About Audi S5
Also regarded as the high-performance version of the Audi A5 coupe and convertible, Audi S5 has been built by the high-performance subsidiary company Audi Sport GmbH, for the German automobile manufacturer Audi AG part of the Volkswagen Group since 2007 as a compact executive car and grand tourer. Originally introduced as a variant of A5, S5 is also seen as a replacement for the S4. Competing against the BMW M2, Chevrolet Corvette and Jaguar F-TYPE, S5 now is in its second generation.
The first-generation Audi S5 (B8/T8) was produced from 2007 to 2012 based on the Volkswagen MLB/MLP platform. It was offered in only one body style, 2-door coupe initially and came in one trim level. During this generation, Audi S5 was powered by a 4.2 L V8 rated at 353 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque and this engine sent power through 6-speed automatic or 6-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission to Quattro all wheels. Current S5 (B8.5/8.5T) was introduced for the 2013 model year. Now, S5 is available as 2-door coupe and 2-door convertible (cabriolet) and comes in two trim levels: Premium Plus and Prestige. Enjoying standard features such as xenon headlights, Audi Drive Select system, leather and simulated suede upholstery, tri-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth and a 10-speaker sound system, Audi S5 gets power from a 3.0 L supercharged V6 cranking out 333 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. And power is sent to four wheels through 6-speed manual or 7-speed automated manual transmissions.
Audi S5 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Offering robust and thrilling performance, luxury appointments and great driving experience, Audi S5 is definitely one of the most appealing luxury coupes. But as the accumulation of mileage, you still need to be prepared for these common problems on your S5 for its longer lifespan:
First, the engine failure is the most common and serious issue that Audi S5 drivers have met during their driving. Every driver knows clearly that engine is the soul and power source of a vehicle, once it has something wrong, not only the vehicle performance will suffer, its lifespan will also get shortened. These recognizable and simple symptoms concluded by experienced S5 drivers should be borne in your mind for sooner solving this issue. First of all, the engine may give out strange sounds to attract your attention; if failed, the engine will start to run roughly, misfire, stall and even suffer from starting issues such as hard starting or inability to start; the vehicle will also lose power when acceleration and have poor gas mileage. You should inspect the working condition of S5 spark plug, oxygen sensor, valve cover gasket, air filter, oil filter, fuel pump and timing belt tensioner once the Check Engine Light is also activated.
Second, according to car repair statistics site CarComplaints.com, transmission failure is another horrible issue for Audi S5 when it reaches at about 40,000 miles. Most drivers may have no idea about this issue and ignore the symptoms of it even it is too late when they finally realize this issue is happening. To avoid a worse situation, these typical symptoms of transmission failure provided by experienced S5 repairmen. Generally speaking, it often starts with clunking or grinding noises from underneath the vehicle; transmission fluids may also leak on the ground; the indicator may not match the gear; vehicle starts in another gear or refuses to go into any gear; transmission slips and surges; and difficulty in shifting gears. All these could be attributed to the S5 transmission assembly, automatic transmission filter, automatic transmission shifter, shift cable, transfer case seal, clutch fork and clutch disc.
To take your safe and comfortable ride on Audi S5, you need to attach enough importance to performing routine maintenance on vulnerable auto parts. Some parts such as S5 seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, fog light, headlight, antenna and cabin air filter though play important roles in creating safe and comfortable driving environment, they frequently work under harsh conditions, routine maintenance on them is essential.
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