The Audi S5 Cabriolet is powered by a supercharged
3.0 litre V6
The Audi S5 Cabriolet which was revealed in December 2008 is
the replacement car for the S4 Cabriolet, a model which will
Unlike the S5 Coupe which is powered
by a 4.2 litre V8, the S5 Cabriolet uses a supercharged 3.0
litre V6. After the 2010 model year so will the coupe, but the
cabriolet starts out with this unit.
The engine develops 333 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. The transmission
is handled by either a 6 speed tiptronic gearbox or a 7 speed
double-clutch automatic. The quattro all-wheel-drive system
features a 40/60 front/rear torque split.
Like the S5 Coupe the S5 Cabriolet features cosmetic upgrades
which differentiate it from the standard A5 Convertible. The
radiator grille is finished in platinum grey and fitted with
vertical chrome inlays. The front and rear bumpers are modified
and have an exaggerated design with more aggressive air inlets.
The windscreen surround and mirror housings are finished in
an aluminum-look material which immediately identifies the model
as belonging to the Audi 'S' family.
Inside the Audi S5 Cabriolet are a pair of sports
seats up front and a sports
steering wheel. The cloth convertible top features Audi
Acoustic Roof technology for a quiet interior.