Audi of America will premiere the brand new Audi A5 and S5 cabriolets at the North American International Auto Show next week. With a roof that can open in just 15 seconds at speeds of up to 30 mph the new A5 is perfect for top-down fun.
Much like the coupe, the A5 Cabriolet comes Audi’s 2.0-liter four cylinder engine that makes 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. That power is transmitted to the ground through a 7-speed S tronic dual clutch automatic transmission.
The S5, meanwhile, makes use of a re-engineered version of the 3.0-liter TFSI V6 that produces 354 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. Its engine puts the power down through an 8-speed Tiptronic trans, that helps the S5 cabriolet get to 60 in just 4.8 seconds (half a second faster than its predecessor).
Both the A5 and S5 come equipped as standard with quattro all-wheel drive, which routes 60% of the power to the rear wheels.
The A5’s new chassis is geometrically designed to be lighter and stronger, meaning that the new S5 Cabriolet is 40% stiffer than the outgoing model and nearly 100 lbs lighter (3,725 lbs).
The A5 Cabriolet is also 2 inches longer than its predecessor, so you get more space inside, to the tune of an extra inch of shoulder space and nearly as much more at your knees.
The A5 and S5 cabriolet come with all the infotainment and interior amenities you might expect (MMI, optional Audi virtual cockpit, etc) as well as standard seat belt microphones, to improve call quality while driving.
No word yet on just when the new cabriolet will hit showrooms.