Could Do Without the Stinking Badge - 2009 Audi S5 Long-Term Road Test

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2009 Audi S5: Could Do Without the Stinking Badge

November 13, 2009

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Not sure when Audi got into the habit of putting engine badges on the front quarter panels of its cars. Could be an old habit or one that just got started, but I wouldn't mind if it died a silent death.

Now I'm no badge hater. I've got a Chevelle that's covered with them. But when it looks as measly as the S5's "V8" it doesn't do much for me. Give the V8 a name or the badge a little more style if you're going to bother with it.

I'm not expecting much out of Audi though. The new S4 has a 3.0T badge on it and it's not even turbocharged. Oh well.

Ed Hellwig, Senior Editor, Inside Line

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