, a performance racing air filter, a two-part motor cover, and a power converter.

For the interior, the tuner added colorful bicolor fine Nappa leather trim in black and magma-red with contrasting color stitching and an Audi R8 sports steering wheel, flattened at the bottom, with shift paddles and a race ring, as well as RS5 door handles.

Customers who are interested in buying the Audi S5 package by Senner Tuning will have to pay a total of 69,990 euro, or about $89,000 at the current exchange rates.

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Spy Shots: 2013 Audi RS5 Convertible

Today is Power Convertible Day at the Nürburgring. Earlier, we introduced spy shots of the upcoming Lexus IS-F Convertible, and now we have another set of photos, this time of the Audi RS5 Convertible during its own testing on the ’Ring.

The strange thing is that - unlike the previous prototypes caught testing - this vehicle is wearing heavy camouflage leading us to believe that there will be some minor tweaks on the exterior which Audi wants to keep a secret.

Just like the coupe version, the RS5 Convertible will be powered by a 4.2 liter V8 engine delivering a total of 450 HP at 8,250 rpm and a peak torque of 317.15 lb-ft available between 4,000 and 6,000 rpm. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph will be made in 4.7 - 4.8 seconds - because the convertible version will be bit heavier when compared to the coupe, but top speed will still come limited to 155 mph.

Expect to see the new Audi RS5 Convertible launched by the end of the year.

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2012 Audi S5 Coupe by Eibach

2012 Audi S5 Coupe by Eibach

When Audi’s 2012 lineup was revealed, there were very little changes made to the car’s overall look. Aside from a few tweaks here and there, Audi’s main concern for the new model year S5 was the downsizing of the engine, from an eight cylinder to a 333 HP 3.0-liter V6 TFSI powerplant that produces less horsepower than its predecessor. German tuner, Eibach, didn’t have a problem with that as the V6 provided equal performance numbers to the 2011 model while also improving the car’s efficiency rating. What they did have a problem with, however, was the car’s handling, so they decided to generate more power with an optimum suspension set-up themed "Inspired by motorsport – Performance for the road."

This new suspension system is composed of Pro-Kit Performance Springs and specially adapted mono-tube gas pressure shock absorbers from Bilstein. The best part of this new system is that it offers a slightly lowered center of gravity that makes the car look even more like the Audi A5 DTM version.

The "Inspired by motorsport – Performance for the road" theme is extended to the exterior of the vehicle with a cool white finish combined with red graphics. Eibach also provided three different wheel options: Show & Shine for representative purposes, Performance for everyday use, and High Performance for the racetrack.

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2012 Audi S5 Coupe by Senner Tuning

2012 Audi S5 Coupe by Senner Tuning

Noted German tuner, Senner Tuning, has released their new program for the new Audi S5, adding a highly appreciated tuning program for Audi’s resident sports coupe.

In line with what Audi did to the face-lifted S5 Coupe - some styling tweaks and the addition of a new 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine that produces 333 horsepower - Senner Tuning’s new package takes all those new elements and ratchets them up a notch.

The exterior program for the S5 Coupe includes plenty of new carbon fiber components, highlighted by carbon fiber side skirts, carbon fiber mirror caps, a rear carbon fender skirt insert, and a rear spoiler flap. Another unique feature of the program are the set of 20" red Work Varianza T1S wheels wrapped in 245/30R20 and 295/25R20 tires. Rounding out the exterior program is a complete coilover kit from KW (Variant 3) with adjustable rebound and compression settings.

Inside, Senner dressed the S5 Coupe with a classic black and red leather trim complete with carbon inserts. There’s also a carbon steering wheel, a Race Ring from an Audi R8 that sits in front of the driver, and a set of light-up RS5 door handles.

The real highlight of Senner Tuning’s program involves the engine upgrade, which includes the addition of a new sports air filter, a custom exhaust system, and an updated ECU unit. All that added, Senner was able to bump up the output from the S5’s 3.0-liter V6 TFSI engine from 333 ponies and 324 lb/ft of torque to 377 horsepower and 369 lb/ft of torque.

UPDATE 08/21/12: Senner Tuning has a new batch of photos for their program on the S5 Coupe. You can look them all up by clicking on the gallery below!

