Review: the new 349bhp Audi S5 Coupe

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What am I looking at?

The new Audi S5 Coupe. Come on now, get excited. It’s got a turbocharged V6, all-wheel drive, eight gears and 349bhp. It’ll do 0-62mph in 4.7 seconds. That’s about what a Ferrari F355 takes to do the same dash, if you’re fond of duffing up old supercars.

How would I ever tell this is an Audi S5?

Versus a regular A5? Four exhaust pipes, two silver door mirrors, and that full-width grille section in the bumper. Forgot the badges. All the cool people spec the car without those…

Inside, you get S-spec seats, which are usefully comfortable, supportive, and adjustable (we still want to sit lower though, please Audi), and a more dished steering wheel. Spec the Virtual Cockpit screen and you can configure a central rev counter and feel like an R8 driver. Until you start driving, at least.

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