Audi S5 switches to 345bhp mild-hybrid diesel

Audi S5 Sportback New engine, shared with not too long ago launched S6 and S7 fashions, affords extra torque and higher gas financial system The Audi S5 will swap from a turbocharged V6 petrol engine to a 345bhp mild-hybrid V6 diesel. The powertrain, which shall be utilized in each the coupe and Sportback variations of the S5, is identical as that launched on the most recent S6 and S7 fashions. It combines a three.Zero-litre TDI diesel with a 48V mild-hybrid system and electrically-powered compressor, and produces 516lb ft of torque between 2500 and 3100rpm. The diesel engine permits the S5 coupe to attain Zero-62mph in four.8secs, the five-door Sportback model being Zero.1secs slower. Each fashions are electronically restricted to 155mph. The three.Zero-litre petrol V6 beforehand used within the S5 had a barely higher output with 349bhp, though, at 369lb ft, it produced considerably much less torque. Audi additionally claims the brand new unit consumes 19 per cent much less gas than the earlier petrol model, at a claimed 45.56 mpg. That determine was calculated on the NEDC take a look at cycle, derived from WLTP values. The S5 retains an eight-speed tiptronic gearbox, together with everlasting all-wheel-drive and a self-locking centre differential. The TDI-powered S5 will go on sale in Europe in Might, with a beginning worth in Germany of €65,300 (£56,590). UK pricing has not but been set. The three.Zero-litre TFSI petrol engine will proceed to be provided within the S5 in some markets outdoors of Europe. Learn extra Audi S6 and S7 acquire new mild-hybrid diesel powertrain Audi S5 evaluate Used shopping for information: Audi RS5