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#1 (permalink) Old 11-17-2016, 07:59 AM
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Key Things To Know For The Audi A5/S5 SportBack

2018 Audi A5/S5 SportBack

Versatility of the A4 and looks of an A5

Pricing and Launch will be released Spring/Summer of 2018

The 354hp variant does 0-60 in 4.5seconds

The 252hp variant does 0-60 in 5.7seconds

Headroom in the rear isn't lost with the slope, there are cutouts in the top. Someone 6'2" fits perfectly

Quattro is on both A5/S5 models

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Not bad 0-60 times but i'll be more interested in knowing how it feels getting off the line, taking over other vehicles, and pushing it a bit. Maybe that will make me go for the 252hp variant.
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But the 252hp variant has a 0-60 of 1.2 seconds slower. If you want more getting off the line and pushing a bit, wouldn't you go for the 354hp variant ? Or am I missing something here...
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#4 (permalink) Old 11-24-2016, 02:49 PM
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I don't want to be spending much since this will be a daily driver that i lease. Getting that leasing cost per month down as much as possible is my aim. So as long as it feels good enough on the road with the lower power output powerplant then i'll get it. Worst case scenario I get a tune to increase it by 10-15%
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For a daily I'm sure it'll be enough and that's smart when taking into consideration dropping the lease payment. I'm not too sure if I'd tune a lease though, I know you can and what not but it just isn't one of those things I would do.

I'd probably just switch wheels and have it tinted out (windows, headlights, etc.)
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#6 (permalink) Old 11-25-2016, 11:05 AM
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Few more key things to add:

The A5 is capable of receiving the 7-speed DCT or a manual transmission whilst the S5 is only coming with the 8-speed automatic.

Everyone says you should order the Sport Differential which is pretty much a mechanical torque vectoring unit

Managed to keep crisp throttle response out of the 3.0 TFSI whilst significantly lowering fuel consumption.
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#7 (permalink) Old 12-14-2016, 03:17 PM
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I really don't mind getting the 8-speed auto only with the S5. I don't plan on rowing gears in one of these. More of my laid back cruiser whilst it still has the power to haul ass.
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#8 (permalink) Old 12-18-2016, 10:34 PM
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To each their own, the lack of a manual gearbox in the S5 may be a deal breaker to some as there are still plenty of manual enthusiasts out there. But the S5 is more of a daily cruiser to me and automatic is going to be my transmission of choice as long as it comes with the 354hp variant.
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There definitely is still a great group of people out there that would shy away from the S5 solely because they can't get it in manual. But at that point, can't really do much. Either suck it up and take it or go for something else. I guess their prior S5 didn't have great sales with the manual transmission so they decided to ditch it on them ?
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As long as the performance gains are big enough to convince someone they can't get the same out of a manual then its easier for a manual loyalist to make the move, not as easy to buy non-manual vehicles these days. Even as a manual loyalist myself I still am open to not having it on a newer vehicle. Still time left to play with older manual transmission toys.
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