2012 Audi S5 Facelift loses the V8 engine, gets supercharged V6

Article by Christian A., on July 20, 2011

As you may know already, Audi revealed today the 2012 Audi A5 Facelift, but all the fans of the German firm are waiting for the new S5. Well, here it is folks, ready to take you for a very fast spin. Besides the new design, the new Audi S5 -- which is offered in three versions: Cabrio, Coupe and Sportback -- comes with a new 3.0-liter TFSI engine delivering 245 kW (333 hp), which replaces the 4.2-liter V8.

As expected, the car’s new supercharged V6 engine consumes on average 20 percent less fuel per 100 kilometers, at around 8.1 liters (29.04 US mpg). Despite its lower fuel consumption, the new Audi S5 has impressive performances. It can sprint from a standstill to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in just 4.9 seconds and achieve a top speed of 250 km/h (155.34 mph).

Regarding the design, the updated S5 received new lights, modified body details and new crystal-effect paint finishes. The interior also receives subtle changes. Still, according to Audi, the most important technical updates for the new Audi S5 are quattro drive with the crown-gear center differential and electromechanical power steering. Moreover, the S sport suspension and the standard 18-inch wheels deliver the power to the road.

The new Audi S5 basically the higher performance version of the new 2012 Audi A5, which gets the new design line seen also on the 2012 Audi A6. It gets a new set of stylish headlights that can be availed in xenon plus technology with homogenous LED daytime running lights. The new Audi A5 also gets new rear lights as well as new colors and materials for the interior. As per Audi, the interior of the new A5 is now available with Nappa leather, thereby replacing the Valcona in the Sportback.

While the new 2012 Audi S5 is powered by a new 3.0-liter TFSI engine that can provide up to 245 kW (333 hp) of max motive power, the other A5 versions are served by lesser yet still reliable engine. There is the entry-level 1.8 TFSI engine that can deliver 125 kW (170 hp) of max output and consume just 5.7 liters of fuel per 100 km (41.27 US mpg) while emitting 134 grams of carbon dioxide per km (215.65 g/mile).

Also include in the lineup is the 2.0 TFSI providing 155 kW (211 hp); the 3.0 TFSI offering 200 kW (272 hp); the 2.0 TDI generating 130 kW (177 hp); and a 3.0 TDI mill in two variants. One of these variants ekes out 150 kW (204 hp) of max output while the other delivers 180 kW (245 hp) of peak motive power.

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The Audi S5

The top models in the series - the S5 as Sportback, Coupé and Cabriolet - have also been refreshed. All S5 models, including the Coupé, are now equipped with the 3.0 TFSI producing 245 kW (333 hp).

Compared to the 4.2-liter V8 it replaces in the Coupé, the supercharged V6 consumes on average 20 percent less fuel per 100 kilometers. Average fuel consumption is just 8.1 liters (29.04 US mpg) while performance remains impressive. The S5 Coupé accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in just 4.9 seconds on its way to an electronically governed top speed of 250 km/h (155.34 mph).

Visual cues to the updated S models include new lights, modified body details and new crystal-effect paint finishes. Subtle changes can also be found in the interior. The most important technical updates for the Audi S5 are quattro drive with the crown-gear center differential and electromechanical power steering. The special S sport suspension and the standard 18-inch wheels deliver the power to the road.

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