2017 Audi S5 Review--ALL-NEW S5

The Audi S5 is the more powerful version of the A5 coupe. This 2017 model is all=new with a shared platform from the Audi A4 and Q7. It is larger, lighter, more powerful and features anew 8-speed automatic and damper control. The chiseled looks and refined interior make this an up to date version of an already excellent car.

Competitors to the Audi S5 are the S3, Mercedes C-Class, BMW 4 Series, the VW Golf R, the Mercedes CLA, Audi S4, BMW 2 Series, BMW 3 Series, Acura TLX, Acura TL, Lexus IS, Infiniti Q50, Volvo S60, Volvo V60, Cadillac ATS, Cadillac CTS, Mercedes C-Class, Subaru WRX, VW Golf R, Volkswagen Golf R and the BMW X1.
 
I'm here in Portugal getting a chance to drive the all-new audi s5 under the hood
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of this car is a brand new turbocharged six-cylinder engine new sheet metal on
 
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the outside much more chiseled front hood sharp-looking headlights a larger
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grill that sits lower down to the front of the car the whole nose looks a little
 
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bit more squat around the back clean-sheet design as well looks very
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fresh
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what out he does particularly well I think better than anybody in the
 
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industry are these super sharp crisp lines that go all the way down the body
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work
 
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they're very hard to do in the manufacturing process and they do it
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fantastically the car sits a little bit lower because it has a new Quattro
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system that does just that has the car a little bit lower for handling and for
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aesthetic
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so let's take this new audi s5 on these twisty roads in Portugal and find out
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what it's like
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the s5 is built on an all-new platform shared with the a for its larger in
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every dimension offering more interior space and trunk room but the car is
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actually 60 kilograms lighter and more aerodynamic the s5 now comes with
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standard LED headlamp technology which frame the lower nose and larger grill
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the s5 engine features 800 new parts and his 14 kilograms lighter with more power
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at 350 for horsepower more torque of 368 pounds feet and the throttle is more
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responsive
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Plus this engine is five percent more efficient the s5 now features suspension
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damper control that senses the road and adjust the suspension for each situation
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on top of this you still have the audi drive select system for further
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individual control
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audi has moved to an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission away from a
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dual-clutch to take the increased torque loads and also smooth out the car for
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everyday situations so on this trip here to Portugal had a chance to drive the a5
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which has 252 horsepower from a turbo 2 liter four-cylinder engine then you jump
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into the s5 and it has a six cylinder turbocharged engine with 350 for
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horsepower so you get pretty much a hundred more horsepower and you notice
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the weight of the car right away it feels heavier but after driving both of
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them
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I'm not sure if it's because of the European gas that you have in the in
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their regular 85 it really responded beautifully i was very surprised by how
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good that engine was but this feels more of everything it feels a little bit more
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planted on the road isn't a little bit heavier as i mentioned and you have the
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ability to use the drive select system to dial in just the way you wanted to go
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and on these twisty roads the new platform that out he is using for the a4
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for the a5 this s5 and for the audi q7 is really showing its strengths it feels
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really well put together
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I have had a chance to drive the AMG 43 and AMG c63 just a week ago in the c
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class and now the 63 is a special car but the 43
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I'm not sure there'll be much it in fact i think i would take this car over the
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mercedes-benz because i think it just has a bit more
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have the sound I like the interior the simplicity of the interior
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it's so polished and up to date
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even though it has classic audi materials all the stuff you've seen from
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out over the last few years
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beautiful aluminum nicely finished materials it just looks like it's a real
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2017 version of what we've come to expect from them
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now this instrument cluster you have behind the steering wheel is not
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standard on all of the audi cars and typically have to get the top model to
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get the virtual cockpit now driving here in Portugal has been especially nice to
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put the navigation screen in behind the steering wheel so it's a redundant
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screen you have the big 12 . 3 inch screen behind the steering wheel and the
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screen in the center of the dash to give you
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she's telling me to turn right after six centimeters so i can see that in both
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the center of the screen and the center of the - so I think that's very helpful
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and this is something that i think a lot of car companies are going to emulate
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so even though this looks like an updated version of the old a five new
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platform new engine new Quattro all-wheel drive system that sits a
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little bit lower gives his car a more dynamic look
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and field and it all comes together to produce a wonderful driving experience
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I love the a4 I like the a5 I love this
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s5 but it's been a real pleasure getting a chance to drive this new audi s5 here
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in Portugal wonderful roads and the one thing about the audi s5 is already was a
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superstar
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now you take the new platform that is shared with the a for you get the new
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turbocharged six-cylinder engine with tons of power and it just all comes
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together beautifully
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the updated interior really is a work of art it's finely finely crafted some
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people might like or not like the style of the inside some I find a little bit
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stark but you know what you can't say that
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audi cuts corners when it comes to materials the way the car drives it's
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just so planted and refined and so relaxed and easy for the driver
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you look like a superstar driving this car the design on the outside might take
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a little while for some to get used to these sharp lines are definitely a step
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away from the flowing design of the previous s5
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I like it I actually like it more because i like the way it drives in the
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way it looks and that's where you spend most of the time behind the steering
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wheel
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the new audi a5 and s5 will be arriving in the spring of 2017 to watch a review
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of the all-new audi a5 click the picture on the left
2017 Audi S5 Review--ALL-NEW S5 2017 Audi S5 Review--ALL-NEW S5 Reviewed by endank on 2:32 PM Rating: 5

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