Audi S5 TDI revealed with mild-hybrid V6 diesel from S6 and SQ5
As in its different purposes, the S5 TDI includes a 48v mild-hybrid system that feeds each a small electrical compressor and belt-driven starter motor/generator. These electrified powertrain parts are then linked to a single-turbo 3-litre V6 diesel engine, collectively producing 344bhp, with a peak torque determine of 516lb ft obtainable between 2500rpm and 3100rpm. Though energy is down 10bhp, torque grows by a considerable 147lb ft (across the similar as a 2.Zero Mazda MX-5, no much less) over the outdated petrol mannequin.
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In consequence, the brand new S5 TDI will attain 62mph in 4.8sec (the heavier Sportback manages 4.9sec), solely 0.1sec slower than the earlier petrol-powered S5. It should then run on to a 155mph restricted high velocity. These remarkably related efficiency figures additionally include an estimated 20 per cent discount in gasoline consumption.
The diesel engine is linked to an eight-speed torque converter automated transmission and the requisite quattro all-wheel drive system. Audi’s torque-vectoring Sport Differential is on the choices record, as are magnetorheological adaptive dampers and these are managed through a brand new digital chassis platform administration system that coordinates all of the energetic chassis parts through one central digital mind.
The S5 is in any other case unchanged, Audi taking the choice to not maintain the brand new TDI powertrain again till the A5’s upcoming mid-life refresh. We additionally anticipate this engine to be carried throughout to the brand new S4 and S4 Avant, when the A4 will get its personal mid-life replace this summer season. UK costs and specs have but to be introduced, however anticipate a slight bounce over the present S5’s £49okay worth level.