For the past seven years, the Audi S5 cabriolet has dominated the convertible market. The mere fact that the coupe where it is originally based on is around for nine years, the S5 cabriolet is no doubt very pretty, if not beautiful. However, if you think that the S5 is just beautiful, think again. Its top-down cover isn’t just a head-turner. When it comes to performance, the Audi S5 is nevertheless one of the best.
Under the Hood
Featuring a 3-liter supercharged and intercooled 24-valve V-6 engine, the 2016 Audi S5 cabriolet runs at 333 horsepower along with 325 pound-foot of torque. It is also paired with a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission with manual shifting mode feature. When tested, the experts have found out that it has a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 4.9 second, which is noticeably lower by 0.4 seconds compared to last year’s Audi S5. This is due to the fact that the entire car is heavier, even without the top-down cover included. However, it is also very surprising to know that the lateral grip of 2015 Audi S5 is somewhat superior compared to the usual lateral grip from a convertible.
We all know that aside from being a well-balanced sporting convertible, a convertible needs to be equally upscale when it comes to design. And the good news is, the 2016 Audi S5 definitely fits the category. In addition to its thickness, the padded roof provides coupe-like silence when speeding along with the fact that there are embedded LED lights in the rear seat area for those who would like to read when traveling along with you. The rear seats itself also provides substantial room for passengers whenever they want their legs to have some stretch. There’s also a single-touch button that enables the user to raise or drop the convertible’s four windows all at once. The convertible also features a foldable wind blocker that can make rides more silent and relaxing.
- Category : Sports Coupe and Convertible
- Engine : 3-liter Supercharged and Intercooled DOHC 24-valve V-6
- Transmission : 7-speed dual clutch automatic with manual shifting
- Drivetrain : 4WD
- Power : 333 hp @ 6500 rpm
- Torque : 325 lb-ft @ 2900 rpm
- 0-60 mph : 4.9 seconds
- Top Speed : 155 mph (governor limited)
- Mileage : (City/Highway) 18/26 mpg; (C/D Observed) 18 mpg
- Price : Starting at $62,025 – $74,250 (as tested)