Audi S5 

  • $57k built in Germany
  • 2013
  • 328 HP 3.0L
  • 155 mph
The six-speed manual transmission loves to play, its action firm but always precise.
by Car and Driver (Dec, 2012)
Audi's predicted resale is very good, with the 2013 A5 Coupe expected to do significantly better than the BMW 3 Series Coupe or the Mercedes-Benz E350 Coupe.
by KBB (Apr, 2013)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Audi S5

Top speed

S5 Coupé
155 mph
TT RS Coupé
174 mph

1/4 mile

S5 Coupé
13.2 s
M5 (E60)
12.3 s
S7 Sportback
12.4 s

Data points Key details of the Audi S5


S5 Coupé


S5 Coupé
328 HP
M5 (E60)
500 HP
Audi S6
429 HP

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


But, in the case of the Audi S5, its transformation from naturally aspirated V8 to supercharged V6 is a marked improvement.
by Top Gear (Dec, 2011)
The Audi CVT is probably the best on the market, and can simulate eight gear ratios, but in comparison to the twin-clutch transmission technology or even a modern automatic, the CVT is underwhelming in its performance.
When feeling lazy, you can almost forget about shifting because the engine will take full throttle at 1000 rpm in sixth gear perfectly smoothly.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2007)


We like: Cleaner, more economical, fasterWe don't like: Handling still not the sharpestThe verdict: Supercharged V6 transforms the S5 into one of the very best fast coupes Performance: 0-62mph in 4.9secs, max 155mph, 34.9mpgTech: 2995cc, V6, 4WD, 328bhp, 325lb ft, 1675kg, 190g/km CO2Tick this on the options list: Sports differential, £620And avoid this: Digital television, £1,175.
by Top Gear (Dec, 2011)
But the big news lies under the bonnet of the S5 where a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 replaces the 4.2-liter V-8.
It’s the rousing tune of the open S5’s 3-litre, supercharged, direct-injection V6.
by EVO


And all that low- and midrange torque makes the S5 feel effortlessly powerful at part-throttle.
by Car and Driver (Mar, 2009)
Upshifts are attended by a brief brraap as the revs drop, and downshifts get a perfect rev-matching blip.
by MotorTrend
As a base powerplant, Audi's superb 2.0-liter TFSI turbocharged 4-cylinder is almost perfect for the application, with adequate (211) horsepower and an ample (258 lb-ft) level of torque.
by KBB (Apr, 2013)


The electric steering is no paragon of communication, but the weighting felt reasonable-especially in dynamic mode (we didn't sample the active steering).
by MotorTrend
We would prefer that the steering didn't become unnaturally stiff above 80 mph, and the 35-series, 19-inch tires don't have much compliance on rough roads.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2007)
The rear wheels are attached to a multilink suspension that's similar to what is used on current A4s and A6s.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2007)


An S-tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission is optional for the coupe and standard on the cabriolet.
by AutomobileMag
The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2013 Audi A5 Coupe with manual transmission is just under $39,000; the Tiptronic automatic transmission will add approximately $1,200.
by KBB (Apr, 2013)
If the loss of two cylinders offends you, perhaps the fact the coupe's standard transmission is a six-speed manual will be enough to placate you.
by AutomobileMag

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Audi
Price $57,000
Type of car Production car
Year 2013
City mileage 18 MPG
Highway mileage 27 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 11.23 lb/hp
Maximum hp 328 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Maximum torque 326 ft-lb @ 2,900 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM
Engine placement Front
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 3,000 cc
Cylinders V6
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 3.3 in / 3.7 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 155 mph
1/4 mile 13.2 s
0-200kph 18.4 s


Chief designer Walter Maria de’Silva


Drivetrain Quattro 4WD w/TCS
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 7 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,685 lb
Width 73 in
Height 53.9 in
Length 182.7 in
Wheelbase 108.3 in
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