2019 Audi S5

Rating8.2

Ranked #2 in Midsize Coupe

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Starting MSRP 

$56,800 - $60,500

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Key Spec of 2019 Audi S5
fuel economy

21/24/30

fuel type

Premium Unleaded (recommended)

horsepower

349 hp @ 5400 rpm

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Strong and smooth acceleration

Interior storage is adequate but not generous

New Premium trim level

Immense grip around turns

New wireless charger

Interior is modern, classy and packed with high-tech features

A comfortable ride and seats for all-day trips

2019 Audi S5 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: April 22, 2022

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At first glance youd recognize the Audi's distinctive timeless styling, with the big grille adorned with four overlapped rings in the front. The S5 is the most aesthetic and versatile coupe in the price range. Add plush interiors and a powerful engine, and you get your dream car in a tidy German package to drive down sunny California boulevards or cruise through the canyon.


Over All Rating

8.2

Out of 10

8.00
7.00
9.60
6.70
8.90
9.60
8.00
8.00
Notable Rankings

#2 in Midsize Coupe

#3 in Compact Coupe

#4 in Coupe


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Trims

Premium Plus$56,800 onwards

Prestige$60,500 onwards


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2018 Audi S5
6
Price Drop, $111
Previous Price: $3688823 Jun 2022

2018 Audi S5 Premium Plus Sportback

Premium Plus quattro 4dr Hatchback AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

$36,777
Est. $499/mo
Excellent Deal
$6,989.5 Below market
RMV: $43,766.5
Butler, NJ
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2018 Audi S5
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2018 Audi S5 Premium Plus

Premium Plus quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

$34,686
Est. $470/mo
Excellent Deal
$6,309 Below market
RMV: $40,995
Secaucus, NJ
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2020 Audi S5
16

2020 Audi S5 Hatchback

Premium Plus

$50,730
Est. $688/mo
Excellent Deal
$8,857 Below market
RMV: $59,587
Tampa, FL
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2018 Audi S5
25
Price Drop, $500
Previous Price: $4049520 May 2022

2018 Audi S5 Prestige Sportback

Prestige quattro 4dr Hatchback AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

$39,995
Est. $543/mo
Excellent Deal
$6,953 Below market
RMV: $46,948
Houston, TX
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2019 Audi S5
10

2019 Audi S5 Hatchback

Prestige

$48,999
Est. $665/mo
Excellent Deal
$7,964 Below market
RMV: $56,963
Orlando, FL
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2019 Audi S5
16
Price Drop, $333
Previous Price: $4677722 May 2022

2019 Audi S5 Premium Plus Sportback

3.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro 4dr Hatchback AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

$46,444
Est. $630/mo
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$7,506 Below market
RMV: $53,950
Butler, NJ
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2018 Audi S5
8

2018 Audi S5 Prestige Sportback

Prestige quattro 4dr Hatchback AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

$40,995
Est. $556/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,953 Below market
RMV: $46,948
Bronx, NY
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2018 Audi S5
20

2018 Audi S5 Prestige

Prestige quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

$35,777
Est. $485/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,116 Below market
RMV: $40,893
Newport Beach, CA
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2019 Audi S5
2
Price Drop, $500
Previous Price: $4845025 May 2022

2019 Audi S5 Premium Plus Sportback

3.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro 4dr Hatchback AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

$47,950
Est. $651/mo
Excellent Deal
$6,834 Below market
RMV: $54,784
Whittier, CA
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Colors and Styles

2019 Audi S5 in Brilliant Black color
Brilliant Black

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

Starting at $52,400, the a 3.0L turbo V6 is the perfect companion for your journey. It's not just Audi who makes a good looking convertible. Against the German trio, the BMW 4-series and the Mercedes E-class coupe, as well as a Lexus thrown into the mix. Let's compare them and see who wins this rivalry.

2019 Audi S5 Coupe three quarter view
2019 Audi S5 Coupe Rear View

Features

Available in 3 trim levels, the Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige, as you climb up the trim levels, you get more and more features and technology, but the price increases as well.

Model S5 Premium S5 Premium Plus S5 Prestige
MSRP $52,400 $56,800 $60,500
Key Features 18-inch wheels with summer performance tires Front and rear parking sensors Head-up display
  LED headlights Hands-free trunklid opener Adaptive cruise control
  Panoramic sunroof Keyless entry and ignition Lane keeping assist
  Sport suspension Navigation system Automated parking system
  Selectable drive modes 8.3-inch infotainment display Surround-view camera system
  Tri-zone automatic climate control Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system
  MMI infotainment system with a 7-inch screen Vehicle exit alert  
  Apple CarPlay and Android Auto    

We Recommend

The Premium Plus trim is the best S5 to have which comes with sporty performance upgrades and essential features like, sport-tuned adaptive suspension and an upgraded rear differential for a reasonable price.

