Sensual Design Lines
WOW! This will perhaps be the very first word that you utter when you lay your eyes on the 2015 Audi S5. Don’t take our word for it, just take a look for yourself. The car looks remarkable. The curves, the smooth flowing lines, the S5 has it all. You can opt between a cabriolet style or a coupe. Whichever style you pick, you will be floored by the simplicity of the design. Audi has stuck to its guns.
The Audi S5 sits in the middle of the range between the Audi A5 and the Audi RS5. The car comes with two doors and two rear seats. It is your typical coupe design, one that has been around for a few years. Despite the age, the car still evokes the same feeling that it would when it first launched.
We feel that it has aged like fine wine. You will find that the 2015 Audi S5 coupe looks beautiful from every angle. The car manages to express the true depth of what an automotive design should look like without using edgy details. There is no oddly shaped headlights or spoiler, the car flows like water and there is an eerie calmness about it. No doubt, we think this car will go down as a classic.
2015 Audi S5 Elite Performance
The 2015 Audi S5 sits in the middle of the pack and while the design might have you believe that it is a tame beast, the reality is far different from that. The 2015 Audi S5 specs are simply amazing. Under the hood, you get a 3.0-liter V6 engine that delivers a crisp output of 333 bhp and 325 lb-ft of torque. The engine uses a supercharger and is vastly different from a turbocharger.
The former uses the engine’s piston action and compresses air immediately, giving a much more effective boost than a turbocharger. The result is an immediate acceleration and you can touch 6000 rpm without breaking a sweat. The engine’s growls and grunts help enhance the experience.
The car has a superb transmission system that helps you shuffle between traffic and also lets you unleash the car on open roads. The S5 comes with a DriveSelect feature and you can easily shift between dynamic and comfort modes, depending on your mood.
As the S5 comes with a Quattro system, which is Audi’s proprietary all-wheel drive, you can use the Sport Differential option from the company to adjust the torque split. The adjustment allows you to distribute the torque as per your preference. The tuning options plus the raw power and speed give you maximum control. However, the only caveat is that the 2015 Audi S5 top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph.
Moving on to what’s inside, the 2015 Audi S5 has a very dated cabin. However, just like the design, the interiors have held up well with time. The aluminum-infused wooden trim looks very high-end and is something that you would be accustomed to, in a luxury car. The caveat is that you do have to shell out a very cool 1100$ to get that option. You get a rubberized door along with a neat dashboard trim. You get wide sporty seats that are plush and comfortable. You get big windows and even the rear seats are quite pleasant, considering the squeezy nature of the car.
Put the roof down on the 2015 Audi S5 convertible and you are welcomed to a whole new world. You get the wind in your hair and get to hear the gurgling engine, all the while you stay planted in those comfortable leather seats. The tech and the consoles are premia, you can tell from the feel of it. The steering wheel is plenty thick and the cabin manages to isolate the loud grunts from the supercharged engine.
Worth Every Dollar
The 2015 Audi S5 is on the pricey end of the totem pole. You will often find that the car sells at a higher premium than its competitors. However, the good news is that in the used car market the 2015 Audi S5 price is much better in comparison.
Despite the price tag on the 2015 Audi S5, it is a far better value than any other car in the segment. You get pure performance, a timeless design, and comfortable interiors.
Safety is Paramount
Speaking of safety, the car comes with ABS, parking sensors, backup camera, blind-spot warning, and traction control as standard. Adaptive cruise control is optional. The 2015 Audi S5 gets airbags on the side and the front.
You will also get electronic stability control, which can be turned off when you switch to dynamic mode. The car has not been rated by either the IIHS or the NHTSA, however, that is typical of sports cars. We reckon that the car is well built and with Audi’s standards, it is not a surprise.
2015 Audi S5 Sportback – Guise of a Sedan
For those that want the ideal balance between practicality and performance, there is the 2015 Audi S5 Sportback. The car has all the bearings of your regular Audi S5, albeit with four doors instead of the two on the coupe. The car is longer, narrower, and lower than your typical S5. The result is more space in the back. A large six-foot-tall adult can easily fit in the backseat. You will find that the specs of the car are relatively the same throughout and the difference lies in the dimensions.
There’s also a stunning example that comes with the roof off, that’s right there’s a 2015 audi s5 cabriolet or as we like to call it, convertible. This version of the S5 is available too and lets you hear that brilliantly engineered German engine although, without a roof you’ll lose some of the handling capability with the structural rigidity being slightly compromised and the extra weight from the roof mechanisim.
Concluding the Stunning 2015 Audi S5
The 2015 Audi S5 is a brilliant car. It does not do anything out of the ordinary and instead focuses on getting the small things right. The engine is not the biggest or the most powerful, yet with a good build and a new supercharger, it manages to eke out every bit of performance it can.
The design while old is still sleek and sporty. You can stare at it all day long and we promise you won’t get tired of it. The interiors are typical mid-sized luxury sedan, it hugs you and give you just the right amount of comfort and space. There are very few flaws about the 2015 Audi S5 and we like it that way.