2014 Audi S5

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

182.7” x 54.3”


All-wheel drive



The good:

  • Acceleration
  • Braking
  • Cabin materials
  • All-weather capability
  • 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
  • Audi Drive Select now standard
  • Available Audi Connect information system
  • Coupe or convertible
  • Rear-biased AWD

2014 Audi S5 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The performance-oriented four-seat Audi S5, which is based on the A5, is aimed at German rivals like 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 engine.

The A5 and RS 5, a high-powered V-8 version, are covered in separate reports in the Cars.com Research section.
New for 2014
Audi Drive Select, which has settings for steering, throttle and transmission response, is now standard. Premium Plus versions have keyless access with push-button start.
Exterior Highlights

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

Interior Highlights

  • Front sport seats
  • Chrome interior accents
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Automatic climate control
  • Available Bang & Olufsen premium stereo
  • Available Audi Connect information system 
  • Available navigation system

Under the Hood

  • 333-hp, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine
  • Six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive with rear-biased torque split
  • Available sport rear differential

Safety Features

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


Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.9
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews



Holy crap....2014 S5 auto very addicting and makes u smile the entire time ur driving. Very quick around town roads. The launch control is remarkable as I never have been beat from cars with more horsepower from a dig. My car ran to 60mph stock and with 105000 miles in 4.6 seconds and 1/4 was 13.1 at 105 mph this was tested my a speed tester box. Weekness is anything over 70 mph to the floor not as quick feeling. Also top end before speed limiter came on was 159. Car will do 175 if removed.


Best car i ever own.

Fun to drive,very fast and good braking,precise steering,excellent transmission very stable on the road,never had any problem.very reliable,maintenance a bit high compare to others.I would buy another one.


Great mid level German sports car

Purchased my 2014 S5 Cabriolet a couple of years back as a weekend cruiser. Really nice driving car, great exterior styling and interior finish. Engine is quick enough to have fun and honestly think the engine can outperform the handling of the car so any additional power would be wasted in its stock configuration. No complaints so far.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Audi
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
144 months/unlimited distance
48 months/50,000 miles
12 months/5,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year or 20,000 miles (whichever occurs first)
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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