2008 Audi S5, coming up in November

Based on the Nuvolari concept, the new Audi 2008 S5 is still an unique car. Following the Audi line, the S5 is the first 4-seat coupe created by the famous German label. Walter de’Silva is the designer of this fabulous car, he actually said that the S5 is “the most beautiful car I’ve ever designed.”

Audi S5 = ext

The S5 combines elegance with a muscular line, in the a classic Audi manner, and also a sexy spark. On the A5, Audi’s two-story grille looks at it’s best on this model, the nice V shape of the ower air scoops and headlights. What the S5 has in addition is pronounced front and rear bumpers, larger rear decklid spoiler, black brake calipers. The grille is in platinum colour, and the car is filled with chrome accents.

The interior is fit for and Audi, nowhere under excellent. Fine materials and elegant design team up with the Audi MMI (Multi-Media Interface) system to give forth one of the best interior designs to be found in a car today. The S5 bears resemblance to the A6 in this domain. The S5 offers good room for passengers, maybe a bit more legroom in the back would have been a good idea. Seats are specific sports version, with extra headroom that is a rare thing in a coupe.

Audi S5 = interior

Underneath the S5 is a 4.2-liter, direct-injection V8, with a total of 354 horsepower. Torque goes up to 25 lb-ft at 3500 rpm, with 85 % available at 2000 rpm. That means the car is supposed to reach 62 mph in only 5.1 seconds. Transmission is six-speed manual, and the 18-inch tires guarantee good grip.

The 2008 Audi S5 looks great, both in facts and in photos. In standard, it comes with electric parking brake and power opening trunk, and optionals are : keyless remote, three-zone climate control, Bang & Olufsen stereo and a rear parking aid. Going on the market in November, the S5 starts at $60.000.

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