The fresh Audi S5 2017 injects the much awaited oomph on both the convertible and luxury sport coupe with its impressive refined ride, classy cabin, sleek exterior, and engaging performance. Its pros include an upscale interior, head-turning style, sharp handling, strong supercharged V6, and a civilized ride. Its release date should be expected early next year.
New add-ons for 2017 include an invigorated Black Optic Plus package, which features gloss-black mirror covers and 20” wheels; a fancy default Bang & Olufsen premium sound system.
Hands down, the new 2017 Audi S5 offers an exclusive performance, sexy styling, and an intimate cabin for both its coupe and cabriolet.
You might still get other luxury brands in the segment offering the same, but the S5 has perfected on every area that defines luxury and performance.
For starters, the S5 is based on the A5 platform, therefore, you should expect an engaging supercharged V6 to turn up the heat. For sporting intent, it comes with a subtle aesthetic upgrades inside and out, bigger brakes, tauter suspension system, and a blistering acceleration.
Contrary to what many might think, the S5 isn’t the kind of vehicle that feels amped every time. With effective sound-deadening materials, supple ride and supportive seats, the S5 makes long road trips smooth and comfortable.
Additionally, the all-wheel-drive system is the default system and you wouldn’t need to garage it during winter. Wondering about its fuel economy ratings? Guess what! The new 2017 Audi S5 returns an impressive 21 mpg in combined highway/city driving.
Notable drawbacks for the 2017 Audi S5 include awkward-placed base MMI dash-mounted controls, cramped backseat, and optional Bluetooth audio connectivity for the premium Plus trim.
Audi S5 – Available Trims
The 2017 Audi S5 is provided in both coupe and cabriolet body styles, which in addition come in Premium Plus and Prestige trims. The Convertible features a wind-blocker and a power-operated soft-top.
2017 Audi S5 Exterior Review & Interior Redesign
The Premium Plus features auto-dimming mirrors, shift paddles, heated eight-way power front seats, driver memory functions, LED running lights, 18” wheels, keyless ignition and entry, automatic climate control (tri-zone), heated eight way power front seats, an S5-specific body kit, LED taillights and headlights, and exterior heated mirrors.
Technology features include a Bang & Olufsen premium sound system, an SD card slot, a 6.5” touchscreen display, a dash-mounted MMI electronics interface, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, Satellite and HD radio, and Audi’s propriety digital music interface.
Moreover, the S5 coupe gets a 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, leather and simulated suede upholstery, and a tilt-only sunroof. The Convertible, on the other hand, gets a 50/50-split folding rear seatbacks, and premium leather upholstery.
Opting for the Prestige gets you adaptive headlights. Additionally, the Technology package bundles voice controls, a navigation system, HD radio, a CD player, a blind-spot monitor, console-mounted controls, rear parking sensors, a larger display, Bluetooth streaming audio, and an upgraded MMI system.
Springing for the Prestige trim allows you to get the optional Driver Assistance package, which adds a forward collision mitigation system, adaptive cruise control, and adaptive steering. The Luxury package on the Prestige adds comfort front seats, extended coverage, and upgraded leather upholstery.
The Black Optic package equipped on both coupes comes equipped with high-gloss black exterior mirrors, special 19” wheels, upgraded leather upholstery, body-color exterior mirrors, and a first for the package is gloss-black exterior mirrors and 20” wheels.
Stand-alone options available include adaptive suspension dampers, 19” wheels, and torque-vectoring sport differential.
2017 Audi S5 Engine Specs
Generating 333 hp and 325 lbs. torque is a supercharged 3.0L V6 default engine. The 2017 Audi S5 coupe comes with a six-speed standard transmission system, while the seven-speed automated manual transmission can be had optionally on the coupe but standard for the cabriolet. Additionally, standard in every S5 is a standard AWD, and an optional sport differential that is necessary for optimal cornering precision.
During the 2017 Audi S5 coupe’s test drive, the manual-equipped version was able to hit 60 mph mark in under 4.6 seconds, which is impressive in its segment. On the other hand, the Cabriolet achieved the same in 5.3 seconds.
Price & 2017 Audi S5 Release Date
The new 2017 Audi S5 Convertible goes for sale for an MSRP starting from $61,000 and $53,100 for the Coupe. Both versions should be headed to dealerships next month (January, 2016).