Audi S5 review

Category: Coupé

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:diesel
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Introduction

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On the face of it, the Audi S5 looks like a stylish and suitably sporty coupé. But if you’re imagining a bone-shaking ride and an engine that drinks fuel faster than a Formula One car, then prepare yourself for a pleasant surprise.

You see, unlike the range-topping RS5 model, which is all about performance, the S5 is a surprisingly easygoing companion that has a diesel engine capable of averaging more than 40mpg. It’s still very fast, mind.

The Audi S5 is available in swoopy three-door form (pictured) as well as more practical five-door Sportback guise. However, underneath it’s essentially the same car as the Audi S4, which is available in saloon and estate (Avant) forms.

Audi’s choice to stick a diesel engine until the bonnet instead of a petrol or a hybrid powertrain might seem a bit outdated, but as well as surprisingly good fuel economy, the S5 can manage huge distances without stopping for fuel. Does that make it a better choice than its closest rivals, the petrol-powered Mercedes-AMG C43 and Kia Stinger

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Number of trims1 see more
Available fuel typesdiesel
MPG range across all versions40.9 - 40.9
Avaliable doors options2

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