2018 Audi S5 Review and Road Test - With the advent of the new A5 there is also a new S5. With more power and more gadgets, of course, we went with it.
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But equally to the point: the critics call that the new A5/S5 too much on the previous looks, but personally I am not agree. It will be carried out in Misano Red copy I'm going to take with it is to shine in the Sun and the car looks like one chunk energy. Of course the family line apparent and it is good to see that this car is inspired by the design of Walter da Silva, but that Audi can I in no way blame them. The first generation A5 is one of my favorite designs and the new one is as far as I am concerned, a great evolution of the original design. Something smoother in terms of line, but surely if S5 just a very thick car.
2018 Audi S5 Exterior
The S5 has sportier contoured bumpers and a diffuser from which four chrome exhaust pipes. There are also a few badges, 19 inch wheels and sporty added to the trunk and subtle S5 its road presence. Succeeded, if you ask me.
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2018 Audi S5 Interior
In the Interior is there also familiar like the other Audi. The quality and materials that we are used to from Audi, are retrieved. Well there are special sports seats and a fat sports steering wheel that Nice in the hand. The S5 is available with a manual 6-speed gearbox, but this car is equipped with the new machine.
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2018 Audi S5 Engine and Power Output
That machine is worth a special mention, as the seven-speed S-Tronic dual-clutch is no longer available in the Audi S5. That has to do with a different setup of the engine block, leaving now 354 HP instead of 333 HP under the hood. That is thanks to a very different setup of the engine block. Audi 800 indicates that parts of the engine are different, due to the V6 with "hot V" technique. The turbo is thus between the two cylinder banks, and the intake manifold is one whole with the cylinder heads. This flushes the turbo faster and more powerful, which thus resulting in more power. The S5 delivers 500 Nm of torque and Audi has therefore preferred the ashtrays Tiptronic. Fine block, still we already miss those delicious V8.
|2018 Audi S5 Engine and Power Output|
A vending machine with double clutch is basically faster than a conventional automatic, but you notice there in practise none of this bin. The S5 is 0.2 seconds become faster to the 100 (4.7 seconds).
The gearbox throws the ability besides more than ever to the rear wheels. Did the previous S5 it still with a 50/50 split, now sends the Quattro Sport Differential engine power to the rear axle as much as possible for a sportier driving experience. It makes the S5 a bit more dynamic, but it's still no rear wheel actuator.
Also dynamic is the mount, but that's not necessarily a great fact. The S5 is pretty firmly sprung and on the not so beautiful Portuguese asphalt is that downright unpleasant in the Dynamic mode of the Drive Select System. For me the most interesting solution was in the "Individual" option, which I have set all variables on "Dynamic", but the damping on "Comfort". That improves the situation considerably, but still showed the S5 pretty stiff. I must comment that the asphalt in Portugal have really was bad, so perhaps you use in Netherlands little affects.
Fact is that the mount is nice and communicative, and the Audi S5 a pleasant car is to hard to go along. Search only something wider than the mountain roads that Audi had picked out for us, because that was the ability of the S5 really overkill. On the rare pieces road that what clearer and more spacious were, however, the S5 has grown as a kind of time machine, with which you yourself from bend to bend seems to be able to teleport. Submitting feels sharper and more precise than the previous S5, but in terms of a 3-series coupe remains still just send the better. You go too hard in a turn then you get under steer for your choose, but if you are on the verge of submitting grip exactly to the car feels solid and.
And then ask you you're wondering if you should buy this car and a Mercedes C43 AMG or BMW 435i with M-performance goodies. The answer is not clear-cut. It is a wonderful car to about rolling roads to RAM, and also very easy to live with. The S5a friend to all, that everything just does well and Additionally the benchmark.