2016 Audi S5

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Audi S5 highlights

Customer rating


  • All-wheel drive is standard
  • Excellent performance
  • Potent supercharged engine


  • Tiny backseat
  • Firm ride
  • Tricky-to-use infotainment system

Mileage (EPA estimate)

17 city, 26 highway, 20 combined

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Agile performer for daily driving

Serving as the performance-oriented version of the A5, the Audi S5 has a lot to offer in almost every aspect. The 2016 Audi S5 is a well-rounded vehicle, which apart from the obvious ability for a great performance, offers a welcoming environment in an upscale cabin. For one thing, it can be a convenient commuter car, suited for urban driving with its compact size and agile maneuverability. It’s also just a superb choice if you're a car enthusiasts who enjoys fast driving.

All Audi S5 years

What is new for the 2016 Audi S5?

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels and Rear Spoiler features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Premium Plus trim now comes with Bang & Olufsen Audio as standard equipment.

5 reasons to buy the 2016 Audi S5

1. Amazing performance from a supercharged engine 

Among the many specialties of the 2016 Audi S5, is the excellent performance from the robust supercharged engine. The standard engine powering the 2016 S5 is a supercharged 3.0L V6 that produces 333 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, as is all-wheel drive. This is a strong powertrain that works seamlessly to achieve high speeds and quick acceleration, with a zero-to-60-mph time of 5.3 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph. 

2. All-wheel drive is standard 

In addition to the impressive powertrain, the 2016 Audi S5’s performance is significantly helped by the standard all-wheel drive. It comes with Audi’s distinguished quattro® system, which is designed to provide better traction and help improve acceleration on road surfaces with various imperfections. With it, the 2016 Audi S5 maintains excellent control through the corners and can pass other vehicles on the highway with ease. 

3. Standard tech features 

As far as passenger experience is concerned, the 2016 Audi S5 is equipped with numerous features that make it feel premium. It comes standard with Audi’s MMI infotainment system and a 6.5-inch display, along with Bluetooth® connectivity. Also, there is the Audi Drive Select feature, which allows you to select different driving settings. Shift paddles for the automatic transmission are also standard. 

4. Refined and luxury interior 

The interior of the 2016 Audi S5 is typically welcoming and offers a pleasant ride experience with more than a few touches of luxury. It comes standard with front sport seats, for one thing, which comes in handy when pushing through tight corners. Leather and simulated suede upholstery is also standard, as well as a panoramic sunroof. 

5. Sporty exterior 

Complementing the athletic performance of the 2016 Audi S5 is a sporty exterior that's bound to catch the attention of onlookers — be it while on the road or in a parking lot. Its design incorporates various details reminiscent of classic muscle cars, but with a modern touch. A few elements indicating that it’s a high-performance car are also present — such as the imposing rear bumper and striking side air intakes with honeycomb grilles and vertical bars, along with a unique rear spoiler. In the front, the most notable feature is the radiator grille that’s specifically designed for Audi’s S-line models. 

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings


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
  • Bang & Olufsen Audio
  • 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)
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear View Camera

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

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Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Supercharged Gas

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Overall length






Leg room

F 41.3"/R 31.9"

Head room

F 40"/R 36.3"

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