2014 AUDI S5 PRESTIGE
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2014 Audi S5 Review Walkaround The S5 gets keyless entry/ignition, Audi drive select (allowing you to tailor steering and transmission settings to your preference) and an optional Black Optic appearance package.The S5 coupe and convertible (Cabriolet) are offered in two trim levels: Premium Plus and Prestige.The Premium Plus includes 19-inch alloy wheels, quad tail pipes, xenon headlights with LED accents, LED taillights, fog lights, keyless entry/ignition, a panoramic sunroof (coupe only), a power-operated vinyl roof (Cabriolet only), Napa leather upholstery, tri-zone automatic climate control, sport front seats, a tilt-telescopic steering wheel, Bluetooth and iPod integration, the Multi-Media Interface system with a dash-mounted control knob and a 10-speaker audio system with an auxiliary input, an SD card reader and satellite radio. The Prestige upgrades to adaptive xenon headlamps, a blind spot warning system, keyless entry with push-button ignition, MMI Plus with navigation and a console-mounted joystick knob, and a 14-speaker, 505-watt Bang & Olufsen audio system. Note that the Cabriolet is a few thousand dollars more expensive than a comparable coupe. MMI Plus (with available Audi connect telematics) can be added to the Premium Plus as an option, as can the Bang & Olufsen stereo. A sports rear differential with side-to-side power distribution is available on both trim levels. Exclusive Prestige extras include adaptive cruise control and power rear sunshades. The Cabriolet's Comfort package adds heating vents at the top of the front seats for comfortable top-down driving in chilly weather. Summary The 3.0T V6 has the same torque rating as the discontinued V8, though horsepower is down a smidge. No matter: Acceleration is intense, and the supercharged 6-cylinder responds with as much immediacy as its predecessor. Like the A5, the S5 has a confident, almost invincible feel at speed. The main handling difference comes courtesy of the S5's optional sports rear differential, which really does mitigate the nose-heavy S5's tendency to understeer, even if rear-drive machines such as the M3 remain sharper. Although the standard 19-in wheels don't do the ride quality any favors, the S5 still exhibits that typical Germanic suppleness over rough pavement. More natural-feeling steering would be nice, but that's hardly a deal breaker.