2011 Audi S5 – A Review

A Review of Audi S5 2011

Audi S5 is being manufactured since 2007 by German Auto giant. It is a series of compact executive cars with a retail prize of $53,650 to $59,050. 2011 Audi S5 features are more aggressive than ever before; the front face includes day time running LED lights around vertical striped chrome grille. Audi S5’s sport-back version was launched in 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. The car has stylish looks and faces tough competition by BMW, Mercedes Benz and BMW 335i. The 2011 Audi S5 keeps the classy look. The design creates a powerful appearance and it is the most appealing car on the road.

Interior Features:

2011 Audi S5 is offered with classic interior cabin. Audi S5 provides great comfort to the driver as well as the passenger. The seating of Audi S5 holds two adults comfortably with space for baggage in the roomy trunk. The elegant trim packages offer numerous looks; none of the surfaces feel cheap. The most frequently used interior functions can be accessed from the three-spoke steering wheel. With a simple click and scroll to select, one can manage a dual thumbwheel control. The latest feature is the special joy stick like control button at top of the control knob.
2011 Audi S5 offers excellent driving experience during long distance journey. Rear seat can be folded, which helps in creating extra cargo space.

Engine and Performance:
2011 Audi S5’s coupe model is offered with different engines. Basically, it comes with a 354 HP V8 engine with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Audi S5 is pretty stable and handles of a front wheel drive with a cooperative push from the rear. The Audi S5 is less heavy in the front, due to the difference being placed between the engine and transmission. The size of base engine size is 4.2 Liters with a torque of 325 ft-pounds. AWD is the drive type and turning circle is 37.4 feet. Its mileage with manual transmission within city is 14 MPG and on highway is 22 MPG. Mileage with automatic transmission within city is 16 MPG and on highway is 24 MPG.

Here is the detail about dimensions of Audi S5 2011: its length is 182.1 inches, width 73 inches, height 54 inches, front head room 39 inches, curb weight 3858 pounds, wheel base 108.3 inches, front shoulder room 54.2 inches, rear head room 36 inches, rear shoulder room 52.7 inches, front leg room 41.3 inches, luggage capacity 12.2 cubic feet and maximum seating is for 4 persons.

Safety:
2011 Audi S5 provides maximum protection and standard safety accessories to its occupants. Some of these safety features are anti lock disc brakes, front seat side airbags, traction control and stability control. S5 2011 model will also be offered with side curtain airbags and pop up roll bars. It also offers blind spot warning system as optional feature on Prestige variant.

The stopping distance from 60 MPH to 0 MPH is 110 feet. The front brake type is ventilated disc, rear brake type is disc, steering system is electric speed-proportional power steering, front suspension type is multilink, rear suspension type is multilink, front tire size is P 255/ 35 R 19 96 Y, rear tire size is P 255/ 35 R 19 96 Y, tire brand is Dunlop, tire model is SP Sport Max GT, wheel size is 19 x 8.5, wheel material is used alloy (front/rear), manufacturer curb weight is 3891 Pounds, curb weight as tested is 3924 Pounds, weight distribution F/R is 56.6 / 43.4 and fuel tank capacity is 16.9 Gallons.

Warranty:
Audi S5’s Basic warranty is 4 years/ 50000 mileage, its drive train is for 4 years/ 50000 mileage and free maintenance is for 1 year/ 5000 mileage.

The only downside to the 2011 Audi S5 is when it is in use as a daily driver plus due to its gas consumption. Otherwise, it’s everything you’d expect from a high end Audi S5.

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