The S4 is that natural athlete in the lineup, and the S5 simply adds a backpack. Okay, Audi
will say there’s a bit more to it than that, but that’s good enough for me. The S5 Sportback features a 3.0-liter V6 with Audi
TFSI direct injection and twin-scroll turbocharging for 354 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, and Audi
has kept weight under 4,000 pounds at 3,924, so it’s a fair amount of poke for a car that isn’t terribly overweight (if you’re curious, check out the weight of the previous generation S5 convertible). Horsepower peaks between 5,400 and 6,400 rpm, but torque is available pretty much immediately, from 1,370 to 4,500 rpm, so from the moment you get on the gas pedal until you inevitably back off or call up the next gear, it keeps pulling hard.