The heart of the all-new Audi S5 Coupé is the completely redesigned turbocharged 3.0 TFSI engine that offers powerful performance: high power, ample torque, spontaneous response and a sonorous sound, all while achieving a new level of efficiency.
Sportiness and progressiveness in pure form: The newly developed turbo V6 engine unleashes 260 kW (354 hp) of power. This breaks the S5 Coupé's record of 4.7 seconds to reach the 100 km/h mark. The secret to the enhanced performance is the turbocharger, which replaces the mechanical compressor of the previous engine.
The Audi S5 Coupé features a completely updated drivetrain – an eight-speed tiptronic gear system which is smooth, rapid and shifts spontaneously. Its large number of gears makes it possible to operate the engine close to its ideal load point very frequently. The lower gears have short, sporty ratios, while the upper gears are long to reduce revs and fuel consumption.
With the immense power, comes the need for better control. The quattro permanent all-wheel drive system comes standard to provide stable handling of the new Audi S5 Coupé. During normal driving, its all-mechanical center differential directs 60 percent of the torque to the rear axle and 40 percent to the front. If slip occurs at one axle, most of the forces are rapidly redirected to the other axle – up to 85 percent to the front or up to 70 percent to the rear axle. These high locking figures enable a clearly defined torque distribution and precise interplay with control systems.