Audi has just unveiled the 2013 Audi RS5 Cabriolet, which is the drop top version of the awesome RS5 coupe.
Audi has just unveiled the 2013 Audi RS5 Cabriolet, which is the drop top version of the awesome RS5 coupe. The 2013 Audi RS5 Cabriolet is powered by the same 450 horsepower 4.2L V8 as the coupe and reaches 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds.
Just like the A5 and S5 Cabriolet models the RS5 Cabriolet features a soft top that opens and closes fully automatically in 15 seconds and 17 seconds respectively – even when driving at speeds of up to 31.07 mph. One benefit of going with a soft top rather than a folding hardtop like the BMW M3 is that the RS5’s top only takes up 2.12 cu ft of its 13.42 cu ft trunk.
The interior of the RS5 gets a three-spoke steering wheel with a flat-bottomed rim. The sport seats are covered in a combination of leather and Alcantara or in the optional black or lunar silver Fine Nappa leather. Tos make sure that you don’t forget that you’re driving the RS5, there are RS logos on the backs of the seats, the aluminum inlays in the door sill plates, the steering wheel, the tachometer and the gear selector grip of the seven-speed S tronic.
Under the hood the RS5 is powered by a naturally aspirated 4.2L V8 with 450 horsepower and 317 lb-ft. of torque. The V8 is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and the quattro all-wheel-drive system. In normal driving operation, the quattro system distributes torque between the front and rear axles at a 40:60 ratio; if necessary, it can direct up to 70 percent to the front or a maximum of 85 percent to the rear. The RS5 Cabriolet reaches 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds and has a top speed of 174 mph.
The 2013 RS5 Cabriolet will go on sale in early 2013 in Germany with a starting price set at 88,500 euros. Audi hasn’t announced when it will be available in the U.S.