2012 Audi S5 Sportback

The top models in the series – the S5 as Sportback, Coupé and Cabriolet – have also been refreshed. All S5 models, including the Coupé, are now equipped with the 3.0 TFSI producing 245 kW (333 hp). Compared to the 4.2-liter V8 it replaces in the Coupé, the supercharged V6 consumes on average 20 percent less fuel per 100 kilometers. Average fuel consumption is just 8.1 liters (29.04 US mpg) while performance remains impressive. The S5 Coupé accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in just 4.9 seconds on its way to an electronically governed top speed of 250 km/h (155.34 mph).

Visual cues to the updated S models include new lights, modified body details and new crystal-effect paint finishes. Subtle changes can also be found in the interior. The most important technical updates for the Audi S5 are quattro drive with the crown-gear center differential and electromechanical power steering. The special S sport suspension and the standard 18-inch wheels deliver the power to the road.

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In Detail

typeSeries Production Car
released at2011 Frankfurt Motor Show
built atIngolstadt, Germany
body stylistWalter Maria de’Silva
engine24v TFSI 90° V6
positionFront, Transverse
aspirationTurbocharged
ignitionElectronic, Coil on Plug
block materialCast Iron w/Aluminium Alloy Cylinder Head
valvetrainChain-Driven DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feedDirect Gasoline Injection
displacement2998 cc / 182.95 in³
bore84.5 mm / 3.33 in
stroke89.1 mm / 3.51 in
compression10.5:1
power245 kw / 328.5 bhp
specific output109.57 bhp per litre
torque440 nm / 324.5 ft lbs @ 2900 rpm
body / frameUnit Steel w/Aluminum Front Fenders
driven wheelsQuattro 4WD w/TCS
wheel typeS-design 18-inch cast aluminum
front brakesVentilated Discs w/2-Piston Sliding Caliper, EBD, ABS
rear brakesVentilated Discs w/Single-Piston Sliding Caliper, EBD, ABS
steeringRack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Telescopic Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionMulti-link Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Telescopic Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar
wheelbase2811 mm / 110.7 in
front track1588 mm / 62.5 in
rear track1575 mm / 62.0 in
length4718 mm / 185.7 in
width1854 mm / 73.0 in
height1382 mm / 54.4 in
transmission7-Speed S-Tronic
top speed~250 kph / 155.25 mph
combined fuel econ eu9.7 L/100 km or 24.25 mpg-us