2010 Audi S5 Cabriolet Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 Audi S5 - Road Test Specs

2010 Audi S5 Convertible

(3.0L V6 Supercharger AWD 7-speed Automated Manual)


Model year2010
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


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


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


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


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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