2021 Audi S5: All You Need to Know

2021 Audi S5 Sportback front 3/4 view driving down the road
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A Grown-Up and Luxurious Performer

Audi currently uses three letters to designate its cars: A, S, and RS. If there’s an A badge in front of a car’s name, that signifies that it’s part of the regular lineup. The S badge brings more performance, while the RS badge is only found on the most high-performing vehicles. In the breakdown of Audi’s lineup, the 2021 S5 sits in the middle, offering performance-oriented powertrains and components on top of more luxury features than the standard Audi A5 luxury car line. For many consumers, the S5 signifies the best combination of everything the automaker offers.

For the 2021 model year, Audi continues to offer the S5 in various body styles, including Cabriolet (convertible), Sportback, and coupe. Despite having different bodies, they all share the same powertrain, styling, and high-quality materials. All body styles enter the new year with minimal changes that include wireless Apple CarPlay and an integrated toll module in the rearview mirror. Sportback models now come with lane departure warning as standard, too. The range-topping Premium Plus trim gets a few upgrades, as well, now coming with adaptive cruise control and a surround-view camera. Once again, the Sportback’s Premium Plus trim gets an extra goodie with lane keeping assist.  

The 2021 Audi S5 may not be the newest luxury small car on the market, but it continues to be one of the best offerings. It currently sits in third place in our ranking, because of its high-end interior, powerful powertrain, and comfortable ride. In this article, we’ll give you a preview of the 2021 S5. 

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