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Audi A5 Cabriolet

The Audi A5 Cabriolet replaces the old A4 Cabriolet with a sleek new look and the more agile chassis of the A5 Coupe. While visually it isn’t too far removed from the A4 and is certainly less striking than the coupe, a more supple suspension design and improved interior make it a worthy upgrade. The range of engines has been added to over time to include high-performance S and RS models. The handling of the Audi A5 is excellent though not as involving as the BMW 3 or 4 Series Convertible. As with all Audi convertibles, the roof is made from fabric with excellent sound and weather proofing without compromising luggage space.

Audi A5 Cabriolet Details

Production dates2009-current
Length 4626 mm / 182 in
Width inc. mirrors 2020 mm / 80 in
Height 1383 mm / 54 in
Wheelbase 2751 mm / 108 in
Turning circle 11.4 m
Luggage capacity 380 litres / 13.42 cu ft
Fuel tank capacity 65 litres / 17.2 US gal
Warranty 3 years or 60,000 miles
Service intervals 9000-19,000 miles

Audi A5 Cabriolet 1.8 TFSI

The 1.8 TFSI is the tamest and most economical car in the A5 Cabriolet range, it's also the least expensive and even undercuts the BMW 320i. There is a choice of gearbox, but if you are enthusiastic enough of a driver to opt for the 8-spd Multitronic you might want to consider one of the more powerful cars.

Audi A5 Cabriolet 1.8 TFSI Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type Straight 4
Engine capacity 1798 cc
Power 170@3800-6200 bhp
Torque 236@1400-3700 lb.ft
Transmission type 6-spd manual / 8-spd multitronic
Kerb weight 1620 kg / 3571 lb
UK retail price from £32,320
UK insurance group 29E

Audi A5 Cabriolet 1.8 TFSI Performance

Max speed (manual) 138 mph / 222 kph
Max speed (auto) 132 mph / 212 kph
0-60mph (manual) - seconds
0-60mph (auto) - seconds
0-100kmph (manual) 8.7 seconds
0-100kmph (auto) 8.9 seconds

Audi A5 Cabriolet 1.8 TFSI Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (manual) 45.6 mpg
EU combined MPG (auto) 45.6 mpg
CO2 emissions (manual) 143 g/km
CO2 emissions (auto) 143 g/km

Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0 TFSI

The 2 litre TFSI powered Audi A5 Cabrio makes a lot from the extra 0.2 of a litre over the 1.8. It has a healthy amount of power knocking a full 2 seconds off the race to 100 km/h. Surprisingly it also manages a lower fuel consumption compared with the lower powered car. It is an all round delight and gave the now discontinued V6 A5 Cabriolet something to contend with.

Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0 TFSI Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type Straight 4
Engine capacity 1984 cc
Power 225 ps
Torque 350@1500 nm
Transmission type 6-spd manual / 7-spd multitronic
Kerb weight 1630 kg / 3594 lb
UK retail price from £35,455
UK insurance group 36E

Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0 TFSI Performance

Max speed (manual) 152 mph / 245 kph
Max speed (auto) 146 mph / 235 kph
0-60mph (manual) - seconds
0-60mph (auto) - seconds
0-100kmph (manual) 7.4 seconds
0-100kmph (auto) 7.6 seconds

Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0 TFSI Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (manual) 44.8 mpg
EU combined MPG (auto) 45.6 mpg
CO2 emissions (manual) 148 g/km
CO2 emissions (auto) 148 g/km

Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0 TFSI Quattro

With all-wheel-drive and the eager 2 litre TFSI engine the Audi A5 Cabriolet is responsive and pleasant to drive. While the Quattro system is a fairly expensive option it does improve the handling of the otherwise front-whel-drive car, it also makes it more sure footed in poor weather conditions. Fuel economy is reasonable for a well performing car of this type but can't quite match some rivals.

Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0 TFSI Quattro Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type Straight 4
Engine capacity 1984 cc
Power 211@4300-6000 bhp
Power 225@4300-6000 ps
Torque 258@1500-4200 lb.ft
Torque 350@1500 nm
Transmission type 7-spd S tronic
Kerb weight 1735 kg / 3825 lb
UK retail price from £35,100
UK insurance group 17/34

Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0 TFSI Quattro Performance

Max speed (auto) 148 mph / 238 kph
0-60mph (auto) - seconds
0-100kmph (auto) 7.3 seconds

Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0 TFSI Quattro Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (auto) 36.7 mpg
CO2 emissions (auto) 179 g/km

Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0 TDI

You pay a premium to put a diesel engine in the Audi A5 Cabriolet so do your maths before option for this one over the petrol 1.8 TFSI. You may find it doesn't pay for yourself and you could have enjoyed and much sweeter engine note. The 2.0 TDI is however refined for a diesel engine and the economy figures are impressive. There is plenty of low end torque to get what is quite a large and heavy car moving. Once up to speed the progress feels smooth and effortless.

Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0 TDI Specifications

Fuel type Diesel
Engine type Straight 4
Engine capacity 1968 cc
Power 150 ps
Transmission type 6-spd manual
Kerb weight 1655 kg / 3649 lb
UK retail price from £34,145
US retail price from $34,145
UK insurance group 27E

Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0 TDI Performance

Max speed (manual) 130 mph / 209 kph
0-60mph (manual) - seconds
0-100kmph (manual) 10.2 seconds

Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0 TDI Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (manual) 60.1 mpg
CO2 emissions (manual) 124 g/km

Audi A5 Cabriolet 3.0 TDI Quattro

With the all-wheel-drive chassis and the larger of the two diesel engines the Audi A5 Cabriolet 3.0 TDI Quattro is an impressive performer. The engine has huge torque and is very smooth running. Matched to the standard dual-clutch gearbox (which is probably left doing its own thing) this car fast, refined and composed. Audi makes some fantastic convertibles and this is one of their best.

Audi A5 Cabriolet 3.0 TDI Quattro Specifications

Fuel typeDiesel
Engine type V6
Engine capacity 2967 cc
Power 240@4000-4400 bhp
Torque 368@1500-3000 lb.ft
Transmission type 7-spd S tronic
UK retail price from £40,415
UK insurance group 18/39

Audi A5 Cabriolet 3.0 TDI Quattro Performance

Max speed (auto) 154 mph / 248 kph
0-60mph (auto) - seconds
0-100kmph (auto) 6.4 seconds

Audi A5 Cabriolet 3.0 TDI Quattro Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (auto) 41.5 mpg
CO2 emissions (auto) 179 g/km

Audi A5 Cabriolet 3.2 FSI

The compact 3.2 FSI V6 although a fine engine was discontinued in 2009 as the design could not match the economy of more modern engines, particularly the turbocharged four cylinder units which are coming increasingly close to matching it on power output.

Audi A5 Cabriolet 3.2 FSI Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type
Engine capacity 3197 cc
Power 265@6500 bhp
Torque 243@3000-5000 lb.ft
Transmission type 7-spd multitronic
UK retail price from £38,855
UK insurance group 17/33

Audi A5 Cabriolet 3.2 FSI Performance

Max speed (auto) 153 mph / 246 kph
0-60mph (auto) - seconds
0-100kmph (auto) 6.9 seconds

Audi A5 Cabriolet 3.2 FSI Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (auto) 32.8 mpg
CO2 emissions (auto) 199 g/km

Audi A5 Cabriolet 3.2 FSI Quattro

Audi A5 Cabriolet 3.2 FSI Quattro Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type V6
Engine capacity 3197 cc
Power 265@6500 bhp
Torque 244@3000-5000 lb.ft
Transmission type 7-spd S tronic
UK retail price from £40,510
UK insurance group 17/39

Audi A5 Cabriolet 3.2 FSI Quattro Performance

Max speed (auto) 155 mph / 249 kph
0-100kmph (auto) 6.9 seconds

Audi A5 Cabriolet 3.2 FSI Quattro Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (auto) 29.7 mpg
CO2 emissions (auto) 219 g/km

Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.7 TDI

As the middle-child in the range the Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.7 TDI was never quite sure of its place. In terms of both performance and economy it was bettered by a more heavily turbo charged version of the 2 litre diesel. While this outdated engine tried to be the best of both worlds it was never really fast or efficient.

Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.7 TDI Specifications

Fuel type Diesel
Engine type V6
Engine capacity 2698 cc
Power 190@3500-4400 bhp
Torque 295@1400-3250 lb.ft
Transmission type 8-spd multitronic
UK retail price from £37,100
UK insurance group 16/35

Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.7 TDI Performance

Max speed (auto) 138 mph / 222 kph
0-100kmph (auto) 8.6 seconds

Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.7 TDI Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (auto) 43.5 mpg

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