2018 Audi A5 and S5 convertible: Longer, faster, slightly sexier

The second generation Audi A5 and S5 cabriolet are all new, but (surprise!) have an evolutionary body that’s slightly more aggressive.

The Audi A5 cabrio will launch in Germany with a 2-liter gas turbo with 185kW (252hp), a 2-liter turbo diesel with 140kW (190hp) and a 3-liter diesel V6 with 160kW (218hp).

Later the range will gain a 2-liter gas turbo with 140kW (190hp) and a 3-liter TDI with 210kW (286hp).

At the top, the range topping S5 has a 3-liter turbo V6 gas engine with 260kW (354hp), an 8-speed automatic, AWD, a 0 to 100km/h time of 5.1 seconds, and a top speed of 250km/h (155mph).

The new A5/S5 cabrio a lighter body and platform that saves around 40kg (88 lb). It’s available with a 8.3-inch infotainment system, LTE, Wi-Fi hotspot, traffic jam assist, and collision avoidance assist.

The A5 cabriolet goes on sale from March 2017 in Europe. The A5 is priced from €49,350, and the S5 from €67,800.


Length: 4,673mm (+47mm) | 184 inches (+1.9 inches)
Wheelbase: 2,765mm (+14mm) | 108.9 inches (+0.6 inches)
Trunk space (hood up): 380L | 13.4 cu ft