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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

There's no official crash safety rating for the A5 or S5 but the Audi A4 was awarded the maximum five stars in the new more stringent Euro NCAP crash tests, introduced in 2009. The new overall rating covers not only adult occupant safety but includes child and pedestrian safety along with a rear impact whiplash test in one rating. The S5 should be just as safe and comes with six airbags, ABS and electronic stability control (ESP) - which features hydraulic brake assist along with optional cornering lights.

The new intelligent key can also store important information, such as the vehicle’s current mileage or warning messages from the information system. The data allows after-sales staff access to the information they need for servicing quickly and easily.

Getting in and out of the rear seats can be a challenge. Even though the front seats electrically slide forward to improve access, it's still a struggle, especially when it comes to getting out. The boot in the coupe is impressively large though with 455 litres of space - not far short of the Audi A4 with 480 litres. The boot opening itself is wide and it can carry surprisingly large items plus there's extra hidden storage under the boot floor.

Up front there's a good sized glovebox, large central cubby between the seats and decent door pockets too. The large doors are quite heavy to open though and you need to be careful in tight parking spaces. The Cabriolet version is useful too - the boot offers 380 litres of room with the roof up and 320 litres when it's folded down. However, the boot isn't great for larger items due to the rather shallow opening.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Audi A5 S5 (07-17).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Rear electric windows

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Headlight washers
  • Rear electric windows
Standard Trim optional equipment
None available

Black Edition equipment

Black Edition standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Rear electric windows
Black Edition optional equipment
  • Climate control

S5 equipment

S5 standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
S5 optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Rear electric windows

S5 Black Edition equipment

S5 Black Edition standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
S5 Black Edition optional equipment
  • Rear electric windows