2021 Audi S5: All You Need to Know

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Why Is the 2021 Audi S5 Important?

In an attempt to offer consumers as many choices as possible, luxury automakers are offering the same nameplate in multiple body styles and with various performance levels. With buyers looking for vehicles with more performance than entry-level vehicles, but not wanting to move up to models with supercar-like performance, the S5 hits the sweet spot in the middle. Mercedes-AMG offers the C 43 and BMW has the M340i and M440i xDrive Coupe, and you can think of the Audi S5 as a direct competitor to these vehicles.

With automakers working on making their high-performance vehicles even more performance-oriented, vehicles like the S5 play a crucial role in giving consumers a usable amount of power without costing a fortune. The current S5 has been on sale since 2018, receiving only minor changes since then. As more consumers shift toward SUVs, it’s unlikely that automakers will continually update niche vehicles like sportbacks, coupes, and convertibles at a quick pace.

At the moment, Audi offers just four convertibles, three of which are high-performance trims. Coupes aren't as popular as they once were, either, and the S5 coupe is one of just seven two-door models that Audi will sell in 2021.

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