Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Take a sleek, stylish, and technologically savvy sedan, and inject with pure, hybrid eco-friendliness, and out will come the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. In a world of car manufacturers hybridizing their favorite models, the Hyundai Sonata is a true standout. At first glance, you wouldn’t even know that it’s a hybrid, which is exactly what we …

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Hyundai Sonata

When it comes to contemporary automobiles with subtle, yet refined style, the Hyundai Sonata sits just at the top of the list. This borderline luxury sedan is one of the most comfortable and stylish sedans on the market today. While it may not be the most stand-out in terms of expression and performance, it is …

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Hyundai Palisade

When it comes to making affordable, functional, and stylish vehicles, no other car manufacturer seems to be able to do it quite like Hyundai does it.  The Hyundai Palisade has helped bring the company to the larger vehicle market, as it is one of their best and biggest three-row SUVs that they have ever released. …

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Hyundai Kona

When it comes to developing stylish, budget-friendly, and fuel-efficient vehicles, Hyundai has been on a roll. The Kona is one of the most charming vehicles that has come out in the past couple of years. With a tight and punchy powertrain that is fun to drive and a stylish design that provides you with class …

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Hyundai Ioniq

You usually know when you’re looking at a hybrid or electric car thanks to the least-aerodynamic designs and non-intimidating looks.  With the Hyundai Ioniq, that is not the case. It does a great job at being as unassuming as possible, although it’s a wonderful electric vehicle. A History of the Hyundai Ioniq The Hyundai Ioniq …

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Audi S5

From its original introduction to the world in the early 2000s, this high-performance vehicle has been continuously evolving into different, awe-inspiring iterations. Audi has been killing the game for the past decade, and the S5 has a lot to do with the company’s success. 

A Brief History of the S-Variant and the Audi S5

The Audi S5 can be traced back to the earlier A5 variant, which was released the same year. The difference is that the S5 is a high-performance version that was made to complement the A variant, much like other S versions do. 

The Power and Technology of the Audi S5

The 2019 Audi S5 is available in coupe and convertible styles, each equipped with Audi’s turbocharged 3.0L V-6 engine, an engine that outputs around 349 horsepower. It utilizes eight-speed automatic transmission instead of the prior manual transmission. 

In terms of top features, the car comes with different trims that provide drivers with a 7.0-8.3” infotainment system, a digital gauge/head-up display, leather seating, and heated seats with massage functionality. 

A Timeline of the Evolution of the Audi S5

  • First Generation Audi S5 (2007-2012)

The first iteration of the Audi S5 came about in 2007 with a two-door coupe design. It utilized a 4.8L V-8 engine that provided drivers with 354 horsepower and a top speed of 155 mph. The engine was paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with all-wheel-drive. 

In 2009, the company released a Sportback version with a V-6 engine that provided drivers with 329 horsepower. By 2012, the S5 coupe was upgraded with LED daytime running lights, a rear spoiler, and an innovative rear-front axle engine-mount design for improved handling.

  • Second Generation Audi S5 (2012-2016)

The second-generation received a few updated technological changes, as well as fuel-efficiency changes. The car received new headlights and a new grille, as well as a rear diffuser for added curb appeal. 

  • Third Generation Audi S5 (2016-Present)

By 2016, the S5 was given larger side vents and rims, as well as a rear bumper integrated air diffuser and a quad exhaust design. The car was 60kg lighter than the previous model with completely recalibrated front suspension for better performance. While the engine remained the same, it was upgraded with an eight-speed automatic transmission. 

The Audi S5 in the News

In recent and unfortunate news, the driver of an Audi S5 caused the death of grandmother Wendie McDonald after smashing into her at 90mph post-drug and alcohol binge. Thankfully, he is now facing a heavy sentence.

Celebrity Endorsements of the Audi S5

The Audi name seems to be synonymous with celebrity culture. Some of the many celebrities that show pride in their S5s include Zac Efron and Jonah Hill.

Best Audi S5 Groups

If you’re looking for a community of proud S5 drivers, look no further than the A5 Owners Club, a forum-based site with almost 30k members.

The Audi S5 – a Standard in Premium Luxury

The Audi S5 has been crushing the competition for over ten years now, and the car somehow keeps getting better and better. With both power and aesthetics, there is no doubt that the Audi S5 will continue impressing us as time moves forward. 

See this bad boy in action below!

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