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2012 Audi S5 Special Edition

2012 Audi S5 Special Edition

If we had to pick our favorite Audi, excluding the RS models of course, the S5 would be at the top of our list. It’s sporty, luxurious, elegant, and Audi has provided it with a special edition. Only 125 units of this special edition S5 will be built with prices starting at $68,700 for the S5 4.2 Special Edition (quattro manual) and $69,900 for the S5 4.2 Special Edition (quattro tiptronic).

The Audi S5 Special Edition will be offered with the Prestige package, quattro with sports rear differential, and a list of exclusive equipment, some borrowed directly from the RS5. The car is painted in a very cool Daytona Gray pearl effect exterior paint and then combined with 19" Titanium wheels with 255/35 summer tires. The interior combines Bi-color Polar Silver / Black S sport seats with Silver contrast stitching featured in the seats, armrests, shifter, and steering wheel. From the RS5, the Audi S5 Special Edition borrows the carbon fiber inlays with Piano Black instrument cluster surround and the floor mats with silver leather surround.

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Spy Shots: Audi RS5 Cabrio caught testing at Nurburgring

After first seeing patent drawings of the upcoming Audi RS5 Convertible, the car has finally been caught testing around the Nürburgring race track. The spy images reveal a bigger front spoiler,bigger brakes and wider fenders. At the back, however, it’s still S5 business as usual, with narrower rear fenders and S-type quad exhaust pipes. The model will also get new LED lights, a larger diffuser, and a rear spoiler that extends automatically at 74.56 mph.

As with the coupe version, the convertible version will use a standard 4.2 liter V8 engine with a total of 450 HP at 8,250 rpm and a peak torque of 317.15 lb-ft available between 4,000 and 6,000 rpm. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph will be made in 4.6 seconds, while top speed will be limited to 155 mph. The top speed can be increased to more than 170 mph upon request.

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2011 Audi S5 by Senner Tuning

2011 Audi S5 by Senner Tuning

The 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show brought out plenty of tuning upgrades to quench our thirst for the new and improved. Among those projects is Senner Tuning’s take on Audi’s refreshed sports coupe, the S5 Coupe.

The Audi S5 by Senner Tuning comes bearing 445 HP under the hood, getting customers very close to the most powerful model in the A5 line-up: the RS5 (450 HP). That’s an amazing increase over the car’s standard 333 HP. For the 3.0-liter TFSI’s engine upgrade, the tuner has combined software optimization with a new exhaust system and an enlarged pipe diameter.

With that kind of power hidden under the hood, who needs exterior modifications, right? Senner Tuning hasn’t completely ignored the sports coupe’s look, donning the exterior with a matte black glitter finish with bright borders and a new set of 20" wheels painted in Diamante Black Polish. The sultry, sparkly look gets magnified by a height adjustment of 40mm on the front axle and 35mm on the rear axle. The interior is only briefly ignored, with the addition of carbon fiber insertions.

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2012 Audi S5 Convertible

2012 Audi S5 Convertible

After being introduced into the market back in 2007, the Audi A5 line-up is entering the 2012 model year with new, advanced technologies and an updated design. These type of mid-cycle refreshes are to be expected, but the one modified feature that brought some minor confusion to the automotive world is the downgraded engine found under the hood.

The previous Audi S5 came packing a 4.2 liter V8 engine that cranked out 354 HP, but the 2012 model will only get a supercharged 3.0 liter TFSI engine with a total output of 333 HP. This may leave a few people shaking their heads, but greener is leaner and this new engine will provide an improved fuel consumption of about 20% (getting it to 29.04 US mpg). If the environmental aspect isn’t enough, then rest assured that the 2012 Audi S5 Convertible will still deliver impressive performance numbers.

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2012 Audi S5 Coupe

2012 Audi S5 Coupe

Audi has officially unveiled their new 2012 line-up for the A5 and S5 models, drawing some raised eyebrows for the subtle changes and powertrain tweaks featured.

As the high-performance option of the bunch, the new 2012 S5 Coupe is expected to attract buyers with performance numbers in mind. On that note, Audi went with something that might not be what people expected of the car. While there are some aesthetic changes done, the most significant change for the S5 Coupe is the choice of powertrain, or in this case, the ’downgrade’ of powertrain under the car’s hood. No longer will the S5 come with eight cylinders. Instead, the German automaker opted to use a 3.0-liter V6 TFSI powerplant that produces less horsepower than its predecessor.

