The 2019 Audi S5 is the brand's premium sports coupe, combining luxury and performance into a single stylish package. The S5 is available in three different configurations; a coupe, a convertible, and a four-door "sportback" with a liftgate trunk. In every configuration, the S5 receives a powerful turbocharged engine, Audi's quattro all-wheel-drive system, and a stylish interior that the rest of the industry tries to match.
What's New for 2019
There are no significant changes for the 2019 model year.
Choosing Your Audi S5
The S5 is notable in the number of configurations that are available. The standard configuration is the two door coupe, while the Cabriolet convertible is also available. Returning for its second model year is the Sportback model, which is a four-door version with a rear liftgate similar to the larger S7. The Sportback model's extra doors also allow for a much easier entry into the back seats, while simultaneously being much more generous with the rear head room than the S4.
In all configurations, the engine is a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 with 354 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. Power is fed through an eight-speed automatic transmission, and every S5 comes standard with Audi's famous quattro all-wheel-drive system. The S5 also receives four different driving modes that can adapt the car to best suite the driver's mood.
The Audi S5 is very well equipped across all trims. All trims of the Coupe and Sportback models receive leather seats with pneumatic bolsters and massage functions for the driver and passenger while Cabriolet trims are decked in Nappa leather with diamond stitching. Additionally, all models get a seven-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, three-zone automatic climate control, a panoramic sunroof, and some driver assistance features like automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection.
The Coupe and Sportback models are offered in Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trims, while the Cabriolet is only offered in the Premium Plus and Prestige trims. While the Coupe and Sportback share pricing, the Cabriolet carries an $8,300 premium over the corresponding hard-top trims.
The 2019 Audi S5 Sportback is actually a more compelling buy than the S4 sedan. Typically, the four-door coupe concept results in a cramped rear seat for taller passengers in the name of style, but the S5 Sportback actually offers a surprising amount of space in the rear, along with more head room than the sedan counterpart. Regardless, the best value across the trim range is the Premium Plus, as it occupies a sweet spot between features and cost.
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