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2014 Audi RS 5 Cabriolet

Technical Specs
450 hp 317 lb-ft 4.9 s 174 mph
Horsepower Torque 0-60 mph Top Speed
Engine Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Type V8 Length n/a
Displacement 254 cu in (4163 cc) Width n/a
Power 450 hp (331 kW) @ 8250 rpm Height n/a
Torque 317 lb-ft (430 Nm) @ 4000 rpm Weight 4420 lbs (2005 kg)
Redline n/a Performance
Electric Power n/a 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) 4.9 s (5.1 s)
Electric Torque n/a 1/4 mile n/a
Net Power n/a 60-0 Braking n/a
Driveline Top Speed 174 mph (280 km/h)
Layout All Wheel Drive Fuel Economy
Transmission EPA Fuel Mileage - City 16 mpg
Type 7 Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic EPA Fuel Mileage - HWY 22 mpg
Tires Origin & Price
Tire Size - Front 265/35 R19 Manufacturer's Origin Germany
Tire Size - Rear 265/35 R19 Base Price $77,900
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Audi RS 5 Cabriolet Combining Open Air Driving and Track-Tested Engineering

Published: Sat Jul 27, 2013 by Marko P.  |  Source: Audi
The RS 5 Cabriolet is summer-ready with its soft-cloth top and wow-factor.
The RS 5 Cabriolet is summer-ready with its soft-cloth top and wow-factor.

The RS 5 Cabriolet combines track-tested engineering with the freedom of open air driving. The four-seat convertible with a cloth soft top entices with a unique combination of elegance and power.

The RS 5 extends its model series with the addition of this high-end soft-top, which entices with a unique combination of prestige and power. With nearly identical performance numbers as the coupe, the RS 5 Cabriolet is powered by a high-revving, naturally aspirated V8 engine with FSI direct injection. Its 4.2 liter engine outputs 450 horsepower at 8,250 rpm and produces a maximum torque of 317 lb.-ft. between 4,000 and 6,000 rpm. Although this convertible is certainly not light at 4,420 lbs., is still launches from zero to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. The car's top speed is limited to 174 mph; while at the same time having a good fuel economy and no gas guzzler tax.

The exterior and interior of the Audi RS 5 Cabriolet retains the essence of the RS 5 Coupe. When the top is down it only requires 2.12 cu-ft. of its 13.42 cu-ft. trunk volume. The split rear seatbacks can be folded over individually, and a load-through hatch from the trunk to the rear seating area improves ease of access functionality. Special reinforcements contribute to the convertible body's high rigidity, and aluminum front fenders compensate for some of the added weight of the reinforcements.

The new LED light strips illuminate the headlights and taillights without any conventional incandescent lamps. Like the lights, the rear bumper was also redesigned; its diffuser is now much higher, and a honeycomb screen insert encloses the two large elliptical tailpipes of the exhaust system. On the trunk lid there is a subtle matte carbon spoiler lip for additional downforce.

The sport seats have power adjustments, high side panels for optimal lateral support, integrated head restraints, a lumbar support and a pull-out thigh support. They are upholstered in a combination of leather and Alcantara or in the optional black or lunar silver Fine Nappa leather. All leather types are pigmented to reduce heating by sunlight. At the press of a button, the soft top opens and closes automatically in 15 seconds and 17 seconds respectively - even when driving at speeds of up to 30 mph. On hot summer days when the top is down, drivers can select the optional climate-controlled seats for added comfort.

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