Engine and Performance
9.6/10

The S5 has impressive road-holding capabilities. It easily navigates through sharp turns at speeds that would overwhelm lesser vehicles. The all-wheel-drive system deftly supplies power to specific wheels to aid the car's handling balance around turns. - Edmunds

Engine and Transmission

The Audi S5 comes with a powerful 3.0L turbocharged V6 with a much smoother torque curve than youd expect. With virtually zero turbo lag the throttle control is a bliss in both stop and go traffic in cities as well as cruising through highways. The tiptronic automatic transmission is quick and intuitive enough that it does not constantly need to shift through the gears to find the right one.

Models

Audi S5

Mercedes Benz E450

BMW 4-Series 440i

Lexus RC

Price

$52,400

$59,800

$51,200

$50,790

Engine

3.0-Liter Turbocharged V6

3.0-Liter Twin Turbo V6

3.0-Liter Turbocharged Inline6

3.5-Liter V6

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic Tiptronic

9-Speed Automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Horsepower

349 hp @5400 rpm

362 @ 5500

322 @ 5500

311@6600

Torque

369 lb-ft @ 1370 rpm

369 @ 1800

330 @ 1380

280 @ 4800

In comparison, the E class Mercedes-Benz has a more powerful engine, but the rear-wheel-drive coupe feels like it could reach the edge of the traction. The 4-series BMW, on the other hand, is rather underpowered for the price and you'd find much more pleasure in the M4 instead.

Acceleration

The Quattro all-wheel coupe's smooth acceleration is not to be taken lightly. Flooring the pedal makes the coupe accelerate hard and takes it to 60 in a matter of 4.3 seconds. The quarter-mile is covered in 12.8 seconds, quite unexpected for a coupe that doesn't have Audi's RS badge.

Models

Audi S5

Mercedes Benz E450

BMW 4-Series 440i

Lexus RC

0-60 MPH

4.3 seconds

4.1 seconds

4.4 seconds

5.9 seconds

Quarter mile

12.8 seconds

12.6seconds

12.9 seconds

N/A

Engine

3.0-Liter

3.0-Liter

3.0-Liter

3.5-Liter

Emission

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

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Comparatively the Mercedes is faster to 60 with a much more powerful engine and subsequently quicker through the quarter-mile. However, the Lexus is at a major disadvantage here, with merely 311hp, it takes 5.9 seconds to reach 60.

Ride and Handling

With an improved multi-link suspension and a stiffer chassis, the S5 coupe has a much better ride quality than the previous model. The optional adaptive dampers and sport suspensions slightly stiffened up the ride but make your daily commute sportier by keeping the coupe planted to the tarmac.

The optional dynamic steering mimics the intuitive steering usually found in high-end supercars, which varies the gear ratio based on your speed and steering angle. It has been specifically designed to give the driver optimum feedback and can be adjusted based on the Audi drive select dynamic handling system.

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 13.8-inch diameter front brakes to ensure quick braking.

Model

Audi S5

Mercedes Benz E450

BMW 4-Series 440i

Lexus RC

Brake Front (in.)

13.8

14.2

13.4

14

Brake Rear (in.)

13

14.2

13

12

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3847

4200

3635

3748

70-0 MPH (ft.)

N/A

N/A

166

N/A

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

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 21 in the city, 30 on the highway and 24 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

Mercedes Benz E450

BMW 4-Series 440i

Lexus RC

MPG (city)

21

19

21

20

MPG (highway)

30

26

32

28

MPG (combined)

24

22

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 25 combined mpg for followed closely by the Mercedes-Benz E 450 with 22 mpg combined for the same.

Interior
8.9/10

The S5's cabin is a wonderful expression of modern, understated luxury. The materials quality is high, and the smart layout of controls makes operation easy and distraction-free. - Edmunds

Seating and 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

Mercedes Benz E450

BMW 4-Series 440i

Lexus RC

Passenger capacity

4

4

4

4

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.9/57.8/41.3

40.9/56.1/41.8

39.8/55.3/42.2

39/54.7/45.4

Rear (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.2/56.9/32.7

 

36.4/50.3/N/A

36.1/51.7/33.7

34.8/50.8/27.3

Mercedes-Benz E450 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.

