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

type Series Production Car
released at 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show
built at Ingolstadt, Germany
body stylist Walter Maria de’Silva
engine 24v TFSI 90° V6
position Front, Transverse
aspiration Turbocharged
ignition Electronic, Coil on Plug
block material Cast Iron w/Aluminium Alloy Cylinder Head
valvetrain Chain-Driven DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Direct Gasoline Injection
displacement 2998 cc / 182.95 in³
bore 84.5 mm / 3.33 in
stroke 89.1 mm / 3.51 in
compression 10.5:1
power 245 kw / 328.5 bhp
specific output 109.57 bhp per litre
torque 440 nm / 324.5 ft lbs @ 2900 rpm
body / frame Unit Steel w/Aluminum Front Fenders
driven wheels Quattro 4WD w/TCS
wheel type S-design 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
wheelbase 2811 mm / 110.7 in
front track 1588 mm / 62.5 in
rear track 1575 mm / 62.0 in
length 4718 mm / 185.7 in
width 1854 mm / 73.0 in
height 1382 mm / 54.4 in
transmission 7-Speed S-Tronic
top speed ~250 kph / 155.25 mph
combined fuel econ eu 9.7 L/100 km or 24.25 mpg-us