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2023 A5 40 Premium 4dr All-Wheel Drive quattro Sportback
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Price:   -  From $43,195
2023 A5 45 S line Premium 4dr All-Wheel Drive quattro Sportback Price:   -  From $45,295
2023 A5 45 S line Premium 2dr All-Wheel Drive quattro Coupe Price:   -  From $47,795
2023 A5 45 S line Premium 2dr All-Wheel Drive quattro Cabriolet Price:   -  From $54,995
2023 S5 3.0T Premium 2dr All-Wheel Drive quattro Coupe Price:   -  From $56,895
2023 S5 3.0T Premium 4dr All-Wheel Drive quattro Sportback Price:   -  From $56,895
2023 S5 3.0T Premium 2dr All-Wheel Drive quattro Cabriolet Price:   -  From $65,495
2023 RS 5 2.9T 2dr All-Wheel Drive quattro Coupe Price:   -  From $78,995
2023 2.9T 4dr All-Wheel Drive quattro Sportback Price:   -  From $79,295


What's New

Mechanically unchanged for the 2023 model year, Audi has spruced up their A5 range with new wheel designs and matrix-pattern LED headlights. A punchy Bang & Olufsen stereo now features in the Premium Plus models as well as Prestige trim.

Choosing Your Audi A5

The A5 range is extensive and quite complicated to navigate, with three body styles – Sportback, Coupe, and Convertible – and four engines. There are three trim levels on most models, though the high-performance RS 5 variant is available with a single trim line in either Coupe or Sportback guise.

Prices start at $45,695 for an A5 Sportback Premium with the 40 TFSI engine, while upgrading to the 45 powerplant costs between $1,250 and $2,100 depending on trim. Coupe prices start at $47,795 and the cheapest Cabriolet is $54,995 – both models are only available with the 45 engine. Upgrading to an S5 model costs between $9,100 and $11,200 more than the comparative A5 trim, while RS5 is available in either Sportback or Coupe guise with a single trim configuration from $79,295.

Engine Choices

A5 Sportback purchasers are alone in having a choice of engines – the 40 TFSI gas unit that produces 201 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque, or the 45 TFSI unit that generates 261 hp and 273 lb-ft. Both utilize a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Coupe and Cabriolet models exclusively come with the 45 engine, while S5s are fitted with a three-liter six-cylinder unit producing 349 hp and 369 lb-ft via an eight-speed transmission. That gearbox also features in RS 5 models, where a slightly smaller 2.9-liter engine nonetheless increases its output to 444 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque.

Fuel economy varies from an EPA-estimated 24 miles per gallon city, 33 mpg highway, and 28 combined for the 40 Sportback down to 21/28/23 for the S5 Cabriolet, and 18/25/21 for the RS5 Sportback.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined)
40 TFSI201 hp236 lb-ft24/33/28 mpg
45 TFSI261 hp273 lb-ft24/31/26 mpg
3.0 S5349 hp369 lb-ft

21/30/24 mpg (Sportback, Coupe)

21/28/23 mpg (Cabriolet)

2.9 RS 5444 hp442 lb-ft

18/26/21 mpg (Coupe)

18/25/21 mpg (Sportback)

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

Cargo capacity for the Audi A5 stands at 21.8 cu ft in the Sportback, 10.9 in the Coupe, and 9.3 in the Cabriolet.

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Safety Features

Every A5 comes with cruise control and a top speed electronically limited to 130 mph, while S5 models are restricted to 155 and RS buyers can pay to have their limit raised to 180. Standard driver aids include impact mitigation technologies, lane departure warning, LED headlights with automatic high beams, and integrated washers. Automatic emergency braking also comes as standard, though a surround-view camera system, front/rear parking sensors, and adaptive cruise control are only fitted to Premium Plus models and above. Prestige is alone in receiving parking assistance and a head-up display, as well as laser headlights.


A seven-inch color instrumentation display sits behind the A5’s three-spoke steering wheel, with wireless smartphone mirroring through a 10.1-inch infotainment screen. A ten-speaker audio system is the standard setup, while Premium Plus models upgrade to a 3D Bang & Olufsen stereo alongside phone signal-boosting technology and satellite radio. You’ll need to fork out for Prestige trim to access a head-up display or navigation, though the latter can be added to Premium Plus as a standalone extra.

