Audi A5 & S5 Cabriolet (2017) Specs & Price

Audi S5 Cabrio 3

Audi has launched the second-generation A5 Cabriolet and its S5 Cabriolet in the local market. Take a look at the details…

As was the case with the coupe, the ragtop looks quite similar to the outgoing model, but the major improvements have happened under the skin and in the details. For example, the newly designed one-touch automatic roof can open in 15 seconds and close in 18 seconds at cruising speeds up to 50 kph.

The A5 Cabriolet has grown a bit too, with a 47 mm increase in length and with the wheelbase now extended by 14 mm. These dimensional tweaks afford rear passengers with 18 mm more rear knee room and 26 mm more shoulder room for those seated in front. Luggage capacity has also swelled to 380 litres, 60 litres more than the outgoing model. The new A5 has shed some weight and is roughly 40 kg lighter than before.

Other nice-to-haves include 50:50 split rear seats as well as an automatic boot lid as standard. The interior is available with the 12.3-inch Audi Virtual Cockpit display and new seatbelt microphones are fitted to improve voice quality when you are barrelling down the highway with the roof down...

Engine line-up

The S5 Cabriolet's initial engine line-up consists of 2 units: a 2.0 TFSI with 140 kW and a 2.0 TFSI with 185 kW. The former engine will only be offered in front-wheel drive configuration, while the latter exclusively coupled with quattro permanent all-wheel drive. Both engines however, will be offered in either a Base or Sport trim line.

Meanwhile, the S5 Cabriolet is powered by a 3.0-litre turbopetrol V6 producing 260 kW (15 kW more than its predecessor). The flagship derivative's claimed zero to 100 kph sprint time is 5.1 seconds, while its top speed is limited to 250 kph.

Standard equipment

New trim lines provide numerous customisation opportunities, for both the interior and the exterior. Besides the base model, there is also the Sport line, which offers additional equipment to enhance the sporty look of the vehicle. The S line Sport package is available for sophisticated customization, particularly for the interior. 

The following equipment is available as standard on the 2.0T FSI 140 kW:

  • 17-inch aluminium alloy wheels, 5-twin-spoke design
  • Xenon plus headlights
  • LED rear lights
  • Micro-metallic silver inlays
  • Ambient lighting package
  • Audi drive select
  • Audi sound system
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Bluetooth interface
  • Child seat anchor in front
  • Cruise control
  • Door sill trims with aluminium inlays
  • Driver information system with colour display
  • Dynamic suspension
  • Electric interface for external use, AUX-IN and USB jack
  • Exterior mirror housings painted in body colour
  • Folding rear seat back
  • Front centre armrest
  • Front side airbags
  • Full size airbags with front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Fully automatic acoustic hood
  • Headlight range control, and headlight washers
  • High-gloss package
  • Indirect tire pressure monitoring system
  • Interior mirror, automatically dimming, frameless
  • ISOfix child seat mounting and Top Tether anchorage point for outer rear seats
  • Leather steering wheel in 3-spoke design with multifunction plus
  • Leather/artificial leather combination
  • Luggage compartment lid, automatically opening
  • MMI radio plus
  • Rain sensor
  • Rear head restraints
  • Separate daytime running lights
  • Side and rear windows in heat-insulating glass
  • Start/stop system (petrol engines only)
  • Space-saving spare wheel with Tool kit and car jack

In addition, the Sport models will feature the following equipment:

  • Aluminium Ellipse inlays
  • 18-inch alloy wheels, 8.5J x 18
  • Sport seats in front
  • Line specific radiator grille and air intakes
  • Tailpipe Trims in chrome

Over and above, the following equipment will be available for the 2.0T FSI 185 kW quattro:

  • Front seats, electrically adjustable
  • Quattro with self-locking centre differential
  • Rear parking aid

The Audi S5 Coupé will have the following standard equipment over and above the rest of the range:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • LED headlights
  • LED rear lights with dynamic indicator
  • Audi pre-sense basic
  • Comfort key
  • Door sill trims with aluminium inlays and S rhombus emblem, illuminated
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Lumbar support, pneumatically adjustable with massage function
  • Fine Nappa leather trim
  • High-gloss package
  • quattro with self-locking centre differential
  • S front sports seats
  • S sports suspension
  • Sport contour leather steering wheel, 3-spoke design, flattened at the with multifunction plus

Prices for Audi A5 and S5 in South Africa

2.0T FSI S tronic R689 000
2.0T FSI S tronic Sport R723 000
2.0T FSI quattro S tronic R823 500
2.0T FSI quattro S tronic Sport R857 500
3.0T FSI quattro Tiptronic R1 028 000

Prices include the standard 5-year/100 000km maintenance plan.

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