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2017 Audi A5 and Audi S5 Review

Jun 16, 2016 - 3:51 PM - by

The Audi A5 has always been one of the most handsome cars, not only in its segment, but in the whole market.

This second-generation 2017 Audi A5 model changes that slightly, but whatever you may think the new model lost in this redesign, it gains back in dramatically better driving dynamics.

The reactions to this redesign seem to be mostly negative ó as always, Audi is being accused of not pushing the envelope far enough and being too conservative. At first glance, this argument may have some merit, but if you put this new, second-generation model side-by-side with the previous gen, the differences are stark.
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Audi SQ5 Gets 30 More HP Thanks to Electric Compressor

Jun 14, 2016 - 9:25 PM - by

Reports are surfacing that Audiís new SQ5 will be powered by a 3.0-liter diesel stuffed with the latest Audi tech, which will likely to give it 365 hp.

Thatís 30 more horses than the outgoing SQ5 Plus that currently tops the range.

Audiís powertrain boss, Oliver Hoffman, tells Autocar that the engine could produce up to 390 hp, thanks to technology from the award-winning SQ7. A 48V electric system powering a compressor that helps to deliver power quickly will likely be adopted in the new SQ5.

Turbo lag is limited because no exhaust pressure is needed to move the electric compressor that forces air into the cylinders. Audi claims that power can be delivered in less than 250 milliseconds and from way down low in the rev range.

Whereas the SQ7 has two traditional, exhaust-driven turbos working alongside an electrically powered compressor, the SQ5
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2017 Audi A5, S5 Debut with More Power, Lighter Weight

Jun 02, 2016 - 4:40 PM - by

The new 2017 Audi A5 and S5 coupes made their debut at a special event in Germany.

Instead of waiting for a major auto show, Audi opted to unveil the latest generation sports coupe at its headquarters in Ingolstadt, providing a more intimate setting for what it considers a design icon. The German automaker kicked off the event by celebrating the two-door coupe body style, bringing out a wide collection of historical Audi coupes leading up to the current Audi A5. It even brought in the Audi RS5 DTM race car that enjoyed great success last season.

Of course, the star of the event was the second-generation Audi A5 coupe, which the company considers the 'perfect fusion of form and function.' Like the new Audi A4, it appears at first glance that the Audi A5 received a facelift rather than changes you would expect for an entirely new generation. But given the success of the
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