The 1st generation of the S5 has a cumulative PainRank™ of 0.24. That can be compared against other Audi generations. Shopping for a Audi? This generation is generally a good bet.
Owners of the 2008–2016 S5 model years have sent in 6 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the transmission (50%) followed by the engine (16%) and the lights (16%).