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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
Length4626 mm
Width inc. mirrors2020 mm
Height1383 mm
Wheelbase2751 mm
Turning circle11.4 m
Luggage capacity380 litres
Fuel tank capacity65 litres
Warranty distance60,000 miles
Warranty length3 years
Service Intervals9000-19,000 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 typeUnleaded Petrol
Engine typeStraight 4
Engine size1798 cc
Power170@3800-6200 bhp
Torque236@1400-3700 lb.ft
Transmission type6-spd manual / 8-spd multitronic
Kerb Weight1620 kg
UK Retail pricefrom £32,320
UK Insurance group29E

Audi A5 Cabriolet 1.8 TFSI Performance

Max Speed (Manual)138 mph
Max Speed (Auto)132 mph
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 typeUnleaded Petrol
Engine typeStraight 4
Engine size1984 cc
Power225 ps
Torque350@1500 nm
Transmission type6-spd manual / 7-spd multitronic
Kerb Weight1630 kg
UK Retail pricefrom £35,455
UK Insurance group36E

Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0 TFSI Performance

Max Speed (Manual)152 mph
Max Speed (Auto)146 mph
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)145 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 typeUnleaded Petrol
Engine typeStraight 4
Engine size1984 cc
Power211@4300-6000 bhp
Power225@4300-6000 ps
Torque258@1500-4200 lb.ft
Torque350@1500 nm
Transmission type7-spd S tronic
Kerb Weight1735 kg
UK Retail pricefrom £35,100
UK Insurance group17/34

Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0 TFSI Quattro Performance

Max Speed (Auto)148 mph
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 typeDiesel
Engine typeStraight 4
Engine size1968 cc
Power150 ps
Torque320@1750 nm
Transmission type6-spd manual
Kerb Weight1655 kg
UK Retail pricefrom £34,145
UK Insurance group27E

Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0 TDI Performance

Max Speed (Manual)130 mph
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 typeV6
Engine size2967 cc
Power240@4000-4400 bhp
Torque368@1500-3000 lb.ft
Transmission type7-spd S tronic
UK Retail pricefrom £40,415
UK Insurance group18/39

Audi A5 Cabriolet 3.0 TDI Quattro Performance

Max Speed (Auto)154 mph
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 typeUnleaded Petrol
Engine typeV6
Engine size3197 cc
Power265@6500 bhp
Power150 ps
Torque243@3000-5000 lb.ft
Transmission type7-spd multitronic
UK Retail pricefrom £38,855
UK Insurance group17/33

Audi A5 Cabriolet 3.2 FSI Performance

Max Speed (Auto)153 mph
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 typeUnleaded Petrol
Engine typeV6
Engine size3197 cc
Power265@6500 bhp
Torque244@3000-5000 lb.ft
Transmission type7-spd S tronic
UK Retail pricefrom £40,510
UK Insurance group17/39

Audi A5 Cabriolet 3.2 FSI Quattro Performance

Max Speed (Auto)155 mph
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 typeDiesel
Engine typeV6
Engine size2698 cc
Power190@3500-4400 bhp
Torque295@1400-3250 lb.ft
Transmission type8-spd multitronic
UK Retail pricefrom £37,100
UK Insurance group16/35

Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.7 TDI Performance

Max Speed (Auto)138 mph
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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