2011 Audi S5 Overview Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2011 Audi S5 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2011 S5 featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
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Review I recently traded a 08 BMW m3 sedan for a 2011 S5 and I am thrilled!! While the m3 is a fantastic car, it is not a fantastic everyday car. I made the switch because of the s5's seductive good looks, v8 power, and 4 wheel grip. The s5 interior is stunning visually and very user friendly (BMW Idrive is a mess!) The seats are extremely comfortable and infinitely adjustable. The B&O sound system is fantastic, and would say on par with the best from BMW. Behind the wheel; great steering feel, engine power is substantial but not overwelming. Overall build quality and materials are excellent. My only grips are: the pano roof only vents and the overhead sunglass compartment is tiny!
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Available Audi S5 2011 Submodel Types: Coupe, Convertible, Hatchback
Available Trims: Premium Plus quattro, Prestige quattro, quattro, 3.0T Premium Plus quattro
Exterior Colors: Brilliant Black, Mythos Black Metallic, Phantom Black Pearl Effect, Glacier White Metallic, Ibis White, Daytona Gray Pearl Effect, Moonlight Blue Metallic, Navarra Blue Metallic, Florett Silver Metallic, Brilliant Red, Estoril Blue Crystal Effect, Quartz Gray Metallic, Tango Red Metallic, Misano Red Pearl Effect, Monsoon Gray Metallic, Ice Silver Metallic, Meteor Gray Pearl Effect
Interior Colors: Black premium leather, Black leather/sueded microfiber, Magma Red premium leather, Black premium leather/alcantara, Tuscan Brown premium leather, Black/Lunar Silver Fine Nappa premium leather, Black/Lunar Silver leather/sueded microfiber, Black/Red premium leather, Rotor Gray premium leather, Black/Magma Red Fine Nappa premium leather, Black/Magma Red premium leather, Black/Red Fine Nappa premium leather, Black/Silver leather/sueded microfiber, Black/Silver premium leather, Chestnut Brown Milano premium leather, Pearl Silver premium leather, Tuscan Brown Milano premium leather
Popular Features: AWD/4WD, Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Heated seats, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Post-collision safety system, Power Driver Seat, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Upgraded Headlights, Bluetooth, Aux Audio Inputs, Leather Seats, Sunroof/Moonroof, Trip Computer, Navigation, Parking sensors, Blind Spot Monitoring, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Pre-collision safety system, Upgraded Stereo, Automatic Emergency Braking, USB Inputs, Back-up camera, Keyless Entry/Start, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Soft Top, 360-degree camera, Heads up display, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Cooled Seats, Mobile Internet