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2020 Audi S5
Select a Different Model (9 Available): Premium Plus quattro Convertible
Fair Market Price $ 68116
Fuel Economy 19 / 26 mpg
Horsepower 349@5,400
Torque 369@1,370
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2020 Audi S5 MODEL OVERVIEW

Pros

  • Respectable cargo capacity on Sportback
  • Punchy turbocharged engine
  • Modish technology features

Cons

  • Slightly disconnected driving experience
  • Adaptive cruise, lane keep assist, other features not standard
  • Regular A5 also a strong performer

What's New

  • Fresh exterior styling
  • Revised interior trim and options
  • New infotainment interface running on larger touchscreen

2020 Audi S5 Overview

The S5 is the performance-oriented version of Audi's swoopy A5. Its first generation debuted for model year 2007, and the current second-generation S5 was introduced for 2018. Available in two-door Coupe, drop-top Cabriolet, and four-door Sportback body styles, the S5 is positioned as a stylish alternative to the mechanically similar S4 sedan.

Numerous updates were applied to the S5 for 2020, including revised exterior styling and interior appointments, plus enhanced infotainment and technology features.

What We Think

Comparing component numbers and performance figures between the Audi S4 and S5 reveal many similarities: same drivetrain, same technology, and essentially the same performance. But what does the S5 have that the S4 doesn't? Emotion.

That's not so much in the driving experience; both deliver similarly composed and quick, if slightly numb, feel from behind the wheel. It's more so simply in the look. Where the S4 is handsome yet clinical, the S5 adds depth and drama to the sheet metal. That it can be had in sharp Coupe, sleek Sportback, or open-air Cabriolet body style only adds to the soulful appeal.

However, the S5 Sportback does have a notable pragmatic benefit over the S4 sedan: Its cargo capacity is more flexible, especially with the second-row seats folded down. Performance and practicality—what more could you want in a sports car?

In the case of the S5, sensory feedback. As rapid and responsive as it is, more communication from the controls would be welcome. Nonetheless, the S5 provides enjoyment, whether sat inside or simply admiring from the outside.

Performance and Fuel Economy

A turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine producing 349 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque powers the 2020 Audi S5 range. That output is sent through an eight-speed automatic transmission to a performance-tuned version of Audi's Quattro AWD system. When MotorTrend last tested the S5, it was the slightly more powerful (354 hp) 2018 version in Sportback form, which 0-60 mph acceleration times between 4.3 and 4.5 seconds.

Fuel economy is EPA-rated at 20/27 mpg city/highway for the S5 Sportback and Coupe. The S5 Cabriolet achieves 19/26 mpg.

Come Alive in the RS 5

The S5 is sporty, but for some drivers, it's just not enough. For them, Audi makes the RS 5. Available in Sportback or Coupe form, the RS 5 packs a twin-turbo V-6 cranking out 444 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque, sent to an aggressive tune of the Quattro AWD system. Bigger brakes, stiffer suspension, louder exhaust, and angrier bumper designs are among the RS 5's other upgrades. Although we found it more restrained than current segment competitors, its balance of twisty road performance and comfy cruising capability make it an appealing all-around sports car.

Safety

The IIHS has not specifically evaluated the S5 for crash safety, but the car's safety technology and body structure are very similar to the A5, which has been evaluated. Performance is similar between the Coupe and Sportback, which earn top Good scores in all crashworthiness evaluations. The standard front-crash prevention system earns the top Superior score in both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian testing.

The NHTSA has partially evaluated for the 2020 S5, giving it a five-star (out of five) rollover score. Consider that the 2020 A5 Sportback earns a five-star overall safety rating, comprised of five-star side crash and rollover scores, and a four-star frontal crash score.

All trims get forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking standard. Rear and side cross-traffic alerts are added to Premium Plus. Adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and road sign recognition are included on Prestige trim.

