The drop top version of the Audi RS5 coupe is here and Audi has just announced the pricing for the 2013 Audi RS5 Cabriolet, which starts at $77,900.
The drop top version of the Audi RS5 coupe is here and Audi has just announced the pricing for the 2013 Audi RS5 Cabriolet, which starts at $77,900. The RS5 Cabriolet is powered by a naturally aspirated 4.2 liter V8 engine that produces 450 horsepower and 317 lb.-ft. of torque. Equipped with the seven-speed double clutch S tronic transmission with launch control and standard quattro all-wheel drive, the RS 5 Cabriolet launches from 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds and has a top speed limited to 174 mph.
“With spring just around the corner, Audi adds to the already impressive RS family with the all-new RS 5 Cabriolet, and at the perfect time,” said Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America, “Top-down driving has been considered one of the best experiences a driver can have behind the wheel, and what a better way to enjoy the weather than to drive this vehicle with the top down, listening to the exhilarating sound of this outstanding V8 engine.”
At the press of a button, the soft top opens and closes automatically in 15 seconds and 17 seconds respectively – even when driving at speeds of up to 30 mph. When the top is down, it requires only 2.12 cu-ft. of its 13.42 cu-ft. trunk volume. On hot summer days when the top is down, drivers can select the optional climate-controlled seats for added comfort. During a cool fall day, the driver can remain warm when the top is down with the optional neck-level heating vents located on the seats.
Buyers can also choose to add ceramic brakes for the front rotors, a standalone package priced at $6,000. The 2013 Audi RS5 Cabriolet will go on sale in April 2013.