Now that Audi has an official coupe based on the A4 , it is only sensible that that car takes over the convertible duties as well. For 2009, Audi’s smallest drop tops in North America are now know as the A5/S5 Convertible.
The A5/S5 Cabriolet is being launched with three turbocharged gasoline engines, with power outputs ranging from 211 hp to 354 hp. There will also be two diesel engines that will not make it to the U.S. All five powerplants are fueled via direct injection; four of them use turbocharging. All cars will have some version that will feature the six-speed Tiptronic manumatic transmission. The continuously variable multitronic transaxle as well as a regular manual transmission are also available with certain engines and trims.
Expect these cars to show up in Audi showrooms across America by the fall of 2009 as 2010 models. But rememberer to look closely, as the picture below shows there’s not much difference between an A4 and an A5 .
Press release after the jump.