Best Bet
(3.8) 4 reviews
MSRP: $12,906$25,462
Body Style: Coupe
Combined MPG: 17
Engine: 354-hp, 4.2-liter V-8 (premium)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
2008 Audi S5

Our Take on the 2008 Audi S5

Our Take

Are coupes back in vogue? Audi would have you think so. The all-new performance-oriented S5 and its layman twin, the A5, are aimed straight for their fellow two-door heartthrobs: the BMW 3 Series coupe and Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class. The S5 gets a 354-horsepower V-8, all the better to compete with B... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Clutch can be tricky at low speeds
  • Too much steering assist for a sports car
  • Gas pedal too close to driver
  • Moonroof doesn't retract
  • Gas guzzler tax

Notable Features

  • Performance offshoot of the A5
  • 354-hp V-8
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Rear-biased AWD

1 Trim Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.