2013 Audi S5

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2013 Audi S5
2013 Audi S5

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Acceleration
  • Braking
  • Cabin materials
  • All-weather capabilities
  • Folding rear seat
  • Backseat space

The bad:

  • Too much steering assist for a sports car
  • Moonroof doesn't retract (coupe)
  • Highway wind noise (convertible)
  • Nose-heavy handling (convertible)

2 trims

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Notable features

  • Performance offshoot of the A5
  • Restyled exterior
  • Newly available Audi Connect telematics system
  • Coupe's V-8 replaced with convertible's supercharged V-6
  • Rear-biased AWD

2013 Audi S5 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The performance-oriented four-seat S5 and its layman sibling, the Audi A5, are aimed straight at their fellow two-door heartthrobs: the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Both the S5 coupe and S5 Cabriolet (convertible) are powered by a 333-horsepower, supercharged V-6.

New for 2013
The S5 coupe now uses the supercharged V-6 engine from the S5 convertible, replacing the 4.2-liter V-8 previously offered.

In addition to the new engine for the coupe, the S5 gets a redesigned front bumper along with a new grille, hood, headlamps and LED daytime running lights. There’s also a restyled rear bumper. On the inside, the Multi Media Interface controls have been restyled, and there are new chrome accents. The newly available Audi Connect telematics system uses 3G cellphone technology to enable Google Maps satellite-image overlays, real-time gas prices, weather information, news and Wi-Fi service for up to eight devices.
Exterior
The S5 is instantly recognizable as an Audi, with the brand’s customary wide-mouth grille flanked by lower air intakes. The car looks downright angry, thanks in part to angular headlights. Exterior features include:

  • LED daytime running lights and taillights
  • Sport suspension
  • Quad exhaust

Interior
The S5’s dashboard has a broad dome that overlaps the gauges and central information screen, which incorporates the optional navigation system. Interior features include:

  • Front sport seats
  • Chrome interior accents
  • Silk Nappa leather upholstery
  • Automatic climate control
  • Available Bang & Olufsen premium stereo

Under the Hood
The S5 has a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 that makes 333 hp and 325 pounds-feet of torque. Mechanical features include:

  • Six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard all-wheel drive with rear-biased torque split
  • Available sports rear differential

Safety
Standard safety features include:

  • Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags (coupe)
  • Electronic stability system

 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.9
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

Most enjoyable driving car I’ve owned...

I bought this car for the look & performance (more powerful than the A5). Cockpit layout is fantastic and the craftsmanship is impeccable. Enjoy the ventilated front seats which has kept me cool during the heat of this past summer. Smooth handling and acceleration. #Audi #S5 #Cabriolet #Supercharged

4.7

Save the Manual.. If you can find one.

This car is best driven with a manual. too bad Audi dont make them anymore. The performance of the current DCT in them are great, but you are not engage with the beast, you cant replace that with paddle tapping.

5.0

Nice power and very comfortable

A great car to drive long distances with. A lot of different modifications available. I really like how comfortable the seats are and the power delivery with the supercharger is great!

See all 35 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Audi
Certified pre-owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles after expiration of new vehicle limited warranty or from date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired
Powertrain
N/A
Dealer certification required
300-plus-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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