Audi S5 2021 Sportback Review, Pricing, and Specs

Audi S5 2021 Sportback Review Pricing and Specs

The letters A, S, and RS are used to indicate the performance levels of Audi vehicles. The latter pairing indicating the most powerful models. The four-door Audi S5 Sportback is reviewed separately. But it has the same 349-horsepower V-6 engine and standard Quattro all-wheel drive as its two-door siblings. The S5's well-balanced ride and handling qualities make switching from leisurely cruising to spirited driving a breeze.

The followings are the rating of the S5 according to Edmunds' Expert Ratings.

  • Drive – 8.5/10
  • Comfortability – 8.5/10
  • Interior – 7.5/10
  • Tech – 8.0 / 10
  • Storage – 8.0\10
  • Economical – 7.0/10
  • Wildcard – 8.5/10

This car has three main starting prices according to the trim levels.

  • Premium – $ 56,725 MRPS
  • Premium Plus – $ 64,570 MRPS
  • Prestige – $ 69,070 MRPS
Audi S5 Sportback 2021
Audi S5

Technologies on Audi S5

The followings are the new features that include in Audi S.

  • Lane departure warning.
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay.
  • Android Auto.
  • Bluetooth streaming.
  • Two front raw USB ports.
  • Integrated toll-road payment transmission feature.
  • Keyless ignition.
  • Premium Plus trim has adaptive cruise control.
  • Lane-keep assistant is also there in Premium plus.
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Sportback Prestige model equipped with heated rear seats.

Specifications of Audi S5

  • Engine – V6 Turbo 3.0 liter TFSI®
  • Horse Power – [email protected],300
  • Class – Performance car
  • Width – 72.6
  • Height – 54.5
  • Engine size – 3.0
  • Front headroom – 37.7
  • Front legroom – 41.3
  • Fuel Capacity – 15.3
  • Wheelbase – 111.2
  • No. of Cylinders – 6
  • Rear shoulder room – 54.5
  • Rear legroom – 35.1
  • Body Style – Hatchback
  • Seating – 5
  • Transmission – Automatic
  • Torque – [email protected],200
  • Cargo capacity – 21.8/35.0
S5 Sportback Specifications.
S5 Specifications

Performance and fuel economy

A turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine with 349 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque is standard on all S5 variants. The engine is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and Audi's Quattro AWD system, which has been sport-tuned. 0-60 mph acceleration took between 4.3 and 4.5 seconds in MotorTrend testing of a rather more powerful which is 354-hp 2018 S5 Sportback. 

The eight-speed automatic transmission is competent, but in Comfort mode, its tendency for second-gear starts exacerbates the engine's initial turbo lag and makes the S5 slow off the line. When you change the Drive Select switch from Comfort to Dynamic or Auto, the S5 Sportback comes to life, quickly leaving the line in first gear.

The interior design of the Audi S5

The interior design of the S5 Sportback.
Interior Design

The cargo space behind the second-row seats in the S5 Sportback is 21.8 cubic feet or 35.0 cubic feet with those seats folded down. The S5 coupe has a trunk size of 10.9 cubic feet. The S5 cabriolet has a cargo capacity of only 7.3 cubic feet.

All S5 models have 41.3 inches of front-row legroom. The S5 has 39.4 inches of front-row headroom, while the coupe has 37.4 inches and the cabriolet has 40.0 inches. The Sportback has 35.1 inches of second-row legroom, 32.7 inches in the coupe, and 33.3 inches in the cabriolet. It also has 37.0 inches of second-row headroom, 36.1 inches in the coupe, and 36.3 inches in the cabriolet.

Smaller things such as phones and sunglasses have a limited storage room in the cabin, which is typical for the class.

Driver assistant features

All trim levels of the Audi S5 series come with a range of standard and optional driver-assistance systems. The S5 will come standard with lane departure warning in the 2021 model year, and higher trim levels will get even more standard safety measures. The followings are the major Driver Assistant Features available for now.

  • 10.1-inch infotainment touch screen.
  • Premium trim has a 7.0-inch gauge cluster display.
  • Premium Plus and Prestige have a 12.3-inch all-digital gauge display.
Sportback S5 Driver assistant features.
Driver Assistant features

Safety features of Audi S5

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) have yet to crash-test the 2021 S5 Sportback. The followings are the safety features that had been added to S5 trim levels.

  • Front Automatic emergency braking.
  • Lane departure warning.
  • Adaptive cruise control.
  • Lane-keep assist.
  • Road sign recognition.
  • Rear and side cross-traffic alerts.

Trim levels

Here is a brief description of each of the trim levels of the Audi S5 Sportback.

