Press - July 2017

Audi A5/S5 Convertible Launched.

Audi A5/S5 Convertible

The new Audi A5/S5 has been on sale in South Africa for a couple of months now and as is always the case, the convertible has now joined the Sportback and Coupé to complete the suave and swoopy A5/S5 range. Now featuring an “acoustic” roof that opens in a brisk 15 seconds and closes in a zippy 18 seconds up to 50 km/h, it features a single “one touch” operating which is great if you’re the kind of person who hates holding down a button for 15 seconds. 

Audi A5/S5 Convertible

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Carrying across the design cues of the Audi A5/S5 Coupé and Sportback, the Convertible also features the striking and bold ‘tornado line’ which featured on the previous generation A5/S5, but has now been accentuated create and even more striking side profile.

With an updated five-link suspension up front and a new five-link rear construction replacing the trapezoidal-link suspension used on the previous A5/S5, this new convertible promises to deliver handling in line with its dynamic looks.

Audi A5/S5 Convertible

The A5/S5 Convertible’s body is both lighter and torsionally stiffer than before, reducing scuttle shake and maximising other safety measures during an impact.

Two 2.0-litre petrol power units will be on offer initially, delivering 140 kW and 185 kW through the front wheels and all four wheels, respectively.  A 2.0-litre diesel motor will join the market at a later stage. 

With 260 kW and 500 N.m, the S5 convertible will hurtle itself towards the horizon with impressive pace, sprinting from 0-100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds. Thanks in part to the weight saving, quattro all-wheel drive and ZF’s sublime eight-speed automatic gearbox are also to thank here and are mated superbly to the S5’s silky smooth 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 engine.

Audi A5/S5 Convertible

Interestingly, microphones are now integrated into the front seatbelts which improves voice quality during phone call or when trying to use voice recognition, even with the roof down.

As one can expect from Audi, the usual array of safety aids come as standard across the range, including EBD and Audi pre sense City which monitors both pedestrians and other road users and initiates emergency braking if necessary.

Audi A5/S5 Convertible

Audi A5/S5 Convertible Pricing in South Africa

The Audi A5/S5 Convertible goes on sale in South Africa in July and pricing starts at R689 000 for the A5 Convertible 2.0 TFSI (140 kW) with the range-topping S5 Convertible costing R1 028 000 with Audi’s 5 year/100 000 km Freeway Plan featuring as standard across the board.

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