The three words which perfectly describe the new 2018 Audi S5 Coupe are speed, luxury and elegance. This model was firstly introduced a decade ago. Its attractive styling, great handling and impressive performance made it one of the most popular vehicles on the road.
The new Audi will be more powerful sibling of the A5 coupe and better-looking and more athletic variant of the S4 sport sedan. It has very attractive, sharp exterior design and wide range of standard features. Furthermore, it will show an excellent performance although the acceleration might not be the best as expected. Still, the new S5 Coupe will offer great handling and precise steering. All in all, the Audi S5 Coupe will be a real beauty which will definitively attract many potential buyers all over the world.
After it hits the road later this year, new S5 Coupe will compete against the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 and the BMW 440i. It will be available in two trim levels: Premium Plus and Prestige which will differ in price and equipment.
2018 Audi S5 Coupe engine and performance
The 2018 Audi S5 Coupe will offer one powertrain option under its hood. It is a 3.0-liter V-6 twin scroll turbocharged TSFI engine. This unit will be able to develop 354 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. This engine will be lighter for 31 pounds than one which powers the current model. It will be paired with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. As for the acceleration, new Audi should be able to reach 60 mph in 4.4 seconds which should make it faster than the competition. The Quattro all-wheel drive system will be standard as before.
Design of exterior and interior
Speaking of the exterior design, the new 2018 Audi S5 Coupe will retain the same proportions and handsome overall shape as the current model. Its body is very athletic and features sportier and sharper touches than before. The S5 Coupe shares some exterior design cues with S4 model. However, the S5 features lower grille and simply designed headlamps. The body lines of the S5 Coupe are more muscular and more curvaceous than the A4. The new Audi will ride on standard 18-inch 5-spoke wheels.
The interior of the new 2018 Audi S5 Coupe will be redesigned and will look just amazing as always. It will also share the similar design with the A4 model. The cabin will be refined with wraparound dashboard and it will offer more light inside. The sporty seats are very comfortable and upholstered in quality leather with interesting diamond stitching. They are very supportive too, and the front seats have a massage function as well. The dashboard will feature a 7.0-inch MMI infotainment display with infotainment system. However, the Prestige trim will receive a larger 8.3-inch MMI display.
The standard equipment includes three-zone automatic climate control, panoramic sunroof, Bluetooth, cruise control, anti-lock brake system, SiriusXM satellite radio and so on. The top trim will add navigation system, Bang & Olufsen sound system with 19 speakers, parking and top view camera systems etc.
Release date and price
The 2018 Audi S5 Coupe should hit the market in following month. As for the price, the base model should start at $54,600. However, the starting price of the Prestige trim should be $59,000.