Audi launched its A5 and S5 earlier this year in Europe. But in the U.S., it's bringing the S5 in ahead of its more mundane counterpart. Read full review
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The S5 is the sport-tuned version of the A5, featuring a bigger engine and sport suspension. Read full review
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The S5 uses Audi's new trick, first seen in the R8, of putting a strip of LEDs around the headlight casing to serve as a parking light. Read full review
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The S5 gets pushed along by this 354 horsepower 4.2-liter V-8. It's powerful, but not at all economical. Read full review
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The exterior design is one of the best we've ever seen. The S5 has the perfect refined coupe look, with its gentle belt-line running the length of the car. Read full review
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The S5 is a 2+2 seater with a trunk instead of a hatchback. Four big exhaust pipes are another performance cue. Read full review
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The switchgear seems of high quality, but we didn't like some of the plastic panels in the center stack and console. Read full review
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With its standard Quattro all-wheel-drive, the S5 sticks to the corners. We experienced no sliding with it, but the body did lean in the corners. Read full review
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A six speed manual is the only transmission choice. The shifter has a longer throw than we would like, but it has a nice, precise feel going into gear. Because of the V-8, Audi's DSG is not an option in this car. Read full review
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The console-mounted MMI controls are just behind the shifter, making them easy to reach while driving. Read full review
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The resolution of the navigation system's maps is very good, as is most of the navigation system. Read full review
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While we found the navigation system very useful, it doesn't break any new ground for Audi. For example, it still has all the standard POI categories, without going to retail shops. Read full review
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This rotary controller can be accessed for satellite radio, CDs, and iPod music, but we found it more of a novelty than of any particular use. Read full review
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The in-dash six disc changer plays MP3 CDs, and song information is shown on the car's LCD. Read full review
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The optional iPod integration includes a cable mounted in the glovebox, with a convenient shelf for an iPod. Read full review
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With an iPod connected, you can access music by artist, album, genre, playlist, or track. Read full review
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The Bang & Olufsen audio system includes a surround setting. GALA controls automatic volume compensation. Read full review
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The audio system uses 14 speakers and a 500 watt amplifier. Read full review
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Audi and BMW offer the best Bluetooth cell phone integration we've seen, with access to cell phone books. Read full review
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Audi's rear view camera is excellent, with lines that curve when you turn the wheel, showing where the car will end up when you reverse. Read full review
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