Premium

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Quilted leather seating upholster
  • Metallic pedal caps
  • Heated sports front seats
  • Matrix-design LED headlights.
  • MMI touch display with 10.1-inch center screen
  • Lane departure warning
  • Wireless CarPlay
  • Leather / Alcantara seats with diamond stitching

Premium plus

  • Extended leatherette interior trim
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Wireless charging pads
  • Signal booster in the phone box
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Audi virtual cockpit (12.3 inches LCD digital instrument cluster)
  • Traffic jam assist
  • Audi active lane assist
  • The top view camera system
  • Convenience package
Audi S5 Premium Plus specifications.
S5 Premium Plus

Prestige

  • Animated LED headlights and tail-lights
  • Matrix design LED headlights with Audi laser lights
  • Interior ambient lightings
  • Head-up display
  • Premium audio system
  • Audi MMI Navigation plus with Audi connect PRIME & PLUS
  • Bang & Olufsen sound system with 3D sound
2021 Audi S5 Prestige specifications.
Audi S5 2021 Prestige

Competitors with Audi S5

Now, we'll see which are the main competitive cars with Audi S5 Sportback. There are four competitors which are as good as S5. The followings are the specifications of each of them.

BMW 4 series 2021

  • Engine – 4- Cylinder Turbo 2.0 Turbo
  • Horse Power – [email protected],000
  • Class – Premium Sporty/ Coupe
  • Width – 72.9
  • Height – 54.6
  • Length – 187.9
  • Front headroom – 38.0
  • Front legroom – 41.8
  • Fuel Capacity – 15.6
  • Wheelbase – 112.2
  • No. of Cylinders – 4
  • Rear shoulder room – 51.0
  • Rear headroom – 35.2
  • Legroom – 34.5
  • Body Style – Coupe
  • Seating – 4
  • Cylinder configuration – In-Line
  • Transmission type – Automatic
  • Engine – 2.0
  • Torque – [email protected],550
  • Cargo Capacity – 12.0
  • Curb weight – 3,578
  • Transmission speed – 8
BMW series 4 as a competitor with Audi S5
BMW 4 Series

Mercedes – Benz C- class

  • Engine – 4-Cylinder Turbo 2.0 liter
  • Horse Power – [email protected],550
  • Class – Premium Compact Passenger Car
  • Width – 71.3
  • Front headroom – 37.1
  • Front legroom – 41.7
  • Fuel capacity – 17.4
  • Wheelbase- 111.8
  • No. of Cylinders – 4
  • Rear shoulder room – 55.5
  • Rear headroom – 37.1
  • Legroom – 35.2
  • Body Style – Sedan
  • Seating – 5
  • Cylinder configuration – In-line
  • Transmission type – Automatic
  • Height – 56.8
  • Engine size – 2.0
  • Torque – [email protected],300
  • Cargo capacity – 12.6
  • Length – 184.5
  • Curb weight – 3,417
  • Engine type – Turbo gas
  • Transmission speed – 8
Mercedes Benz C class
Mercedes Benz C class

Tesla Model 3

  • Engine – Motor, Single electric
  • Horse Power – 306
  • Class – Premium Passenger Car
  • Width – 72.8
  • Front headroom – 40.3
  • Front legroom – 42.7
  • Wheelbase- 113.2
  • Rear shoulder room – 54.0
  • Rear headroom – 37.7
  • Legroom – 35.2
  • Body Style – Sedan
  • Seating – 5
  • Transmission type – Automatic
  • Height – 56.8
  • Torque – 310
  • Cargo capacity – 15.0
  • Length – 184.8
  • Curb weight – 3,554
  • Engine type – Electric
  • Transmission speed – 0
Tesla model 3 car as a competitor.
Tesla Model 3

Kia Stinger

  • Engine – 4-Cylinder Turbo 2.0 liter Theta II
  • Horse Power – [email protected],200
  • Class – Premium Passenger Car
  • Width – 73.6
  • Front headroom – 38.3
  • Front legroom – 42.6
  • Fuel capacity – 15.9
  • Wheelbase- 114.4
  • No. of Cylinders – 4
  • Rear shoulder room – 54.8
  • Rear headroom – 37.0
  • Legroom – 36.4
  • Body Style – Hatchback
  • Seating – 5
  • Cylinder configuration – In-line
  • Transmission type – Automatic
  • Height – 55.1
  • Engine size – 2.0
  • Torque – [email protected],400
  • Cargo capacity – 23.3/40.9
  • Length – 190.2
  • Curb weight – 3,611
  • Engine type – Turbo gas
  • Transmission speed – 8
Kia Stinger 2022 car
Kia Stinger

Audi S5 Sportback 2022

Audi has not stated when the 2022 S5 Sportback will be available.  The 2022 Audi S5 Sportback will make an impact when it debuts in late winter 2021. The base 3.0T Premium Quattro trim is likely to cost around $54,000, with the top-end trim expected to cost around $63,000.

Here are the few things that will be available on S5 2022.

  • New carbon fiber interior accents
  • 19.0-inch alloy wheels
  • Better standard features
  • Updated Audi MMI system
  • New driver assistant features

Visit the previous review of Audi RS7, and visit the previous article to learn more about who makes Audi.

Author of Get Basic Idea - The Knowledge Base / Bachelor of Technology - BTech, Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering.

Madhushika R. Fernando

Author of Get Basic Idea - The Knowledge Base / Bachelor of Technology - BTech, Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering.

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