Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with?
The opening price of $105,800 is the same as the two door S5 Coupe's, almost $6000 more than the S4 and over $16,000 cheaper than the old S5.
To help justify Audi's claim that the new S5 has $30,000 of extra value over the old, it comes standard with three-zone climate control, active cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, reversing camera, auto wipers and headlights, auto parking, keyless entry and start, power tailgate, power everything, heated S sport front seats, LED headlights, Nappa leather upholstery, ten-speaker stereo, adaptive damping, around-view cameras, and 19-inch alloy wheels.
The $30,000 figure makes sense when you add the $16,000 price cut to the claimed $14,000 of extra gear. Either way, it's a far better proposition than the car it replaces.
Like the A5, the S5 employs Audi's 8.3-inch MMI media system, controlled with a console-mounted rotary dial. The system includes sat nav with traffic updates, bluetooth, DAB, Apple Carplay and Android Auto. Also included are Google services integrated into the MMI, which requires its own SIM card and enables voice search for various nearby services.
Unusually, there is just one option package on the S5, the $5600 Technik pack which adds matrix LED headlights, dynamic front and rear indicators, headlight washer system, a B&O-branded 19-speaker stereo and the head up display.
Other individual options include the sport differential ($2950), different alloy wheel designs ($450-$2950), dynamic steering ($2210), Titanium black gloss package (adds black trim pieces, $1430), sunroof ($2850), heated rear outboard seats ($750), wireless phone charging ($455) and the B&O stereo on its own for $1950. Premium paint, which is nine of the eleven available colours weighs in at $1846.