Hy­brid up­grade for Audi S5 mod­els

Gloucestershire Echo - - MOTORING NEWS -

NEW ver­sions of the Audi S5 Coupe and Sport­back with an up­rated V6 diesel en­gine and mild hy­brid tech­nol­ogy will go on sale be­fore the end of the year.

The three-litre tur­bocharged TDI en­gine is the most pow­er­ful ver­sion in the Audi V6 diesel en­gine line-up and pro­duces 342bhp with up to 516.3 lb-ft of torque be­tween 2,500 and 3,100 rpm. Ac­cel­er­a­tion to 62mph in the S5 Coupé takes 4.8 sec­onds and 4.9 sec­onds in the S5 Sport­back, with both reach­ing their peak at an elec­tron­i­cally limited 155mph.

Audi claims that the mild hy­brid sys­tem which is in­te­grated into a new 48-volt elec­tri­cal sys­tem along with an elec­tri­cally pow­ered com­pres­sor, has the po­ten­tial to sig­nif­i­cantly re­duce fuel con­sump­tion.

Both cars will come with an eight­speed Tip­tronic gear­box, qu­at­tro per­ma­nent four wheel drive and sports sus­pen­sion.

Audi S5.

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