Audi A5 Cabrio to be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show
Audi will unveil the convertible version of the A5 Coupe in October at the Paris Motor Show. The car will come to replace the A4 Convertible, which was built by Karmann. The A5 Cabrio will be built by Audi at its Neckarsulm plant in Germany alongside the coupe. The convertible version will compete with the BMW 3-Series Convertible.
Audi will likely employ a lightweight canvas roof for its new convertible that will save both on costs as well as storage space.The cabrio will be powered by the same engines as found in the coupe, which means the latest FSI and TDI engines, with output ranging from 170 to 265hp. There’s also likely to be V8 powered S5 and RS5 performance models as well.
The base model will remain FWD but AWD variants will feature latest quattro torque vectoring systems, which distribute drive individually between each axle and between the rear wheels for improved traction and stability. Audi’s new seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch gearbox should also feature in the new model.