All isn’t lost, though, as Audi certainly worked themselves around the new engine, giving it equal performance numbers to the 2011 model while also improving the car’s efficiency rating, something that’s becoming increasingly important among buyers these days.

See...we told you all wasn’t lost.

More details on the Audi S5 Coupe after the jump.

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Under 12 seconds 1/4 mile run by APR Supercharged Audi S5 [video]

Since the Audi RS isn’t available yet in the United States, Alabama-based tuning company APR thought that there was no reason why American Audi fans shouldn’t enjoy a high-performance version of their favorite car. So they secretly started working on a supercharger kit for the Audi S5 and things are starting to look good, considering latest news we heard about the model.

The upgrades include an APR Stage III Supercharger kit, APR Carbonio intake system, an RSC performance exhaust system and a splendid DXD racing clutch. The final result: an impressive power increase of the 4.2-liter V8, the total output being around 500 hp and a 1/4 mile run made in less than 12 seconds (11.925 seconds to be more exact), while the trap speed was 116.89 mph. And if that doesn’t impresses you enough, let us tell you that the final price for the complete package will be around $13,000, a bargain comparing to the major improvements.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bgHH2pYl7w

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2011 Audi S5 Convertible by Awe Tuning

2011 Audi S5 Convertible by Awe Tuning

Just because a tuning kit doesn’t provide a plethora of modifications or a ton of extra horsepower tucked tightly underneath the hood doesn’t mean that a little special treatment isn’t in order. At least that is what Awe Tuning seems to think as they have just attached a small, but not insignificant detail to the Audi S5 to improve the horsepower just a tad.

The new exhaust system is available in Polished Silver or Diamond Black and consists of adjustable slash cut tips and an X-Pipe for enhanced cylinder scavenging and exhaust tone. This small addition allows for the S5 to get an extra 8hp and 9Nm of torque.

"Our S5 Cabrio Exhaust system is capped off with attractive slash cut tips featuring the AWE Tuning logo. These tips are double walled to ensure a mirror finish even under hard usage. Choose between the classic Polished Silver or the luscious Diamond Black tips to help your car stand out from the pack. Each tip is individually adjustable, so stagger and depth into bumper can be set according to personal taste."

If a small change is what is needed then this kit is definitely the way to go. Personally, we’d prefer to go all out and get the Audi S5 Typhon by SR Auto Group or the one by Sportec, but our wallets may not agree.

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2010 Audi S5 Cabriolet by Stasis Engineering

2010 Audi S5 Cabriolet by Stasis Engineering

When it comes to fine-tuning Audis, there aren’t a lot of aftermarket tuners that can hold a candle to Stasis Engineering. At the recently concluded SEMA event, Stasis was at it again with a slew of Audi Signature Series models making their way to the SEMA showroom floor.

One particular model that was worth our attention was Stasis’ take on the Audi S5 Cabriolet. We’ve always taken a particular liking to the S5 Cabriolet because it offers all the elements that we look for in a car. It’s fast, it’s powerful, it handles remarkably well, and best, of all, it looks pretty darn awesome.

But even if people like us are already fawning over the S5 Cabriolet, some folks apparently are not as convinced, not because they don’t like the car in its standard format, but because they feel that they can maximize every ounce of it even further. That’s where Stasis Engineering comes in. For these guys, a good sports car can always be better if you put the right elements into it.

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2010 Audi S5 Typhon by SR Auto Group

2010 Audi S5 Typhon by SR Auto Group

After the R8 Phantom by SR Auto Group was revealed at the beginning of this month, the same tuner has wasted no time in producing yet another project for Audi. This time, the venture included an Audi S5 called the Typhon and it will be available upon request.

The exterior package for the Audi includes a Leios matte black exterior wrap (you gotta have the matte black, right?), a Reiger front lip, a Reiger roof spoiler, and a Bespoke dry carbon rear diffusor. Add a new set pf 20" wheels painted in the same matte black finish - of course - and this little package is fit to take on the night in a sexy and sultry manner.

Adding on to the performance of the S5 are an H&R coilover system, a new Milltek sport exhaust system, Milltek downpipe, and ECM Tuning. What changes occurred under the hood are still a mystery, but we do expect something to be done considering "Typhon" is the name of the final son of Gaia and the most deadly monster of Greek mythology. Let’s just hope that SR Auto Group doesn’t disappoint! Of course, we are still waiting on the performance upgrades for the R8 Phantom so we won’t be holding our breath in anticipation for these numbers to surface any time soon.

