Audi S5

2012 Audi S5

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  • (4.8) 12 reviews
  • MSRP: $18,203$36,967
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 18-21
  • Engine: 333-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
2012 Audi S5

Our Take on the 2012 Audi S5

The performance-oriented four-seat S5 and its layman twin, the A5, are aimed straight at their fellow two-door heartthrobs: the BMW 3 Series coupe and Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe. The S5 coupe comes with a 354-horsepower V-8, all the better to compete with BMW's M3 coupe.  The S5 Cabri... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Too much steering assist for a sports car
  • Clutch can be tricky at low speeds (manual coupe)
  • Moonroof doesn't retract (coupe)
  • Highway wind noise (convertible)
  • Nose-heavy handling (convertible)
  • Navigation system needs more street labels

Notable Features

  • Performance offshoot of the A5
  • Four-seat coupe or convertible
  • 4.2-liter V-8 (coupe)
  • Supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 (convertible)
  • Rear-biased AWD
  • Partial-LED headlights

2012 Audi S5 Reviews

Consumer Reviews

4.8

Average based on 12 reviews

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Most amazing car on the road today

by JCMAUDI4494 from on July 28, 2011

The Audi S5 is the sports coupe to have on the road today between the LED running lights and the drive select also the more then heavenly V8 and then there's the intuitive MMI system along with the ra... Read Full Review

3 Trim Levels Available

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2012 Audi S5 Safety Ratings

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Recalls

Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2012 Audi S5.


Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/unlimited

Free Scheduled Maintenance

12mo/5,000mi

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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