Soft-top joins Audi

A5 range

Audi A5 Cabriolet front
Audi A5 Cabriolet rear
Audi A5 Cabriolet red front action
Audi A5 Cabriolet white front action
Audi A5 Cabriolet cockpit
Audi A5 Cabriolet rear seats

SPRING is just around the corner and, with impeccable timing, Audi is re-introducing an open-air option to its comprehensively reworked A5 range.

Boasting the state-of-the-art design, engineering and technology hallmarks of the A5 Coupé and Sportback, the all-new A5 Cabriolet has just become available to order priced from £35,235.

At the same time, the S5 Cabriolet joins the range with a new 354PS three-litre, V6 engine priced at £51,835.

As before, the Cabriolet comes with a fully automatic and acoustically-optimised fabric hood but it now features a one-touch opening function which opens the soft top in 15 seconds and closes it in 18 at speeds of up to 31mph.

The hood comes in a choice of four colours to match the range of paint finishes and stows away in a fully automatic hood tray that moves down when opening the soft top and up again when it's closed.

A number of other features specific to the soft-top A5 variant are available, including a wind deflector and the option of a head-level heating system for front seat occupants.

Heated front seats are fitted as standard across the 16-model line-up as are seat belt microphones linked to the car's standard-fit smartphone interface.

Entry-level SE specification models come with twin leather upholstery, Audi drive select, Audi parking system plus front and rear sensors and 17-inch alloy wheels sporting a fifteen-spoke design.

The Cabriolet shares most of its mechanicals with sister models in the A5 range including two-litre petrol TFSI and TDI diesel engines with differing outputs, front-wheel-drive or Audi's latest quattro all-wheel-drive system and 6-speed manual or 7-speed, S-tronic transmission.

The S5 Cabriolet moves into a whole new league with a newly developed three-litre, TFSI petrol engine producing 354PS of power - 21PS more than the engine in the previous model.

The flagship model accelerates from 0 to 62mph in 5.1 seconds, and on up to an electronically governed top speed of 155mph. It features quattro permanent all-wheel drive and eight-speed tiptronic transmission as standard.

First deliveries of the new Cabriolet range are scheduled for April.


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