Since this hot little number will only be available upon request, prices won’t be given out unless the interested customer gives the tuner a call.

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2010 Audi S5 Cabrio by HS Motorsport

2010 Audi S5 Cabrio by HS Motorsport

Here we go; it’s that time again when a German tuner - HS Motorsport to be exact - takes the little plaything that is the Audi S5 Cabrio and transforms it into a better machine. We’ve visited this type of project before with the kits from CarGraphic and MTM where we found that MTM’s tuning kit had a clear advantage over CarGraphic’s package. Now that HS Motorsport has entered the picture, whose kit will come out on top as the best for the open-topped sports car? Let’s delve a little deeper and make that decision.

HS Motorsport is on the same page as was CarGraphic when they skipped over making any exterior modifications to the already exquisite ride. Instead, their focus was aimed at the engine’s output. This focus produced a total of 375hp (up from a total of 333 HP) and 525 NM of torque (up from 440 NM of torque). HS Motorsport also removed the top speed limiter so the S5 will now hit a top speed of 180mph (the standard model was able to hit a top speed of 155 mph).

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2010 Audi S5 by Sportec

2010 Audi S5 by Sportec

When we discuss tuning kits provided by Sportec, we are usually talking about Porsche models. However, the British tuner actually tunes many different brands including Mercedes, BMW, Volkswagen, and even Fiat models, among others. Their latest package sees them tweaking the power on the Audi S5, both coupe quattro and cabriolet.

The package is called the "Stage One" and it uses the Audi’s 3.0-liter supercharged, V6, TFSI powerplant, a free flowing air filter element, and ECU remapping to completely revamp the car’s output. The result of this hard work is an output of 425 HP at 6640 rpm (an increase of 97 HP over the standard model) and a peak torque of 520 Nm at 4250 rpm (up from the standard 440 Nm). And as an impressive little touch, the maximum torque output is available from 2750 to 6250 rpm. With the new amount of power, the S5 makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in to 4.6 seconds, while top speed is limited at 155 mph for safety reasons.

The Sportec Stage One upgrade is priced at £1950.00.

Press release after the jump.

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Audi S5 Coupe being sold on eBay with "Porsche Lime Green" exterior

Audi S5 Coupe being sold on eBay with "Porsche Lime Green" exterior

How’s this for awkward?

A customized Audi S5 Coupe popped up on eBay recently with a host of upgrades making it a pretty desirable ride, even at a price of just over $61,000 – it’s $61,465 in case you’re as interested as we are.

Now, in spite of all the tunings this particular S5 Coupe received, what really struck us was what color it came in, or rather what the color description was used to name it.

“Porsche Lime Green?”

If that’s not an ode to one of Audi’s fiercest competitors, I don’t know what is. Apparently, the owner of this S5 personally ordered this paint finish at a price of $2,500 and, while we think that the color isn’t that particularly bad, the lime green exterior/orange interior combination doesn’t catch our eye the way it’s supposed to. And using a paint finish named after a competitor certainly doesn’t cast a vote of confidence from us.

But hey, to each his own, right? After all, colors – and the subsequent names of these colors – notwithstanding, this tuned-up Audi S5 Coupe is still one fine piece of road machinery.

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2010 Audi S5 Sportback by Senner Tuning

2010 Audi S5 Sportback by Senner Tuning

After receiving the modification for the Audi S5 by Senner Tuning a few months ago, the tuning firm has unveiled a new tuning package for the Audi S5 Sportback. The package is called the Grand Prix and includes not only exterior and interior updates, but engine modifications as well.

In its standard version the S5 Sportback is powered by a 3.0 liter V6 engine that delivers 333 hp and a peak torque of 324 lb.-ft. Senner Tuning has managed to obtain more. The tuner added an ECU remap and a high-flow sports air filter, new stainless steel exhaust system with sport catalytic converters, and a four pipe muffler. The result is a maximum output of 375 Hp and a peak torque of 495 Nm. The top speed limiter has also been removed, however, there are no details on the new top speed. Of course, it is safe to say that the top speed will exceed the previous speed of 155mph.

In addition to these modifications Senner Tuning is also offering a lowered suspension, which reduces the front ride height by 40 mm and the rear ride height by 35 mm. The package is finished by 20" two-piece alloy wheels.

The interior received minor changes consisting of some carbon fiber trimmings and some new tachometers.

