Looking for some advice on an S5.
Unlike Snake, I don't want to go down the route of ordering a new S5. I almost went for an S3, but the total build came to over 40k so turned my attention back to a second hand S5.
Now, looking at them. It comes down to three choices.
4.2 V8 Coupe / Sportback
3.0 V6 Convertible
3.0 V6 Coupe / Sportback
Personally I don't want a V8. I test drove one & found it a bit disappointing & gutsy, so have narrowed it down to the V6 of some type.
Looking at the figures, it seems that the latest model from '12 onwards must have had some pretty serious changes.
0-62 down, kerb weight down, emissions down etc.
All in all, I'm swaying towards the latest model based on running costs.
Is it just the engine making the difference? Or is it the same engine with lowered weight making all the difference?
Can anyone tell me if there is that much of a difference between '11 & '12 models?
Any must haves to look out for?
I had my heart set on a Coupe, but starting to wonder if a convertible is a viable option?
I do plan on keeping it for a long time, & it is a big decision for me.
My planned cap is £35k, give or take.
Any pro's & cons for either model are welcome to help me make my mind up.
EG. What is the road noise like in a cabrio compared to coupe?
As a bit of back ground.
I do approx 6k miles a year (So I guess running costs not that much of an issue)
Partner has a 4 door, & no kids, so doors not a big deal.
Mostly A & B roads, Not many M-way miles.
Not many in my area, so I'm going to have to travel to even test drive one.
Sorry if I've bored you all yet, but really struggling to make my mind up here...
Thanks in advance.
Oh. & for future reference, does anyone know what basic tuning options are available on the V6?
I assume a pulley switch & map to suit?