2013 Audi S5 Road Test & Review
It’s an undisputed fact of life a pretty woman is welcomed just about anywhere she goes.
The same can be said for a good-looking car.
You want to find your ride out front at the valet stand? Best show up in something capable of swiveling crania, otherwise it’s destined for conscription to the deepest recesses of the back parking lot.
And yeah, when its time to for you to go, you WILL find yourself facing a 20-minute wait while the valets draw straws to see which of them will grudgingly pack a lunch to sustain them on the hike they’ll have to make to retrieve it. However, if your ride is an Audi S5, valets won’t have to go retrieve it, you’ll find it steps away from where you got out of it — parked right out front — classing up the joint.
(And yeah, in case you hadn’t figured it out, that’s exactly why it takes so long to retrieve your 1998 Corolla every time you valet park it. You might want to stop doing that.)
Now, even though said pretty girl may be welcomed, she won’t be respected for very long if it turns out she has no soul. And again, the Audi shines. Possessing substance in equal measure to style, the 2013 Audi S5 may well be the most complete package in its segment.
Yes, the BMW 3-Series is an absolutely wonderful drive, the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe is magnetically dynamic, and the Mercedes E-class coupe has great heaping dollops of cachet, but the Audi S5’s fluidly organic combination of style, performance and comfort is singularly compelling — while simultaneously encompassing the best qualities of all of those other cars.
(Just in case you couldn’t tell, we’re very enthusiastic fans.)