Pricing for the new Audi S5 Sportback Grand Prix modification kit has yet to be revealed, but we’ll get back to you as soon as it is.

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ABT presents new summer convertible line-up

ABT presents new summer convertible line-up

When the heat of summer comes, you can expect a lot of things to happen. People will be coming out of their houses adhering to the time-tested adage "less is more". That’s right, goodbye to those long winter coats, those almost-knee-high boots, and most of all: layers!

And as is the case with summer, tank tops and shorts aren’t the only things people bring out when the sun is bright and shiny. At this time of the year, you can also expect cars to roll around with their tops down. After all, isn’t that the best way to enjoy a nice little ride out to town during the summer?

That being said, ABT Sportsline is gearing up for the season with a new line-up of convertibles that will surely pique the curiosities of those in the market for a new car to flaunt during the summer. And if you’re one of them, you can check out these Audi Abt convertibles - there’s an ABT S3 Cabrio, an ABT S5 Cabrio, and of course, the R8 V10 Spyder - to satiate your convertible appetite because nothing spells out summer more than riding in a top-down convertible with the wind blowing in your face.

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2010 Audi S5 Convertible by CarGraphic

2010 Audi S5 Convertible by CarGraphic

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.

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Audi S5 by Senner Tuning

Audi S5 by Senner Tuning

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.

Press release after the jump.

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Audi S5 Cabrio Supercharged by MTM

Audi S5 Cabrio Supercharged by MTM

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.

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Audi S4 and Audi S5 Cabrio by MTM

Audi S4 and Audi S5 Cabrio by MTM

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.

Press release after the jump.

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Audi S5 Cabrio Michelle Edition by MTM

Audi S5 Cabrio Michelle Edition by MTM

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.

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2010 Audi S5 Sportback

2010 Audi S5 Sportback

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.

Press release after the jump.

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2010 Audi S4 and A5/S5 Cabriolet prices announced

2010 Audi S4 and A5/S5 Cabriolet prices announced

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”.

Press release after the jump.

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Audi is focusing on saving weight

Audi is focusing on saving weight

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.

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Special edition Audi S5 for Japan

Special edition Audi S5 for Japan

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.

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2014 Audi S4 and S5 - lighter and using turbo engines

2014 Audi S4 and S5 - lighter and using turbo engines

We already knew that Audi was moving the S4 and the S5 from V8 engines to smaller, lighter turbo V6 units. But now Car and Driver is reporting that the V6s are just a stairstep on the way to reducing the cylinders by half.

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.

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Audi goes cylinder lobbing: S5 to drop V8, S6 to drop V10

Audi goes cylinder lobbing: S5 to drop V8, S6 to drop V10

The Audi S5 has been on the market for a little more than a year, and Audi is already hunting down a few cylinders. Inside Line has obtained info that says Audi is downsizing its engine from a 4.2-liter V8 to the S4’s 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6. While the 333 hp V6 represents a 21 hp drop, the expected thirty percent improvement in fuel economy and lighter weight should easily make amends.

But Audi is not finished choppin’ cylinders. Rumors are also circulating that that the S6 and S8 super sedans will drop from a V10 to a twin-turbo 4.2 liter V8.

When all the bloodshed is over this should leave the R8 as the only Audi in North America to have versions with more than eight cylinders (the RS6 is not currently sold in here.) The twin-turbo V10 and diesel V12 are still scheduled to become a part of the R8’s lineup.

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Audi S5 spy shots

Audi S5 spy shots

Audi will unveil the S5 next year to keep in line with the changes made to the A4. Because this is a German performance sedan, it is being put through the paces at the Nurburgring before public consumption. The 2010 S5 will receive subtle revisions over the current car. The biggest change is under the hood: the new S5 gets Audi’s new supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine in place of the current model’s 4.2-liter V8. The RS5 coming in 2010 will also get a V8 engine.

The new S5 will also feature the option of a seven-speed twin-clutch DSG transmission and the latest iteration of Audi’s Quattro four-wheel drive system. The 0 to 60 mph sprint will be made under 5 seconds, while top speed will be limited to 155 mph.

