2017 Audi S5

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2017 MODEL
$53,100 - $54,100 See Inventory Prices

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Detailed Review

When you think Audi, you relate to sporty handling, amazing technology and lightning performance. And the 2017 Audi S5 Coupe is nothing short of it. With impressive numbers, smart pricing and the trust with Audi as a brand ensure the reliability of the new coupe.


7.9/10
Features

 

9.6/10
Engine

 

6.7/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.7/10
Interior

 

9.6/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

With the base price of $53,100 for the Manual variant and $54,100 for the Automatic variant; it is priced very well keeping in mind the rivals. Also, the technology and features added to the 2017 Audi S5 is the reason why everyone would absolutely fall in love with it.

2017 Audi S5 Features

7.9/10

The 2017 Audi S5 Coupe is designed in a way that it screams BEAST. The car now has an aggressive looking front with a wider front grille. Audi S5 has always been one of the best looking and performing luxury coupes in the market.

Trim S Tronic Manual
MSRP $54,100 $53,100
Key

 

Features

  • Express Open/Close Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof with Sunshade
  • Metal-Look Power Heated Auto Dimming Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Radio: Bang & Olufsen Sound System -inc: Audi music interface w/Lightning adapter cable and Bluetooth wireless technology preparation for mobile phone
  • 14 Speakers
  • Audio Theft Deterrent
  • Digital Signal Processor
  • Heated Front S Sport-Contoured Seats -inc: 8-way power front seats w/driver memory, 4-way power lumbar adjustment, thigh support and SS embossing and 2-position driver side memory for seat and mirror adjustments (located on driver's door)
  • Automatic with Driver Control Ride Control Sport Tuned Suspension
  • Aluminum Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
  • Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
  • 505w Premium Amplifier
  • Sport Leather Steering Wheel
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Aluminum Door Panel Insert, Aluminum Console Insert and Chrome/Metal-Look Interior Accents

The Audi S5 has 2 trims- the Manual variant and the S-Tronic Automatic variant. The peak power in both the trims is same. The key rivals of the S5 are the BMW 440i and the Mercedes-Benz C43.

2017 Audi S5 Engine

9.6/10

"Drivers who choose the coupe's stick shift will be rewarded with precise, positive action through the gates. That's no knock on the S tronic automatic transmission, however, which supplies silky-smooth shifts in normal driving yet reacts quickly to the manual commands of the paddle shifters, executing rev-matched downshifts with clinical precision."  - Edmunds

Engine & Transmission

The Audi S5 Coupe is packed with a 3.0L TFSI V6 motor that produces a decent 333 brake horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. The V6 now has better turbochargers that spool up quicker resulting in no turbo lag, therefore; instant throttle response and loads of low-end torque.

The S-Tronic 7-speed automatic transmission is very smooth and blissful to use. The shifts are lightning fast which ensures fun while driving. Also, the manual 6-speed transmission is surprisingly crisp and shifts into gears easily without any jerking. However, for faster acceleration runs the automatic transmission needs to opt.

Models Audi S5 S Tronic BMW 440i Coupe Mercedes-Benz C43
MSRP $54,100 $48,500 $55,500
Engine 3.0L TFSI V6 DOHC 3.0L DOHC 24-Valve 6-Cylinder Turbocharged 3.0L V6 Biturbo
Transmission 7-speed automatic 8-Speed Automatic 9-Speed Automatic
Horsepower 333 hp 320 hp 362 hp
Torque 325 lb-ft 330 lb-ft 384 lb-ft

The BMW 440i and the Mercedes-Benz C43 also consist of a 3L turbocharged V6 motor. While the BMW has a single turbocharger, the Mercedes takes lead with its dual turbo engine churning out a respectable 362 brake horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque. The C43 has a 9-speed automatic gearbox giving it a smooth ride as well as a higher power band to perform better.

Acceleration

The Audi S5 takes 4.8 seconds to reach from 0-60MPH and 13.5 seconds to run the quarter mile. The acceleration has been tested by various reputed car magazines and the numbers have been confirmed to be the same.

Models Audi S5 S Tronic BMW 440i Coupe Mercedes-Benz C43
0-60 MPH 4.8 sec 4.9 sec 4.6 sec
Quarter mile 13.5 sec 13.4 sec 13.1 sec
Engine 3.0L 3.0L 3.0L
Emission

 

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

8.4 7.0 7.6

The BMW 440i comes closely behind the Audi S5 at 4.9 seconds to reach 0-60MPH while the Mercedes-Benz C43 wins it by 0.2 seconds. It is the quickest in the quarter mile run as well. The Biturbo engine of the Merc plays a crucial role in the same.

