The Audi A4 Cabriolet will be replaced with a drop-top version of the Audi A5. It has also added an S5 soft-top to the range and replaced the S’s V8 engine with the new supercharged V6 from the recently launched S4.
The Audi A5 Cabriolet uses a traditional fabric roof rather than a folding metal hard-top; the new unit takes 15 seconds to open and 17 seconds to close. The cloth roof helps to preserve boot space, leaving 320 litres when folded; that’s 135 litres down on the coupé.
The Audi A5 Cabriolet is available with a choice of five engines: three petrols and two diesels. A pair of 2.0-litre petrol TFSI units produce 178bhp/236lb ft and 208bhp/258lb ft. There’s also a 3.2-litre V6 that puts out 261bhp and 243lb ft.
Both diesels are V6s; one is a version of the 3.0-litre engine, with 237bhp and 367lb ft, and the other, a 2.7, has 187bhp and 295lb ft.
All petrol engines are available with a CVT gearbox, while a seven-speed S-tronic dual-clutch ’box is an option on the higher-output 2.0 TFSI and the V6. The 3.0-litre diesel comes with S-tronic as standard.