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2023 Audi A5 Premium – MSRP from $45,695

Riding on 18-inch double-spoke wheels and sports suspension, the most affordable A5/S5 models have heated power outside mirrors alongside keyless engine start/stop and LED headlights incorporating integral washers. A panoramic sunroof illuminates a cabin with a three-zone climate including a digital rear display, LED lighting, heated leather front seats, and wooden inlays. S5 models receive quad exhaust tips, 19-inch tires, and sports suspension plus carbon dash inlays and S badging.

The $2,500 Convenience Package stands alone on Premium models. It combines ten features, covering safety (adaptive cruise, an alarm, and side assistance) and comfort (memory for the driver’s seat and outside mirrors, a heated steering wheel, and satellite radio).

2023 Audi A5 Premium Plus – MSRP from $50,795

Some of the improvements on Premium Plus models might initially escape you, such as the self-folding and auto-dimming memory outside mirrors, or the power trunk release. More noticeable cabin improvements include a 12.3-inch configurable instrument cluster, while a surround-view camera system and adaptive cruise control make the driver’s life easier. Creature comforts include signal boosting and wireless charging for smartphones, plus satellite radio.

As on Premium models, bigger wheels and revised suspension distinguish S5s, alongside a power panoramic sunroof and split leather/Dynamica seating surfaces.

In terms of upgrades, navigation costs $1,500 and ventilated front seats are $800, while the Black Optic Plus pack includes black external detailing, chrome exhaust tips, and red brake calipers behind bespoke 19-inch wheels. It costs $2,350. S5 buyers can also add ventilated leather front sports seats for $550.

2023 Audi A5 Prestige – MSRP from $56,095

Adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assistance is among the key safety enhancements on Prestige models, while ventilated front seats come as standard. This is the first A5 to offer navigation, a head-up display, or traffic sign recognition.

S5 specification differences are limited to tires and exhausts, stainless steel pedals, and superior Nappa leather seating.

The Black Optic Plus package remains available on non-convertible A5s, and the Warm Weather pack on convertible S5s blends ventilated leather seats and neck-level heating for $1,150.

2023 Audi A5 RS 5 – MSRP from $78,995

RS 5 models have specifications equivalent to Premium Plus-model A5 trim. The only differences beyond the powertrain are a simpler cruise control system and the removal of a surround-view camera system. RS-specific sports suspension and design details are added outside, with honeycomb-stitched Nappa leather seating inside.

Numerous packages are available on RS 5 models, including the $3,000 Driver Assistance Pack, bundling in a head-up display and surround-view camera system with active lane assist, park assist, and adaptive cruise including traffic jam assist. For $3,400, you could have the Dynamic Package’s red brake calipers, RS sports suspension, and a sports exhaust system.

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CarsDirect Tip

If you can live without navigation, Premium Plus represents the best compromise between affordability and equipment, while standard A5 models should be fast enough to render the S5/RS 5 performance versions superfluous for most buyers.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 201 HP / 236 ft.lbs.
7-spd S tronic auto-shift man w/OD
Drive Type
Full-time Quattro All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
24 / 33 / 28 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 201 HP / 236 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Full-time Quattro All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
24 / 33 / 28 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
15.3 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
21.8 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
187.2 "
Exterior Width
72.6 "
Exterior Height
54.6 "
Front Headroom
37.7 "
Rear Headroom
37.0 "
Front Legroom
41.3 "
Rear Legroom
35.1 "
Front Shoulder Room
55.7 "
Rear Shoulder Room
54.5 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,726 Lbs.
Wheel Base
111 "
Turning Radius
19.2 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
18.0 " Silver Aluminum / 19.0 " Silver W/painted Accents Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Heated, Power Remote Driver, Power Remote W/tilt Down Passenger
Front Body-colored With Chrome Insert
Grille Moldings
Chrome / Black
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Sport Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
40-20-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm, Seek-scan / Am/fm/hd, Seek-scan / Siriusxm W/ 360l Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
10 / 19 Bang & Olufsen
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front And Rear
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Audi Pre Sense Basic Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Audi Side Assist Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure Warning Lane Departure / Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Hands-off Steering Assist
Pedestrian Detection
Audi Pre Sense City Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
High Beam Assist (hba) Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Audi Park Assist Automated / Audi Parking System Plus Front And Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer Iii
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
144 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles

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