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2015 Audi S5 review

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Audi S5 highlights

Customer rating

Pros

  • Supercharged engine
  • Attractive styling
  • Standard all-wheel drive

Cons

  • Cramped rear seats
  • Limited cargo space
  • Overly sharp handling

Mileage (EPA estimate)

17 city, 26 highway, 20 combined

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Refined daily with performance credentials

The Audi S5 is a luxury compact car that’s the performance-oriented version of the German car maker’s A5 model. The 2015 model year is offered in a two-door coupe body style, with beautiful styling and an upscale interior. It’s a car with a sporty look and feel, powered by a robust engine, and fitted with various performance-enhancing features. The 2015 Audi S5 is a refined daily driver that’s great for urban areas due to its compact size.

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What is new for the 2015 Audi S5?

  • S5 trims have been upgraded with Leather Seats as standard equipment this year.
  • The Prestige trim now comes with Sunroof(s) and Bluetooth Technology as standard equipment.

5 reasons to buy the 2015 Audi S5

1. Supercharged engine 

The primary goal of the 2015 Audi S5 is to deliver a thrilling experience for passengers and drivers, and it succeeds thanks to the formidable engine under its hood. It’s powered by a supercharged 3.0L V6 engine with an output of 333 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. It runs in combination with a six-speed manual transmission, with all-wheel drive as standard. The supercharged engine allows for faster acceleration, which is reflected in the 2015 Audi S5’s zero-to-60 mph time of just 4.6 seconds. 

2. Upscale interior 

Typical of most Audi models, the 2015 Audi S5 comes with a refined, upscale interior providing a high level of comfort and convenience for all passengers. It boasts an elegant, intuitive design, with supportive seats and a combination of leather and simulated suede upholstery, as well as heated power-adjustable front sport seats. An auto-dimming rearview mirror, tri-zone automatic climate control, and brushed aluminum trim round out the list of features giving riders a great sense of luxury. 

3. Standard tech features 

As far as technology is concerned, the 2015 Audi S5 is equipped with plenty of features that come as standard. It has Audi’s Multi Media Interface® which includes a seven-inch screen, Bluetooth® connectivity, and satellite radio, to name a few. It also comes standard with the Audi Drive Select system, which allows you to directly tweak throttle and transmission settings. Drive modes include Comfort, Auto, Dynamic, and Individual. 

4. Beautiful styling 

On top of offering an exciting ride, the 2015 Audi S5 looks attractive, too. It has a typical coupe body style that reflects its sporty nature. The exterior design is highlighted by an athletic profile with a sloping roofline and a bulky, aggressive rear end. At the front, it gets Audi's large, plunging grille, accentuating the S5's athletic stance even further. 

5. Standard all-wheel drive 

To further improve the performance of the 2015 Audi S5, there is the standard all-wheel drive. Audi’s quattro® system gives the S5 an additional edge, especially when it comes to acceleration and traction. This allows the 2015 Audi S5 to accelerate that much faster as it sends power to all wheels at the same time. This can be felt on slippery roads, in particular. The improved traction offers better cornering at high speeds, among other benefits. 

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

2
Average

RepairPal gave the Audi S5 an overall reliability rating of 2 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Average. This rating ranks Audi S5 63rd out of 68 among Luxury Midsize Cars.

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Audi S5 features and specs

Premium Plus 4WD/AWD 2D Convertible

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Soft Top
  • Supercharged Engine
  • Traction Control
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Bang & Olufsen Audio
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear View Camera

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

Engine size

3.0L

Horsepower

333

Torque (ft-lbs)

325

Engine type

Supercharged Gas

Fuel capacity

16.1

Wheelbase

108.3"

Overall length

182.7"

Width

73"

Height

54.3"

Leg room

F 41.3"/R 31.9"

Head room

F 40"/R 36.3"

Front tires

P245/40YR18

Rear tires

P245/40YR18

Seating capacity

4

Transmission

Automatic

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