Audi has unveiled the 2013 RS5 Cabriolet ahead of its public debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show later on this month.
After being spied and teased and after it even leaked just a few days ago, the all-new Audi RS5 Cabriolet has been finally revealed and, until BMW will reveal the M4 Cabrio next year, it will dominate the segment. The Audi RS5 Cabrio is getting a redesigned front spoiler with a honeycomb grille and a set of 19-inch alloy wheels which cover the 365mm (in front) ventilated braking discs. The front calipers, which have been painted black, have eight pistons. As an option, future customers of the RS5 Cabrio can order ceramic brakes with 380mm in diameter.
The Audi RS5 Cabrio can put its roof down in 15 seconds and up in 17, both at speeds up to 50 km/h. Under the hood, power is provided by a 4.2 liter FSI engine which is generating a total output of 450 horsepower and 430 Nm of torque. This is enough to allow the model to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and, just like in the coupe, the output is available at 8,250 rpm while the peak torque is available between 4,000 rpm and 6,000 rpm. Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h but, as an option, this can be raised to 280 km/h. More details on the Audi RS5 Cabrio will be announced at the Paris Motor Show.