Audi S5 Sportback, Coupe and Cabriolet z’TFSI launched in Australia

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Audi has released the S5 Sportback, Coupe and Cabriolet highlighting that sports cars are not dead in the swing to SUVs. The stylishly designed models are powered by a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 engine that produces 260kW, and peak torque of 500Nm available from as low as 1370rpm.

This is enough for a 0-100kmh time of a touch under 5 seconds with a governed top speed of 250kmh. They can be surprisingly economical as well.

 

S5 models have a fast shift 8 speed tiptronic transmission and Audi quattro system with a lockable centre diff. S-specific sport suspension with adaptive damper control ensures superb ride and dynamics as you would expect.

the interior matches the performance with upgraded infotainment connectivity and Audi virtual cockpit amongst a long list of features. Special mention goes to the stunningly good LED matrix lighting system.

Pricing for the S5 Sportback and Coupe $106,500 and S5 Cabriolet is $120,000 plus the usual costs

Im Rob Fraser

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What is good?

  • Stunning design
  • Performance, ride and handling
  • Matrix LED headlights system

What is not so good?

  • Rear seats next to useless
  • Adaptive cruise control not selectable
  • Front seats not cooled

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Model: Audi S5 Coupe’ 3.0L TFSI Quattro

  • Model Price $106,500 MLP*
  • Drivetrain Quattro AWD 3.0L 6 Cyl TFSI8 SP Tiptronic
  • Power 260kW @ 5,400rpm
  • Torque 500Nm @ 1,370 – 4,500rpm
  • Safety 5 Star ANCAP
  • CO2 Emissions 177 g/km
  • Economy (ADR comb) 8.6L/100km
  • 0-100kmh 4.8 sec,
  • top speed 250kmh
  • Servicing 5 Yrs. Audi service plan
  • Warranty 3yr/Unlimited km with full roadside assist

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

Overall Rating 87/100

  • Behind the Wheel 9
  • Comfort 9
  • Equipment 8
  • Performance 9
  • Ride & Handling 9
  • Practicality 8
  • Fit for Purpose 9
  • Street Credibility 9
  • Performance 9
  • Value for Money 8

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.