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New RS5 Cabriolet


Andy_Bangle
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As the open-top version of the RS5 Coupe, the Cabriolet gets the same suite of performance and mechanical upgrades including a 4.2-liter naturally-aspirated V8 engine that generates 444hp (450PS) at 8,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 430Nm (318 lb-ft) between 4,000 and 6,000 rpm.

The V8 is hooked up to a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission and Audi's quattro permanent all-wheel drive system, which under normal driving conditions, distributes torque between the front and rear axles at a 40:60 ratio, but if necessary, it can direct up to 70 percent to the front or a maximum of 85 percent to the rear.

Being heavier than the RS5 Coupe, the Cabriolet variant is slightly slower completing the 0-100km/h (62mph) sprint in 4.9 seconds (vs. 4.5 sec), while top speed is electronically limited to 250km/h (155mph), though Audi can boost this to 280 km/h (174 mph) upon request.

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Sorry, but got to say it does nothing for me at all.

You don't buy a cab to go track racing, it's a city posers car.

While I see your point, I will say that in a drop top I'd be more tolerant of poorer handling. I wanted to like the RS5 but I found it utterly inert and bland. With the drop top I think the outright handling would be less important.

I kind of have it in my head that a car I have must either be A) Properly sporty in terms of performance and handling or B) A good quality drop top. The nearer the two can meet, the better.

...But then I saw the price :roflmao:

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Totally agree about the price.. Audi have visions of grandure, and trying to become more and more upmarket.. I don't understand £70,000 either.

Even more so when you start looking at what else you can get for the money!

And Daz, the RS4 cab was better looking, faster and better value!

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The '5 is just a coupe '4, right...? Is it bigger?

Slightly bigger I believe.

Or so the marketing blurb says........

The 5 is a coupe 4, or hatch 4. Hence BMW are going the same way with the 3 Series and soon-to-be 4 Series. :rolleyes:

Actually, I 'm not sure if it is any bigger!!!!!!

Edited by cruiser647
More crap from me.
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