With an elegant coupe body, powerful engine and excellent handling, the S5 makes for a very enjoyable car, while connected cabin electronics serve as icing on this automotive cake.
The S5 is the sport version of Audi's A5 coupe and comes with a more powerful engine and other performance upgrades.
The S5 uses a direct injection 3-liter V-6 with an Eaton supercharger, delivering 333 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque.
The coupe design of the S5 is subtly beautiful.
All S5s come with Audi's Quattro all-wheel-drive.
An optional Sport Differential dynamically diverts torque across the rear axle to help with cornering.
Ample trunk space makes the S5 a fine touring car for two.
Sport seats are comfortable without being too confining.
Rear seats are functional but cramped.
An electric power steering system makes for precise inputs but is tuned for a light feeling.
Audi sticks with traditional analog gauges for the S5.
The six-speed manual transmission comes standard in the S5.
Audi's cabin electronics system starts with this home screen, showing all the major function areas.
DriveSelect changes the S5's programs for different driving characteristics.
Navigation includes online destination search through Google.
Audi integrates Google Earth with its navigation system.
Other connected features include fuel prices, weather and nearby landmark information.
The S5 offers typical hands-free phone features.
Among the S5's audio sources, these SD card slots are actually among the easier to use.
Other audio sources include Bluetooth streaming and the car's own hard drive.
Bluetooth streaming for audio shows track information, but offers no control over music selection.
The standard audio system includes 10 speakers, but a Bang and Olufsen 14-speaker system is optional.
The back-up camera shows trajectory and distance lines.