Open to the world of tomorrow – the Audi A5 Cabriolet will excite you as soon as you see it. The exterior has been sharpened up, especially the clean-cut shoulder line. The body of the new A5 Cabriolet is the strongest among its competitors but is still one of the lightest in its segment.
The designers based the styling of the Audi A5 Cabriolet on the sleek lines of the coupe. The rear window is flatter and emphasises the sporty looks, as do the short overhangs and the long wraparound engine hood with power dome. With a length of 4,673 millimetres (15.3 ft), the A5 Cabriolet is 47 millimetres (1.9 in) longer than the predecessor model.
The classic soft top fits perfectly and delivers outstanding aeroacoustics thanks to effective insulation. The one-touch opening function makes operating the standard acoustic top much easier than ever before: From a speed of 6 km/h (3.7 mph), all it takes is a quick pull of the switch to open the soft top fully automatically in 15 seconds or close it in 18 seconds – even while driving up to 50 km/h (31.1 mph). The front is dominated by a three-dimensional Singleframe grille that is much flatter and wider than before. The wave-shaped shoulder line – a hallmark styling feature of the entire A5 family – makes the A5 Cabriolet extremely elegant. The pronounced bulges over the wheel arches accentuate the quattro DNA. Horizontal lines at the rear emphasise the width of the Audi A5 Cabriolet.
The body of the A5 Cabriolet is the stiffest in its class and yet is among the lightest in the segment. The total weight of the new generation has been reduced by up to 40 kilograms. The front-wheel-drive A5 Cabriolet with the 190hp 2.0 TDI weighs just 1,690 kilograms. Additional struts in the body compared with the Coupé and reinforced sills make up for the absence of a fixed roof.
As with the A5 Coupé, drivers and passengers alike benefit from the 14 millimetre longer wheelbase and more compact seats. The shoulder room in the front row of seats has been increased by 26 millimetres and the knee room in the rear by 18 millimetres. With the roof closed, the luggage compartment offers a volume of 380 litres. The soft top compartment in the luggage compartment automatically moves down when opening the soft top and up again when the soft top is closed. This provides the largest possible luggage space at all times. The rear seat has a 50:50 split and can be easily folded forward using levers in the luggage compartment.
With up to 30 driver assistance systems, offering a broad range of support. An intelligent combination of different technologies enhances safety, comfort and efficiency. Standard features on board the include xenon headlights, the Audi drive select dynamic handling system and partial leather seats. Intuitive, ergonomic operation comes courtesy of the Audi MMI radio plus with 7-inch colour display, seat belt microphones and the one-touch opening function for the soft top. High-end options such as the head-up display and digital Audi virtual cockpit enhance the ergonomics of the vehicle.
The smartphone interface integrates iOS and Android cellphones in an environment specially developed for them in the MMI. The Audi phone box connects smartphones to the on-board antenna to provide superior reception quality. It also charges the smartphone inductively, without any wires. The Bang & Olufsen Sound System features innovative 3D sound and further improved bass thanks to a second woofer. It opens up the spatial dimension of height and gives the driver the sense of sitting in a concert hall.