There's An Actual Engine Under the Hood - 2009 Audi S5 Long-Term Road Test

2009 Audi S5 Long Term Road Test

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2009 Audi S5: There's An Actual Engine Under the Hood

January 05, 2010

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I have long suspected there was a sizable V8 under the hood of our long-term Audi S5. It says so right on the quarter panel after all. But all too often these days, opening the hood of a luxury car reveals nothing but a picnic table of plastic that hides any sign of actual machinery.

Not so in the S5. Just look at those intake runners, gorgeous. And check out those cylinder heads hanging off each side of the block. It's pure mechanical bliss I tell ya. Sure, there is a small plastic cover on top, but even that looks like it belongs there. Nice work Audi.

Ed Hellwig, Senior Editor, Inside Line @ 13,578 miles


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