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Audi S5 Review Australia | Features, Specification, Price

Audi S5 Review Australia

 

Audi has been offering a range of supercars that come with exquisite specifications. Whenever we hear Audi, we think of a high-performance car and so Audi S5 is (variant of Audi A5.) Well, it has three body styles to impress you while letting you choose what you prefer. You can buy it in a modernized and smart coupé, cabriolet, and 5-door fastback. A complete range of compact-sized executive vehicles or we can say GT (grand tourer). You can get the vehicle in the earliest version of 2007, not really old but lacks advanced features. 

 

Audi S5 Review Australia

The company has manufactured it in three generations over years and still creating 

 ✓ S5 B8/8T (2007–2012)

 ✓ S5 B8.5/8.5T (2013–2017)

 ✓ S5 B9 (2017–present)

 

Need the best 4-seat coupe? You must try the 2017 Audi S5 Coupe. The feature that makes Audi S5 desirable is its Quattro 4WD selection as a standard. The latest models are highly refined having excellent speed and steering. Their engineers have manufactured it with a perfect power to weight ratio keeping the vehicle balanced. Responsive brakes, outstanding gear, and adaptable suspensions are what make it's motor impressive.

 

Engine

Audi S5 is known for providing a high-class engine with an efficient motor system. The gearbox is made with striking details to make it provide a smooth, hassle-free, decent, and quick shifting. In all the manual modes, you get complimentary paddle-shifters. And, what a remarkable grip it offers while sweeping bends at a faster pace. After a single drive, you will feel how amazing their Quattro all-wheel drive is. The adaptive dampers are standard with a top-performance suspension system. The accuracy and linearity of steering are one of the incredible specs. Depending on the variant and generation, the maximum fuel tank capacity is up to 58.0 liters.

 

S5 B8/8T

If you are interested in purchasing the Audi S5 coupé, you must know it is equipped with an advanced engine. You will get a 4.2L V8 engine with Fuel Stratified Injection. It typically produces a power of 260 kW@6,800 rpm. Its power is made compatible with the torque of 440 NM@3,500 rpm. Well, that is not the only engine giving the sportier feels. 1st generation’s Cabriolet and Sportback are featured with an exclusive supercharged 3.0L TFSI V6 engine. Instead of turbocharged, the supercharged engine not only offers better balance and speed but safety and convenience. Its maximum power is 245 kW@5,500–7,000 rpm.

 

Well, if you are comparing V6 and V8, you will not be surprised as they have the quite similar on-road drive. To complement the engines, the coupé has two transmission options: a 6-speed manual and 6-speed Tiptronic. On the contrary, Cabriolet/Sportback comes with a single option of 7-speed S Tronic dual-clutch transmission, providing a steady hold.

 

S5 B8.5/8.5T 

Do you wish to have a 3.0L supercharged V6 TFSI engine in Coupé, instead of Cabriolet and Audi S5 Sportback? If yes, you can get it in the 2nd generation S5 Coupé with the same speed, power, and torque. The other two variants will not give you any other mechanical modification. Besides, everyone needs a car with better fuel consumption and these are the models having better fuel efficiency. The addition of stop-start technology is a plus. On average, the fuel economy is 8.9 L/100 km of the V8 engine. The transmission is the same as the previous models.

 

S5 B9 (2017–continued) 

The major upgrade is the infusion of the twin-scroll turbocharger to an all-new and stronger 3.0L-V6 engine. An ultimate combination that a vehicle can offer. It has accelerated power-producing 260 kW@5,400–6,400 rpm with a decent torque of 500 NM@1,370–4,500 rpm. The engine is lightweight and cost-efficient. If you are concerned with the increased lag response times, get over it because these engines have reduced turbo lag responses. Another highlighted specification includes locking center differential.

 

The 2017 Audi S5 trims pull hard through the low- and mid-rev ranges unproblematically, offering the top speed of 0-100km/hr. in 4.7 seconds. Imagine having a ride at the high gears in a high-performance automobile, on the perfect roads and aesthetic views, but with the noisy engine? Sounds awful! But Audi S5 has resolved this issue by making an extremely muted engine.

 

Design

All S5 Audi models are more than a speed, engine, and gear. A perfect exterior styling with a lavish interior is what Audi brings for everyone. Every trim, irrespective of its generation, has:

 ✓ Brand’s Virtual Cockpit driver infotainment setup

 ✓ Dashtop media screen

 ✓ Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatible

 ✓ Receptive Bluetooth connectivity

 ✓ Wi-Fi hotspot compatible

 ✓ Google maps

 ✓ Dual USB connection portals

 ✓ MMI touchpad

 

S5 B8/8T  

The very initial models of Audi S5 are available with aggressive chassis making it look firm and sturdy. You would like its side skirts admiring bigger air inlets on the front bumper. The dual-quad tip exhaust adds to its broad anterior. All models have the LED daytime running lights, Bi-Xenon headlights, and vertically layered chrome-finessed grille as a standard but the 2010 model comes with a little facelift giving more imposing frontline, LED tail lights, and leather-wrapped or Alcantara seats, as per your choice. You might like to have a look at the 2012 version as well. In certain states, you can have 19" alloy wheels, bigger brakes, and heated and sport bucket seats.

 

S5 B8.5/8.5T 

As a mid-generational reshaping, the B8.5 comes with front-end modifications. Completely reformed headlamps, pristine frontal grille, all-new fog headlights, and upgraded rear diffuser with redesigned LED tail lights define 2nd generation. Other features are:

 ✓ Accessible central dials

 ✓ Chrome-finessed window buttons

 ✓ 4 Audi MMI control buttons with a new interface

 ✓ Flat-bottomed steering

 ✓ Refreshed circular airbag cover

 

S5 B9 (2017–continued) 

It has a completely remodeled front and rear look. The coupe is made lightweight with an eye-catching headlamp with a strikingly prominent bonnet. If you need a car with a sportier look, these models have sharper body lines with a 1-piece grille. Whenever you are buying a car, do check its safety features because the car is no good without efficient safety options. Audi s5 is loaded with safety specs including drive assist and ISOFIX child-seat anchor points. The interior is upgraded with tablet-style and bigger 8" Audi MMI. The height-adjustable and heated seats with cross-stitching maximize your ease.

 

2017-2020 variants are no doubt more progressive, more practical, more relaxing, and nicer than ever before. For instance, it has a third-zone for climate control, and smartly designed cooling vents. Unfortunately, it lacks rear grab-handles and is not roomy at the rear.

 

2020 Audi S5

 ✓ Offered in 3 trim levels: Premium, Premium Plus, Prestige

 ✓ Smoother acceleration

 ✓ Stronger gear with V6-powered engine

 ✓ Confident speed management

 ✓ Suede-wrapped cabin

 ✓ Stylish high-tech specs

 ✓ Massaging and sportier seats

 ✓ 10.1-inch digital screen having MIB 3 infotainment

 ✓ Lesser storage space

 

Final verdict

All body styles are offering maximum comfort, and ease with composure. Luxury-oriented and a lovely cabin with all the decent colored trimmings is pretty imposing. And, even if it is Audi, you will still find it reasonably priced. The only problem you might face in Audi S5 is that sometimes, the gearbox fails to respond as quickly as it should. The firm chassis of all three versions are made durable but you can’t stuff luggage which makes it a little tight. Well, just to be sure, get the past details of the vehicle. Get your hands on available legal information from our accessible portal by entering the car model and year.

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