Audi S5 Review

Key Features

  • Starting at $55,300 MSRP
  • 3.0-liter TFSI® twin-scroll turbocharged V6 DOHC engine with Audi valvelift system (349 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque)
  • Eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission and quattro® all-wheel drive
  • Twelve-way power front S sport-contoured seats featuring Leather/Alcantara® seating surfaces with diamond stitching & S embossing
  • S model quad exhaust outlets
  • Six-piston fixed front calipers with S badging
  • Optional Sport adaptive damping suspension
  • Standard three-spoke multifunction flat-bottom sport steering wheel with shift paddles

About the Audi S5

Audi Sport has become synonymous with producing track-inspired performance variants that have been perfected for the street. The Audi S5 Coupe features sleek styling and premium refinement combined with inspired performance. On the exterior, the S5 Coupe stands out with its sculptural Singleframe® grille, contoured full LED headlights, and quad exhaust outlets. Beneath the hood, a 3.0-liter TFSI® twin-scroll turbocharged V6 engine produces 349 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. This allows the S5 Coupe to rocket from 0 to 60 MPH in a blistering 4.4 seconds.

The luxurious interior of the S5 Coupe serves as your command center for pure driving exhilaration. Its standard ventilated front sport seats with four-way power lumbar adjustment provide the perfect balance of support and comfort. Other standard features include a panoramic sunroof, twelve-way power adjustable Leather/Alcantara® heated and massaging front seats, three-zone automatic climate control, along with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto compatibility.

What the Critics Say

"The S5 is very balanced for both performance and luxury. It's a beautiful vehicle inside and out and has easy-to-use controls. It's genuinely enjoyable if you want to take it on twisty roads, and it doesn't sacrifice comfort and luxury." - Edmunds

"The S5's engine and gearbox have amazing synergy. The shifts are smooth -- almost imperceptible in the most comfortable settings -- and the combo always seems to be in just the right gear, thanks in part to the generous and flat torque curve. - Roadshow by CNET

Audi S5 Coupe Exterior

What's New for 2023

Most of the updates to the dynamic Audi S5 Coupe come in the form of some equipment and option availability within individual packages. Premium Plus trim levels now come standard with a Bang & Olufsen sound system this year. Similarly, the available Convenience package now comes standard with adaptive cruise control. Last year's Black Optic package has been replaced with an updated Black Optic Plus package. This new version includes black rocker sills, rear spoiler, exhaust tips, and exterior badging. There's also a new Audi Sport interior option that includes red contrast stitching and carbon fiber accents inside the S5 Coupe. Lastly, Chronos Gray replaces the Quantum Gray exterior color choice on the 2023 Audi S5 Coupe.

Audi S5 Coupe Features

Audi S5 Sport Styling

Audi Sport Styling

Although derived from the popular Audi A5, the S5 Coupe offers a distinctly sporty look. Exclusive to the S5 are S model specific front/rear fasciae and side sills, body-colored trunk mounted rear lip spoiler, aluminum-optic exterior side mirror housings, and Singleframe® grille. Aggressive body lines are complemented by the S model quad exhaust outlets. Standard 19-inch 5-spoke double-arm design wheels with contrasting gray/polished finish mounted on summer performance tires give the S5 a bold stance.

Audi S5 Coupe Performance

Dynamic Performance

Experience the 349 horsepower from the 3.0-liter TFSI® twin-scroll turbocharged V6, capable of accelerating from 0-60 in only 4.4 seconds with a top speed of 155 MPH. The available S sport package takes the impressive capabilities of the S5 even further. Included in this package are red brake calipers (front and rear), Sport adaptive damping suspension, and quattro® sport rear differential. Legendary quattro® all-wheel drive comes standard on the S5 Coupe, which directs drive torque through a self-locking center differential to achieve a basic ratio of 40:60 front to rear power distribution.

Every Audi S5 Coupe comes standard with a responsive S sport suspension for tackling those tight corners. Braking power has increased over the previous model, with the S5 offering 13.8-inch front and 13.0-inch rear ventilated disc brakes along with six-piston front calipers featuring exclusive S badging. Available dynamic steering gives drivers the ability to adjust steering feedback preferences via the Audi drive select menu.

Audi S5 Coupe Interior

Race-Inspired Interior

Once you grab hold of the three-spoke multifunction flat-bottom sport steering wheel with shift paddles, you'll immediately feel the rich Audi motorsport heritage found in the S5 Coupe. Comfortable yet supportive, standard twelve-way leather/Alcantara® power front S sport-contoured seats feature diamond stitch patterns, embossed S logos, and massage functions for both driver and passenger. Additional exclusive S5 Coupe interior amenities include illuminated stainless steel door sill inlays with S badging, stainless steel pedal caps, and unique red engine start button.

Audi S5 Coupe Trims

Audi S5 Premium


  • Starting at $55,300 MSRP
  • Matrix-design LED headlights
  • Lane departure warning
  • Carbon Atlas inlays
  • Leather/Dinamica® seating surfaces
  • 19-inch 5-double-arm design wheels, bi-color finish with summer tires
Audi S5 Premium Plus

Premium Plus

  • Starting at $59,800 MSRP
  • Audi virtual cockpit plus
  • Audi active lane assist
  • Top view camera system
  • Audi phone box
  • Bang & Olufsen® sound system with 3D sound
Audi S5 Prestige


  • Starting at $63,900 MSRP
  • Audi laser light and headlight washers
  • Animation for headlights and taillights
  • Head-up display
  • Navigation package
  • Park assist