Braking

The Audi S5 Coupe has robust brakes that help stop it the quickest amongst its competition. The technology used is immaculate and proves to be life-saving in case of situations demanding sudden braking as well. It has 13.6-inch diameter front brakes to ensure quick braking.

Model Audi S5 S Tronic BMW 440i Coupe Mercedes-Benz C43
Brake Front (in.) 13.6 13.4 14.2
Brake Rear (in.) 13.0 13.0 12.6
Curb Weight (lbs.) 3924 3635 3935
60-0 MPH (ft.) 110 113 114

The brakes used in the Audi are not the biggest, but still, it is able to stop 4 feet before the Mercedes does and 3 feet before the much lighter BMW does. The Audi is no doubt the best as far as braking is considered.

2017 Audi S5 Fuel Economy

6.7/10

As far as fuel economy is concerned, the S5 doesn't have the best-in-class economy, but delivers a decent 18MPG in the city, 28 on the highway and 21 combined. The fuel economy doesn't come off as a negative when you notice the performance aspect of the Audi S5 Coupe.

Model Audi S5 S Tronic BMW 440i Coupe Mercedes-Benz C43
MPG (city) 18 21 20
MPG (highway) 28 32 28
MPG (combined) 21 25 23

However, the BMW and the Mercedes have better fuel economy than it. The BMW wins this one with the highest economy claimed to be 21/32/25 for city/highway/combined respectively followed closely by the Mercedes-Benz C43 at 28/28/23 for the same.

2017 Audi S5 Interior

7.7/10

 "Practicality never looked so good; if only there were an equal amount of driver engagement."-Caranddriver

Seating & Comfort

For a luxury coupe, the seating capability of 4 passengers does not seem justified. The sloping roofline for the coupe type body of the car compromises for the seating comfort in the rear seats. Headroom and shoulder room is not much, however; the passengers in the front are comfortable in the leather seats.

Model Audi S5 S Tronic BMW 440i Coupe Mercedes-Benz C43
Passenger capacity 4 4 4
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 39.1/54.3/41.3 39.8/55.3/42.2 38.8/54.8/42.0
Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 36.0/52.8/31.7 36.1/51.7/33.7 35.6/54.8/32.0

Mercedes-Benz C43 feels nice and plush but crammed in the rear. It feels smaller in the cabin and only the front seats are comfortable. It cannot be called practical for weekend trips but daily commuting is definitely possible. The BMW however, is very spacious and airy when compared to the other cars in context. It has lots of headroom, legroom, as well as shoulder room in the front but the rear seats, are good only for kids.

Cargo Volume

With a decent cargo volume of 12.2(ft.3), it can be used as a daily driver and be practical enough for a weekend getaway for 2 adults. The trunk lid opening is small though. Mercedes-Benz C43 has the least amount of space in the trunk as well as inside the cabin, which makes it lose a point.

Model Audi S5 S Tronic BMW 440i Coupe Mercedes-Benz C43
Cargo Volume (ft.3) 12.2 15.7 10.5

BMW 440i Coupe has the best cargo volume of 15.7(ft.3) which makes it the most practical luxury coupe with similar performance figures.

2017 Audi S5 Exterior

9.6/10
At long last, a replacement is just over the horizon, with an edgier look and sharply creased body panels. That means if you're partial to the smooth flowing lines of this current-generation S5, this is your last chance to get one. -Edmunds

Dimensions & Weight

Even though the Audi S5 is loaded with features and technology, it manages to weigh less than 4000 pounds which is considered to be a good weight for a luxury coupe. The handling is amazing and the Quattro AWD technology of the Audi helps make it razor sharp precise while steering. This helps in cornering perfectly at high speeds as well making it a very confidence-inspiring car.

Model Audi S5 S Tronic BMW 440i Coupe Mercedes-Benz C43
Curb weight (lbs.) 3924 3635 3935
Length(in) 182.7 182.6 184.9
Width(in) 73.0 71.9 71.3
Height(in) 53.9 54.2 55.3
Ground clearance (in) 4.3 5.1 3.6
Wheelbase (in) 108.3 110.6 111.8
Track width (in) F/R 62.5/62.3 60.8/62.8 62.1/61.2

The Mercedes-Benz C43 is a car with similar dimensions and weighs just a few pounds more than the S5. It has a lower ground clearance than the Audi producing more downforce for a better handling. But at high speeds, the Audi is a better vehicle to choose.