Utility (Cargo Space and Interior Room)

In the S5 Sportback, 21.8 cubic feet of cargo volume are available behind the second row, and standard 40/20/40 split-folding second-row seatbacks provide up to 35.0 cubic feet. In the front row, there are 39.4 inches of headroom, and 41.3 inches of legroom. In the second row, headroom and legroom list at 37.0 and 35.1 inches, respectively.

Trunk cargo volume is reduced in the S5 Coupe and Cabriolet, although the Coupe's split-folding second row aids practicality. Front-row headroom in these models are within an inch of the Sportback, and front-row legroom is identical.

Technology

For 2020, all S5 trims receive a 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen loaded with Audi's latest MIB 3 interface. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity, and two front-row USB ports are included; two additional second-row USB ports come on Sportback Premium Plus and Prestige trims. S5 Premium trims have a 7.0-inch gauge cluster information display, while Premium Plus and Prestige trims are equipped with the Audi Virtual Cockpit, a 12.3-inch digital display which replaces the analog instrument gauges. Prestige models also get a head-up display, a 360-degree view parking camera, and a semi-autonomous parking assist system. GPS navigation is optional on Premium Plus but standard on Prestige. A 10-speaker audio system is fitted on Premium and Premium Plus models, but Prestige trim features a Bang & Olufsen premium audio system with 19 speakers on Sportback and Coupe and 20 on Cabriolet.

Trim Levels

2020 Audi S5 Sportback Premium: Basic S5 trim features 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights, a trunk-mounted spoiler, and signature Audi S design touches like satin aluminum side mirror caps and quad exhaust tips. The interior has leather seating surfaces upholstered in leather and faux suede with diamond stitching, heating and massaging power-adjustable front seats, the leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel has paddle shifters, and ambient lighting enhances the cabin's aluminum trim. There's a 7.0-inch display in the gauge cluster and a 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen atop the dashboard. Push-button engine start, two front-row USB ports, a sunroof, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and three-zone automatic climate control are among the technology and convenience inclusions.

The S5 Sportback and Coupe are available in the Premium trim, but the Cabriolet starts off with Premium Plus.

2020 Audi S5 Sportback Premium Plus: The side mirrors on Premium Plus trim gain auto-dimming and power-folding capability. Interior changes are composed of driver's seat memory settings and additional soft-touch trim on the door armrests and center console. The 12.3-inch virtual gauge cluster supplants the standard analog dials. Hands free keyless access, front and rear parking sensors, and two USB ports for the second row become standard equipment on this trim. Side and rear cross-traffic alert are also added.

Premium Plus trim can be had on S5 Sportback, Coupe, and Cabriolet.

2020 Audi S5 Sportback Prestige: At the top of the S5 range is Prestige trim, which gets integrated headlight washers, sound-reducing dual-pane front side windows, and enhanced LED headlights with a nifty animation feature when unlocking or locking the vehicle. The cabin ambient lighting system gets adjustable colors. Technology upgrades comprise of a head-up display, 360-degree view parking camera system, and GPS navigation. Semi-autonomous parking assist, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and road sign recognition enhance the driver-assist suite.

Prestige trim is the highest for S5 Sportback, Coupe, and Cabriolet.

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2020 AUDI S5 SPECIFICATIONS
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WARRANTY/RECALL
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Engine Name
Engine: V6 Turbo 3.0 Liter TFSI®
Transmission Name
Transmission, Tiptronic® 8 Speed Automatic with Manual Mode
Trim
Premium Plus quattro Convertible
Class
Premium Convertible
Horsepower
349@5,400
Standard MPG
19/26
Body Style
Convertible
Drivetrain
AWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Premium
Seating Capacity
4/4
Package Invoice Retail

Audi Exclusive Tailored Upholstery Package YS1

INCLUDES: Alcantara® Door Inserts with Audi Exclusive Aluminum Badges (N/A in Crimson Red); Center Armrests; Center Console Side Trims; Door Armrests; Leather Seating Surfaces; Sections are available in All Audi Exclusive Main Leather and Stitching Main and Accent Colors
$4512 $4800

