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No S5 coupe on Audi configurator?

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Is there a reason that the S5 couple isn't available on the Audi configurator? :confused:

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Coz the Audi Configurator is the biggest pile of poo on t'internet.

Just do it in a spreadsheet using the PDF brochure +++

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Coz the Audi Configurator is the biggest pile of poo on t'internet.

Just do it in a spreadsheet using the PDF brochure +++

Nah....Try Jaguars....I was thinking of getting an XF.....or at least speccing one up to compare with other models......I ended up ordering a brochure and that did`t help either.....In fact they both gave me a headache....literally....I`am sure it`s so incomprehensible that it forces punters to visit the dealer where no doubt your strapped to a chair until you sign on the dotted line.

Seriously though I think most companies should make the effort to explain their options in more detail.

Having said all that....Audi`s brochure are pretty good at telling you exactly what you get if you specify a particular option.

I don`t think much of BMW configurator either....it your not clued up on a particular package then their website does`t even try to explain.....Most on this site know what your getting if you specify the M-sport option on a particular model....Now try finding what you get if you decide on an M-sport variant on the BMW site.....the last time I looked there was no explanation

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Just do it in a spreadsheet using the PDF brochure +++

Yup, never trust the configurator, or indeed the brochures online - I've known the PDFs be out of date too. If you really want to nail a price down (fairly) accurately, then ask a friendly dealer to email you the latest PDF from the system (Desktop?) as it stands a better chance of being right.

Look out for typos and errors though, and always ask for any changes to pricing you think is wrong. For example, the latest A/S4 brochure doesn't reduce the price of Parking Advanced on models with parking plus, or in combination with packs containing it. However, I got it for the price in the brochure, minus the price of parking plus because another option pack I wanted had it. There's also a few small typos in the possible options - check the bullets points in the price section carefully against the specifications in the blurb round the pretty pictures.

As for S5 Coupe pricing, prices often vanish from the configurator just before a model rehash. Given that Cab and Sportback are still online (though Sportback isn't on the configurator yet) my guesses are that:

1. Coupe is going to have some spec changes

or

2. Coupe will have some pricing changes to bring options in line with Sportback - perhaps it will get some new packs like A/S4?

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Just do it in a spreadsheet using the PDF brochure +++

Downloaded the PDF, top tip there +++

The Audi site really is a load of shite, and I know I've posted about this before... Don't they ever listen? :P

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Is there a reason that the S5 couple isn't available on the Audi configurator? :confused:

probably updating the configurator - have seen models disappear before like this for couple of weeks at a time.

As others say the configurator is not very accurate, it is outsourced by Audi to another company, why on earth they cant just link it to the database used by the factory to spec up the options defies belief.

Download the pdf brochure is a better bet, but of course even this gets out of date, so then a visit to the dealer is required, but then you have to find a competent dealer ... oh dear.

The only truly authoritative way to know options and combos allowed is to get the dealer to sit on Audi's archaic terminal system and spec it up that way

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Download the pdf brochure is a better bet, but of course even this gets out of date, so then a visit to the dealer is required, but then you have to find a competent dealer ... oh dear.

The only truly authoritative way to know options and combos allowed is to get the dealer to sit on Audi's archaic terminal system and spec it up that way

When I checked something at my dealer the first thing they did was went to the Audi site for "the latest info" :rolleyes:

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They've probably now finally run out of the 4.2 V8 engines in 354PS (?) spec so time to change to the V6 supercharged jobbie.

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They've probably now finally run out of the 4.2 V8 engines in 354PS (?) spec so time to change to the V6 supercharged jobbie.

You're a man (I assume! :o) who likes to keep on top of residuals - what do you think will happen to V8 residuals if a V6T Coupe comes out?

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You're a man (I assume! :o) who likes to keep on top of residuals - what do you think will happen to V8 residuals if a V6T Coupe comes out?

With that and even more so the apperance of the RS5 will kill it.......

Look what the RS4 did to the S4.

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You're a man (I assume! :o) who likes to keep on top of residuals - what do you think will happen to V8 residuals if a V6T Coupe comes out?

