Audi S5 Sportback, a Sedan has 1 petrol version available in India. It comes in 6 colours, namely, Brilliant Red, Ibis White, Ice Silver, Moonlight Blue, Phantom Black and Teak Brown. Audi introduced the S5 as a perfect fit for a four-door coupe for the Indian car market. The S5’s twins are the RS5 and the A5, which are two-door coupes. The RS 5 is already available in India and is the racing ready version of the A5, while the S5 is about more power and luxury over the A5. The S5 is imported to India as complete body unit and there is only one variant available on this coupe. It comes only with one engine size i.e. 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol.
Audi S5 is the new coupe that is on offering for the Indian car market. The S5 is the sportier version of the A5, however it comes with four doors instead of two like the A5. The front grille is a single-frame grille that has the S5 badge with V6T badging on the front fenders, indicating more power under the hood. The car’s visual details like the radiator grille has platinum grey insert and this also comes with horizontal chrome struts, giving it a sporty character. The honeycomb grille in the air inlets with dual chrome trim and angular fog lights, the exterior mirror housings in aluminium look. Then there are body coloured sill mouldings that enhance the car’s sporty look. The S5’s have large wheels with low profile making it stand out. The S5 is a lot more premium and sporty looking when compared to the A5, while the RS5 looks a lot more aggressive.
INTERIOR & FEATURES
The interior of the S5 is a lot more premium than the A5. The S5 gets a flat bottom black leather-wrapped steering wheel. This multifunctional sporty steering wheel has shift paddles and the aluminium look makes it appear race-ready. The S5 Audi’s MMI system has several other features like fine nappa leather and single gazed safety glass. Electronically folding, heated mirrors, with a memory function are few added features. The optional S sport seats in the front with S5 embossing and electric seat adjustment with additional driver side memory for excellent support. The Audi S5 comes draped in Alcantara upholstery and one can access and drive the authorisation system. The engine is Key-less start and switch off via the engine start-stop button that does look elegant. The smart card feature allows access via sensors on all door handles, the luggage compartment lid can also be opened separately when the vehicle is locked. The MMI (Multimedia interface) Navigation Plus with a 17.78cm colour monitor has 3D navigation mapping enabled. The music system is a 10 channel amplifier Bang & Olufsen Sound System that delivers a whooping 505 watts of powerful sound via 14 high-performance speakers concealed behind aluminium-inlay.
The engine that the S5 gets is the supercharged 3.0-litre TFSI that produces 333bhp of power and the maximum torque produced is 440Nm. This is a lot more powerful than the A5. It is the same engine that powers the S4 as well. The S4 is a proper sedan while the S5 is a fastback coupe. The V6 TFSI engine comes with an S Tronic dual clutch transmission, making the S5 a lot quicker due to faster shifts.
The 2995 cc Petrol - powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 8 kmpl in city and 10 kmpl on highways.
PERFORMANCE & HANDLING
The Audi S5 Sportback speeds 0 to 100 km/hr in 5.1 seconds and reaches an electronically governed top speed of 250 km/hr. There is also the RS 5, which is a lot more powerful than the S5 and is race-ready.
There is no competition for the S5 at the moment. The S5 is one of the most stylish looking sedan and this is the perfect bet for those who do not need something as big as the A6 and for whom the A4 feels small.