2013 Audi S5 Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$50,900-$59,300
$47,338-$55,150
17 /CITY / 26 /HWY
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What's New for 2013:

  • New RS 5 coupe performance model added to lineup
  • S5 coupe replaces supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 for discontinued V-8
  • New Driver Assistance package
  • Available Audi Connect service
  • Electric steering on both models
  • Freshened styling for S5 model
  • New cabin trim and colors

Exterior Features
The Audi S5 is sold in coupe and convertible (Cabriolet) body styles with Premium Plus and Prestige trim. The RS 5 is offered only in coupe format in a single level of specification.

The S5 has 18-inch aluminum wheels, S-line detailing, LED running lights, and LED taillights. The RS 5 adds unique front and rear styling, matte aluminum trim, flared fenders, chrome oval exhaust outlets routed through  the rear bumper, 19-inch aluminum wheels, and an electric rear spoiler.

Interior Features
Audi S5 models have 12-way power sport seats in leather and Alcantara, a flat-bottomed sport steering wheel, and brushed aluminum trim. The RS 5 adds premium Nappa leather, a lap timer, carbon fiber trim, and aluminum pedals.

Optional Features
Optional on both the S5 and the RS 5 are a Bang & Olufsen audio system, Audi MMI Navigation Plus with Audi Connect service, Driver Assist package, and upgraded wheels. An additional option on S5 models is an adaptive damping suspension and rear sports differential.

Under the Hood
Audi S5 models are equipped with a 333-horsepower, supercharged, 3.0-liter V-6 engine. A 6-speed manual gearbox distributes power through Audi's Quattro all-wheel-drive system. A 7-speed S-tronic automated manual transmission is optional on the coupe and standard on the S5 Cabriolet.

The new Audi RS 5 has a 450-horsepower, 4.2-liter V-8 engine generating 317 lb.-ft. of torque. The V-8 breathes through a sport exhaust system, and is paired with a 7-speed S-tronic automated manual gearbox with launch control, a new self-locking crown-gear center differential, and a rear sport differential with torque vectoring. According to Audi, acceleration to 60 mph takes 4.5 seconds, and the RS 5 can achieve a 174-mph top speed.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Audi S5 and RS 5 models are:
  • S5 with manual transmission: 17/26/20 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • S5 coupe S-tronic: 18/28/21 mpg
  • S5 Cabriolet S-tronic: 18/26/21 mpg
  • RS 5: 16/23/18 mpg

Safety
Both the Audi S5 and RS 5 are equipped with frontal- and side-impact air bags for front-seat occupants, including knee air bags. Side curtain air bags are included on coupes only. Additionally, Audi installs a set of 4-wheel ventilated-disc brakes with brake assist (includes 8-piston calipers on RS 5 models), traction control, and stability control (with Sport mode on RS 5). Options include a reversing camera, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitoring system. Carbon ceramic brakes are available for the RS 5.

Neither the National Highway Traffic System Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) had performed crash tests on the 2013 Audi S5 when this overview was written.

What's New for 2013:

  • New RS 5 coupe performance model added to lineup
  • S5 coupe replaces supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 for discontinued V-8
  • New Driver Assistance package
  • Available Audi Connect service
  • Electric steering on both models
  • Freshened styling for S5 model
  • New cabin trim and colors

Exterior Features
The Audi S5 is sold in coupe and convertible (Cabriolet) body styles with Premium Plus and Prestige trim. The RS 5 is offered only in coupe format in a single level of specification.

The S5 has 18-inch aluminum wheels, S-line detailing, LED running lights, and LED taillights. The RS 5 adds unique front and rear styling, matte aluminum trim, flared fenders, chrome oval exhaust outlets routed through  the rear bumper, 19-inch aluminum wheels, and an electric rear spoiler.

Interior Features
Audi S5 models have 12-way power sport seats in leather and Alcantara, a flat-bottomed sport steering wheel, and brushed aluminum trim. The RS 5 adds premium Nappa leather, a lap timer, carbon fiber trim, and aluminum pedals.

Optional Features
Optional on both the S5 and the RS 5 are a Bang & Olufsen audio system, Audi MMI Navigation Plus with Audi Connect service, Driver Assist package, and upgraded wheels. An additional option on S5 models is an adaptive damping suspension and rear sports differential.

Under the Hood
Audi S5 models are equipped with a 333-horsepower, supercharged, 3.0-liter V-6 engine. A 6-speed manual gearbox distributes power through Audi's Quattro all-wheel-drive system. A 7-speed S-tronic automated manual transmission is optional on the coupe and standard on the S5 Cabriolet.

