2010 Audi S5 - Road Test Specs

2010 Audi S5 Convertible

(3.0L V6 Supercharger AWD 7-speed Automated Manual)
Vehicle
Model year2010
MakeAudi
ModelS5 Cabriolet
Style2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 7AM)
Base MSRP$59,075
Options on test vehicleNavigation Package (also includes rearview camera and rear park sensors -- $2,400); Ice Silver Paint ($475).
As-tested MSRP$61,950
Drivetrain
Drive typeAll-Wheel Drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,995cc (183cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.3
Redline (rpm)7,000
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)333 @ 5,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)325 @ 2,900
Fuel typePremium unleaded (recommended)
Transmission type7-speed Automatic Dual-Clutch
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I: 3.692; II: 2.238; III: 1.559; IV: 1.175; V: 0.915; VI: 0.745; VII: 0.617; R: 2.944; Final Drive: 3.875:1
Chassis
Suspension, frontMulti-link
Suspension, rearMulti-link
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)16.5:1
Tire brandDunlop
Tire modelSP Sport Maxx GT
Tire typePerformance
Tire size, front255/35R19
Tire size, rear255/35R19
Wheel size19 X 8.5
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearDisc
Track Test Results
Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)2.0
0-45 mph (sec.)3.6
0-60 mph (sec.)5.3
0-75 mph (sec.)7.6
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)13.5 @ 103.3
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)4.9
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)28
60-0 mph (ft.)109
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)68.9
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.90
Sound level @ idle (dB)49.7
@ Full throttle (dB)76.3
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)66.2
Test Driver Ratings & Comments
Acceleration commentsIf there's a "secret" launch mode in here, I couldn't find it. In fact, the S5 punishes pedal overlap. Best run was in Drive with "Whack-and-go" technique. Upshifts are amazingly quick and seamless. Linear power delivery throughout rev range and gobs of gut-flattening torque. The V8 sounds better, but is no quicker/faster.
Braking ratingExcellent
Braking commentsTypically impressive S5 brakes -- firm, fade-free and powerful from first to last stop.
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsSkid pad: Makes good grip but has awful balance. Understeer, understeer and more understeer...regardless of what one does with the throttle and steering. Slalom: Solid and unflappable but not as impressively responsive as the sedan with Driver Select package. Can feel compromise in stiffness in this test.
Testing Conditions
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (F)50.9
Relative humidity (%)78.3
Wind (mph, direction)4.5 Head and Cross
Fuel Consumption
EPA fuel economy (mpg)17 city/26 highway/20 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)17
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)16.9
Dimensions & Capacities
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)N/A
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)4,327
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)55/45
Length (in.)182.1
Width (in.)79.5
Height (in.)54.5
Wheelbase (in.)108.3
Track, front (in.)62.5
Track, rear (in.)62.1
Turning circle (ft.)37.4
Legroom, front (in.)N/A
Legroom, rear (in.)N/A
Headroom, front (in.)39.9
Headroom, rear (in.)36.3
Shoulder room, front (in.)54.3
Shoulder room, rear (in.)46.9
Seating capacity4
Cargo volume (cu-ft)11.3
Warranty
Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion12 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenance1 year/5,000 miles
Safety
Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsN/A
Knee airbagsStandard dual front
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlTraction control
Stability controlStability control
Rollover protectionStandard pop-up rear bars
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemN/A
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested
IIHS offsetNot tested

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