2017 Audi S5 Safety

2017 Audi S5 Coupe Safety Features

  • SIDEGUARD Curtain 1st Row Airbags
  • SIDEGUARD Curtain 2nd Row Airbags
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the nonprofit, independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) evaluate vehicles for crashworthiness in the United States. It rates vehicles out of 5 stars/Good to Poor scale respectively. However, the 2017 Audi S5 Coupe has not yet been rated by either of the authorities.

2017 Audi S5 Competition

BMW 440I Coupe vs Audi S5 Coupe

The BMW costs $48,500, making it almost $6000 cheaper than the automatic Audi. The acceleration of the BMW is only 0.1 second slower than the Audi making it a better alternative and value for money keeping in mind that for the price difference one can opt for all the carbon fiber trim options. The bonus is the fuel economy of the Beemer.

Cargo volume, interior comfort, and easy-to-use hand gesture infotainment system along with BMW's iDrive Select technology are all features that make it a better pick to the Audi S5 Coupe for the price it asks.

Mercedes-Benz C43 vs Audi S5 Coupe

The Mercedes is priced at $55,500 MSRP with more power and torque and sounds like a better alternative. But it has the slowest braking, least cargo volume and is the heaviest of the three.

Audi S5 has a far better handling and ensures safer drive with all the technology like sudden brake aid, airbags in the curtains, seats, steering and side columns. It also has much better space than the C43 making it more practical.

Audi S5 Coupe is better than the Mercedes-Benz C43 overall.

2017 Audi S5 Final Verdict

The 2017 Audi S5 Coupe is a value for money coupe that delivers good performance, precise handling, robust braking, and all the comfort one needs. It has decent fuel economy, good cargo volume and a very addictive exhaust note from the sporty V6 motor. It falls a bit short at comforting the rear passengers and at rearward visibility but doesn't fail to bring a smile to the occupant's face.

The BMW 440i is a cheaper alternate with similar performance numbers and loads of space in the seats as well as the trunk. The Mercedes-Benz C43 fails to match against the S5 Coupe as long as the pricing remains the same.

Pros

Aggressive front and back design

Choice of exclusive materials in the cabin

Super comfortable ride

Robust braking

Neat body lines all around the car

Cons

Small passenger seats in the back

Limited rearward visibility

What's New?

All-new designed exterior as well as interior

New engine churning out more power and torque

Added safety features

New chassis for better rigidity


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$53100

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

top speed

155 mph

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

183 cu. in.

horsepower

333 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

325 lb.-ft. @ 2900 rpm

transmission

6-speed manual

chassis

suspension front

independent front multi-link suspension

suspension rear

independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

13 in. ventilated disc brakes/13.8 in. ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

108.3 in.

length

182.7 in.

width

73 in.

height

53.9 in.

curb weight

3858 lbs.

ground clearance

4.3 in.

capacity

passenger volume

84 cu ft.

cargo volume

12.2 cu ft.

payload capacity

882 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.8 sec.

zero to 100 mph

12.4 sec.

standing ¼-mile

13.5 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

158 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/20/26 mpg

highway range

418.6 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

drivetrain warranty

4 years/50000 miles

corrosion warranty

12 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

No



Styles

 2017 Audi S5 in Sepang Blue Pearl Effect color  2017 Audi S5 in Mythos Black Metallic color  2017 Audi S5 in Moonlight Blue Metallic color  2017 Audi S5 in Monsoon Gray Metallic color  2017 Audi S5 in Misano Red Pearl Effect color  2017 Audi S5 in Ibis White color  2017 Audi S5 in Glacier White Metallic color  2017 Audi S5 in Florett Silver Metallic color
Sepang Blue Pearl Effect

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Ratings

Features

7.9

Engine

9.6

Fuel Economy

6.7

Interior

7.7

Exterior

9.6

Driving

8.9

8.4

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2017 Audi S5 2dr Coupe

2dr Coupe

power
333 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
20 combined

$53,100 - $54,100


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 6M) Starting at $53,100 MSRP (17/20/26) 333 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3 L, V6, premium unleaded (required)
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6-speed manual all wheel drive 4 NA
quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 7AM) Starting at $54,100 MSRP (18/21/28) 333 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3 L, V6, premium unleaded (required)
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7-speed automatic all wheel drive 4 NA

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