2012 Audi S5 Coupé

The S5 Coupé has a 4.2 liter V8 under the hood. The direct injection of the FSI provides for ample power: 260 kW (354 hp) and 440 Nm (324.53 lb-ft) peak torque. The manual transmission version of the powerful two-door accelerates to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in just 5.1 seconds, combining exhilarating high-revving, awesome pulling power, and throaty sound. Audi offers a sportier six-speed tiptronic transmission as an option to the standard six-speed manual transmission.

The S5 Cabriolet and the S5 Sportback use the same TFSI engine as the S4. The supercharged three-liter V6 engine with an output of 245 kW (333 hp) delivers outstanding performance. The standard sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) takes only 5.4 (Sportback) or 5.6 (Cabriolet) seconds. The seven-speed S tronic in combination with the quattro drivetrain is standard here.

The S sport suspension has been dynamically tuned for all three S5 models. The high-performance brake system, recognizable at a glance by the brake calipers painted black and with the S5 logo, ensures confident braking; the 18-inch wheels and broad tires deliver ferocious road grip. Audi also offers the Audi drive select vehicle dynamics control system, the sport differential, the damper control system and dynamic steering as options.

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In Detail

type Series Production Car
released at 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show
built at Ingolstadt, Germany
body stylist Walter Maria de’Silva
engine V8
position Front, Longitudinal
block material Aluminum
valvetrain Chain-Driven DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/VVT
fuel feed FSI Direct Injection
displacement 4163 cc / 254.04 in³
bore 84.5 mm / 3.3 in
stroke 92.8 mm / 3.7 in
power 245.0 kw / 328.5 bhp
specific output 78.91 bhp per litre
torque 440 nm / 324.5 ft lbs @ 2900 rpm
redline 7000
body / frame Unit Steel w/Aluminum Front Fenders
driven wheels Quattro 4WD w/TCS
wheel type 18-inch Cast Aluminum
front brakes Ventilated Discs w/2-Piston Sliding Caliper, EBD, ABS
rear brakes Ventilated Discs w/Single-Piston Sliding Caliper, EBD, ABS
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Telescopic Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Multi-link Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Telescopic Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar
transmission 7-Speed S-Tronic
top speed ~250 kph / 155.25 mph
combined fuel econ eu 8.9 L/100 km or 26.43 mpg-us