There's no denying the emotional appeal of a two-doored machine from Audi. From the Úr quattro to the Nuvolari concept car to this, unbridled passion tempered with unquenchable grace. A certain tension – its lines and surfaces conduct a deliberate interplay between light and shadow.
Dreams become lofty concepts. Lofty concepts turn into detailed sketches. Detailed sketches become exquisite models. Exquisite models become pure automotive sculptures. All proving that if we can dream it, we can build it. The result is a car where form blends harmoniously with function. When that function is raw power and clairvoyant handling, it's only natural the form be equally as titillating.
The facts do indeed hint at extraordinary potential: A 354 hp V8 with FSI Direct Injection. Rear-biased quattro all-wheel drive. Massive multi-piston brakes with black S5 calipers. New sport suspension in the front as well as the rear. But then you dig deeper. With its new modular architecture, engineers were able to position the engine farther behind the front axle. A near perfect balance.
The experience begins with a powerful V8 FSI engine, which boldly produces 354 hp and 325lb-ft of torque. Meticulous weight-distribution allows the aggressive design to take full advantage of the dynamic engine characteristics
At the center of the Audi S5 is a 6-speed manual transmission to take advantage of the car's sporty handling and aggressive driving dynamics.Tiptronic automatic transmission available in Spring 2008.
Audi's legendary all-wheel drive system provides increased traction on all road surfaces. Rear-heel drive for agility, excellent acceleration, superb stability without sacrificing one bit of the high level of active safety with which quattro® has become synonymous.Suspension
To keep this unbridled power under complete control, we offer the predictable yet exhilarating handling dynamics with a new five-link front suspension and trapezoidal-link rear suspension. This unique design, coupled with optimized weight distribution, provides sporty handling and outstanding agility. It is a more sport-tuned suspension calibration than the A5.Pure Design
You fall in love at first glance. Úpon closer inspection, you begin to witness years of innovative design deceptively hidden behind a sleek, single frame grill, nestled behind the jeweled LED daytime running lights and residing in every gleam of light emanating from the 19' aluminum wheels.
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Engine : 5.2 L., 10-cylinder
Power: 435 hp
Torque: 398 ft-lbs
A quick glance behind the sleek exterior curtain will open you to a world of Audi innovation and progressive interior design. 2+2 Coupe seating embraces driver and passenger while aluminum optic air vents supply 3-zone air conditioning to coddle the senses.
An available MMI interface provides the driver with one-finger access to a symphony powered by a Bang & Olfusen sound system, a smarter navigation system and even the nearest 4-star hotel.Exterior Design
The flowing lines and aggressive stance stir the emotions and summon your passion for remarkable automotive design.FSI®
Since 2001, Audi has dominated with FSI® technology at Le Mans. This paid off with an unbroken string of victories until an Audi TDI engine picked up the baton in 2006. With FSI®, the fuel is injected directly into the combustion chamber, which in turn boosts combustion efficiency and engine performance.Audi MMI®
Simple. Elegant. Intuitive. These words perfectly describe the innovative Audi Multi-Media Interface system. The simple terminal distills advanced technology into a natural easy-to-use interface. MMI connects you with every advanced system of the Audi S5, making a remarkable vehicle an intuitive extension of yourself.Advanced rear parking system
Úsing ultrasonic sensors to measure distance, Parktronic emits an intermittent warning tone to indicate how far the car is from an obstacle. A rear view camera displays in your S5's MMI screen for even more sophistication and easier parking.Bang & Olufsen® Sound System
14-speaker sound system with 505 digitally amplified watts. Microphone-based noise compensation ensures optimum sound under varying road conditions and speeds.
Úp front and in the rear, the principal suspension components are made of lightweight yet incredibly strong aluminum. Like the five-link front suspension, the trapezoidal-link rear suspension is as well. With outstanding kinematics for a combination of excellent ride quality and directional stability. These kinematics, together with precise brake modulation, significantly reduce brake dive and the pitch-and-roll associated with spirited driving.Audi adaptive light
Audi's dynamic adaptive headlight technology pivots the Audi S5's headlight modules to follow twists and turns in the road. The result: the road is more clearly illuminated and any possible obstructions are more visible to the driver.Airbags
Full-size dual threshold airbags, seat mounted chest side airbags and knee airbags help protect the driver and front passenger in a collision. Full-size airbags for driver and front passenger are triggered in two stages: Front knee and side airbags.Braking system
Dual circuit, diagonally split system with brake assist automatically applies maximum braking force during emergency braking, tandem servo, ventilated discs at front, solid discs at rear.Source - Audi