A5 Cabriolet is the most cherished version of A5 that gives you the pleasure of enjoying the blue sky overhear in an unrestricted manner. In simplistic terms, it is the roofless version of A5. Even more catchy aspect of A5 Cabriolet is that this two-door sedan has a petite yet extremely effective soft roof. However, for people who are wondering why has this cabriolet been launched at all by Audi after A3 Cabriolet, it is actually equipped more aesthetic splendour and functional features. As the company says, if you get the best of A3 Cabriolet and A5 S5 when you ride this A5 Cabriolet.
As Audi claims, the exteriors of A5 Cabriolet compile some of the distinctive features of the British caring car. The incorporation of a range of fashion accessories in the car along with the stunning range of exterior colours justifies the claim to a great extent for sure. As predominant with all the cars of Audi, you will trademark single frame chromium grille with silver coloured logo. Now for the sports appeal, the sprawling and bright headlamps, LED bulb installed tail lamps and long hood says it all. Rest is taken care of by exterior colour options like Tango Red, Scuba Blue, Tofana White and Gotland Green to name some. The kinetic mechanism of the fabric roof that retracts within 18 seconds with the touch of a button completes its modish sporty look completely.
The first thing that you will notice in the interiors is a roomy cabin area that gives ample space for your shoulders. While the long panel of air vents ensure that the interiors remain comfortable all through the ride, the MMI plus screen gives a good view of the road without forcing you to crane your neck and look at the rear view mirror repeatedly. However, this Cabriolet has to do more research work in making its seats comfortable in future as presently they are a bit straighter and stiffer than required. In spite of having a sleek dashboard, scratchpad and MMI screen in its high-end audio-visual cockpit, Audi still needs to work on car infotainment features of this variant because it lacks the essential options like Android Auto Play, Apple and Car Play.
The only launched 2.0 TDI model of A5 Cabriolet has an automatic transmission offered by its 2.0-litre TDI turbocharged engine. In spite of having a bulk weight of 205kg in addition to what it is in A5, this Cabriolet offers the power of 188bhp at 400Nm of torque delivered through its powerful Quattro AWD motor. The hunkered sporty brat from Audi comes with only a diesel powered engine only which is another con. This translates into the fact that lots of people who have the preference for petrol driven convertibles might not take interest in it.
2.0 TDI, the only launched model of A5 Cabriolet comes with an ex-showroom price of Rs. 69.24 lakhs as of now. The chief competitors of this cabriolet are Mercedes Benz C Class Cabriolet, Porshe 718 and Mercedes Benz SLC.
• Catchy sporty appeal • A kinetic mechanism in the fabric roof • Spacious cabin area
• Seats are way more stiffer and straighter than required • Lacks in-car infotainment features • Slightly overpriced