The Audi S5 is a two door four passenger factory tuned sports coupe, available as both a hard top and a convertible, available in Premium Plus and Prestige trims, with the German automaker’s patented Quattro all wheel drive system.  The S5 Coupe is powered by a 4.2 Liter FSI V8 that generates 354 HP and 325 lb-ft of torque and can accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in 4.9 seconds while returning an estimated 14 MPG in the city and as much as 22 MPG on the highway.

The S5 Coupe Premium Plus starts at $53,900 and rides on a set of special 19 inch forged aluminum alloys and wears a pair of Xenon plus headlamps with LED daytime running lights up front and is easily identifiable from lesser Audi 5s by its aluminum mirror covers and integrated LED turn signals.  Meanwhile out back the S5 features a pair of dual exhaust tips as well as Silk Nappa leather upholstery and an Audio sound system with Bluetooth hands free wireless capabilities on the inside.  The S5 Prestige goes for $60,200 and gets upgraded with Advanced key passive entry abilities, Adaptive headlamps, Audi MMI Navigation plus, Bang & Olufsen premium stereo with iPod connectivity as well as side assist, a safety feature that monitors the S5s blind spots at speed.

On the other hand the S5 Cabriolet comes with a 3.0T three liter supercharged V6 that pumps out 333 HP and 325 lb-ft of torque and can accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in only 5.1 seconds while returning an estimated 17 MPG in the city and as much as 26 MPG on the highway.  The S5 Cabriolet comes similarly equipped as the fixed roof versions with the Premium Plus starting at $59,300 adding 50/50 split rear seats while the top of the line drop top Prestige retails for $65,600.

A list of cars similar to the S5 include the 2012 BMW M3, 2012 Mercedes Benz C63 Coupe and 2012 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe.

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