The recently launched S5 Coupe isn’t just faster and more fuel efficient than its predecessor, it also represents a massive step forward in terms of on-board tech as well as interior aesthetics.
As for the exterior, well, that’s debatable, especially with so many people declaring themselves disappointed by Audi not going with more revolutionary design for the new A4 and A5, choosing instead to evolve the previous models’ styling.
That being said, this Tangorot metallic specimen, on display at the Audi Forum in Neckarsulm, is pulling out all the stops to impress onlookers. It five-spoke alloys with a fancy arm-blade design and Matrix LED headlights look nice, but what’s really impressive is how many “Audi Exclusive” bits you’ll find inside the cabin.
The seats are wrapped in Fine Nappa leather with a crimson/alabaster white dual tone look. Move around the cabin and you’ll find more leather, as well as Alcantara and carbon fiber in abundance. You even have Alcantara on the shifter, with crimson contrast stitching, though most of it can be found on the steering wheel and on the door panels.
It sure has the go to much the show, too. The 3.0-liter TFSI unit is capable of producing 354 PS and 500 Nm (368 lb-ft) of torque, which helps it hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.7 seconds, or bover half a second quicker than the old model. According to Audi, driving economically should help you average around 7.3 liters/100km (32.2 US mpg), which is also a sizable improvement.