Audi S5 Road Test

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Audi S5 Review

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Prices for the Audi A5 range start at £26,150 (OTR) and rise to around £39,420 for the Audi S5, or £40,790 for the automatic version.

Prices for the Audi A5 range start at £26,150 (OTR) and rise to around £39,420 for the Audi S5, or £40,790 for the automatic version. Apart from the engineering, this buys Silk Nappa leather-covered, Audi S5 sports seats with embossed logos, even in the back, aluminium scuff plates 'S' instrument dials and a multifunctional steering wheel with silver stitching. The interior is very understated, although there is a strong element of businesslike luxury, right down to the extendable seat squabs at the front and the push-in key fob that starts the engine.

Automatic wipers and lights became standard a trim level or two down, along with heated door mirrors and a driver's information system with a full-colour screen, Xenon lights with LED daytime strips and rear parking sensors.

There are quite a few optional extras available, including adaptive lights, a rear-view parking camera, a DAB radio, a Bang & Olufsen sound system and many more. Moreover, as well as the 21 standard exterior colours, Audi offer the Audi Exclusive programme, which allows for even more personalisation, including paint-matching to a favourite colour.

What I like about the Audi S5 is that it isn't overtly bullish and, although there are plenty of clues to its prowess, it doesn't make too much fuss about it.

16 January 2009 Melanie Carter
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Audi S5 Road Test Data
Model ReviewedAudi S5
  
Body TypeCoupe
ColourIce Silver
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph5.4 seconds
Top Speed 155
  
TransmissionTiptronic
  
Fuel TypePetrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban18 mpg
Extra Urban35.8 mpg
Combined26.2 mpg
  
Insurance Group19E
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty3 Years / 60,000 miles
Price (when tested on the 16/01/09)£40,790

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