"Audi A5/S5 Sportbacks finally cross the Atlantic ocean as second-generation models will be offers stateside for 2018 model year. S5 Sportback, which directly competes against BMW 440i Gran Coupe, is powered by 3-liter 354 hp turbo engine. Starting price for the Premium Plus trim is $54,400. Below is the press release from Audi USA:" Ed.
Offering a class-leading 0-60 mph time of 4.5 seconds, the 2018 Audi S5 Sportback will arrive in dealerships this spring 2017. Featuring the distinctive Sportback body style, first introduced on the successful A7 model line, and generous interior space, the five-door coupe offers customers refined design with exceptional functionality.
The S5 Sportback is equipped with an all-new 3.0-liter TFSI® V6 engine which produces a segment leading 354 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque from 1,370 to 4,500 rpm. The S5 is also newly equipped with an eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission that is well suited for the V6’s low-end torque.
The new 3.0-liter turbocharged engine accelerates the S5 Sportback to a class leading 0-60 mph time of 4.5 seconds as well as a top speed of 155 mph when equipped with summer performance tires. Every S5 Sportback is also standard-equipped with quattro® all-wheel drive, offering high-precision and dynamic handling through active torque distribution to both axles.
The 2018 S5 Sportback design mirrors the coupe’s breakthrough design language, featuring a wider, flatter Singleframe® grille and a longer, lower hood line that highlights the powerful V6 engine. The precise wave-design shoulder line is more pronounced than previous generations and wider wheel arches provide design cues to the vehicle’s quattro® DNA. Rear horizontal design lines joined by the slim, yet sculptural three-dimension LED taillights offer a distinctly powerful look and emphasize vehicle width.
In addition, the S5 Sportback is characteristically recognized by its sporty design differentiators including aluminum-optic exterior side mirror housings, Platinum Gray Singleframe grille with aluminum-optic double horizontal blade bars, S model specific rear diffuser with honeycomb structure, and quad exhaust outlets with chrome tips.
The refined interior of the S5, with seating for up to five standard, includes greater attention to detail and additional driver-focused technologies. A three-dimensional decorative inlay trim with climate control integration spans from the door panels across the dashboard and adds breadth and lightness. The S5 Sportback also offers a generous 35 cubic feet of cargo capacity with the rear seats folded down.
The all-new S5 Sportback is a sporty yet accessible five-door coupe, offering a robust level of standard equipment such as full-LED headlights, and benchmark connectivity and infotainment including advanced driver assistance systems.
S5 Sportback standard equipment includes:
Available options on the S5 Sportback include:
Model year 2018 A5 model line starting manufacturer suggested retail prices:
|2018 A5 Sportback||$42,600||$45,600||$50,200|
|2018 S5 Sportback||$54,400||$58,800|
|2018 A5 Coupe||$42,800||$45,800||$50,400|
|2018 A5 Coupe (Manual)||$42,800||$45,800||$50,400|
|2018 S5 Coupe||$54,600||$59,000|
|2018 A5 Cabriolet||$49,600||$52,600||$57,200|
|2018 S5 Cabriolet||$62,300||$66,700|
*Prices above exclude destination charge ($975), taxes, title, options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.