2017 Audi S5

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$53,100–$61,100 MSRP range
(5.0) 1 reviews

Key Specs

of the 2017 Audi S5 base trim shown

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Supercharged V-6's smooth, linear power
  • Responsive dual-clutch transmission
  • AWD system's rear-biased torque split
  • Appearance with Black Optic Package
  • Visibility

The Bad

  • Shift delay in auto transmission's manual mode
  • Extra-firm base suspension
  • Too much power-steering assistance
  • Loud brake squeal
  • Console MMI buttons take eyes from road
2017 Audi S5 exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2017 Audi S5

  • Performance version of A5
  • Supercharged V-6 engine standard
  • Coupe or soft-top convertible
  • Manual or dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive standard

2017 Audi S5 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: As with Audi's other car lines, the German automaker offers an S version of the A5 that has higher performance credentials. Like the A5, the S5 is available as a coupe or convertible, but under the hood is a 333-horsepower, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine instead of a turbo four-cylinder.

What's Special

  • Six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic
  • All-wheel drive
  • Available adaptive suspension
  • Available Audi Drive Select, which lets the driver choose settings for the steering, engine, automatic transmission and adaptive suspension
  • Available 20-inch wheels

Here's info on the regular A5:
What it is: The four-seat A5 coupe and Cabriolet convertible are based on the previous generation of the A4 sedan and are aimed at two-door luxury models such as the BMW 4 Series, Cadillac ATS coupe and Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe. Audi offers a performance version of the A5, the S5, that targets sports cars like the Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman.

New for 2017
Front and rear parking sensors and S Line Competition Plus exterior trim are now standard on both body styles. Both versions also get a three-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel and, with the automatic transmission, shift paddles. The coupe's optional Black Optic Package features 19-inch gloss-black wheels, gloss-black side mirror housings and a gloss-black grille surround. 
Significant Standard Features

  • 220-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Quattro all-wheel ...
Vehicle Overview

What it is: As with Audi's other car lines, the German automaker offers an S version of the A5 that has higher performance credentials. Like the A5, the S5 is available as a coupe or convertible, but under the hood is a 333-horsepower, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine instead of a turbo four-cylinder.

What's Special

  • Six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic
  • All-wheel drive
  • Available adaptive suspension
  • Available Audi Drive Select, which lets the driver choose settings for the steering, engine, automatic transmission and adaptive suspension
  • Available 20-inch wheels

Here's info on the regular A5:
What it is: The four-seat A5 coupe and Cabriolet convertible are based on the previous generation of the A4 sedan and are aimed at two-door luxury models such as the BMW 4 Series, Cadillac ATS coupe and Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe. Audi offers a performance version of the A5, the S5, that targets sports cars like the Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman.

New for 2017
Front and rear parking sensors and S Line Competition Plus exterior trim are now standard on both body styles. Both versions also get a three-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel and, with the automatic transmission, shift paddles. The coupe's optional Black Optic Package features 19-inch gloss-black wheels, gloss-black side mirror housings and a gloss-black grille surround. 
Significant Standard Features

  • 220-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Quattro all-wheel drive
  • Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights and LED running lights and taillights
  • Power soft-top with acoustic fabric (convertible)
  • Power moonroof (coupe)
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Rollover protection (convertible)
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Leather seats
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system


Significant Available Features

  • Six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen stereo
  • Audi Connect communication system
  • Adaptive suspension
  • Blind spot warning system

 


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Latest Reviews

(5.0)

great for dd and speedway

by Ray from Denver on September 13, 2017

fast,and comfortable. nothing can beat s5 in this price range. this is one of my dream car beside the wrangler that i own right now. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2017 Audi S5 currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2017 Audi S5 has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Audi

Program Benefits

Comprehensive 300+ point dealer inspection, 24/7 roadside assistance including towing and trip interruption reimbursement, up to 6 yr/100k mile Audi Certified pre-owned Limited Warranty coverage, transferability of the Audi Certified pre-owned Limited Warranty to a subsequent private owner, and CARFAX® Vehicle History Report.

  • Limited Warranty

    6 years / 100,000 miles

    Up to 6 yr/100k mile from the original in-service date plus balance of New Vehicle Corrosion Perforation Warranty (12 years), plus the balance of no- charge scheduled maintenance for the remainder of the New Vehicle limited warranty ($85 deductible), Return/Exchange policy may vary.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 300+ point inspection.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The S5 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker