2014 Audi RS5 Cabriolet press release

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Audi RS5

September 6, 2012. Dynamic where the sky’s the limit Audi introduces the Audi RS5 The four-seat convertible with a soft top entices with a combination of elegance and power. Its 4.2 a high-revving naturally aspirated V8 outputs 331 kW (450 hp).

It the high-performance sports car from to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.9

Exterior design

In the Audi RS5 Audi dynamics takes on an beautiful form in the car’s side profile with balanced proportions and sharp A frame in matt aluminum surrounds the hexagonal single-frame its honeycomb grille insert sports an RS5 logo shines in Wedge-shaped headlights with lower edges illuminate xenon plus lamps and LED that form the daytime lights.

Large air intakes are in the distinctively shaped front whose ends run out into edges.

Sill add-ons and housing extensions dominate the appearance in side profile; the line that defines the of the Audi RS5 Cabriolet was drawn to especially sharp. The door housings have an aluminum while the surface of the windshield and the decorative trim strips of the channels and the soft top box cover are of matt anodized aluminum.

The textile roof of the Audi RS5 spans over the generously interior space like a low dome; a special foam in the roof delivers high comfort. At the press of a button, the top opens and closes fully in 15 seconds and 17 seconds respectively even when driving at of up to 50 km/h (31.07 mph).

open, it hardly affects the of the spacious luggage compartment it only requires 60 liters cu ft) of its 380 liters (13.42 cu ft) total The split rear seatbacks can be over individually, and a load-through from the trunk to the rear area improves variability. reinforcements contribute to the convertible high rigidity, and aluminum fenders compensate for some of the weight of the reinforcements.

Elegant LED light strips in the taillights, which operate any conventional incandescent lamps. the lights, the rear bumper was redesigned; its diffuser is now much and a honeycomb screen insert the two large elliptical tailpipes of the system. On the trunk lid there is a matt carbon spoiler lip for downforce; it may be painted in the exterior as an option.

The Audi RS5 Cabriolet 4,649 mm (15.25 ft) long, mm (6.10 ft) wide and 1,380 mm ft) high, and its wheelbase is 2,751 mm ft). Eight exterior are available – a monochrome four metallic and pearl colors and three crystal paints. The soft top is available in gray, red or brown.

As options, can install a styling package in aluminum as well as an engine design package that carbon fiber-reinforced polymer materials. The car’s drag is 0.34; underbody panels a significant contribution towards refinement.


A typical RS5 is its three-spoke steering wheel flat-bottomed rim that is trimmed in leather. The multifunction keys are as are all other controls in the Audi RS5 The terminal of the optional MMI navigation system, for example, only six permanent keys for the main and just a single button suffices for Audi drive White numerals on black provide a strong contrast and are to read.

Sport-oriented drivers will a lap timer for lap times and an oil temperature in the driver information system.

The seats have power high side panels for lateral support, integrated restraints, a lumbar support and a thigh support. They are in a combination of leather and Alcantara or in the black or lunar silver Nappa leather. All leather are pigmented to inhibit heating by

Seat alternatives are manually bucket seats or climate-controlled seats with a ventilation

The interior of the Audi RS5 Cabriolet is in black, and the inner soft top can be ordered in the optional color silver. Fine chrome understated high-gloss black and carbon inlays underscore the dynamic appearance. Upon Audi can deliver the inlays in Race, piano finish matt brushed aluminum or steel mesh at no additional

There are RS logos on the backs of the the aluminum inlays in the door plates, the steering wheel, the and the gear selector grip of the S tronic. The inside door consist of two slender ribs, and the and many other controls in aluminum look. The Audi program offers many customizing options.


power for the Audi RS5 Cabriolet is by a high-revving, naturally aspirated V8 with FSI direct injection. its 4,163 cc of engine displacement, it 331 kW (450 hp) at 8,250 rpm and produces a torque of 430 Nm (317.15 lb-ft) 4,000 and 6,000 rpm.

The 4.2 FSI with red painted cylinder covers that is manually in the Hungarian plant in Gyхr a specific power output of kW (108.1 hp) per liter engine each hp only needs to 4.267 kg (9.41 lb) of vehicle The long-… engine with its crankcase breathes freely; in the exhaust tailpipes vary the acoustic backdrop. As an option, can deliver a sport exhaust with black tailpipe

The Audi RS5 Cabriolet rockets a standstill to 100 km/h (62.14 in 4.9 seconds. The car’s top speed is to 250 km/h (155.34 mph); at request, Audi can boost to 280 km/h (173.98 mph).

