Audi today announced the all-new successor to the Audi A5 Cabriolet and S5 Cabriolet. The S5 cabriolet gets the same 3-litre TFSI engine as the new S5 Coupé and Sportback with 354PS, 500Nm of torque and quattro four wheel drive.
The S5 Cabriolet accelerates from 0 to 62mph in 5.1 seconds, and on up to a limited top speed of 155mph. It features quattro permanent all-wheel drive and the eight-speed tiptronic transmission as standard.
A5 and S5 fabric soft tops open in 15 seconds or close it in 18 seconds at speeds of up to 31mph.
At 4,673 millimetres the new A5 Cabriolet is 47 millimetres longer than its predecessor.
The body of the new Audi A5 Cabriolet is said to now be the stiffest in its class. Audi engineers have increased torsional rigidity by a further 40 percent compared with the previous car. The total weight of the new generation model has been reduced by up to 40 kilograms. The front-wheel-drive A5 Cabriolet with the 190 PS 2.0 TDI weighs 1,690 kilograms.
UK drivers initially have a choice of three engines – a 2.0 TFSI with 252PS, a 2.0 TDI with 190PS and a 3.0 TDI with 218PS. A 2.0 TFSI with 190PS and a 3.0 TDI with 286PS will be available later.
Six-speed manual transmission, seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission or eight-speed tiptronic – tailor-made drivetrain technology is available for every engine version. The drive is provided as standard via the front wheels; quattro drive with ultra technology and permanent all-wheel drive are available as options. The latter will be a standard feature of the 3.0 TDI with 286PS.
The increased dimensions, the wheelbase extended by 14 millimetres and more compact seats increase the space for the driver and passengers. The shoulder room in the front row of seats has been increased by 26 millimetres and the kneeroom in the rear by 18 millimetres.
Standard seat belt microphones for driver and front passenger improve voice quality even with the hood open.
Audi virtual cockpit is available as an option and standard on the S5.
The specification structure for UK A5 Cabriolet models will follow the same SE, Sport and S line pattern used by the Coupé, bringing features such as alloy wheels in 17 or 18-inch diameters, xenon or LED headlamps, the Audi Smartphone Interface, leather upholstery, front seat heating, acoustic parking and three-zone climate control.
The S5 Cabriolet features 19-inch alloy wheels, S specific styling, front Super Sports seats.