Hot Cars Audi S5

BUILDING ON AN ALREADY IMPRESSIVE S SERIES, THE NEW AUDI S5 SPORTBACK COMBINES THE PERFORMANCE AUDI DRIVERS HAVE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO WITH THE PRACTICALITY BROUGHT ON BY TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS. AND IT’S ALL IN ONE SLEEK PACKAGE.

- Akeem Johnson-Pierre 

SPECS

ENGINE 3.0 LITRE TFSI V6

HORSE POWER 354 HP

TORQUE 369 LB-FT BETWEEN 1,370 TO 4,500 RPM

0 TO 60 MPH 4.5 SECONDS

TOP SPEED 155 MPH

TRANSMISSION 8 speed automatic with manual shifting mode

The new Audi S5 Sportback exterior appeals to those seeking elegance and prestige in their vehicle, while at the same time embracing a racing appeal. The five-door coupe sports a wider trademark single frame grille and lower hood line, accentuating its supercharged engine. The wave-like signature shoulder line is broader than previous S models, and the all-new 3D LED headlights and taillights with dynamic turn signal provide a dominant look.

The only thing more impressive than the vehicle’s exterior is its interior. Audi enhances the driving experience by including multiple technological features which work together, maximizing comfort and practicality. The 12.3 inch Audi virtual cockpit keeps all the information a driver would need within eyesight. Navigation, audio and phone functionalities, Google earth and Google street view are all part of several views the driver can select. The S5 Sportback also includes an improved version of Audi’s head-up display, offering a clearer view with less glare. Heated eight-way power seats with four-way power lumbar support are reserved for both the driver and side passenger; however, the sportback still creates a smooth, comfortable ride for up to three rear passengers as they sit in diamond-stitched leather seats.

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The sedan is equipped with an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission, and the all-new 3.0 liter TFSI V6 engine produces 354 hp and 369 lb-ft from 1,370 to 4,500 rpm. The turbocharged engine allows the S5 Sportback to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 155 mph, given the 18” 5-double-spoke-star designed wheels are dressed in summer performance tires. The S5 Sportback is a worthy addition to the S series as its performance lines up with its luxurious design and cutting-edge driver’s assistance.