Audi S5 First Drive

Extremely quick, precisely nimble and subtly handsome, this is what describes the newest 2018 Audi S5. Its first unveiling at the Geneva Motor show was certainly a head turner and this German automaker has never looked back since then. “Designed to impress,” is what claims this vehicle and with 3 proficient variants at its disposal, the 2018 Audi S5 is looking to turn up the heat.

2018 Audi S5 front

2018 Audi S5 – Beautiful Lines

At present, it’s hard to specify any exact genre for 2018 Audi S5. While style and majesty are at its peak when talking of the Coupe, the category of family sedan reaches new heights with S5’s variant. And to the top of the cake with a cherry comes the 2018 Audi S5 Cabriolet which reflects sheer engineering master class from every aspect of this legendary design.

Does the exterior impress?

Well, sure it does. A special mention goes to Audi S5 Cabriolet which is a true representation of designing magnificence. Be it’s sharp-edged LED headlights or neatly designed front grille; legacy beholds this sedan from every perspective.

A pair of keen eyes will search its way to a couple of rounded bi-xenon projector fog lamps that sits in an enclave etched on chrome plates. The Audi has gone with some intricate touches of chrome here and there giving it a squeaky clean finish. Wheels retain their standard diameter of 17 inches and accept all-season tires.

Interior Design

The luxurious and comfy is what aptly describes the interior of this designing magnum opus. Plush leather upholstery covers the interiors that come with a Nappa branding. The 2018 Audi S5 has gone for low flung rear seats that allow its passengers to proliferate their physical being. Leisure comes with a 10 inch diagonal LED touch screen that syncs to any smartphone. While a pair USB ports stay standard; Audi amplifies resonances sound quality with an 8 speaker Dolby audio setup from Bose.

Will the engine be adequate?

Owing to the different models, the Audi will opt for specific engines as well. While the coupe and cabriolet will share the same powerhouse, Audi’s 4-door sedan known as the sports back will play with bigger pistons.

The standard power output will be 333 HP while torque figures revolve around the 325 lb-ft mark. This supremacy comes from a 3.0 L supercharged V6 engine that 2018 Audi S5 claims to be their linchpin.

On the other hand, Audi’s sports back highlights a 2.0 liter which delivers power to its rear wheel through an 8-speed automatic transmission. The power figures escalate up to the 220 HP mark with torque values ranging around 258 lb-ft.

Such impeccable authority helps the Audi S5 to leap from 0-60 mph under 5 seconds; ceiling velocities reaching the 155 mph mark. The EPA ratings are quite standard for a vehicle of this stature and deliver 18 mpg in city conditions and 26 mpg on highways.

Dealerships Release, Price and Rivals

The current scenario hints the fall of 2017 to be an apt period for the release of 2018 Audi S5. Its varied range sets its pricing from $55,000 up to $70,000. The Merc’s SL class, Lexus LC and the BMW 6-series loom as the potential competitors of this German magnificence.

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