02-24-2007, 01:51 AM
Looks incredible in the new pictures. Too bad about the horsepower output but 325lb/ft is higher than the 310lb/ft that the new M3 is rumored to have. Sound system from Bang and Olufsen is very nice as are the 19" wheels, choices of interior trim and LED tailights.<ul><li><a href="http://www.audiusa.com/audi/us/en2/new_cars/A5.html">CLICK HERE</a></li></ul>
02-24-2007, 05:15 AM
Now is they will only price it at the same level of the 328 coupe, I will put a deposit down right now.
Audi S5 TC
02-24-2007, 08:43 AM
When the longitudinal seven-speed DSG becomes available, the A5 3.2 Quattro with this transmission should do 0-62 in 5.1-5.6 seconds (0-60 in 4.9-5.4 seconds). Keep in mind that 6.1 seconds from 0-62 (0-60 in 5.9 seconds) is for the A5 3.2 Quattro with a six-speed stick.
Since the S5 (Quattro only) does 0-62 in 5 seconds (0-60 in 4.8 seconds) with a six-speed stick, the S5 with the longitudinal seven-speed DSG should do 0-62 in 4-4.5 seconds (0-60 in 3.8-4.3 seconds).
The RS 5 (Quattro only, six-speed stick only) should do 0-62 in 4 seconds (0-60 in 3.8 seconds). That would make the RS 5 with a six-speed stick just as fast or a little faster than the S5 with a DSG. The RS 5 with DSG would do 0-62 in 3-3.5 seconds (0-60 in 2.8 to 3.3 seconds). Perhaps this is why the RS 5 (as well as the B8 RS 4) will not be available with DSG.
FWIW, DSG will become available on all versions of the A5 (again, except the RS 5) for MY2009, either right away or mid year.
Price of all versions of the A5 will be 1/2 way between the 3 Series/M3 coupes and convertibles and Mercedes CLK coupes and convertibles with the RS 5 convertible priced the same as or a little less than the CLK63 AMG convertible.
02-24-2007, 10:39 AM
Maybe 0.1 seconds to 60, but that's it. More important (if you're really hung up on 0-60 numbers) is the launch. DSG will give you consistency but not the ultimate in numbers. Bottom line, don't choose DSG for perforamance reasons.
02-24-2007, 12:00 PM
This is why the automatic 997 turbo is faster to 60 than the manual. Because the manual has 6 gears, and the auto has 5. The manual has one extra shift before it hit 60.
02-24-2007, 02:33 PM
The Tiptronic is faster to 60MPH, because the torque converter can load the turbo system before launch. It has *nothing* to do with gearing. And, both manual and tiptronic version reach 60MPH in second gear.
02-25-2007, 05:33 AM
Why is this the first 911 turbo where the automatic is faster than the manual?