Safety equipment on the cars is high-tech

Safety and After Sales Service – The car gets a 6 airbag system with dual frontal, side chest and side head-protecting airbags as standard. Side chest protecting airbags in the second-row outboard seats are available on the A5. It gets a pop-up bonnet for pedestrian protection, tyre pressure warning, light and rain sensor, ISOFIX child seat mounting and top tether. Other features include anti-theft wheel bolts, seat belt monitoring, anti-theft alarm and a variable restraint system. The A5 also has some electronic safety features like AEB (Autonomous Emergency Braking), ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control) and LSS (Lane Support Systems). On the service front, Audi has authorised service stations in most major cities in India.

The A5 and S5 make for a good choice if you enjoy driving

Verdict – Both the A5 and S5 are very good cars offering a sporty feel. The cars come with good looks, long equipment list, decent comfort and powerful engines and the Sportbacks are very practical for daily usage too. The A5 should be your pick if you want a torquey engine which is also efficient while the S5 should definitely be your pick if you’re in the market for a petrol performance sedan since it gets a very nice 3.0-litre V6 engine and a sweet sounding exhaust.

For those who are chauffeur driven, the A4 or A6 will be a better pick

What’s Cool

* The A5 and S5 look killer and are head-turners
* The interiors are an awesome place to be in
* Both the engines offer excellent driveability
* Driving dynamics of the cars have a sporty intention

What’s Not So Cool

* Space at the rear is a bit lacking

Alternatives: BMW 3-Series GT

The S5 would be our pick from the entire range

2017 Audi A5 & S5 Specifications

* Engine: 2999cc, TFSI, V6 | 1968cc, DOHC, 4-cylinders
* Power: 354 HP @ 5400-6400 RPM | 190 HP @ 3800-4200 RPM
* Torque: 500 NM @ 1370-4500 RPM | 400 NM @ 1750-3000 RPM
* Transmission: 8-Speed AT | 7-Speed AT
* 0-100 km/hr: 4.79 Seconds | 7.9 Seconds
* Fuel Consumption: 6-7 km/l | 10-12 km/l
* Fuel Type: Petrol | Diesel
* Suspension: Independent Wheel Suspension
* Brakes: Ventilated Discs (Front), Discs (Rear), ABS
* Safety: Airbags, ABS, EBD, TPMS, AEB, Lane Support System, Traction Control

2017 Audi A5 & S5 Dimensions

* Overall length x width x height: 4733 mm X 1843 mm X 1386 mm
* Boot Space: 480-litres
* Wheelbase: 2824 mm
* Turning Radius: 5.85-metres
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 61-litres

The Bratpack also consists of the A5 Cabriolet

Further Reading –

Audi A5 & S5 Video Review