The ultimate specification will of course belong to the new Audi S5 Cabriolet, which is due to join the UK range soon after the Audi A5 Cabriolet models priced at approximately £42,000. The Audi S5 will ride lower than standard versions on specially tailored 'S' sports suspension and 19-inch 'S' design alloy wheels. Aluminium-look door mirrors, Xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights, rear LED lamps, special 'S' front and rear styling treatments and black painted brake callipers bearing the S5 logo will also be distinguishing features.
The Audi S5 adopts the very latest supercharged V6 TFSI engine, which combines an impressive 333PS power output, giving 5.6-second 0-62mph potential, with outstanding fuel economy that makes up to 29.4mpg possible (provisional figure, combined cycle). The S tronic twin-clutch transmission and quattro four-wheel-drive are standard features, the latter offering the option of the sports differential for maximum driving pleasure.
The sleekest Audi A5 under the sun - The new A5 Cabriolet is set to open for UK order in February 2009, and will be closely followed by a new Audi S5 Cabriolet flagship. Priced from just under £30,000, the striking four-seat soft-top models will reach their first UK customers next spring.Published 3 December 2008