The Audi A5 is proving to a favorite for high end European tuners, with its compact shape and bold new lines, the A5 is a refreshingly sporty new car from the German luxury automaker. There has even been speculation about the rebirth of a Sport Quattro model based on the popular two door fast back.

Caractere is a tuning house based in Belgium; they have chosen the A5 convertible as the latest vehicle to receive one of their signature makeovers. The front bumper has been replaced by a more aggressive unit with larger air intakes. The A5 also features a redesigned grill that comes complete with a special Audi/S5/Caractere emblem. Out back the stylists have added a new rear apron that is available with cutouts to match the tips from the Caractere high performance exhaust, or that simply adapt to the stock tailpipe. A small spoiler has been added to the deck lid, sending air straight up and rear end straight down into the pavement. Not only does this piece work well, but its subtle, non-intrusive design adds a lot to the vehicles new aggressive lines. No creation from Caractere would be complete without a set of their signature 10 spoke rims, the tuners from Belgium are offering them in both 19 and 20 inch diameters for the A5.

This Audi A5 convertible by Caractere combines the classic shape that came from the factory with a few muscular add-ons that transform the exterior of the two door vehicle from being a cute little convertible, into a fire-breathing, exhaust spitting high performance machine. Well, at least now it looks that way.


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  (231) posted on 06.11.2009

I guess, the name of the tuner speaks for it. Caractere which means character! So its not about the add ons that most European tuners does but the overall character of the car in terms of performance

  (289) posted on 06.11.2009

The Belgians are known for more conservative and simplistic aproach in design. Thus this is not a surprise to see that the detailings are very linear and simple.

  (318) posted on 06.11.2009

Usually, not a fan of styling kits but this doesnt look that bad... They can just keep the rims and I will get better ones.

  (314) posted on 06.11.2009

Well, for me it looks exactly the same as the standard S5 trim, just with taller air-intakes... The rims look cool, but just don’t work on this car.

  (421) posted on 06.11.2009

Unlike many of their competitors, the Caractere OF Belgium don’t do the European version of tacky, flashy tuner cars. Instead, they focus on adding minor enhancements that give the car a unique look without clamoring for attention. The result is surprisingly tasteful, and a definite step outside the norm for the latest round of German car body kits.

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