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Audi S5
How cool?
As frozen as Ingolstadt in winter. [ 14 ] ** [37.84%]
As cool as the A5 "kite" commercial. [ 21 ] ** [56.76%]
As uncool as unintended acceleration. [ 1 ] ** [2.70%]
As uncool as MJ in the back of an S5 with a kid. [ 1 ] ** [2.70%]
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Mitlov
post Jun 23 2008, 10:29 AM
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I can't believe that nobody's done this car yet, but I guess not. The S5 shares a platform with the new-generation A4, which pushes the front wheels six inches forward compared to the B7 A4. This dramatically improves weight distribution, and looks nice too. The A5/S5 also gets swoopy lines and LED "eyeliner," which you either love or hate.









$50,500 (admittedly with impressive standard equipment).

4.2L V8 making 354 hp @ 6800 rpm and 325 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm.
6-speed manual available.
0-60 in 4.9 seconds (with 6MT).
3891 (1765 kg) lbs.
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Synesthesia
post Jun 24 2008, 08:02 AM
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QUOTE(Mitlov @ Jun 23 2008, 09:14 PM) *
(1) 150 fewer lbs on the nose. Should be better balanced.

(2) Cause I'm baby bear, not mama bear or papa bear. Sometimes more isn't better. Actually, if you have a ton of power, you can't use anything near the full rev range except if you're in first or second gear, or if you're on a track. I think 265 hp, 243 lb-ft sounds like the perfect amount for a vehicle this size. Not so little as to feel slow (i.e., the A5 1.8T that Europe gets), but not so much that you never get to put the engine through its paces in the real world. Come on...just a few short years ago, Infiniti was bragging about its 260-ish horsepower G35 sedan. 265 hp isn't slow!!!

(3) The A5 3.2 is 38% more fuel-efficient. That's a huge difference.

(4) With the sticker price difference, I could buy a brand new GSX-R750.


All very valid points, but we're on the cool wall. biggrin.gif
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- Mitlov   Audi S5   Jun 23 2008, 10:29 AM
- - Uwe   Cool. The nitpicker in me would say "cool a...   Jun 23 2008, 11:33 AM
- - Mitlov   QUOTE(Uwe @ Jun 23 2008, 12:33 PM) Cool. ...   Jun 23 2008, 11:44 AM
- - moethepaki   Fucking frozen. As slick as an Armani suit. The RS...   Jun 23 2008, 11:46 AM
- - b0mb3r   heck... even the regular A5s are awesome. they are...   Jun 23 2008, 01:57 PM
- - Mitlov   QUOTE(b0mb3r @ Jun 23 2008, 02:57 PM) hec...   Jun 23 2008, 02:00 PM
- - infinity935   Ingolstadt. I actually saw one this morning. It i...   Jun 23 2008, 02:02 PM
- - Synesthesia   Cool, the RS will be frozen. Why the hell do you p...   Jun 23 2008, 05:00 PM
- - Mitlov   QUOTE(Synesthesia @ Jun 23 2008, 06:00 PM...   Jun 23 2008, 05:14 PM
- - Razor   Quick, beautiful, and... has police car rear seats...   Jun 23 2008, 06:59 PM
- - Synesthesia   QUOTE(Mitlov @ Jun 23 2008, 09:14 PM) (1)...   Jun 24 2008, 08:02 AM
- - Mitlov   QUOTE(Synesthesia @ Jun 24 2008, 09:02 AM...   Jun 24 2008, 08:27 AM
- - Asher   I don't love or hate the eyeliner. (Forzen.)   Jun 24 2008, 08:42 AM
- - clarkma5   Frozen for now but I think they'll come down i...   Jun 25 2008, 10:05 PM
- - Phix   MJU. Most awkward looking Audi I've ever seen...   Jun 26 2008, 01:18 PM
- - mung35   I was gonna go frozen. But the price point is high...   Jun 26 2008, 02:03 PM
- - clarkma5   QUOTE(mung35 @ Jun 26 2008, 03:03 PM) I w...   Jun 26 2008, 02:22 PM
- - Dr. Strangelove   And one of the most beautiful bodies to ever roll ...   Jul 2 2008, 05:48 AM
- - MustangAficionado   +1, they look so much better in person. After th...   Jul 2 2008, 07:42 PM
- - Dr. Strangelove   QUOTE(Phix @ Jun 26 2008, 02:18 PM) MJU. ...   Jul 2 2008, 09:55 PM
- - Phix   QUOTE(Dr. Strangelove @ Jul 3 2008, 01:55...   Jul 3 2008, 09:46 AM
- - infinity935   But...but...this is DS? You have to like VAG produ...   Jul 3 2008, 09:56 AM
- - Synesthesia   QUOTE(Dr. Strangelove @ Jul 3 2008, 01:55...   Jul 3 2008, 12:05 PM
- - Bjorn   I thought it was silly looking and pointless until...   Jul 7 2008, 08:22 AM
- - Dr. Strangelove   So, it's a powerful yet subtle on the outside,...   Jul 7 2008, 04:13 PM
- - 4wheelfreak   Cool for the styling and engine alone.   Jul 9 2008, 08:03 AM
- - moethepaki   You know, it's a damned cool car. About as coo...   Jul 9 2008, 01:39 PM
- - clarkma5   QUOTE(moethepaki @ Jul 9 2008, 02:39 PM) ...   Jul 9 2008, 02:08 PM
- - b0mb3r   and I almost traded my MKV for it...   Jul 10 2008, 06:22 PM
- - Dr. Strangelove   How the fuck is the Porsche Cayman cooler than thi...   Jul 10 2008, 07:37 PM


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