• Apr 5, 2007
click above image to view more images of the red Audi S5 at the NY Auto Show

Showing its performance side first, Audi unveiled the S5 ahead of the A5 in North America at the New York Auto Show. Both vehicles, however, had already made their world debut in Geneva.

Looking very intense in blazing red, the S5 styling complements the unique powertrain that includes a 324354-horsepower V8, 6-speed manual gearbox and quattro all-wheel-drive. Bigger than most of its competition, the S5 is seeking an edge in interior comfort while maintaining as high a level of performance as its coupé competition. A few of the key exterior features include a grille with S-model influences, aggressive bumper outlines, 18-inch wheels, aluminum-style mirror housings and four oval exhaust tips.

Even more performance is expected for the upcoming RS5; meanwhile the S5 should keep Audi enthusiasts happy.


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      • 7 Years Ago
      "Being that Audi brought this design to the Nuvolari concept back in 2003, which is the new A5/S5, It definately looks like BMW is stealing design cues from Audi. ;-)"

      The flaw in your argument is...they look exactly like the BMW's and only slightly like the Nuvolari's. ;-)
      • 7 Years Ago
      That's an amazing car. Excellent design! Should be a nice addition to the expanding Audi line-up.

      S5 and a Q7 -- what a powerful luxurious combo
      • 7 Years Ago
      5 photos of the 3.0 TDI backside and not one of anything else, like the engine? Hello?
      • 7 Years Ago
      WHY DOES EVRY SITE/MAGAZINE GET THE S5 WHEELS WRONG??
      S5 comes standard with 19" wheels, NOT 18".
      • 7 Years Ago
      What's the record number of entries for a particular intro?

      I think this car will do well. It's actually surprising that Audi went without a compact coupe for so long. The Audi Coupe did pretty well back in the 1980s, but the price got too high and the performance was too slow, so it died after the 1991 MY.

      I do wonder where this leaves the A4 Cab. Will it be phased out in favor of an A5 Cab? Certainly it doesn't make sense to offer both.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Tasty!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hey oren, where does your girlfriend sit in one of those? not a problem i guess..

      Ordered my A5 in UK already, bring on July!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      "The flaw in your argument is...they look exactly like the BMW's and only slightly like the Nuvolari's. ;-)"

      First, they do not look exactly like the BMW, they are a variation of the current A4 and the Nuvolari. Second, this has been in the design language for Audi for a few years now, but when BMW brings it out for the first time on the 335i, everyone thinks BMW had it first. Come on now.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "Did someone say rear end (tail-lights) resembles 2007 BMW E92?"

      Being that Audi brought this design to the Nuvolari concept back in 2003, which is the new A5/S5, It definately looks like BMW is stealing design cues from Audi. ;-)

      check out these pic from 2003.

      http://www.fourtitude.com/gallery/gallery2.php?mode=album&album=/Audi/Studies/Nuvolari%20quattro/Photos

      • 7 Years Ago
      so not an Audi fan, but that is a nice car.
      look at all those dang controls down on the shift plate.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "The flaw in your argument is...they look exactly like the BMW's and only slightly like the Nuvolari's. ;-)"

      First, they do not look exactly like the BMW, they are a variation of the current A4 and the Nuvolari. Second, this has been in the design language for Audi for a few years now, but when BMW brings it out for the first time on the 335i, everyone thinks BMW had it first. Come on now.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like execs living in New Jersey will be happy with this one! Great work, Audi!
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