National Geographic : 1987 Feb
An Audi driver seldom worries about which way the wind is blowing. It isn't that an Audi isn't susceptible to the wind. Like all cars, Audis have to deal with head winds, tail winds and crosswinds alike. But, unlike most cars, the Audi 5000S has been engineered to offer as little resistance to the wind as possible. Which puts the owners of the 5000S ina rather enviable position. The car they bought for its good looks just happens to be one of the most aerodynamically efficient luxury sedans inthe world. Holding fast to the Audi philosophy of "challenging conformity," the engineers at Audi were able to fashion an automobile with the incredibly low drag coefficient of 0.32. Infact, virtually everything about an Audi isdesigned to reduce drag. From its flush-mounted windows to its aero dynamically correct alloy wheels, the Audi's shape, even though it's been brazenly copied, still not only runs against the wind, but also outsmarts it. Couple that shape with front-wheel drive (which Audi pioneered over half a century ago) and our optional Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and the result isa car that handles responsively. Stops precisely. And slips through the wind quietly. Ifyou're now inthe process of deciding which German performance sedan best suits you-the Mercedes, BMW or Audi- we urge you to test drive an Audi 5000S. And experience for yourself the feeling of running against the wind. All Audis have a 6-year limited warranty againstrust perforation.And a 3-year/ 50,000-mile limited warranty on virtually everything else. (See yourdealer for details.) Audis not only perform and excite They're designed to endure. You're ready for an Audi.