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Audi A5/S5 by Caractere

Audi A5/S5 by Caractere

Caractere, the famous Belgian tuner, unveiled today its new body styling equipment for the new Audi A5 and S5. The new kit consists in a front bumper especially designed for the vehicles with original fog lights, a new front grill and a rear spoiler and integrated rear air diffuser,

with or without exhaust tips on the left and on the right side, a new boot spoiler but also a new set of 19 or 20” alloy wheels having the well-known Caractere design. No words about the price yet!

Also check, Audi A4 Avant by Caractere!

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STaSIS Signature Series S5 based on the Audi S5

STaSIS Signature Series S5 based on the Audi S5

STaSIS may not yet be a household name, but with more cars like these, that may change. Based on the Audi S5, the Signature Series S5 comes in two levels of trim called Touring or Challenge Edition.

The Touring Edition comes with Ohlins SL dampers, 20 inch STaSIS Monolite RS 147 forged wheels and a T-304 stainless steel exhaust while the Challenge Edition features a 370-mm Alcon Mono6 front brake upgrade, Torsen center differential, anti-roll bar package and an ECU upgrade estimated at an additional 15 hp/20 lbft. Also new Yokohama Advan Sport tires were added.

With the new improvements, the Signature Series S5 sprints from 0-60 mph in just 4.6 seconds—that’s half a second faster than the "standard” Audi S5. With these kind of numbers, the car is faster than the BMW 650i, Mercedes CLK 550 and the Lexus IS-F. All this performance comes at a price: $9,995 for the Touring Edition and $13,995 for the Challenge Edition - both with the security of a 4-year/50,000 mile warranty.

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MTM S5 GT Supercharged based on the Audi S5

MTM S5 GT Supercharged based on the Audi S5

With the new MTM S5 GT Supercharged, the German tuner obtained an astonishing 505 hp out of the Audi 4.2 liter V8 which is now capable to push the car from 0-100 km/h in 4.3 seconds while the top speed is 300+ km/h.

The tuning company did not modify the bodykit, just added a new set of 21” alloy wheels and an impressive exhaust system in order to deliver a new sound but also more power.Also the braking system is impressive due to the fact that the vehicle is capable to stop from 100 km/h in about 35 m.

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Abt AS5

Abt AS5

Unobtrusive design and powerful appearance - this is what the Abt AS5 stands for. With a discerning eye on the detail Abt enhances the elegant Audi Coupé with its breathtaking, pleasing contours and the stretched flanks. The team from Kempten has managed to upgrade the unique vehicle without changing its character.

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Audi S5 K500 by MTM

Audi S5 K500 by MTM

MTM released today the first photo and info about the S5 K500, their latest compression kit, and even if there are just a few info, we can tell this will be a real success.

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Audi S5 driven by Paul Rivera

Audi S5 driven by Paul Rivera

The new Audi S5 will be launched on the US market in November 2007. But before that, Paul Rivera put his hands on the car and made some testings. Results? Well, watch the video!

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Audi S5 vs. BMW 335i Coupe

One of the most interesting comparisons ever: an Audi S5 vs a BMW 335i Coupe, a 354 hp one vs a 350 hp one. The winner? Takes it all!

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2008 Audi A5 and S5 US pricing announced

2008 Audi A5 and S5 US pricing announced

Audi today announced pricing for the all-new 2008 A5 and S5 coupes. A5 models with a six-speed manual transmission will start at $39,900 and S5 models with a six-speed manual start at $50,500. Both the A5 and S5 have asymmetric quattro(r) all-wheel drive standard. Destination charges are $775 for both models, and are not included in the base price. Six-speed Tiptronic(r) automatic transmissions are available for both models and are a $1,300 option.
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H&R Audi S5

H&R Audi S5

From now on, the Audi A5 and S5, the new powerful and elegant coupes, can even be made more dynamic by H&R’s attractive suspension packages. The H&R spring kit not only further enhances the sporty look, but the lowering by 35 millimeters also results in improved driving dynamics. A spring kit is available for the S-line packages as well. Here, the ground clearance is reduced by about 25 millimeters as compared to the standard model.

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Audi S5 video review

Audi S5 video review

Here’s a video review of the Audi S5, one of the most fun to drive car on the market at the moment. The Audi S5 is a unique competitor among high-performance coupés, thanks to its combination of V8 FSI technology and quattro permanent four-wheel drive.
The eight-cylinder engine has a rated power output of 354 bhp. Its peak torque is 440 Nm, which it already delivers at 3,500 rpm. Within just 5.1 seconds the Audi S5 can sprint to 100 (...)

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