The new Audi RS 5 has a 450-horsepower, 4.2-liter V-8 engine generating 317 lb.-ft. of torque. The V-8 breathes through a sport exhaust system, and is paired with a 7-speed S-tronic automated manual gearbox with launch control, a new self-locking crown-gear center differential, and a rear sport differential with torque vectoring. According to Audi, acceleration to 60 mph takes 4.5 seconds, and the RS 5 can achieve a 174-mph top speed.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Audi S5 and RS 5 models are:
  • S5 with manual transmission: 17/26/20 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • S5 coupe S-tronic: 18/28/21 mpg
  • S5 Cabriolet S-tronic: 18/26/21 mpg
  • RS 5: 16/23/18 mpg

Safety
Both the Audi S5 and RS 5 are equipped with frontal- and side-impact air bags for front-seat occupants, including knee air bags. Side curtain air bags are included on coupes only. Additionally, Audi installs a set of 4-wheel ventilated-disc brakes with brake assist (includes 8-piston calipers on RS 5 models), traction control, and stability control (with Sport mode on RS 5). Options include a reversing camera, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitoring system. Carbon ceramic brakes are available for the RS 5.

Neither the National Highway Traffic System Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) had performed crash tests on the 2013 Audi S5 when this overview was written.

Available Trims for the 2013 Audi S5
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name Premium Plus (2dr Cpe Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 50900.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 17/26
Name Prestige (2dr Cpe Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 50900.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 17/26
Name Premium Plus (2dr Cpe Auto) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 52300.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 18/28
Name Prestige (2dr Cpe Auto) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 52300.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 18/28
Name Premium Plus (2dr Cabriolet) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 59300.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 18/26
Name Prestige (2dr Cabriolet) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 59300.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 18/26

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INTERIOR
  • 12-way heated pwr front S5 sport seats w/integrated headrests, extendable thigh bolsters -inc: fore/aft/recline/height/lumbar adjustments
  • Leather/Alcantara seat trim
  • Driver seat memory
  • Split-folding 60/40 rear seat w/full pass-through
  • Folding & sliding front center armrest w/adjustable height -inc: (1) accessory pwr outlet located inside, (1) accessory pwr outlet located in rear, (1) accessory pwr outlet located in front of the shifter
  • Nappa leather door armrests
  • Door bottle holders
  • Front/rear floor mats
  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheel w/audio controls
  • Tilt & telescopic manually adjustable steering column
  • Color driver info system
  • 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
  • Retained accessory pwr -inc: stereo, pwr windows
  • 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 -inc: rear seat HVAC vents
  • Electric rear window defogger w/auto timed shut off feature
  • Illuminated lockable glove box -inc: air cond vent for cooling
  • Ashtray w/lighter
  • Dual front cupholders
  • Dual rear cupholders
  • Brushed aluminum decorative inlays
  • Auto-dimming interior mirror w/compass
  • Driver/passenger sun visors w/illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Auto light switch controlled by light sensor -inc: "coming home" & "leaving home" functionalities
  • Rear 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
  • Audi side assist
  • Audi advanced key -inc: keyless start/stop/entry
  • Interior lights in overhead console w/front map lights
  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheel w/audio controls -inc: shift paddles
  • Color 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
  • Fine nappa leather seat trim
  • Split-folding 50/50 rear seat w/full pass-through
  • Pwr windows w/1-touch up/down & pinch protection -inc: master switch pwr all up/down at once
  • Rear overhead LED map lights
EXTERIOR
  • 18" 5-parallel-spoke alloy wheels -inc: P245/40R18 summer tires
  • Space saver spare tire
  • Tilting glass panel panorama sunroof w/retractable sunshade
  • Platinum Gray matte front grille w/chrome struts
  • Auto on/off Audi 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, memory
  • Aluminum-optic rear diffuser blades
  • Rain sensing windshield wipers
  • Heated windshield washer nozzles
  • Multi-layer "Acoustic" pwr convertible top w/heated glass rear window
  • Wind blocker
MECHANICAL
  • 3.0L TFSI supercharged V6 engine
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Electronically locking rear 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
  • 7-speed S tronic automatic dual-clutch transmission
  • Self-locking center differential
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 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
    • Knee airbags for front passengers
    • 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
    • Audi parking system plus w/rearview camera
    • Driver/front passenger seat-mounted side thorax & head airbags
    • 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
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: aux input jack, SD card slot, speed-dependent volume control
    • Audi 6-channel DSP extended 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: HD Radio, (2) SD card slots
    • Bang & Olufsen premium sound system -inc: (14) speakers, 505-watt amplifier
    • HDD navigation w/voice control, MMI "high" control panel
    • Audi connect w/online services
    • Bang & Olufsen premium sound system -inc: (12) speakers, 505-watt amplifier

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