2017 Audi A5 Coupe Configurator Available, S5 Starts at €62,500

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2017 Audi A5 Coupe Configurator Available, S5 Starts at €62,5002017 Audi A5 Coupe Configurator Available, S5 Starts at €62,5002017 Audi A5 Coupe Configurator Available, S5 Starts at €62,500
If you think the Audi TT is girly but like all the technology, you can now buy an A5 or, even better, an S5 Coupe. We know we would if there was €62,500 in our bank account right now.
That's right, both all-new models can now be ordered in Germany, as well as configured online. It's kind of ironic that the S5 launch happens at the same time as that of the TT RS. Why? Because while the S5 uses a V6 to get to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds, the RS needs only a 2.5-liter to do the same thing in 3.7 seconds.

That being said, the S5 is one heck of a classy-looking car with a new 3-liter turbocharged engine making 354 horsepower. It doesn't sound as good as the Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe, but it's more of an everyday car with a fast pace.

As usual with Audi, nothing is free. The modern Virtual Cockpit system is part of the Technology Package that you'll need €3,500 for. Anything from carbon fiber dash trim to Matrix LED headlights can be ordered. But you don't need them to enjoy the car. In fact, we'd even skip the digital speedometer and spend the money on better seats.

As for the A5, it comes standard with bland-looking Xenon projectors for the steep price of €44,850. There are three standard lines to choose: A5, A5 Sport, and A5 Design. But they all kind of look the same unlike their counterparts from the BMW 4 Series.

Three engine+transmission combinations can be had, the cheapest being a FWD 2-liter TDI sending 190 PS through a 7-speed S tronic. It falls within emissions class A+ and has the lowest fuel consumption, so you can bet it's going to be the most popular.

Your only gasoline choice other than the S5 is a 2.0 TFSI with quattro and S tronic. It's got 252 PS and is the fastest A5 you can have right now. The 3.0 TDI with quattro takes 6.2 seconds to reach 100 km/h thanks to its 218 PS. However, we think it's best to ignore that one and wait for the 278 PS version arriving later this year if you are a fan of V6 diesel engines.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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