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 2020 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, 10-inch infotainment MIB 3 infotainment system, 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 newly launched Audi A5 and S5 returns for 2020 with some notable design changes. The front end is sharper and sportier than before with larger intake ducts, wider headlights and a darkened honeycombed grille up front. A revised rear bumper out back resides over newly trapezoidal exhaust ports. A 10-inch infotainment MIB 3 infotainment system replaces the rotary controller on the center console.
The 2020 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.
|Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year||6.6|
|EPA Greenhouse Gas Score||N/A|
|EPA Classification||Midsize Cars|
|Trans Order Code||NY|
|Trans Description Cont.||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD|
|First Gear Ratio (:1)||3.19|
|Second Gear Ratio (:1)||2.19|
|Third Gear Ratio (:1)||1.52|
|Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)||1.06|
|Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)||0.74|
|Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)||0.51|
|Reverse Ratio (:1)||2.75|
|Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)||4.27|
|Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)||0.39|
|EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy||32 MPG|
|Cruising Range - City||367.20 mi|
|EPA Fuel Economy Est - City||24 MPG|
|Fuel Economy Est-Combined||27 MPG|
|Cruising Range - Hwy||489.60 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 I-4|
|Fuel System||Gasoline Direct Injection|
|SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM||248 @ 5000|
|SAE Net Torque @ RPM||273 @ 1600|
|Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)||420|
|Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)||150|
|Total Cooling System Capacity||N/A|
|Front Head Room||37.7 in|
|Front Leg Room||41.3 in|
|Front Shoulder Room||55.7 in|
|Front Hip Room||N/A|
|Second Head Room||37 in|
|Second Leg Room||35.1 in|
|Second Shoulder Room||54.5 in|
|Second Hip Room||N/A|
|Length, Overall||187.2 in|
|Width, Max w/o mirrors||72.6 in|
|Height, Overall||54.6 in|
|Track Width, Front||62.5 in|
|Track Width, Rear||61.7 in|
|Min Ground Clearance||N/A|
|Cargo Area Dimensions|
|Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up||21.8 ft³|
|Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down||21.8 ft³|
|Base Curb Weight||3725 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||P245/40HR18|
|Rear Tire Size||P245/40HR18|
|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||38.4 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||13.3 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
US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:
Overall Rating: * * * * *
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * *
Driver: * * * * Passenger: * * * *
Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *
Side Barrier Rating: * * * * *
Driver: * * * * * Rear Passenger: * * * * *
Side Barrier Rating Note: These ratings do not apply to vehicles with optional torso/pelvis side air bags in the rear seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat: * * * * *
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * * * *
Overall Rollover Rating: * * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 9.90%
Note Regarding Driver Rating:
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.
Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
Mfg's Report Date:
NOV 24, 2020
Potential Number Of Units Affected:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Audi) is recalling certain 2021 Audi RS5 Sportback, 2020-2021 Audi A5 Sportback, and S5 Sportback vehicles. The wiring harness for the rear lights could be missing the anti-abrasion protection in the area of the spare wheel well.
Without the scuff protection, the wires may become damaged during a rear crash, disabling the doors from being opened from the outside, causing a loss of hazard lights, and increasing the risk of injury.
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will apply scuff protection, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 22, 2021. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Audi's number for this recall is 97EU.
Manufacturer Recall Number:
One of the following incentives may apply to this vehicle. Regional incentives may vary.
Cash Incentive: $2500 or financing
Financing Incentive: 0.99% to 1.99%
plus $2500 bonus cash
Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
Resource: Audi of America 01/05/2021