My Audi S5 is over 5 years old: Exploring options for a replacement

My daily driver is a Mercedes S400d and we have a GLC 300 and Crysta for most runabouts in the house.

BHPian 316 kmph recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

I have been using an Audi S5 (current gen) as my second car for the past 5.5 years. I am considering a new car in it’s place.

I love my Audi, fast and stylish car, quite practical for using every other day – good ride quality for a sporty car, spacious, well equipped, not too big for the city, big boot, usable and easy to live with power output. While ground clearance is just about liveable, just another 10mm would have made it flawless, as of now I clear 8 out of 10 speed bumps.

My daily driver is a Mercedes S400d and we have a GLC 300 and Crysta for most runabouts in the house.

With this car, I expect to do a dozen Sunday drives and may be a couple of road trips each year, besides using it once or twice to go to work each week. Usage may increase with practicality.

I am considering a BMW M2 manual, Taycan Cross Turismo 4S (I find this beyond what I want to be spending, but not necessarily out of bounds, if exceptional), BMW X3 M40i (as practical as performance could get), Porsche Cayenne (getting expensive by the year), wait and buy Porsche Macan EV next year or any other choice, you recommend.

Here’s what BHPian Sahil had to say on the matter:

I would pick the M2, it will be the only car in the list that will be MORE fun than your S5.

I personally don’t like the looks of the new M2 in pics, especially the rear. But if you can live with that, its a no brainer!

You already a GLC and Innova for practicality and boot space whereas the S400 for comfort. The S5 is the one you bought from your heart and not your mind, the M2 is pure heart and soul!

Here’s what BHPian lamborghini had to say on the matter:

I agree with Sahil. Polarizing looks aside, the M2 seems to be a brilliant option!

The others on the list like the X340i, Cayenne, Macan, etc. Are good all rounders but don’t have that appeal to replace the S5 – maybe something to keep in mind for when the GLC is due for replacement as they could be good tourers for the family.

The biggest advantage of the M2 is the availability of a manual. The size, the gearbox, and the power – it has all the makings of a fun Sunday car! Probably one of the last before moving on to EVs.

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