First Look: 2018 Audi A5/S5 Coupe
Good news for stick fans: the 2018 Audi A5 will be available with a six-speed manual. For 2018, the Audi A5 and S5 coupe get slightly wider, flatter grilles and two new engines to choose from — a 2.0-liter I-4 or a turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6. Transmission choices for the A5 are a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic or a six-speed manual.The new four-cylinder has 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. Audi claims that when equipped with the S tronic gearbox, it can sprint from 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds, with a slightly slower sprint time of 5.7 seconds for the manual.
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If a flat tire, mechanical breakdown, or empty fuel tank forces you to stop driving, the most important thing is to take actions that ensure your safety. Here are some tips from the auto experts at Consumer Reports.
Get off the road
Pull your vehicle as far off of the road as safely possible. If your vehicle is in or near traffic and you can safely walk to another location, do it. If the vehicle is parked on the shoulder of a busy highway, exit on the passenger side. Lock the door and leave a note on the windshield with your mobile phone number in case roadside assistance or the police stop by the vehicle.
2017 Jaguar XE First Test: Here's Your Luxury Sport Sedan Handling Benchmark
Here’s Your Luxury Sport Sedan Handling Benchmark . The 35t offers friendly neutrality through accurate steering and a responsive chassis, which makes it playful in a way that encourages you to drive it harder. This sedan is equally fun to place on the corner of an empty mountain road or up a freeway on-ramp. Even better, the optional 20-inch wheels don't adversely affect ride quality, thanks in part to the XE's automatically adjusting dampers.
Make your vehicle as visible as possible
At the minimum, turn on the hazard lights as soon as you realize that your vehicle has problems. Once stopped, use any warning signals that you have—flares, hazard triangle, or a warning light—to alert other motorists of your vehicle's presence. Place the warning device as far behind your car as practical to give other motorists as much notice as possible.
Display a distress signal
If you need police help, raise the hood or tie a white cloth to the radio antenna or door handle, or hang the cloth out of the top of the door and close it on the cloth.
Keep the doors locked
If the vehicle is in a safe location, you should wait inside. Keep the doors locked and the safety belts fastened.
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The Trucklet, Revised
Use good judgment in accepting help from strangers. If someone of whom you're suspicious stops, lower the window only enough to talk. If you're waiting for help, thank them for stopping but tell them you're OK. If you need help, ask them to make a call for you.
See our list of recommended items to carry in a roadside emergency kit.
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ADAC test for emergency braking systems .
Munich, August 17, 2016 - Around 30 percent of all traffic fatalities in Germany are pedestrians or cyclists. This is also too much for the automobile manufacturers and they want to significantly reduce this number with systems on board their vehicles. The ADAC automobile club has now tested the emergency braking assistants with pedestrian and cyclist detection in mid-range models from six different manufacturers.