Dynamic performance where the sky’s the limit – Audi introduces the Audi RS5 Cabriolet. The four-seat convertible with a cloth soft top entices with a unique combination of elegance and power. Its 4.2 FSI, a high-revving naturally aspirated V8 engine, outputs 331 kW (450 hp). It accelerates the high-performance sports car from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.9 seconds.
In the Audi RS5 Cabriolet, Audi dynamics takes on an especially beautiful form in the car’s flowing side profile with perfectly balanced proportions and sharp details. A frame in matt aluminum look surrounds the hexagonal single-frame grille; its honeycomb grille insert that sports an RS5 logo shines in anthracite. Wedge-shaped headlights with wave-like lower edges illuminate with xenon plus lamps and LED strips that form the daytime running lights.
Large air intakes are embedded in the distinctively shaped front apron whose ends run out into splitter edges.
The lightweight textile roof of the Audi RS5 Cabriolet spans over the generously proportioned interior space like a low curved dome; a special foam layer in the roof delivers high acoustic comfort. At the press of a button, the soft top opens and closes fully automatically in 15 seconds and 17 seconds respectively – even when driving at speeds of up to 50 km/h (31.07 mph).
A typical RS5 highlight is its three-spoke steering wheel with flat-bottomed rim that is trimmed in perforated leather. The multifunction keys are intuitive, as are all other controls in the Audi RS5 Cabriolet.
The terminal of the optional MMI navigation plus system, for example, only requires six permanent keys for the main menus, and just a single button control suffices for Audi drive select. White numerals on black dials provide a strong contrast and are easy to read. Sport-oriented drivers will find a lap timer for lap times and an oil temperature gauge in the driver information system.
Propulsive power for the Audi RS5 Cabriolet is supplied by a high-revving, naturally aspirated V8 engine with FSI direct injection. From its 4,163 cc of engine displacement, it outputs 331 kW (450 hp) at 8,250 rpm and produces a maximum torque of 430 Nm (317.15 lb-ft) between 4,000 and 6,000 rpm. The 4.2 FSI with red painted cylinder head covers that is manually assembled in the Hungarian plant in Gyõr achieves a specific power output of 79.5 kW (108.1 hp) per liter engine displacement; each hp only needs to move 4.267 kg (9.41 lb) of vehicle weight. The long-stroke engine with its aluminum crankcase breathes freely; flaps in the exhaust tailpipes vary the sonorous acoustic backdrop. As an option, Audi can deliver a sport exhaust system with black tailpipe trim.
n the multimedia field, Audi is offering a comprehensive modular component system; at the very top there is MMI navigation plus which includes a large hard drive, DVD drive and seven-inch color monitor. An ideal complement is Audi connect with car phone, which connects the Audi RS5 Cabriolet to the Internet. Audi connect lets passengers freely surf the web with their mobile end devices via an integrated WLAN hotspot. Customized online services from Audi connect are also available to the driver – they range from Audi traffic information online to navigation with Google Earth images and Street View.
Customer deliveries of the Audi RS5 Cabriolet begin in early 2013 in Germany. The base price in the home market will be 88,500 euros.
Source - Audi Press
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