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Audi S5

Audi S5 side view

Pros and cons of the Audi S5

  • Powerful 3.0L V6 engines
  • Quattro all-wheel drive
  • Many high-tech features
  • Limited space in rear seats in coupe and convertible
  • Premium fuel required
  • No hard top for convertible
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Audi S5

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags8

Specifications of the Audi S5

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption11.3 - 11.5 L/100km
  • Highway consumption8 L/100km
  • Width1843 mm
  • Length4752 mm
  • Trunk space480 - 618 L
  • Cargo space480 - 618 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Audi S5

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This version of the Audi S5 2018 - present is available in 2 trims:

Progressiv trim features and specs

Available across all trims:
  • 3 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats adjust to body shape
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
  • Rear seat ski hatch
  • Sport seats in the front
Available across all trims:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Glare-free high beam
  • Headlight cleaners
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof
Available with the Progressiv trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Emergency call system (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Progressiv trim:
  • 360 degree camera (optional)
  • Front view camera (optional)
  • Side sensors (optional)
  • WiFi (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic parking (optional)
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Digital radio
  • Electric tailgate
  • Front sensors
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • USB port for front passengers
2 engines are available with the Progressiv trim:
3 L - Gas - 349 hp
City consumption:11.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:591 km
3 L - Gas - 354 hp
City consumption:11.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:585 km

Technik trim features and specs

Available across all trims:
  • 3 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats adjust to body shape
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
  • Rear seat ski hatch
  • Sport seats in the front
Available across all trims:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Glare-free high beam
  • Headlight cleaners
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof
Available with the Technik trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking (optional)
  • Emergency call system
  • Fatigue warning system (optional)
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Technik trim:
  • 360 degree camera
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Front view camera
  • Side sensors
  • Traffic sign recognition (optional)
  • WiFi
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic parking (optional)
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Digital radio
  • Electric tailgate
  • Front sensors
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • USB port for front passengers
2 engines are available with the Technik trim:
3 L - Gas - 349 hp
City consumption:11.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:591 km
3 L - Gas - 354 hp
City consumption:11.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:585 km

Overview of the Audi S5

Learn about the Audi S5

Summary

The Audi S5 has been a popular premium coupe (two-door) in Canada since its debut in 2008. Blending good looks, fun-loving driving dynamics and high-end interior design, it covers a lot of bases for many drivers. The S5 comes in a multitude of flavours: What began as a coupe is now also available as a convertible and sportback—a sloping rear end design with roof-hinged cargo hold.

Two V6 engine options—turbocharged and supercharged—are on offer as well as a V8. Manual and automatic transmissions are available, both hooked up to Audi's quattro all-wheel drive system.

Safety

Every Audi S5 model from debut to the present includes standard safety features such as six airbags and tire pressure monitoring. Also included is a central locking feature that will automatically unlock after it detects an airbag deployment. A standard electronic stability program reacts to grip loss by braking any individual wheel to regain control quickly. Newer models from 2018 feature even more advanced safety features as extras, including:

  • Blind spot warning system
  • A top-view camera for a full 360-degree view
  • Rear cross-traffic alert warns of perpendicular traffic—handy in parking lots
  • Exit warning system notifies passengers of incoming objects before they open their doors

Interior

Audi has a long history as a purveyor of high-quality interiors, and the S5 is no exception. Its cabin design is uncluttered, with all important touch points falling easily to hand. Driver and front passenger both get eight-way adjustable heated leather seats.

Later editions from 2018 feature a sporty flat-bottomed leather steering wheel, while the traditional steering wheel comes heated as a no-cost option. This car's interior has come in many shades over its decade-plus life—black is standard, with red, cream and grey options being popular choices.

Technology

As German luxury cars, the Audi S5 coupe, convertible and sportback all come with a wide range of tech features. Electronic cruise control and electronic parking brake are included. Ten-speaker sound is also standard, while newer models from 2016 have an optional 19-speaker Bang and Olufsen setup.

Audi's MMI infotainment system is regarded by many as one of the best of its kind in the automotive realm. It was optional on the S5 from 2008 and arrived on all trims for 2013.

Space

By sharing its platform with the Audi A4 sedan, the S5 offers ample interior space for its four passengers to stretch out. The sporty exterior styling means headroom in the coupe and convertible's rear seat is limited. If you're planning on having adults or older children back there more frequently, it's worth checking out the sportback body style, with its extra set of doors.

Comfort

“S” models are Audi's sportier options, and the S5 sticks to tradition here. Its standard quattro all-wheel drive keeps it glued to the road. Whether you pick the roaring V8 engine of older coupe models or the torquey super- or turbocharged V6, the S5 boasts well over 300 horsepower, making the 0–100 km/h run in less than five seconds. Driving enthusiasts will be saddened to know Audi has slowly phased out the manual transmission.

Frequently asked questions about the Audi S5

The 2019 Audi S5 Coupé starts at $62,300, rising to $77,300 before options for the convertible cabriolet. Older models can be less than $20,000.

The 2019 Audi S5 is capable of sprinting from 0–100 km/h in around 4.7 seconds. Earlier models need roughly half a second more. All models are electronically limited to 250 km/h.

The Audi S5 Sportback adds two passenger doors to the coupé, demanding a slight premium. It starts at $63,100 new before options, while pre-owned sportbacks offer savings in the thousands.

Yes, every Audi S5 comes with standard all-wheel-drive. Audi’s quattro system is highly regarded, offering plenty of grip no matter the weather conditions.

That depends. The first generation Audi S5 (2008–2017) uses either a supercharged V6 or naturally aspirated V8. All second-gen cars use a turbocharged V6.