Audi Exclusive Tailored Upholstery Package YSI

INCLUDES: Alcantara® Door Inserts with Audi Exclusive Aluminum Badges (N/A in Crimson Red); Center Armrests; Center Console Side Trims; Door Armrests; Leather Seating Surfaces; Sections are available in All Audi Exclusive Main Leather and Stitching Main and Accent Colors
$4512 $4800

Driver Assistance Package

INCLUDES: Autonomous Drive Active Lane Control (Level 2); Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive; Lane Departure Warning System
$1411 $1500

Luxury Package

INCLUDES: Deletes Flat-Bottom Steering Wheel and Diamond Stitching on Seats; Driver Seat, Ventilated 14-Way Power Sports; Neck Warmer; Passenger Seat, Ventilated 14-Way Power Sports; Seat Upholstery, Premium Leather; Steering Wheel, Heated
$1270 $1350

Navigation Package

INCLUDES: Built-In Apps; Entertainment Display, 10-inch Multi-Touch Screen; Internal HD; Navigation System, Multi-Touch Screen with Internal HD and Traffic Info; Telematics; Wi-Fi Network
$1504 $1600

S Sport Package

INCLUDES: Active Differential; Driver Modes: Suspension; Limited Slip Differential; Red Brake Calipers; Responsive Suspension
$2351 $2500

Winter Wheel and Tire Package (PIO)

INCLUDES: Tires, Winter; Wheels
$2406 $2560

Engine: V6 Turbo 3.0 Liter TFSI®

Std Std

Tiptronic® 8 Speed Automatic with Manual Mode

Std Std

Audi Exclusive Gloss Paint

N/C N/C

Daytona Gray Pearl

N/C N/C

District Green Metallic

N/C N/C

Glacier White Metallic

N/C N/C

Ibis White

N/C N/C

Mythos Black Metallic

N/C N/C

Navarra Blue Metallic

N/C N/C

Quantum Gray Metallic

N/C N/C

Tango Red Metallic

N/C N/C

Turbo Blue

N/C N/C

4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Hand Brake, Electronic

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Three-Zone Climate Control

Std Std

Apps Control

Std Std

Audi Cargo Box (PIO)

$70 $75

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Cargo Net

Std Std

Coming Home Device

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

CONTAINED IN: [LUC] USB Cables (PIO)
Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Door Entry Light

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Garage Door Opener

Std Std

Media Control with Wheel, Touch Screen

Std Std

Memory Adjustment: Mirror

Std Std

Mobile Phone Prep with Holder and Charger

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen, 12.3-Inch with Wheel

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v: Rear(1), Front(2)

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Telematics

CONTAINED IN: [98N] Navigation Package
Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

USB Cables (PIO)

INCLUDES: Comes with One Lightning® & One Type C USB Angled Head Cable; Connection To External Entertainment Devices
$105 $110

Ventilation System With Micro Filter

Std Std

Voice Activating System, with Radio Settings, Phone

Std Std

Wireless Charging Pad

Std Std

Auto Start-Stop

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 2.848

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

Driver Modes: Engine Mapping, Steering

Std Std

Electrical System, 12v

Std Std

Energy Recuperation, Engine

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Quattro® Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive AWD

Std Std

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround Bumpers

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Roof, Black Soft Top

N/C N/C

Roof, Power Soft Top with Glass Rear Window

Std Std

Spoiler, Trunk/Hatch

Std Std

Sport Exhaust Resonator (PIO)

$894 $950

Window, Rear

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Audi Exclusive Controls

INCLUDES: Leather on Steering Wheel Rim, Shift Knob and Shift Boot Available in All Audi Exclusive Main Leather; Stitching on Steering Wheel Rim and Shift Knob Available in All Audi Exclusive Main and Accent Colors
$846 $900

Audi Exclusive Controls in Black Leather/Alcantara

$188 $200

Audi Exclusive Floor Mats

INCLUDES: Edges Available in All Audi Exclusive Main Leather Colors; Piping and Contrast Stitching Available in All Audi Exclusive Main and Accent Colors
$423 $450

Audi Exclusive Painted Inlays

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [5MK] Carbon Atlas Inlays
$1363 $1450

