Road Tests Real world tests of Mustang GT 5.0 vs Audi S5

Top speed

Mustang GT 5.0
151 mph
S5 Coupé
155 mph

1/4 mile

S5 Coupé
13.2 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Ford Mustang GT 5.0

Reasons to consider the
Ford Mustang GT 5.0

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More powerful engine 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 328 HP @ 7,000 RPM More than 25% stronger engine
Much bigger engine 5,000 cc vs 3,000 cc More than 65% bigger engine
Faster in the quarter mile 12.7 s vs 13.2 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
More torque 390 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM vs 326 ft-lb @ 2,900 RPM Around 20% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Better power-to-weight ratio 8.8 lb/hp vs 11.23 lb/hp More than 20% better power-to-weight ratio
Front view of Audi S5

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Audi S5 Coupé

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More expensive sticker price $57k vs $30k 90% more expensive harder to own

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Mustang GT 5.0  vs
Audi S5 
Brand Ford Audi
Price 30,495 57,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2013
City mileage 17 MPG 18 MPG
Highway mileage 26 MPG 27 MPG

transmission

Drivetrain RWD Quattro 4WD w/TCS
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 7

engine

Displacement 5,000 cc 3,000 cc
Cylinders V8 V6
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 3.63 in / 3.65 in 3.3 in / 3.7 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

Mustang GT 5.0  vs
Audi S5 
Top speed 151 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 12.7 s 13.2 s
0-200kph 17.5 s 18.4 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.8 lb/hp 11.23 lb/hp
Maximum hp 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM 328 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Maximum torque 390 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM 326 ft-lb @ 2,900 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM 7,000 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,626 lb 3,685 lb
Width 73.9 in 73 in
Height 55.6 in 53.9 in
Length 188.1 in 182.7 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 108.3 in
Ford Mustang GT 5.0
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Audi S5 Coupé
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