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    Do S5's make their power?

    Hi guys

    As per title, as we know the RS4 normally dont make the claimed 414bhp so as the S5 is a detuned version of the engine, do they make the 354bhp claimed or in general are they also a bit down?

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    OK, has anyone had there standard S5 on a dyno, and did it make the power Audi claim?

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    Had a test drive the other day & it certainly didn't feel like 350 horses...

    That was a V8 one...
    ...... Waiting Paitently...

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    My V8 made the power on AmD's dyno

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    I could be wrong, but my old S3 just feels quicker.
    I'm sure the S5 has LONG legs, so maybe feels a bit lethargic compared to what I'm used to.
    ...... Waiting Paitently...

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    I test drove one whilst thinking about it - I think if they make the power or not isnt so much the issue most of the time - its just they are soooo heavy that a stage 1 S3 feels quicker, an A5 3.0 TDI q does not feel any slower than an S5 imho.

    They are nice cars but if you want to feel fast they will not deliver at all.
    Currently testing Audi's RS3 brake fix......will it work

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    the on-boost surges of the TDI or S3 could make it feel faster than a NA V8.... also bear in mind that it's the mid-range torque that makes a car "feel" quick, e.g. the 3.0T (supercharged) V6 "only" prodiuces 310/328bhp and the 4.2 V8 346-349bhp.... but the V6 gets 4.9sec 0-60 and the V8 5.2/5.3sec and feels a quicker too.

    I know the A6 has the 3.0T in a detuned state, but even at 300bhp, it's a quick car, but not an RS/S car quick.... I test drove one last week, but I'm going to test-drive the 245PS and 204PS 3.0TDI's (in the A7) next week, once the ice and snow clears... there's a few of the A7's with the "BiTDI" (3.0TDI @ 313PS) that are creeping closer to my budget, but not sure if it's worth the extra... might even settle for the 204PS with all the lower insurance / tax / fuel bills that it comes with... but need to test drive it first.
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