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2017-07-05 07:47

South Africa - Following the launch of its new A5 Coupe and Sportback, Audi has expanded its range with the addition of the A5 and S5 Cabriolet.

With a length of 4.6m, the new A5 Cabriolet is 47mm longer than its predecessor and has its wheelbase extended by 14mm. The soft-top roof can open in 15 seconds or close 18 seconds at speeds of 50km/h.


The engine lineup initially comprises two units – a 2.0 TFSI with 140kW and a 2.0T FSI with 185kW, with the former only offered in front-wheel drive and the with Quattro all-wheel drive. Both engines however, will be offered in either a Base or Sport trim line.

A 2.0TDI engine will be available in SA later in 2017.

The S5 Cabriolet is equipped with a turbocharged 2995 cc six-cylinder 260kW, 15kW more than its predecessor. The 0 to 100km/h dash is completed in 5.1 seconds, while its top speed is limited to 250km/h. 

An updated five-link suspension is used on the front axle. At the rear, a five-link construction replaces the trapezoidal-link suspension used on the previous model.


  • Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0T FSI S tronic: R689  000
  • Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0T FSI S tronic Sport: R723 000
  • Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0T FSI quattro S tronic: R823 500
  • Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0T FSI quattro S tronic Sport: R857 500
  • Audi S5 Cabriolet 3.0T FSI quattro tiptronic: R1 028 000

The Audi A5 Cabriolet range is sold with a 5 year/100 000km Audi Freeway Plan.  

Both models are equipped with adaptive cruise control (ACC) Stop/Go system including traffic jam assist. The ACC uses automatic braking and acceleration to maintain the distance between the A5 Cabriolet and the vehicle ahead. The driver can choose between five distances and adjust acceleration and system response via Audi drive select.

The traffic jam assist, says Audi, relieves drivers in slow-moving traffic up to speeds of 65 km/h by assuming the tasks of braking and accelerating the car, and on better roads it also temporarily takes charge of steering. The car automatically follows the vehicles ahead, within system limits.

The A5 Cabriolet comes standard with Audi pre sense city. It monitors the road at speeds of up to 85km/h, detects both other vehicles and pedestrians, and applies brakes in an emergency. The attention assist is also standard. It analyzes driver behavior and issues a warning when it detects that the driver is becoming inattentive. The speed limiter can be set to a particular speed ranging from 30km/h to 250km/h.

The following equipment is available as standard on the 2.0T FSI 140 kW:
 • 17” cast alumuinium 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 
 • Side-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

Audi says that customers choosing MMI navigation plus automatically also get the hardware module Audi connect which allows the vehicle to be a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 8 devices, while also accessing Google Earth Navigation and Google Street View. 

Sophisticated lights

Many other high-end technologies are available, including the head-up display, the Bang & Olufsen Sound System with 3D sound, seats with a massage function and Matrix LED headlights with dynamic turn signals front and rear.

Sport models will feature the following equipment:

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

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


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