Audi S5 review

Category: Coupé

Section: Interior

Available fuel types:diesel
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Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

The S5’s interior isn’t that different from the one in the regular Audi A5, although that’s no bad thing. Its design is relatively conservative and, as standard, the colour scheme is mostly a combination of dark greys and blacks, with some alloy trim on the face of the dashboard. However, you can opt for light grey or even bright red seat seats if you want to liven things up a bit. 

Expensive Nappa leather graces the seats whichever colour you choose, those in the front being more supportive than those in the regular A5, firmly holding you in place when cornering at speed. The front seats are also electrically adjustable, with four-way lumbar support and even a massage function to soothe you on long journeys.

Everything you touch feels expensive enough to justify the price, and the buttons and knobs feel reassuringly solid when you use them. In short, the S5 is classier inside than its closest rivals, the Kia Stinger and Mercedes-AMG C43.

Every S5 gets a 10.1-inch colour touchscreen on the middle of its dashboard. As touchscreens go, it's relatively well designed, with an intuitive operating system. But there's no doubt it's more distracting to use when you're driving than the systems in some rivals, including the C43 or any BMW.

All S5 models also get a 12.3in screen behind the steering wheel in place of a traditional analogue speedo and rev counter. Dubbed Virtual Cockpit, this configurable screen can show full-screen sat-nav maps as well as other important driving information. The S5 has a specific ‘S’ arrangement for the screen, dominated by a big central rev-counter, a bit like in the Audi R8 supercar.

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