2014 Audi S5

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The 2014 Audi S5 is available in coupe and soft-top convertible  body styles. 2014 Audi S5 available in Premium Plus and Prestige trim levels, Premium Plus Standard features include 18-inch wheels shod with summer tires, the xenon headlights, the LED running lights, heated mirrors and auto-dimming, sunroof, a sports suspension and keyless ignition. Inside the automatic climate control three zones, simulated leather and suede upholstery, the heated eight way adjustable front sport seats, memory functions of driver’s seat, split folding rear seats is achieved, Bluetooth phone connectivity, the dash mounted controller MMI electronics, a display of 6.5 inches, the Audi Drive Select system and sound system with 10 speakers with CD player, the satellite radio and iPod integration. The 2014 Audi S5 Cabriolet adds a soft top electrically operated wind blocker and upgraded leather upholstery.

The Prestige adds adaptive headlights, a system for blind spot monitoring and a 14 speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system. The MMI Navigation Plus package, which adds MMI controller mounted on the console, a slightly larger 7-inch screen, a navigation system, voice commands, sensors front and rear parking, rear view camera, connectivity is also included Bluetooth audio, Audi Connect  and HD radio. The optional Driver Assist package is only offered with the Prestige equipment package includes adaptive cruise control and adaptive management. A Comfort Package is offered in both adjustments and adds ventilated front seats.

The 2014 Audi S5, stand-alone options include 19-inch wheels, the sport differential, adaptive shock absorbers a power rear sunshade, upgraded leather upholstery, various accents and interior trim package that adds special optical Black 19-inch wheels, one blacked out grille, door mirrors body color and in coupes, gloss black window surrounds.

2014 Audi S5 Interior

As expected Audi S5 interior is attractive for its simple design and high quality materials. Actual functionality, however, it can be hit or miss. For example, dash-mounted controller included with standard MMI system is not as easy to use as the console-mounted controller,  you get with the updated MMI Navigation Plus system. 2014 Audi S5 standard front sport seats are quite comfortable on long road trips, however, also offer much lateral support to keep you planted in the corners. The lack of head-and legroom in the rear seats, on other hand, makes them suitable only for smaller passengers or cargo.

Through an efficient hood with space, the Audi S5 Cabriolet requires some practical commitments to the coupe. The, tight top multi player requires only about 15 seconds to raise or lower, and is so well insulated from noise and while you may forget you’re driving a convertible. With the top stowed, the trunk of the convertible still has capacity to 10.2 cubic feet of cargo, which is only 2 cubes less than the coupe. Like the coupe, the convertible features folding rear seatbacks for comfort.

2014 Audi S5 Engine

The 2014 Audi S5 is motivated by a 3.0-liter V6 engine rated 333 supercharged horsepower and 325 foot-pounds of torque. The coupe comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission, while the Cabriolet with an automated seven-speed manual transmission is optional on the coupe. Each S5 have AWD.

In performance testing, an S5 convertible accelerated from a stop to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds. Audi estimates the coupe hit 60 mph in 4.9 seconds, which is about average for cars in this class. The coupe manual transmission is EPA rated at 17 mpg city/26 mpg highway and 20 mpg in combined driving. The coupe with automated manual is rated at 18/28/21 mpg, while convertible controls to 18/26/21 mpg.

2014 Audi S5 Security

The 2014 Audi S5 comes standard with anti-lock disc brakes, stability and the traction control, full-length side curtain airbags, front seat side and knee airbags. Camera and front and rear parking sensors are part of the Prestige package. In addition, a system of blind spot monitoring is standard on the Prestige, while the latter is eligible for a system of adaptive cruise control, which includes an acoustic signal and brake intervention if a frontal crash is imminent.

2014 Audi S5 Cabriolet (0-60)

In braking tests, both the 2014 Audi S5 Coupe and convertible were stopped from 60 mph in 110 feet-a solid performance, but nothing exceptional for a car of this type with summer tires.