2018 S5 Sportback Model Overview in Santa Monica

Key Features

  • Starting at $55,375 MSRP*
  • 3.0-liter TFSI® twin-scroll turbocharged DOHC V6 engine with Audi valvelift system (354 hp/369 lb-ft)
  • 0-60 MPH in 4.5 seconds
  • Standard Audi side assist and Audi pre sense® rear with Rear cross traffic assist & Vehicle exit assist**
  • Top Speed of 155 MPH
  • Available MMI® navigation plus with MMI® touch with handwriting-recognition technology****
  • Standard Audi smartphone interface including Apple CarPlay™ and Google Android Auto™***
  • Available Twelve-way power front S sport-contoured seats, including four-way power lumbar adjustment, pneumatic side bolsters and massage function for driver and passenger

About the 2018 Audi S5 Sportback

The 2018 Audi S5 Sportback, the sportier and more powerful version of the A5, debuts in the United States, exceeding all expectations of a luxurious hatchback. From the Singleframe grille and precise, wave-design shoulder lines to the pronounced wheel arches and quad tailpipe outlets, its compelling body make it distinctive and give it an unmistakable road presence. The S5 Sportback is powered by 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine churning out 354 horsepower. Combined with standard quattroⓇ all-wheel drive, available sport rear differential and dynamic steering, it offers hair-raising performance. Found in every S5 Sportback, Audi virtual cockpit is a 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster allowing you to customize all of your vital driving information. With dynamic styling, impressive power and driver-centric technology -- the S5 Sportback makes it difficult for others to keep up with.

What the Critics Say

"The 2018 Audi S5 is the automotive equivalent of having your cake and eating it, too. Power delivery from the new turbocharged V6 is immediate and gratifying." - Kelley Blue Book (KBB)

"This four door has a sexier silhouette than the A4, but the driving experience is very similar-and that means it's very good. All-wheel drive comes standard on the Sportback, so handling is excellent in any trim." - Motor Trend

2018 Audi S5 Sportback Video

What's New for 2018

The Audi S5 Sportback is all new for 2018. Inspired by the Audi A5, this Sportback packs a serious performance upgrade thanks to a turbocharged V6 engine that pumps out 354 horsepower.

2018 Audi S5 Sportback Features

2018 Audi S5 Sportback Exterior

Sleek Audi Sport Styling

The compelling body of the S5 Sportback makes a statement every where it goes. Its sharp, precise wave-design shoulder line and pronounced wheel arches highlight the standard quattroⓇ all-wheel drive and the rear horizontal design lines emphasize the vehicle width. Available 19-inch 5-spoke Cavo design wheels mounted on summer tires give the Sportback a fearless stance.

Exhilarating Performance

At the heart of every Sportback is a 354 horsepower engine with 369 lb-ft of torque, capable of accelerating 0-60 mph in a stunning 4.5 seconds. QuattroⓇ all-wheel drive technology and S sport suspension, both standard, combines dynamic handling and a higher degree of stability to deliver the ultimate driving experience. The Sportback can suit a variety of driving styles thanks to Audi drive select that offers three modes including Comfort, Auto and Dynamic. Ventilated front disc brakes with six-piston fixed calipers and ventilated rear disc brakes provide outstanding stopping power. Opt for the available red brake calipers to add a touch of distinction.

2018 Audi S5 Sportback Performance
2018 Audi S5 Sportback Interior

Sophisticated Interior

The aesthetic design continues throughout the cabin, combining comfort and sophistication to create a refined environment for everyone involved. Front S sport-contoured seats with meticulous diamond stitching, embossed S logos and massage functions for both driver and passenger deliver the utmost comfort. Additional exclusive Sportback amenities include illuminated stainless steel door sill inlays and three-spoke multifunction flat-bottom sport steering wheel -- both with the unmistakable S badge.

Innovative Technology

The cabin boasts a host technology features that are perfectly placed on a newly wing design dashboard. Audi virtual cockpit features a fully digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster display that allows the driver to customize vital information such as navigation and audio, along with Google Earth™ technology. Audi connectⓇ, coming standard, enables Apple CarPlay™ and Google™ Android Auto™, allowing you to access your smartphone's most essential features. Easily navigate controls thanks to the innovative, MMIⓇ touch that allows the driver to "write" their entry rather than selecting letters or numbers. Refined materials and innovative technologies promote a relaxed focus during your drive in the S5 Sportback.

2018 Audi S5 Sportback Virtual Cockpit

Trims & Specs

*Price includes $975 destination charge ($1,250 on R8 models), but excludes taxes, registration, title, accessories, other options and dealer fees. Final price will vary based on the final negotiated price and terms agreed upon by you and the Audi dealer.

**The features discussed are not substitutes for attentive driving. Please see your Owner's Manual for further details and important limitations.

***Always pay careful attention to the road, and do not drive while distracted. Audi connect® should be used only when it is safe and appropriate. Connect® PRIME services are optional, require an active subscription with separate terms and require vehicle mobile data connectivity. Some services collect location information and require a vehicle GPS signal; see Terms of Service for information about how to disable. Online services are subject to change. Google Earth™ and Google Street View™ services may not be available after December 2017. See Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and other details at www.audiusa.com/audiconnect.

****MMI® navigation plus depends on signals from the worldwide Global Positioning Satellite network. The vehicle's electrical system and existing wireless and satellite technologies must be available and operating properly for the system to function. The system is designed to provide you with suggested routes in locating addresses, destinations and other points of interest. Changes in street names, construction zones, traffic flow, points of interest and other road system changes are beyond the control of Audi of America, Inc. Complete detailed mapping of lanes, roads, streets, toll roads, highways, etc., is not possible, therefore you may encounter discrepancies between the mapping and your actual location. Please rely on your individual judgment in determining whether or not to follow a suggested MMI® navigation plus route. Mapping updates are available at no charge for the first five map updates and are subsequently available on a subscription basis.