• Mar 9, 2007


It looks like Ingolstadt has been humming along, readying the S5 for sale. Tipster dasboost pointed us to this video of S5 eye candy. It's nice to get close up angles of some details on this hot-looking coupe. Audi typically sweats the details, especially on the inside, and the S5 looks like it faithfully follows that tradition. We like the chiseling that goes on outside - it's a slight evolution of the Audi design ethos, and perfect for a coupe, lending a more muscular appearance. Hopefully nobody has read this far into the post, as we expect everyone's going to skip over all of our babble and go straight to the video, which is after the jump. If you did read this far, what are you doing? Go and watch the video!

[Source: Motor Authority]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      i'm in love. not biased because i own an A4 at all. none.
      • 7 Years Ago
      #2 David You obviously have really bad taste and know nothing about automotive design. These new autos coming from Audi are some of the purest and most dynamic designs we have seen in years. I am so looking forward to seeing one of these in person and getting behind the wheel. I was getting so sick of cars just a few years ago -everything seemed so robot-mechanical and unemotional. BMW went overboard trying to be Independent and MB went backward boring us to death. Audi has taken the middle path and explored both pure automotive design and super advanced mechanics. I have fallen in love with AUDI's new direction and Im so looking forward to the new a4,6,8 body designs. They have literally forged a new place in history with all this new diesel technology. Im just now waiting for more environmental conciousness from AUDI and they will be undeniablly supreme among the worlds auto companies.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Having seen the finalized car in person testing in Spain, I can attest to the fact that the pictures (and this video) don't do this car any justice. My first impression of this car in person is that it has a very aggressive look, mainly due to it's proportions. And that is hard to see in any photos, but the car actually looks quite low and wide, witha very aggressive stance.

      Not seeing it side by side, but my guess would have to be that this car is quite a bit lower and perhaps wider than a 3 series coupe, and in person it looks much more aggressive and the proportions are much more "sports car-like" than the 3. Some cars must be seen in person to be appreciated, and I think this is one.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm having my son ask "mom" if I can trade my 2006 A4 3.2 S-line for the S5 when available...since she wasn't too thrilled when I asked if I could get a 2007 RS4...I'm sure the S5 will be at least $10-$15K less than the RS...so look at how I'm helping the family budget!!!! I'm Audi-biased, but this is a sweet design (although from some angles...especially the rear...the resemblance to 335i creeps in)
      • 7 Years Ago
      The lighting, mood and music were good for highlighting the outter styling of the car, but were not correct for the interior.
      • 4 Years Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm sure this is what they used on www.thepowerofstop.co.za

      Great looking car :)
      • 7 Years Ago
      And to name something I like about it: the rear end. Even though it looks a bit like a 3 series (overall shape) or an AM V8 Vantage (taillights, trunklid). But that's not enough, I'm afraid.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It probably handles much better with the new chassis design, but it looks boring, predictable.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I like the design of all Audis. Except the A5/S5. By "boring", I don't mean boring to drive etc, I can't judge as I haven't driven it. It looks boring. Very. It might be elegant and simplistic, but it's dull. It doesn't have the personality of, say, an A3 Sportback or the passion and aggression of the new TT (let alone the R8). I don't like it. May I please do so without random people telling me I have a bad taste, thank you very much.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow, I wonder why they decided to have such a calm, still mood to the video. Is this a static work of art or a dynamic "driver's car"? It just doesn't look like the car is any fun - where's all the brake dust from slowing down just before the hairpin turns? Where's the dirt and mud from the apex of those hairpin turns? I realize the lighting shifting across a clean car highlights the shape, but fine road-spray patterns do the same thing, AND make the car look way more dynamic.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Are you people brain dead? This car is boring? Wow, you must drive Lambo's...
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