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Long waited Audi A5 Cabrio was finally revealed officially by Audi of America today.  So, the news – First of all the price. The base model powered by am 1.8 TFSI – 160 hp engine – 6 speed manual transmission, will cost 37,300  EUR .

Based on a hydraulic pump and four operating cylinders, the A5 will performs its “top off” stunt in 15 seconds and “top back on” in 17 seconds. This maneuver can be made at up to 50 km/h. When opened, the Audi A5 Cabriolet top folds down so effectively that very little trunk space is used up – leaving 320 liters (11.3 cu ft) of unused storage volume. When the car is covered, the storage volume extends to 750 liters.

The softtop consists of three layers. The intermediate layer is a cushioning pad. In the optional acoustic top, which reduces wind noise almost to hardtop level, this is replaced by a foam layer up to 15 millimeters (0.59 in) in thickness. The acoustic top comes with a ceiling light for the rear seat – a solution usually only found in the topmost convertible luxury segment.

Audi will offer a range of six engines;  three gasoline engines and two diesel engines, with power outputs ranging from 132 kW (180 hp) to 195 kW (265 hp) All five powerplants are fueled via direct injection; four of them use turbocharging. The top-of-the-line model of Audi’s new family of convertibles is the S5 Cabrio. The engine of the S5 Cabriolet is the newly developed, supercharged three-liter V6 with gasoline direct injection.Available power trains include a six-speed manual transmission, the continuously variable multitronic, and the lightning-fast, seven-speed S tronic.

In addition to front-wheel drive, Audi also offers quattro permanent all-wheel drive for the higher-power engines.

Optional pacheges and features.

Audi drive select

The perfect addition to this technology package is the Audi drive select vehicle dynamics system, which enables the driver to chose among three different engine maps controlling the characteristics of the fuel feed, the shifting points of the seven-speed S tronic and multitronic, and the mode of operation of the servotronic steering system. If the MMI operating system is installed, a fourth, freely programmable level is also available.

Audi drive select is only available in combination with one or more of three additional technologies – the sport differential, the adaptive control for the shock absorbers, and dynamic steering. This is an additional high-tech solution: Its superposition gear varies the gear ratio as a function of the driving speed by up to 100 percent.

Inside, Automatic seat belt extenders round out the comfort in the interior. Neck-level heating is optionally available for the front seats. The optional leather seats are coated with a special layer to reduce solar heating.

Dimensions:
The A5 Cabriolet is 4.63 meters (15.19 ft) long and 1.85 meters (6.07 ft) wide, but only 1.38 meters (4.53 ft) tall.

Performance:

The top-of-the-line model of the new Cabriolet production series from Audi is the S5 Cabriolet, is powered by an 3.0 TFSI engine with generates 333 hp, 440 Nm of torque. With such power, the cabriolet will reach 100 km/h in 5.6 seconds and accelerates up to a preset top speed of 250 km/h. Fuel consumption: 9.6 liters* per 100 km (24.5 US mpg).

Audi A5 Cabriolet with 3.2-liter FSI: 265 hp, 330 Nm of torque, 0-100 – 6.9 seconds, top speed: 246 km/h, fuel efficiency: 8.6 liters/100 km (27.35 US mpg)

Audi A5 Cabriolet with 2.0 TFSI: 180 hp, 320 Nm of torque, 0-100 – 8.9 seconds, top speed: 219 km/h, fuel efficiency:  7.4 liters per 100 km (31.79 US mpg)

Audi A5 Cabriolet with 2.0 TFSI: 211 hp, 350 Nm of torque, 0-100 – 7.5 seconds, top speed: 241 km/h, fuel efficiency:  6.8 liters per 100 km (34.59 US mpg)

Audi A5 Cabriolet with 3.0 V6 TDI: 240 hp, 500 Nm of torque, 0-100 – 6.4 seconds, top speed: 247 km/h, fuel efficiency:  6.8 liters per 100 km (34.59 US mpg)

Audi A5 Cabriolet with 2.7 V6 TDI: 190 hp, 400 Nm of torque, 0-100 – 8.6 seconds, top speed: 230 km/h, fuel efficiency:  6.3 liters per 100 km (37.34 US mpg)

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