Strong, responsive, fuel-efficient powertrains; stylish interior; nicely proportioned exterior; excellent Quattro all-wheel drive system; advanced infotainment and connectivity; great soft-top arrangement in the cabriolet
The 2019 Audi A5 and S5 models are offered in coupe or cabriolet body styles. A5 models all come with a 2.0L TFSI 4-cylinder engine, with turbocharging and direct injection, which produces 252 horsepower, while S5 models get a 354-hp, 3.0L turbocharged TFSI V6 engine. Quattro all-wheel drive is the only drivetrain available, not that that's a bad thing.
Transmission options vary between the two models. Both the A5 Sportback, Cabriolet and Coupe only come paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. S5 models are equipped with an even more outstanding 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission that features 4 separate modes of driving. (Comfort, Auto, Dynamic and Individual)
The entire A5 lineup gets Audi's Quattro all-wheel drive system, which sends 60 percent of power to the rear wheels under normal driving, to give these models more of a performance character and a more balanced feel in tight corners. S5 models get a sports differential that helps distribute power to further aid performance.
Cabriolets feature a power-folding acoustic soft top that can be operated at speeds of up to 31 mph; it also has enough thermal insulation for winter use, and special attention has been paid to trunk space. Even when folded, the top allows enough trunk space for a couple of small weekend bags. The rear seatbacks can still be folded forward to access more space. The setup also includes LED reading lamps and a heated rear window.
Depending on how much luxury is desired, there are three different trim levels: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige. S5 models are available only in Premium Plus and Prestige trims.
Premium models of the A5 include a panorama sunroof, heated power mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, heated windshield nozzles, leather upholstery, a power driver's seat, cruise control, 3-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, HomeLink universal remote, Apple CarPlay / Android Auto and a 10-speaker, 180-watt sound system with auxiliary input and SD card slot. Premium Plus trim adds a 505-watt Bang & Olufsen sound system with 14 speakers, xenon headlamps, LED tail lamps, heated front seats and driver's seat memory settings, among other items.
Key options include the Audi adaptive cruise control, which applies the brakes as necessary to keep a safe following distance and is packaged together with Audi Side Assist. Heated and ventilated seats are also available. The comfort front seats in the cabriolet circulate warm air at neck level to allow you, perhaps, to have the top down in cooler weather.
The Audi Connect system is also available, utilizing a dedicated Internet connection for the vehicle to form its 4G LTE Wi-Fi network. The system also works with Audi's hard-disk-based navigation system to allow easy streaming Google Earth imagery for maps, live Google Search and live news, traffic and weather. The navigation system includes music-storage capability, while the MMI controller is simple and straightforward.
After its first year on the market, the newly launched Audi A5 and S5 return for 2019 with pretty minor changes. The biggest news is that the manual transmission has officially been dropped from the lineup, meaning potential owners will no longer be able to row their own gears. Thankfully, both the 7-speed dual clutch gearbox and the 8-speed automatic are more than up to the task.
The 2019 Audi A5 and its performance variant, the S5, are a family of compact luxury coupes and cabriolets. The biggest differences between the models are oriented around powertrains and performance hardware.
The A5 lineup offers a competitive alternative to the BMW 3-Series, Cadillac CTS coupe and INFINITI Q50 coupe. In S5 form, it offers an excellent compromise between ride, comfort and performance, with 0-60 times of under 5 seconds. With the Audi Connect system and revised MMI controller and its live Google Earth maps, it has one of the best (and best-looking) infotainment systems.
|Preview Image||Manufacturer's Color Code|
|Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year||7.4|
|EPA Greenhouse Gas Score||N/A|
|EPA Classification||Subcompact Cars|
|Trans Description Cont.||Automatic w/OD|
|First Gear Ratio (:1)||4.71|
|Second Gear Ratio (:1)||3.14|
|Third Gear Ratio (:1)||2.11|
|Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)||1.67|
|Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)||1.28|
|Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)||1.00|
|Reverse Ratio (:1)||3.32|
|Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)||2.85|
|Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)||0.84|
|Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)||0.67|
|EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy||29 MPG|
|Cruising Range - City||321.30 mi|
|EPA Fuel Economy Est - City||21 MPG|
|Fuel Economy Est-Combined||24 MPG|
|Cruising Range - Hwy||443.70 mi|
|EPA MPG Equivalent - City||N/A|
|EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy||N/A|
|EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined||N/A|
|Engine Type||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6|
|Fuel System||Gasoline Direct Injection|
|SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM||349 @ 5400|
|SAE Net Torque @ RPM||369 @ 1370|
|Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)||420|
|Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)||150|
|Total Cooling System Capacity||N/A|
|Passenger Volume||81 ft³|
|Front Head Room||40 in|
|Front Leg Room||41.3 in|
|Front Shoulder Room||55.3 in|
|Front Hip Room||N/A|
|Second Head Room||36.3 in|
|Second Leg Room||33.1 in|
|Second Shoulder Room||46.9 in|
|Second Hip Room||N/A|
|Length, Overall||184.7 in|
|Width, Max w/o mirrors||72.7 in|
|Height, Overall||54.4 in|
|Track Width, Front||62.5 in|
|Track Width, Rear||61.7 in|
|Min Ground Clearance||N/A|
|Cargo Area Dimensions|
|Trunk Volume||7.2 ft³|
|Base Curb Weight||4211 lbs|
|Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.||N/A|
|Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.||N/A|
|Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.||N/A|
|Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.||N/A|
|Suspension Type - Front||Multi-Link|
|Suspension Type - Rear||Multi-Link|
|Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)||Multi-Link|
|Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)||Multi-Link|
|Shock Absorber Diameter - Front||N/A|
|Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear||N/A|
|Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front||N/A|
|Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear||N/A|
|Front Tire Size||P245/40YR18|
|Rear Tire Size||P245/40YR18|
|Spare Tire Size||Compact|
|Front Wheel Size||18 X 8.5 in|
|Rear Wheel Size||18 X 8.5 in|
|Spare Wheel Size||Compact in|
|Front Wheel Material||Aluminum|
|Rear Wheel Material||Aluminum|
|Spare Wheel Material||Steel|
|Steering Ratio (:1), Overall||N/A|
|Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)||N/A|
|Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb||37.7 ft|
|Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall||N/A|
|Brake Type||4-Wheel Disc|
|Brake ABS System||4-Wheel|
|Brake ABS System (Second Line)||N/A|
|Disc - Front (Yes or )||Yes|
|Disc - Rear (Yes or )||Yes|
|Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness||13.8 in|
|Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness||13 in|
|Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx||15.3 gal|
|Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx||N/A|
4 Years/50,000 Miles
4 Years/50,000 Miles
12 Years/Unlimited Miles
4 Years/Unlimited Miles
1 Years/10,000 Miles
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
Mfg's Report Date:
FEB 19, 2019
Potential Number Of Units Affected:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Audi) is recalling certain 2019 Q7, Q8, S5 Cabriolet, and S5 Sportback vehicles. The front shock absorber forks may develop cracks allowing the shock absorbers to loosen.
Loose shock absorbers may impair vehicle steering, increasing the risk of crash.
Audi has notified owners, and dealers will replace the shock absorber forks, free of charge. The recall began March 18, 2019. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Audi's number for this recall is 40O4.
Dates of Manufacture:
FEB 27, 2019 to FEB 27, 2019
Manufacturer Recall Number:
One of the following incentives may apply to this vehicle. Regional incentives may vary.
Cash Incentive: $6500 or financing
Financing Incentive: 0.0%
plus $6500 bonus cash
Expiration Date: 09/30/2020
Resource: Audi of America 09/01/2020