2018 Audi S5 Spy Shot and Concept

The new Audi S5 2018 is now better, occupies the intermediate terrain between the A5 and the RS5 with a balanced approach to speed and luxury.

The 2018 Audi S5 is the car’s performance coupe, convertible, and is now offered as a charging sedan. The car is new this year after a major overhaul of the associated A4 and A5 models. The S5 is sold in Premium Plus and Prestige trim.

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2018 Audi S5 Outside

Outside is where things are interesting. Although the previous 2018 Audi S5 styling has reached its stretched look by using straight cut lines to break the gentle contours, the new model has more round lines that complement, rather than counterpoint, larger wing curves and Of the hindquarters. Intelligent surface facets in front of the A-pillar mask, some of the soft shapes that helped the S5 reduce its frontal surface, partly to achieve a slip coefficient of 0.25 while meeting the safety requirements of Pedestrians. But as some competitors, Lexus and Infiniti in particular, have taken their cuts in a more daring design territory, it is clear that Audi has thrown the other direction. The overall effect is more conventional, which can attract luxury buyers deactivated by a modern flash. Time will tell if this gambit pays, and whether the reputation of the new S5 will be considered timeless, or traditional.

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2018 Audi S5 Inside

Inside, similarly, visuals seem to settle for good rather than stretch towards the excellent. Silver trim and dash trim appear to be cited by Lexus, while the top of the dashboard resembles the BMW over the decade. Technologically, the S5 features an Audi TFT screen trumpeter, offers a 3D surround sound system and provides occupants with 4G LTE connectivity. These digital pleasures, however, do no more. With the improvements of BMW and Mercedes-Benz in the infotainment space, the Audi only won the Lexus RC, the Infiniti Q60 and the Cadillac ATS in terms of pixel gimcoching easily usable by the driver. Yes, the new car has more modern features, but the interface no longer carries the package.

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2018 Audi S5 Engine

With a torque of 369 lb.-ft. of 1,370 rpm, the new V-6 turbo-charged 3.0-liter S5 carries a chip punch neither the V-8 nor the supercharged V-6 Replaced in 2013, Could match. The horsepower reaches 354, or 21 others (and 44 other lb-ft) than its former predecessor. The accelerator response is acute, especially for a stimulated powertrain, and Audi says reaching 60 mph after a shutdown, it takes 4.4 seconds. Plant the pedal and a silky couple wave is washed, lowering the complex clocks that hide under the floor. For the upgrade of the 2018 Audi S5, Audi replaced the previous seven-speed S-Tronic dual-clutch transmission from S5 (still available on the A5) with an eight-speed tiptronic derived from ZF. The answering machines say that the automatic is well suited to the new torque curve of the turbo, and that S5 buyers tend to prefer its smooth power delivery on the double clutch box to harder edge.

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