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.