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Neither San Francisco or Beverly Hills Audi dealers know when we'll get the S5 here in California. Both seem to think sometime in the fall. Has anyone heard different?

Also, neither of them have any idea about the pricing. I'm guesting 70's USD.

Anyone hear anything? I can't wait for this car!
 

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Same story here, I'm in the SF bay and was told Fall but they don't have a clue on price. I am guessing $60k, $70+ should get you the RS5.
 

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Rs5

Yeah, that is the pricing rumor I've heard as well.

Can you tell me what the difference between the "S5" and "RS5" will be? I don't see an RS5 on their website.

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I think the S5 alone will kill the M3.

I could see the RS5 coming close to 100k if it tracks between the RS4 and RS6.

I wish this thing would come out already, it's the car I've been waiting for!
 

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I think the S5 alone will kill the M3.

I could see the RS5 coming close to 100k if it tracks between the RS4 and RS6.

I wish this thing would come out already, it's the car I've been waiting for!

I would think that the S5 will be priced in the mid $50's; maybe I am too optimistic, but I can hope. If it is, I am getting one.

As far as the S5 being able to "kill" the new M3...well, sorry but either you're really blindly brand loyal or not too informed about cars. The new M will run circles around the S5. It will be lighter, have less parasitic hp loss due to having one less diff., have 60 hp more, better brakes and a sportier suspension. The S5 albiet, likely, a great car is marketed as a direct competitor to the 335xi, not the new M.

As much as I love the idea of the S5, it better be in the upper fifties or less, or the 335xi with better resale and a much lower cost of admission -with better gas mileage to boot- will be a better value.

Audi even claims only 5.1 0-62 when BMW is claiming 4.8 for the same run. It will get worse as the speed increases. And, the M will simply crush the S5 in the twisties.
 

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from what ive read the RS5 will be in close pricing with the RS4 but just a bit more, not to mention the two turbos that boost it to 450bhp and 500lb-ft so i think the rs5 will be that "m3 killer"
 

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from what ive read the RS5 will be in close pricing with the RS4 but just a bit more, not to mention the two turbos that boost it to 450bhp and 500lb-ft so i think the rs5 will be that "m3 killer"
Agreed, the RS5 is likely to put a hurt on the M3. Hopefully, Audi can keep the weight low. I have heard that their target weight is about 3600+ lbs. (As a matter of reference, the M is 3483 lbs.) With all that torque and hp it will still scream, even if it is a little porky. I really like the new M3, but if the RS5 is priced within the M's range, I'll go that route instead. (In the interim, I am first on my dealer's list for the M) I hope to get the S5 as my daily driver. I just wish Audi would release pricing.
 

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from what ive read the RS5 will be in close pricing with the RS4 but just a bit more, not to mention the two turbos that boost it to 450bhp and 500lb-ft so i think the rs5 will be that "m3 killer"
Agree with this and devo's comment.

The new M3 is also way over-priced in my opinion, if Audi keeps the RS5 below (I don't think they will) then this will put a dent in the M3s sales.

Anyone know if Audi plans to race this car?
 

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Agree with this and devo's comment.

The new M3 is also way over-priced in my opinion, if Audi keeps the RS5 below (I don't think they will) then this will put a dent in the M3s sales.

Anyone know if Audi plans to race this car?
The M3 doesn't have a price yet in the states. Personally, I think a well optioned one will be no more than $65,000.00, which I think is fair. Any higher -imo- would then be priced too high.
 

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The M3 doesn't have a price yet in the states. Personally, I think a well optioned one will be no more than $65,000.00, which I think is fair. Any higher -imo- would then be priced too high.
I have heard $70k which is why I think it is over priced.
 

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The video on audiusa.com with Regis and Kelly says the S5 will be about $55k. Who knows what kind of options are on it? Another forum member says there is a red S5 in a dealer in NYC. Perhaps it is the same one. Someone should go there and take photos and ask which options are on it. This would give us a better idea of US pricing.

November can not come fast enough for US deliveries for me.
 

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I think we will have the S5 base about 50k out the door in the 55-60 range. The RS5 will probably start in the low 70's and go out the door closer to 80k.

Performance wise the S5 should compete with the 335xi. The RS5 will be head on with the M3. From currently available paper specs and rumors the RS5 should beat the M3.
 

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The salesman at a dealership here in Texas told me that their Rep told him they are only getting 1 S5 this year, with more to come in 2008.
 

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The salesman at a dealership here in Texas told me that their Rep told him they are only getting 1 S5 this year, with more to come in 2008.
Salesmen will tell you anything to get you to buy the car. Seeing as the S5 will be the first model released into the US. I am sure more than 1 per dealer will be available.
 
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