During the last autumn, the German brand of the four rings we desvelaba the new Audi A5 and Audi S5 body convertible, which logically take the base Audi A5 Coupe. The Audi A5 is one of the cars most passionate of the firm and this second generation, although aesthetically it is not very different from the predecessor model, increases its dimensions to achieve a greater habitability and comfort to occupants may travel in this variant Cabrio.
In this way, we find a Audi A5 Cabrio, which measures 4,67 meters, having also increased the distance between axes 14 mm. Says Audi on these new dimensions, along with the new seats are more narrow, have grown 26 mm the width to the height of the shoulders on the seats front and 18 mm space for the knees in the rear seats. Despite the increase of its length, engineers have reduced 40 kilos to the total weight of the set.
The Audi A5 Cabrio is also growing in its interior
The firm from Ingolstadt has preferred to use a classic fabric soft top instead of resorting to a retractable hard top, but they claim that their design achieves a high insulation. This takes 15 seconds to open and 18 closed, it is able to perform that maneuver with a one-touch button (no need to keep it pressed), and velocity up to 50 km/h.
The new Audi A5 Cabrio increases its torsional rigidity by 40 % with respect to the predecessor model. The suspension later resorted to a system of five-arm, replacing the arm v of the previous. The front also uses a system of five arms.
Optionally, it may have the suspension, adaptive, but because of series incorporates the Audi drive select that allows the driver to vary the hardness of the suspension and the responses of the accelerator and the automatic transmission. And speaking of the steering, Audi says it revised. Also optionally, you can equip a address adaptive in function of the speed and angle of rotation.
More luggage than ever for the Audi A5 Cabrio
on the other hand, we must highlight the increase in the volume of the trunk. In the new Audi A5 Cabrio cargo space shall be 380 l, that is to say, 60 litres more than the A5 Cabrio first generation. As a curiosity, the rear seats can be folded down in two halves symmetrical.
Engines for the Audi A5 Cabrio and Audi S5 Cabrio
Initially the range of engines for the Audi A5 Cabrio consists of a 2.0 TFSI with 252 HP, the 2.0 TDI 190 HP and the 3.0 TDI 218 HP. later will be added to the range the variants 2.0 TFSI 190-HP and a 3.0 TDI of 286 HP. These engines have increased up to 17% of its power, while it has also been possible to reduce its consumption of fuel. series will send its power to the front, but will be available with the traction systems quattro ultra (more efficiently) and the legendary quattro permanent. The system quattro permanent, is standard in the diesel 286 HP and the Audi S5 Cabrio.
At these heights sure that because you have been asking for features of the Audi S5 Cabrio. Well, the sport variant uses an engine 3 litres with six cylinders and a supercharger to be able to develop 354 CV, which are 21 more than in the previous model, and 500 torque Nm. Thus, it is capable of performing the 0 to 100 km/h in just 5,1 seconds and reach a limited top speed of 250 km/h. If out of curiosity you want to know the average consumption approved, it is 7.8 l/100 km; although, much we fear that it will not be easy to achieve in real life.
The Audi A5 Cabrio will arrive to the official dealer of the brand in Spain in the month of march, with a starting price of 54.500 euros that corresponds to the variant 2.0 TDI of 190 HP. The price of the Audi S5 Cabrio also arrives to the Spanish market in march, with a starting price of 86.900 euros.