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Old 8th July 2014, 08:18 PM
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Looks great Adrian, sorry for the daft question, does it have the 4.2?
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Old 8th July 2014, 09:05 PM
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Looks great Adrian, sorry for the daft question, does it have the 4.2?
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No, it's the 3 litre supercharged 333PS engine with 7 speed s-tronic

The Sportback never got the V8, as it came out later than the Coupe and Convertible

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Old 8th July 2014, 10:42 PM
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Love it. I had the 3.0 supercharged in an S4 loaner for a month, and it knock my socks off, and what a noise.
That is a beautiful car in so many ways
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Old 8th July 2014, 10:52 PM
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It's definitely rare to see another as well - there's about 5 times the number of S4s around compared to the Sportback, as there was a pretty significant price difference when new (4.5k from memory, although you get the s-tronic box and supersports seats as standard on the S5)

Spoke to the garage this evening and they've got the v5 back from DVLA so should be good to go and collect on Saturday can't go before as it's 70 miles from home and I'm on a training course 45 miles in the opposite direction the next 2 days!

Fingers crossed the retention certificate for Jane's plate comes back to us before Saturday as we can then send it off with the new keeper details to have it assigned straightaway
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No, it's the 3 litre supercharged 333PS engine with 7 speed s-tronic
An interesting extra feature of the S -tronic box is Launch Control!!
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Old 9th July 2014, 06:57 AM
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I'm not sure launch control is available on pre-facelift? Will have to read the manual when we get it! Not intending to make too much use of it, but will be extending the warranty in case the gearbox grenades!
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Old 11th July 2014, 09:59 PM
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One more sleep

Although based on last couple of nights with sprog and mrs both sick as parrots I'm not convinced I'll be sleeping much anyway!
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So? Did you get it?!
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Old 15th July 2014, 08:17 AM
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So? Did you get it?!
Yep

Although the sick as a parrot reference turned out to be a little too accurate! Kai threw up on way up there (diverted via North London to collect a tyre) so jane spent the rest of the day sniffing puke!

Needless to say it was on fumes so first few miles getting to nearest Shell were a bit nerve racking! Got 60 litres into a 64 litre tank so hopefully the light just gives plenty of warning lol

Drive back was ok but traffic queue for qe2 bridge was about 6 miles! Have it full beans away from the toll barriers and it really does shift! Makes a nice bang out of the exhausts on up changes

Overall really pleased - annoyed with myself as missed fact it didn't have a piece of spec I wanted (adaptive damping ) but it rides pretty well on 20s without it which is probably why I didn't notice! Wheels need a refurb but that can wait till the tyres are shot. Looking at 18 and 19" winters so will get the 20s done when they're off the car

Will look at proper detailing options after our august hols - can't see the point getting it done before 2 weeks of tiny lane driving in Cornwall!

Going to a pistonheads south east evening meet next week so will try and grab some pics with redhill aerodrome as a backdrop
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Adrian, what a beautiful car. I do like the look of A5s, very aggressive/sporty look.
I really like the 3 little cut outs at the bottom below the front grill. I know its a small detail, but I like it. Now every Audi seems to have it where with D3s you could only have it if splash loads of extra dosh on S8, really annoys me coz D3 looks so much better with these little cut out.

Rear is beautiful. Black is always stunning. Well known and loved wheels design.

Stunning car.

Are you actually so nice to your wife or you just got another toy for your self ??
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