After a long winter, the all-new Audi A5 Cabriolet will give customers a chance to soak up some vitamin D when it goes on sale in UK dealerships later this year. The four-seater completes the all-new A5 family and benefits from updated design cues, generous dimensions, a lightweight body and connected car technology. It will ultimately boast a choice of five engines – not including the 354PS V6 turbocharged unit under the bonnet of the range-topping S5 Cabriolet.
The design flaunts a wave-shaped shoulder line and three-dimensional singleframe grille borrowed from the coupé, giving it an elegant, modern identity. Built using a smart mix of materials, the all-new A5 Cabriolet weighs up to 40kg less than its predecessor. An increase in torsional stiffness and a new five-link suspension system promise highly rewarding handling, while optional adaptive dampers can be specified for even greater agility and superior ride comfort.
COMFORT AND ASSISTANCE
The all-new A5 Cabriolet now offers even more generous shoulder and leg room within its light and airy cabin. Premium materials enhance passenger comfort, while the driver is assisted by an all-new operating and display system that can be activated by voice control. This includes Audi MMI infotainment with smartphone connectivity and enhanced mobile reception quality.
DROP TO ACTION
The lightweight fabric hood has been designed to provide effective insulation and keep wind and road noise to a minimum. It's operated by a new one-touch function and will fully open in 15 seconds at speeds of up to 31mph. Even with the top down, the A5 offers a boot capacity of 380 litres, and the hood cover also elegantly incorporates the third brake light.