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Audi S5 Cabriolet B8 (2009-2017)

The B8 Audi S5 Cabriolet Quattro may at first seem a little disappointing as rather than the burbling V8 of the early S5 coupe and previous S4 it has a smaller supercharged TFSI V6 unit. Power output is reduced but it makes up for this with monstrous levels of torque. This is kept in check by a Quattro system with optional sport differential capable of varying torque not only between front and rear axles but also between each rear wheel.

The good news is that not only are performance figures a little improved over the old Audi S4 Cabriolet but fuel economy and emissions are also vastly better. The engine also responds well to tuning, taking it close to the RS5 with little effort. Refinement is yet further improved and luggage space is cavernous for a convertible. Inside rear seat space is still limited, however. The S5 is a nice choice for those wanting a more powerful car than a standard Audi A5 but without the attention-grabbing qualities of the RS5.

The elegant first edition of the A5/S5 saw a long life span, with continuous development over 8 years of production. The second generation car continues the theme of seating four in luxury, with very similar exterior design and an even better-finished interior.

Audi S5 Cabriolet B8 Details

Production Dates2009-2017
Length 4640 mm / 183 in
Width 2020 mm / 80 in
Height 1380 mm / 54 in
Wheelbase 2751 mm / 108 in
Turning Circle 11.4 m / 449 in
Luggage Capacity 380 litres / 13.42 cu ft
Fuel Tank Capacity 61 litres / 16.1 US gal
Warranty 3 years or 60,000 miles
Service Intervals 9000-19,000 miles

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Fuel type Super Unleaded
Engine type V6
Engine Capacity 2995 cc
Power 333@5500-7000 ps
Torque 324@2900 lb.ft
Torque 440@2900 nm
Transmission type 7-spd S tronic
Kerb Weight 1880 kg / 4145 lb
UK Retail Price from £46,770
UK Insurance Group 42E


Max speed (auto) 155 mph / 249 kph
0-60mph (auto) - seconds
0-100kmph (auto) 5.4 seconds

Economy and Emissions

EU Combined Fuel Economy (auto) 35.8 mpg / 7.9 L/100km
CO2 Emissions (auto) 184 g/km
Fuel type null

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