2010 Audi S5

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New for 2010, a 211-horsepower, turbocharged 4-cylinder model joins the lineup as the \"A5 2.0T\" model, promising greater fuel efficiency and dropping the entry price by $4,700. Otherwise, Audi has only made minor changes to the A5/S5 for 2010. Trim designations now conform to the rest of the family's nomenclature, the third-generation MMI infotainment system is available, and several of the options have been repackaged or deleted.
  • Minor changes for 2010
  • New 2.0 TFSI turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 211 horsepower is available with manual or Tiptronic (automatic) transmission
  • 3.2-liter FSI engine no longer offered with a manual transmission
  • New pricing structure and trim designations (Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige) align with the rest of the Audi lineup
  • New base model (A5 2.0T) is priced $4,700 lower than last year's entry model
  • Navigation models receive third-generation MMI and Sirius traffic
  • Adaptive headlights are no longer offered
  • LED taillamps are standard on Premium Plus and Prestige models
  • New wheel design on the A5 2.0T Premium models
  • New optional tri-spoke wheel for the S5 model
  • Premium Plus models add Xenon headlamps, 3-zone climate control, heated front seats, iPod integration, Bluetooth hands-free communication and more
  • Prestige models add memory seat and mirror features, hands-free key, hard-drive navigation, Bang & Olufsen 505-watt audio system, voice-control for phone and navigation, and more

The Audi S5 was introduced in 2008 as a V-8-powered performance coupe. The automaker still stresses dynamic performance in the 2010 model, but with more options and features. A soft-top cabriolet, powered by a supercharged V-6 powertrain with as much torque as the V-8 engine, is now available. Audi considers the S5's styling to be a major distinguishing factor compared to what it views as the primary competition: the BMW 335i and the Mercedes E550.

The 2010 Audi S5's base trim level includes standard 19-inch alloy wheels, sport suspension, panoramic sunroof, tri-zone automatic climate control, Nappa leather upholstery, split-folding rear seats, and other luxury features. Optional are a Bang & Olufsen sound system and a hard-drive-based navigation system. The Prestige trim includes upgraded sound and navigation systems as standard, and adds keyless entry/ignition, upgraded mirrors, and various optional safety features. A power-retractable soft top and wind blocker are standard on the cabriolet. Brushed aluminum trim and French-stitched leather are featured in the interior of the S5, and two front-seat choices are available: aggressive sport seats with side bolsters, or more conventional seats that can be heated or cooled.

The 2010 Audi S5 coupe uses a 4.2-liter V-8 engine that produces 354 horsepower and 325 lb.-ft. of torque. The supercharged V-6 engine in the cabriolet makes 333 horsepower and 325 lb.-ft. of torque. The cabriolet employs a 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission, while the coupe offers a choice between a traditional 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic with manual shift control. EPA fuel-economy estimates for the coupe with the V-8 engine and manual transmission are 14 mpg city, 22 mpg highway, and 17 mpg combined. The V-6 cabriolet is rated at 17 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, and 20 mpg combined.

Standard safety features on the 2010 Audi S5 include anti-lock brakes (with brake assist), stability and traction control, front-seat side air bags, and side curtain air bags. coupes have side curtain air bags, and cabriolets have active roll bars behind the seats.

When first introduced, the 2010 Audi S5 started at about $53,600.