Audi Guard All-Weather Front & Rear Mats - Black, "S5" Logo Front Mats (PIO)

$188 $200

Carbon Atlas Inlays

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [YTF] Audi Exclusive Painted Inlays
$471 $500

Floor Covering

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Alloy On Console; Doors And Instrument Panel ; Leather On Shift Knob

Std Std

Main Dashboard Display

Std Std

Steering Wheel: Leather-Trimmed, Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

Ambient Lighting

Std Std

Audi Beam-Rings (PIO)

$236 $250

LED Lights: High Beams, Daytime Running Lights, Rear Lights, Brake Lights, Low Beams, Side Indicator

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front

Std Std

Alloy Heated Driver Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals, Alloy Heated Passenger Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals

Std Std

Foldable Mirrors

Std Std

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

Std Std

Audi Exclusive Order Fee

$1128 $1200

Audi Exclusive Gloss Finish Body Paint

INCLUDES: 'Paint To Sample' (Contact Audi Exclusive); Paint, Customized; Pre-Approved Paints
$3666 $3900

Black

Std Std

Metallic Paint

$560 $595

Paint Protection (PIO)

$165 $175

Pearl Effect Paint

$560 $595

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 6

Std Std

Airbags, Knee

Std Std

Audi First Aid Kit (PIO)

$48 $50

Collision Warning System, Audi Pre Sense® City

Std Std

Convertible Rollover Protection

Std Std

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, LED

Std Std

Heated Washer

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Limited Slip Differential

CONTAINED IN: [PPU] S Sport Package
Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Multi-Collision Braking

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Audi Side Assist

Std Std

Parking Assistance

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Front Parking System Plus Radar, Rear Parking System Plus Camera and Radar

Std Std

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Radar

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Automatic Intermittent Rain Sensor

Std Std

Dual Front 16-Way Power Heated Sports with Memory and Active Massage

Std Std

Easy Entry

Std Std

Rear Seats, Bench/Sports Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Premium Leather

CONTAINED IN: [98L] Luxury Package
Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Hoxton Leather Premium Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Nappa Leather Premium Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Magma Red Nappa Leather Premium Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Rotor Gray Nappa Leather Premium Leather

N/C N/C

Seating, 4

Std Std

Audio System, AM/FM Radio, Digital/Satellite Radio with Color Multi-Touch Screen

Std Std

Bang & Olufsen Sound System with 3D Sound

$894 $950

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Ten Speakers Subwoofer

Std Std

Dynamic Steering

INCLUDES: Driver Modes: Steering; Power Steering
$1082 $1150

Alternate Suspension

Std Std

Multi-Link w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

P245/40R18 All Season BSW

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [42D] 19" 5-Double-Arm Design Wheels, Bi-Color Finish, with Summer Tires; [42H] 20" V-Spoke-Star Design Wheels, Matte Titanium Finish, with Summer Tires
N/C N/C

P245/40R18 Summer

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

18" Alloy

Std Std

19" 5-Double-Arm Design Wheels, Bi-Color Finish, with Summer Tires

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [HU9] Tires, P245/40R18 All Season BSW
$752 $800

20" V-Spoke-Star Design Wheels, Matte Titanium Finish, with Summer Tires

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [HU9] Tires, P245/40R18 All Season BSW
$1504 $1600

Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit (PIO)

$99 $105
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
Unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
144
Powertrain Warranty Miles
50,000
Full Warranty Miles
50,000
Powertrain Warranty Months
48
Full Warranty Months
48
Roadside Assistance Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Miles
N/R
Roadside Assistance Months
48
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$0 2.99% Financing for a maximum term of 75 Months - Audi announces APR rates on select models. 06-01-2020
$1000 Audi announces an Owner Loyalty offer on select models. 06-01-2020
$0 2.49% Financing for a maximum term of 72 Months - Audi announces APR rates on select models. 06-01-2020
$0 1.99% Financing available for varying term lengths : 36, 48, 60, 66 Months - Audi announces APR rates on select models. 06-01-2020