The Audi RS5 now comes with a soft top in order to compete with the top selling BMW M3 Convertible. It looks like a wonderfully attractive car which is sure to attract plenty of customers. Looks wise the car will certainly act as fierce competition to the M3. The beautifully styled front lights combined with the sizeable air intakes with great 20 inch wheels makes the car one of the best looking on the market.
The roof can open in only 15 seconds and close in just 17 seconds, simply by pressing a button when the car is travelling at 50 kph or under.
Can the car compete with the BMW speed wise? The 4.2 litre V8 will be able to achieve a maximum of 450 BHP. It is mated to a seven speed dual clutch. In only 4.9 seconds the car can race from 0 to 62 MPH. That’s 0.2 seconds quicker than the M3 convertible. That may come as quite a surprise as the car weighs 15 kg more than the M3. Although there is no major difference between both vehicles’ acceleration speeds, it is a testament to how much power the Audi has considering that weighs a considerable amount more.
The Audi RS5 convertible is also better off in terms of economy despite it having the better performance.
The car will come with an all wheel drive system that is disturbed at 40:60 between the front and rear of the car. Built in torque vectoring comes as a major plus as it allows greater proportion between the left and right wheels.
Many would choose the open top cabriolet over the typical coupe version as they would enjoy the wind blowing in their faces in high speeds. It makes for a more enjoyable summer car in that sense. The engine can be heard better too, the V8’s power does make a tremendous roar. The car’s noise can neatly be adjusted with by the driver. The sound of the exhaust and throttle is able to be adjusted.
The Audi will come with handy safety aids such as braking the vehicle at low speeds. This will help the car stop for when the driver is not concentrating.
The Audi RS5 Cabriolet is certainly a great car which will add a new dimension to the UK car market and the company itself.