2018 AUDI S5 SPORT­BACK

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - - DRIVING -

Over­view: A great sporty sedan Pros: Tur­bocharged engine, Vir­tual Cock­pit, sleek de­sign Cons: Telem­at­ics looks dated Value for money: Good for this seg­ment

What I would change: A snazz­ier telem­at­ics sys­tem, one a lit­tle more Tesla, Volvo or iPad-like

How I would spec it: I’d get the Technik ver­sion with Ad­vanced Driver As­sist pack­age as well as the Adap­tive Sus­pen­sion and Qu­at­tro sport dif­fer­en­tial

The Specs

Type of ve­hi­cle: All-wheeldrive lux­ury sedan

Engine: 3.0-L tur­bocharged V-6 Power: 354 hp at 5,400 to 6,400 rpm, 369 lb-ft of torque at 1,370 to 4,500 rpm Trans­mis­sion: Eight-speed au­to­matic

Brakes: Four-wheel disc with ABS

Tires: 255/35R19

Price: $65,600 base/$78,035 as tested

Des­ti­na­tion charge: $2,095 Nat­u­ral Re­sources Canada fuel econ­omy (L/100 km): 11.5 city, 8.0 high­way Stan­dard fea­tures: Qu­at­tro all-wheel drive, power win­dows, locks and mir­rors, power front driver and pas­sen­ger seats, three-zone cli­mate con­trol air con­di­tion­ing, heated front seats, MMI nav­i­ga­tion sys­tem, MMI Touch, Audi mu­sic in­ter­face with USB con­nec­tiv­ity, Bang & Olufsen 3-D sound sys­tem, Sir­ius satel­lite ra­dio, LED head­lights, auto stop/start, power tail­gate, Audi Vir­tual Cock­pit, top-view cam­era, front and rear park­ing sen­sors, rear cross-traf­fic alert and more.

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