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  • Name Premium Plus (2dr Cpe Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 52400.00 Engine 4.2L/254 City/Hwy MPG 14/22
  • Name Prestige (2dr Cpe Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 52400.00 Engine 4.2L/254 City/Hwy MPG 14/22
  • Name Premium Plus (2dr Cpe Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 53600.00 Engine 4.2L/254 City/Hwy MPG 16/24
  • Name Prestige (2dr Cpe Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 53600.00 Engine 4.2L/254 City/Hwy MPG 16/24
  • Name Premium Plus (2dr Cabriolet) Transmission Automatic MSRP 58250.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 17/26
  • Name Prestige (2dr Cabriolet) Transmission Automatic MSRP 58250.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 17/26
  • S5 sport seats w/Silk nappa leather
  • 6-step heated pwr front S5 sport seats w/integrated headrests, extendable thigh bolsters -inc: fore/aft/recline/height/lumbar adjustments
  • Split-folding 50/50 rear seat w/full pass-through
  • Folding front center armrest w/adjustable height
  • 12-volt accessory pwr outlet
  • Front/rear floor mats
  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheel w/audio controls
  • Tilt & telescopic manually adjustable steering column
  • Driver info system -inc: 5-function trip computer w/fuel range/average fuel mileage/current fuel mileage/average speed/elapsed time, outside temp display, digital speed display, radio/phone/nav display, active Auto Check system w/speed warning device, pictogram display for open door & decklid
  • Backlit instrument cluster w/auto brightness control -inc: tachometer, speedometer, digital clock w/date, fuel gauge, coolant temp gauge, digital trip odometer
  • Electronic cruise control
  • Pwr windows w/1-touch up/down & pinch protection
  • Pwr central locking system w/selective unlock, keyless entry -inc: radio-operated key fob remote control for doors/deck lid/fuel door
  • Interior trunk release on driver side door
  • (2) ignition keys w/integrated valet key & (1) wallet spare key
  • HomeLink universal garage door opener
  • Anti-theft alarm system w/engine immobilizer
  • 3-zone automatic climate control
  • Electric rear window defogger w/auto timed shut-off feature
  • Lockable glove box
  • Ashtray w/lighter
  • Dual front cupholders
  • Dual rear cupholders
  • Brushed aluminum decorative inlays
  • Aluminum door sills w/S5 badging
  • Glasses compartment above rearview mirror
  • Driver/passenger sun visors w/illuminated vanity mirrors
  • (2) assist handles above each door w/slow retraction feature
  • Auto light switch controlled by light sensor -inc: "coming home" & "leaving home" functionalities
  • Interior lights in overhead console w/front map lights
  • Red ambient LED lighting in headliner for front center console illumination
  • Interior illumination -inc: interior door handles, air vent controls, front foot wells, active door reflectors
  • Front seat-back storage nets
  • Removable cargo floor cover for access to spare
  • Driver seat memory
  • Audi navigation plus system w/3G MMI -inc: hard disk drive
  • Voice control for nav/radio/phone
  • Audi advanced key -inc: keyless start/stop/entry
  • Auto-dimming interior mirror w/compass
  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheel w/audio controls -inc: shift paddles
  • 6-step heated pwr front S5 super sport seats w/integrated headrests -inc: fore/aft/recline/height/lumbar adjustments
  • Rear overhead LED map lights
  • 19" 5-double-spoke alloy wheels -inc: P255/35R19 high performance tires
  • Space saver spare tire
  • Tilting glass panel panorama sunroof w/retractable sunshade
  • Chrome window trim
  • Single-frame grille w/front license plate holder or filler panel w/(2) chrome strips
  • Auto xenon plus headlights w/auto self leveling
  • Headlight washers
  • Front fog lamps
  • LED tail lamps
  • Aluminum-optic heated pwr mirrors w/integrated LED turn signals -inc: "3-blink" touch-to-pass feature in turn signal
  • Rain sensing windshield wipers
  • Heated windshield washer nozzles
  • Aluminum-optic auto-dimming heated pwr mirrors w/integrated LED turn signals, mirror memory -inc: "3-blink" touch-to-pass feature in turn signal
  • Multi-layer "Acoustic" pwr convertible top w/heated glass rear window
  • Wind blocker
  • 4.2L DOHC FSI V8 engine
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Self-locking center differential
  • quattro permanent all-wheel drive system
  • 5-link front suspension
  • Independent trapezoidal-link rear suspension
  • S5 sport suspension calibration
  • Electronically controlled speed sensitive Servotronic pwr steering
  • Quad exhaust outlets
  • Electromechanical parking brake
  • 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes
  • Tool kit in spare wheel well
  • 6-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission
  • 3.0L DOHC TFSI supercharged V6 engine
  • 7-speed S tronic automatic dual-clutch transmission
    • Electronic stabilization program (ESP)
    • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)
    • Brake assist
    • LED daytime running lamps
    • Impact protection -inc: reinforced high-strength steel/aluminum crossmembers, reinforced bumpers, rigid occupant cell
    • Driver/front passenger advanced dual-stage airbags
    • Driver/front passenger seat-mounted side thorax airbags
    • Sideguard head protection airbags for front & rear occupants
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Occupant detection system for front passenger airbags
    • 3-point safety belts for all seating positions -inc: auto pretensioning upper mounts for front seats & front/rear force limiters
    • LATCH child restraint system for outboard rear seats
    • Hill hold assist
    • Driver/front passenger seat-mounted side thorax & head airbags
    • Knee airbags for front passengers
    • 3-point safety belts for all seating positions -inc: auto pretensioning height adjustable upper mounts for front seats & front/rear force limiters
    • Auto seatbelt presenter
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: aux input jack, SD card slot, speed-dependent volume control
    • Audi sound system -inc: (10) speakers, 180-watt amplifier
    • Bluetooth hands-free phone interface
    • Audi music interface w/iPod cable
    • SIRIUS satellite radio w/antenna -inc: 3-month free trial
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/DVD/MP3 player -inc: (2) SD card slots
    • Bang & Olufsen premium sound system -inc: (14) speakers, 505-watt amplifier

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