2013 Audi A5 and S5 – News – Car and Driver

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2013 Audi A5 / S5

Audi face lifts its handsome and convertible.

The Audi A5 coupe and as well as their powerful S5 are among the most beautiful on the road today, and they look fresh more four years after debut. Yet it’s time for a face lift that not only the cars’ styling, but their technology.

Unfortunately, in this renewal, the S5 gets a new engine. The previous naturally aspirated 4.2-liter V-8 away, making room for the 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 already in the S5 cabrio. Torque stands pat at 325 This swap comes as no and will improve fuel significantly.

While the supercharged six is a engine, we will miss the sound of the V-8.

A splendid 211-hp, 2.0-liter remains the base engine in the A5, is fine with us. For those who the passing of the V-8powered S5, Audi special consolation with the RS5.

This modelon in Europe alreadyis powered by a reworked version of the 4.2-liter V-8 an awesome 450 hp. We hear that the RS5 arrive in the U.S. in early Meanwhile, the S5 receives an upgraded all-wheel-drive system with a center differential that for variable torque splits.

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Other markets, of get a wider range of choices. Gas for overseas A5s include a detuned of the supercharged V-6 rated at 272 hp and an entry-level turbo four with 170 There are no less than turbo-diesels: a 177-hp, 2.0-liter and three 3.0-liter V-6s. One six 204 hp, another 245, and the third is to be a “clean diesel” versionand we thought these were all dieselsalthough its power output undisclosed.

We also miss out on the A5 and S5 Sportbacks. the hatchback derivatives, although big brother, the A7. is sold here.

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Which brings us to The most obvious changes a reshaped grille and new headlights updated internals. Also the fog lights, the lower air intakes, and the The infotainment system is upgraded and now fewer keys but more and the steering wheel, column wood or aluminum trim, and chrome d#233;cor are all new to the A5/S5

Is it enough to bring the pair the present? Stylistically, we’re not the competition from BMW, Infiniti, and Mercedes-Benz had caught up to with. We’d call a nice head start to a successful update.

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