Audi revealed the all-new A5 and S5 Cabriolet ahead of their worldwide debut at the Geneva Motorshow. It production will start early next year, with first sales scheduled for the first half of 2009.
The most exciting variant, the S5 Cabriolet, gets a new supercharged 3.0L TFSI V6 engine with address booster, good for 333hp (245kW) and 324lb-ft (440Nm) of torque. Quattro all-helm propel, a sport suspension and 18in wheels bonus a stretch of unusual apparatus skin peg the S5 Cabrio as the empty travel of the new limit. The car vaults from a sojourn to 62mph (100km/h) in just 5.6 seconds, carries onto an electronically partial top race of 155mph (250km/h) and still manages fuel efficiency of 24.5mpg (9.6L/100km). Pricing for the S5 variant hasn’t yet been released.
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Base A5 Cabriolets will mark a 1.8L TFSI engine rated at 160hp (118kW) and will come with a guidebook transmission as level, for an ignoble penalty of €37,500 ($47,625) in Europe.
Performance facts for the mid-breadth 265hp (195kW) 3.2L FSI V6 appraise at 6.9 seconds for the 0-62mph (100km/h) gallop, with a top hurry of 153mph (246km/h). The normal 2.0L TFSI manages 8.9 seconds 0-62mph with its 180hp (132kW) engine and a top race of 136mph (219km/h), while the uprated 2.0L TFSI component, rated at 211hp (155kW) cuts acceleration time by 1.4 seconds and raises top velocity to 150mph (241km/h).
Fuel efficiency of the petrol extent is respectable, early at 27.3mpg (8.6L/100km) for the mean 3.2L V6 FSI, rising to 31.8mpg (7.4L/100km) for the stock 2.0L TFSI and – rather counterintuitively – 34.5mpg (6.8L/100km) for the more emotive variant.
A twosome of V6 TDIs are also presented, featuring 240hp (176kW) in 3.0L guise and 190hp (140kW) in 2.7L form, and both are properly able, rating 34.6mpg (6.8L/100km) for the larger of the two, and 37.3mpg (6.3L/100km) for the minor.
Unlike many of its competitors, the A5/S5 cabrio won’t come with a folding hard top, instead favoring the traditional Audi subtle top, which requires just 15 seconds to open and 17 seconds to close. An acoustic top, which reduces snake blast to near-hardtop levels is offered as a choice. The reflex raising or lowering functions can be triggered whether moving or clogged while speeds are below 31mph (50km/h), removing the basic to wrench over to change between open and clogged modes.
When the top is down, it folds into a sphere at the top of the rear luggage spot, absorbing 2.12cu ft (60L) of the 13.4cu ft (380L) unfilled window, exit 11.3cu ft (320L) for gear, placing near the front of the order of its competitors.
Other paradigm features of the A5 cabrio enter 17in alloy wheels, usual climate oppress, and CD stereo organism with the third-generation MMI operating procedure, gift an extent of navigation and entertainment functions.
In provisos of exterior proposal, the new A5 Cabriolet gets most of the memorable cues of the hardtop sister car, advantage a faintly redesigned rear deck to accommodate the folding top. The total chunk of the car is 15.2ft (4.6m) and width is 6.1ft (1.85m) while it sits satisfyingly low at 4.5ft (1.4m) tall. A trunklid spoiler lip is customary.
Rigidity has been preserved, though probable at the cost of some additional mass, as is usually the crate with open-top cars made from hardtops.
A range of three transmissions are existing: the six-rapidity guide, which can be had with the 211hp 2.0 TFSI; the multitronic continually adaptable automatic existing as a decision on 2.0L and 3.2L FSI variants; and the seven-velocity S tronic which colors on the 3.0L TDI replica, and optional on the 2.0L TFSI and 3.2L V6 FSI.