The 2012 Audi S5 is a compact luxury sports car available in coupe and cabriolet trim levels. The S5 is powered by a 4.2-liter V8 engine that delivers 354 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque, for a 0-60 time of 4.9 seconds. Transmission options consist of a standard six-speed manual transmission an optional 6-speed automatic transmission with sport shift. Equipped with permanent all-wheel-drive, the S5 fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated range of 14 mpg city to 24 mpg highway, depending on transmission selection. Features include LED turn signals, LED taillights, adaptive xenon headlights, 19-inch alloy wheels, 12-way power seat, tilting panorama sunroof, heated front seats, three-zone automatic climate control, 14-speaker sound system, hands-free phone capabilities, sports rear differential, carbon fiber inlays, and adaptive cruise control. Safety is comprised of parking sensors, dual-stage front airbags, thorax airbags, electronic stability control, electronic brake distribution, and anti-lock braking. The S5 is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
Audi has left the A5 mostly as-is for 2012, save for the shuffling of a few options. The Premium Plus gets an available SiriusXM satellite radio, Advanced Key and rear parking sensors and backup camera. The Prestige trim now includes standard navigation and Audi side-assist.
Styling and design; beautiful, well-appointed interior; performance in the S5 model; ride comfort; all-weather "quattro" traction; fuel-efficiency in the 2.0 model
With both coupe and Cabriolet models, the Audi A5 and S5 hit the target on design and styling, and both the A5 and S5 are quite possibly the two of the best-looking touring cars inside and out. Interior comfort and ride quality are both top notch, with the coupe making an especially good long-distance cruiser for two. Audi says that the A5 and S5 Cabriolet models have best-in-class trunk space.