The V8 has a combined fuel consumption of l/100 km (21.58 US mpg). Its liners and chain drive are for minimal friction, and the oil pump is driven as needed.


Dual-clutch transmissions like the S tronic of the Audi RS5 Cabriolet are by a high level of efficiency, is further improved in this by the long ratio of the highest Shifts are performed so quickly and by alternating the clutches that are hardly perceptible.

The driver can the seven-speed S tronic shift in the D or S program, or he/she can manually with the gearshift lever or the on the steering wheel. The Launch function is a useful drive-off for the race course. It enables an start by letting out the clutch at an drive-off engine speed.

The quattro permanent all-wheel system gives the Audi RS5 a decisive advantage in traction and Its technological centerpiece, the crown-gear differential, is lightweight and compact. In driving operation, it distributes between the front and rear at a 40:60 ratio; if necessary, it can up to 70 percent to the front or a maximum of 85 to the rear.

Torque vectoring an intelligent software solution completes the center differential’s tasks.

If a wheel at the inside of a begins to lose its grip cornering at speed, it is braked before any slip occurs this keeps the Audi RS5 neutral for an exceptionally long in extreme driving conditions.

As an Audi can install a sport that actively distributes between the rear wheels via two gears. A perfect supplement to the drivetrain, it presses the Audi RS5 into the curve at the handling counteracting any tendency to oversteer or right from the outset.

Audi RS5

The chassis of the four-seat convertible a high level of technical Many components of the five-link suspension and the self-tracking trapezoidal-link suspension are made of aluminum. The power steering system an electromechanical drive unit; it direct and sensitive steering and is highly efficient.

The body is 20 mm in) lower than that of the A5 Cabriolet; its mounts are stiffer, and its bars are larger and stronger. The wheels are forged aluminum in machine-polished ten-spoke design, 9 J x 19 with 265/35 tires; wheels in three attractive with tires in 275/30 are available as options.

The brake employs internally ventilated and discs in a weight-saving wave the front discs are 365 mm (14.37 in) in The wave-shaped outer contour of the rings reduces unsprung by a total of about three (6.61 lb). Pins are to join the discs to the aluminum pots – a concept from motorsport. The brake are painted black; the front operate with eight each.

The ESC stabilization system has a Sport and can also be completely deactivated. can deliver the car with carbon ceramic front discs and calipers as an option.

Audi select is a standard feature in the RS5 Cabriolet. The driver can use this to vary the characteristics of the steering seven-speed S tronic, throttle and exhaust system sound to one of the modes comfort, auto or if an MMI navigation system is installed, the mode is also offered.

The differential, adaptive cruise and dynamic steering – gear ratio can be varied by 100 percent as a function of vehicle – can also be incorporated the system.

Another option is controlled by Audi drive is sport suspension plus Dynamic Ride Control – a purely mechanical that operates without any Each pair of diagonally shock absorbers is interconnected via oil lines and a central valve; cornering at speed, the system support of the spring-deflected front at the outside of the curve. The shock characteristic can be adjusted over levels.


The Audi RS5 is delivered with an extensive set of features. They include the system plus, driver and passenger seat heating, belt feeder, wind lighting package, driver system with rest and a comprehensive package of restraint In case of an impending roll-over strong aluminum plates upwards behind the rear restraints.

Sporty and luxurious options three-stage head-level heating, key, high-beam assistant, light and three-zone deluxe air conditioning.

All assistance systems in the A5 model lineup are available as in the Audi RS5 Cabriolet as well. cruise control maintains the convertible at the desired distance to a driving ahead in traffic and the driver in braking. At speeds 30 km/h (18.64 mph), it a full brake application in an situation.

Audi side monitors the space behind the which helps to ensure lane changes. Audi lane assist makes it to stay in a driving lane. The system plus can be extended to a reversing camera.

In the multimedia Audi is offering a comprehensive component system; at the very top is MMI navigation plus which a large hard drive, DVD and seven-inch color monitor. An complement is Audi connect car phone, which connects the RS5 Cabriolet to the Internet. Audi lets passengers freely the web with their mobile end via an integrated WLAN hotspot.

online services from connect are also available to the – they range Audi traffic information to navigation with Google images and Street View.

deliveries of the Audi RS5 Cabriolet in early 2013 in Germany. The price in the home market be 88,500 euros.

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