The 2012 Audi S5 Coupe is the replacement for the S4 line which was discontinued several years ago. Combining the popular Audi A5 styling with the performance of a supercharged V-8 engine, the Audi S5 is the natural progression of all the great S models which came before it, and promises to deliver even more driving fun and power than its predecessors. With a base price of $55,100, the 2012 Audi S5 enters the fray of luxury sports vehicles at a competitive price, also.

Audi continues to bring in awards with this model, which was named Edmunds 2008 “Most Wanted,” and one of the 2012 Automotive Lease Guide’s Residual Value Award-winners.

About the 2012 Audi S5

The 2012 Audi S5 Coupe is offered in two trim models, the Premium Plus and Prestige. Each trim level includes the 4.2-liter, 354 horsepower V-8 engine and all body styles are two-door including an optional sun/moon or panoramic roof, sunshield and tire pressure monitoring system.

Inside, the Audi S5 Couple lives up to Audi’s great reputation for stunning and style interiors. Standard features abound, including cruise control, auxiliary power outlet, integrated car alarm and anti-theft system, auto-off headlights, rear heating ducts, leather-wrapped steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers, keyless entry, power door locks, heated mirrors, and power steering. The Prestige adds standard keyless start and mirror memory, and all models offer optional backup camera and rear parking aid. The Audi S5 entertainment system is world class with a premium sound system, satellite radio and more. The Prestige trim also offers standard hard disk drive, which is optional on the Premium Plus models.

Other standard features include climate control, rear air conditioning, wireless cell phone hookup, leather seats, and power driver and passenger seats. While the onboard navigation system is standard on the Prestige model, it is optional on the Premium Plus.

Audi S5 Safety and Performance Review

No safety data is available on the 2012 S5 from the federal government or from organizations like the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, but the safety features on the S5 are impressive. Standard safety features include brake assist, electronic stability control, and traction control, as well as airbags and anti-lock brakes. Audi’s previous safety testing for all of its vehicles has consistently yielded high scores in front, side, and rollover crash data.

Audi offers a standard four-year, 50,000-mile warranty with all its vehicles, and also includes four years of free roadside assistance. Repair costs for the Audi models tend to be high when compared to American models, as is the case with most foreign cars, and the J. D. Power and Associates rankings of reliability have not been particularly good for the Audi models. For the 2011 Audi S5, the last model ranked by J. D. Power, overall reliability was ranked at three out of five stars, which translates to an “average” rating. Reliability overall for Audis in 2011 ranged between two stars, or “less than average,” and four stars, or “better than average.” However, the majority of Audi’s models ranked no higher than three stars, indicating that Audi’s models have not fared very well in the J. D. Power reliability testing ranks.

How much is car insurance for an Audi S5?

The average price to insure a 2012 Audi S5 is $1,995 per year. Comparing the prices of other sporty coupe models, the Chevrolet Corvette averages $1,802 per year, and the BMW M3 averages $2,142 per year. This means that the Audi S5’s insurance costs will probably be average in most areas when compared to other sporty coupes. However, the price you pay for insurance on an Audi S5 will depend on many factors, including your age, driving record, and specific location. Depending on your state laws, the amount of your liability limits and the use of your credit rating in determining your premiums may also have an impact.

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