Infotainment System

The Audi's convertible is full to the brim with high-end features and technologies at the price range. With a 10-speaker system, upgradeable to a 12-speaker Bang and Olufsen surround sound system, the Audi could make it feel like a concert within your car. The integrated driver information system with Bluetooth compatibility.

On the steering youd find the cruise and audio controls at your thumb's reach. However with a major update around the corner, we could see Audi bringing much more to the table.

Cargo Capacity

Despite its size, the Audi S5 lacks the trunk size that youd require from a coupe. At 11.6 cubic feet, the trunk is much smaller than the 15 cubic feet capacity of the E-class, but still ahead of the Lexus. The top of the line is the BMW 4-series which has 15.7 cubic feet.

Model

Audi S5

Mercedes Benz E450

BMW 4-Series 440i

Lexus RC

Cargo Volume (ft.3) seat 3

11.6

15

15.7

10.4

Exterior
9.6/10

The S5's evolution has been slow and deliberate. Most buyers may have a hard time distinguishing the coupe or convertible from its predecessor that debuted in 2007. - Car Connection

Design and Dimensions

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

Mercedes Benz E450

BMW 4-Series 440i

Lexus RC

Curb weight (lbs.)

3847

4200

3635

3748

Length(in)

184.7

190

182.6

184.8

Width(in)

72.7

73.2

71.9

72.4

Height(in)

53.9

56.3

54.2

54.9

Ground clearance (in)

N/A

N/A

N/A

5.3

Wheelbase (in)

108.8

113.1

110.6

107.5

Track width (in) F/R

62.5/61.7

63.2/63.3

60.8/62.8

62.2/61.8

The Audi isn't the heaviest of the bunch, that title goes to the E-class coupe; but neither is it the lightest. The BMW 4-series is the lightest coupe from the lot and also the shortest. The wider, longer and lower Mercedes creates a more imposing street presence for the coupe.

Safety
8.0/10

Safety and Reliability

  • 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)

 

Competition
8.0/10

Audi S5 vs Mercedes-Benz E450

The E-class Mercedes is a much more powerful as well as well-equipped alternative to the S5. The engine is more lively and the handling has a much more aggressive feel compared to the smooth and refined acceleration of the S5, which could also be a plus point for some, especially if it snows often. The Audi, however gets a more upscaled and ergonomically designed cabin and infotainment compared to the Mercedes.

Audi S5 vs BMW 440i

The BMW 4-series, much like the Mercedes is also a treat to drive, however, it lacks the grip and refinement youd need if you intend to daily drive the coupe. The interiors and infotainment still has the archaic feel in the BMW compared to the Audi which seems more like a spaceship. In terms of practicality the BMW, however takes the cake.

Final Verdict

The 2019 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 a decent fuel economy, average cargo volume and a very addictive exhaust note from the sporty V6 motor. It falls a bit short at comforting the rear passengers and rear visibility but doesn't fail to bring a smile to the occupant's face.

How much does it cost to own a 2019 Audi S5?

If you are planning to get yourself an Audi S5 for your next birthday then keep around $30,000 aside for the overall cost of running for a year.

For how long is your 2019 Audi S5 covered under warranty?

Audi provides a standard warranty of 4 yr/ 50000 miles which includes basic and drivetrain warranty and free maintenance for 1st year up to 10000 miles.

How easy is it to live with 2019 Audi S5?

Audi S5 is a very practical car which can be used for a daily commute if you are not concerned with a long hood which can be a bit of a problem in bumper to bumper traffic.

 

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$56800

body style

2dr Coupe

engine type
displacement

183 cu in

horse power

349 hp @ 5400 rpm

torque

369 lb.-ft. @ 1370 rpm

transmission

8 speed shiftable automatic

dimensions
length

185 in

wheelbase

109 in

width

72.7 in

curb weight

3847 lbs

Height

54 in

Ground Clearance

4 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

81 cu ft

cargo volume

11.6 cu ft

passenger capacity

4 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

21/24/30 mpg

highway range

459.00 mi

warranty
basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.


Audi S5 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$53,583
5 Year Cost To Own
$76,727
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $76,727
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$9,317$5,328$4,353$4,876$4,262$28,136
Insurance$2,095$2,168$2,244$2,323$2,404$11,234
Fuel$2,531$2,607$2,685$2,766$2,849$13,438
Maintenance$462$688$893$2,746$2,119$6,908
RepairsNANANA$1,211$1,858$3,069
Financing Interest$2,882$2,317$1,716$1,073$388$8,376
Taxes and Fees$4,447$328$293$265$233$5,566
Total Cost-To-Own$21,734$13,436$12,184$15,260$14,113$76,727
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