The German automaker launched the Audi S5 in India at an ex-showroom price of 62.95 lakh rupees. The car will be imported in India as a completely built unit. The S5 is the performance version of the A5 coupe and convertible. However, the A5 is not on sale in India.
Power comes from a 3.0-liter supercharged TFSI V6 good for 333 horsepower and 440 Newton-meter of torque. The car accelerates from standstill to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds and goes all the way up to an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h. A seven-speed dual clutch automatic sends power to all four wheels via Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system. On the exterior, radiator grille with grey inserts lend it a character.The honey chrome grille in the air inlets with a dual chrome trim and angular fog lamps make it visually stunning.
Standard feature highlights of the S5 include xenon headlights, the Audi Drive Select system (adjustable settings for the steering and transmission), Alcantara upholstery, three spoke steering wheel with paddle shifters finished in aluminium look, Bluetooth and a 10-speaker sound system. S5 has Audi’s Sport Differential option, Dynamic mode changed its program.
The Sport Differential complements the Quattro system. Where Quattro defaults to a 40:60 front-rear torque split, shifting power between the front and rear wheels depending on traction, the Sport Differential dynamically splits torque between the right- and left rear wheels.The S5 comes with eight airbags and a first aid kit in the rear centre armrest. It comes equipped with anti-theft wheel bolts along with a rotation and code key which makes it virtually impossible to steal.
The big three German luxury carmakers have focussed a lot on the Indian market in terms of launching the performance cars. The Mercedes has launched a whole host of AMG products and BMW launched an array of ‘M’ branded cars. Looks like it’s going to be a no holds barred slugfest!!