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      09-20-2007, 01:59 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Just been out in Audi S5

Its very nice number one. Took some pics came out shit cuz it was dark

was a well specced car silver with red leather 48k

4.2 V8 360odd BHP and 4wd

interior was very sexy with the dark blood red leather, with the ''S5'' logos in the headrests front and rear!

when started sounds very ferocious but when in the lower rev range dosent sound very loud, generally its not a loud sound, thought it would be much louder but i suppose they have toned it down because of the up coming RS5 etc!!

still sounded good, 4wd gripped well and the car pulled hard in 2nd and 3rd with ease

nic elong legs with plenty of room inbetween gears, which is what i feel the 335d is lacking,but then again thats a derv!!

it is a quick car, the official 0-60 (or 0-62 bot sure which) is 5.0 sec, i would say after a re-map a 335d would stay with it 0-60 then pull on the S5 from there!!!

3 launches and it took it well, highest rev'd launch was 5k and the car didnt stutter, bog or anything.. picked up and went!!

revs to 8k!!!

i like it, the car looks good but looks bug and baulky which it is! im sure its much heavier than the e92 coupe!

headlights are very swish with the LED lights and the sound system quite literally blows the stock E92 system into the weeds quite comprehensively!!

overall the car looks aggressive and does just as it looks.. still a BMW man me but will need a re-map to play with this baby!!!


Hope you like my quick report on this car!! (car had 3k, i didnt get to drive it but was promised a drive next time:rocks


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Carlos, nice write-up and a refreshing change after my break from "What's everyone doing tonight" :-p

How much was the car as spec'd ?
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See if you can get some pics next time Carl
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See if you can get some pics next time Carl
pics of what?
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Nice review. The question is - would you prefer it to the beemer?

I doubt if it handles as well as the 335i/d considering it was beaten round the track by the 335i in Fifth Gear (the TV prog) - even though it has 50 odd horses more ????
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To be honest, I'm not sure it really can be compared with the 335i. Its comparing 6 cylinder twin turbo, RWD against V8 AWD - I see them as two different types of animal, almost like chalk and cheese. I assume the RS5 will be in direct competition with the M3?
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This thread got me thinking... apart from the Vauxhall Monaro thingy... is the Audi S5, one of the cheapest cars you can buy with a V8 engine????? I can't think of anything else from mainstream rivals...?
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Just thought of the Chrysler 300C SRT8 as a cheap contender - but its not cheap at all over here at 41000

But then I realised that it is just rip-off Britain again as it is only $44000 in the US - or exactly HALF price. WTF!!
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Just thought of the Chrysler 300C SRT8 as a cheap contender - but its not cheap at all over here at £41000

But then I realised that it is just rip-off Britain again as it is only $44000 in the US - or exactly HALF price. WTF!!
the 300c is pile of wank... looks soooo GAY...

the grill looks awful the profile of the tyres are hooj making the wheels look miniscule and it drives like a barge.. OH and has a pushrod v8

what year are we in again
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Just thought of the Chrysler 300C SRT8 as a cheap contender - but its not cheap at all over here at 41000

But then I realised that it is just rip-off Britain again as it is only $44000 in the US - or exactly HALF price. WTF!!
I forgot about the 300C... shocking about the cost though
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the 300c is pile of wank... looks soooo GAY...

the grill looks awful the profile of the tyres are hooj making the wheels look miniscule and it drives like a barge.. OH and has a pushrod v8

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I agree that it is a complete pile of poop ( i drove one in the US recently ) but it is a 40K V8 nonetheless. I am sure you could probably buy a year old one for 20K
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