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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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