Personally I prefer the idea of the V8 (noise, smell, instant torque below 1500 revs)especially as many dealers are saying that the B8 S4 is giving no real improvement in economy over the B7. Also no turbo or supercharger to go wrong out of warranty.

A new engine always impacts on residuals though, however, as previously said the RS5 will probably have a bigger impact. The only saving grace is that the B7 RS4 was £15k more than the B7 S4 whereas the RS5 is £25k more than the S5 so ????

Finally, I have felt that S5 residuals have been too strong. They have been selling for £30k retail at two years old which when you can get a reasonable spec for £40k (after discount) new seems a bit rich to me. Personally I would want adaptive dampers on one but few second hand cars seem to have them (became an option after about a year of production). Wittering now......

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If Audi offered some decent levels of kit as standard maybe their configurator wouldn't be so fecking complicated (and wrong). :P

(And yes the same goes for BMW and Merc...)

I think Mr Man's problem with the Jag one is exactly that - it's dead simple - just order a Portfolio and you don't need to tick any options, just choose the colour. :grin:

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Personally I prefer the idea of the V8 (noise, smell, instant torque below 1500 revs)especially as many dealers are saying that the B8 S4 is giving no real improvement in economy over the B7.

I'm getting a consistent average of 25 MPG out of mine, motorway around 28-29, driving Miss Daisy have seen over 33 on the DIS. I normally get around 330 miles out of a tank which is not far of the 350-370 or so I was getting out of my B7 2.0T Q; from memory I think the B7/B8 tanks are only 1 litre difference.

I've done over 11,000 miles in 6 months so I think I've had enough practice with it. Of course if you rag it everywhere it will drink with the best of them!

Of course I'm bias but it is a peach of an engine, I even love the zorst note especially the blip & crackle you get on up/downshifts with S tronic. As far as longevity goes obviously time will tell but Audi engineers reckon the engine is good for 300,000 KM (190,000 miles) without any major maintenance.

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Personally I prefer the idea of the V8...

...I would want adaptive dampers on one but few second hand cars seem to have them (became an option after about a year of production).

Are you looking for an S5 V8?

I haven't yet decided if I'm going to sell it or keep it, but mine is quite well specified:

S5 Tiptronic

Delivered Dec 2008, facelift spec (LED rear lights)

Meteor Grey

Black seats

Carbon trim

Storage pack

MMI 3G

B&O

AMI

DAB

Bluetooth high

Parking advanced

Drive select full (steering and suspension)

Heated front seats

Driver seat memory

Dimming mirrors, memory side mirrors

Rear electric blind

Adaptive light

Side assist

Hill hold

Tyre pressure monitor

Cruise control

£51k at list prices at the time of order. And despite its age, it's got less than 4000 miles on the clock at the moment. Unfortunately, I'd want to sell it for enough to about cover the cost of a new S5 3.0T with pretty much the same toys, though I don't think somehow somebody will want the V8 that much that they'd pay that kind of money! :roflmao:;)

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Bit more I'd have thought, given the spec (yes, I know spec doesn't count, but it does) and miles (ditto). £35k perhaps?

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Glasses online agrees with you.

My problem is that I am in a Maserati 4200GT which is coming up to five years old and books at.

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only £18k! Might have to keep it a bit longer!!

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only £18k! Might have to keep it a bit longer!!

Ouch! Bet it's been a great five years though, eh? That is a car you can look back at time and time again as you walk away from it.

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Glasses online agrees with you.

My problem is that I am in a Maserati 4200GT which is coming up to five years old and books at.

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only £18k! Might have to keep it a bit longer!!

Ouch....and there in lies the problem as it`s worth far more to you than any dealer or punter is going to offer....That said, like any V8 from any marque your getting a lot of car for your hard earned £££ if you buy used and can afford the running costs.

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Running costs are high - £2k pa on average for maintenance (before tyres) and RS6 mpg but the smell, the looks, the noise etc etc.

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Interestingly my near five year old Discovery3 books at about the same but retail was not much over half the retail of the Maser.

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The Feb 2010 A/S5 brochure is on the Audi website. It lists the S5 Coupe as a 4.2 V8 with 6-speed manual or Tiptronic. Changes seem to be some packages and a few option pricing tweaks.

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