All-New 2017 Audi A5 and S5 Cabriolet Are Just What You Expected

The redesigned Audi A5 family is complete now

Following the launch of the A5/S5 Coupé and Sportback earlier this year, Audi has now lifted the veils off the convertible variant, the Cabriolet.

The are no surprises here, as you would expect, with the A5/S5 Cabriolet adopting an identical design with the Coupé — sans the soft top roof, obviously. The four-seat convertible features a fully automatic acoustic hood that opens and closes up to a speed of 50 km/h (31 mph). The one-touch opening function allows the opening of the roof in 15 seconds and the closure in 18 seconds.

At 4,673 mm (15.3 ft), the new A5 Cabriolet is 47 mm (1.9 in) longer than its predecessor, offering increased passenger space thanks to a 14 mm (0.6 in) longer wheelbase. The trunk has a capacity of 380 liters (13.4 cu ft) with the roof up.

According to Audi, the A5 Cabriolet has a 40 percent stiffer body while curb weight has been cut by up to 40 kg (88 lb). The lightest version is the A5 Cabriolet 2.0 TDI which tips the scales at 1,690 kg (3726 lb).

At launch, the 2017 Audi A5 offers a choice of three engines in Germany — a 2.0 TFSI with 252 PS (249 hp), a 2.0 TDI with 190 PS (187 hp) and a 3.0 TDI with 218 PS (215 hp). Later on, a 2.0 TFSI with 190 PS (187 hp) and a 3.0 TDI with 286 PS (282 hp) will join the range. Transmissions include a six-speed manual, seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch, or eight-speed tiptronic automatic.

The S5 Cabriolet tops the lineup with its 3.0 TFSI twin-turbo V6 gasoline engine delivering 354 PS (349 hp). Mated to an eight-speed tiptronic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive as standard it goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds and tops out at 250 km/h (155 mph).

Standard features for the new A5/S5 Cabriolet include xenon headlights, the Audi drive select dynamic handling system, partial leather seats, the Audi MMI radio plus with 7-inch color display, seatbelt microphones and the one-touch opening function for the soft top.

Prices in Germany start from €49,350 for the A5 Cabriolet and €67,800 for the S5 Cabriolet.