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Audi''s Powerful V8 found in their new S5 model

Audi''s Powerful V8 found in their new S5 model

Makuhari Messe, Japan

This is a "ghost-view" of the V8 in Audi's S5 coupe; one impressive thing about the truly international and big-bucks auto shows are these kind of fun-to-look-at and fun-to-learn-from exhibits. The S5 uses Audi's 4.2-liter FSI V8. This engine delivers 350 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque, but the V8 in the Mercedes-Benz CLK550 puts out 382 hp while the AMG version tops them all at 500 horses. According to Audi, the S5 is still good for a 0-to-62-mph time of 5.1 seconds, about a second faster than the standard A5. Is Audi getting a little too liberal in their use of their important "S" designation?

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