Audi RS 5 Cabriolet – Only some cars appeal to both logic and emotion in the way of Audi RS 5 Cabriolet. With seating for four and bad weather taming my ability Quattro all-wheel drive, the convertible a meaningful daily driver, nor any of its 450-horsepower V8 and pleasure driving plate, it looks and feels special on spirited weekend drives.
While many modern performance cars have forced assumed asynchronous motors makes the Audi RS 5 Cabriolet using a melodious naturally aspirated 4.2-liter that produces 450 horsepower and speeds all the way up to a high of 8,300 revolutions per minute. The torque is rated at 317 lb-ft and moving tasks are handled automatically by a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Fuel consumption is rated at 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway and Audi quotes 4.9-second 0-to-60 mph sprint.
A large part of the car’s willingness to his Quattro system than the blink of an eye features are suitable for driving an advanced “sprocket” self-locking center differential, which vary the distribution of torque between the front and rear axles in less attributable conditions. The standard 40/60 front / rear torque distribution provides a sporty, rear-wheel-drive atmosphere, and the system can be up to 70 percent of engine power to the front wheels and 85 percent to send back if needed.
The ring gear diff operates in conjunction with a stability control system that can apply the braking pressure on the inside wheels in curves to under-steer, which otherwise is a defining characteristic, where the car 56:44 front / rear to minimize dynamic weight distribution. An available the active rear differential can transfer power between the rear wheels in order to achieve the same end.
The Audi RS 5 Cabriolet riding on a 20mm aluminum Intensive suspension compared to that of the A5 Cabriolet is lowered. An available dynamic damping system varies the damping characteristics connected by diagonally opposed pairs of shock absorbers hydraulic lines and a central valve.
Throttle response, transmission shift points and steering effort can be adjusted to suit the driver’s imagination by Audi drive select, which offers a choice of Comfort, Auto and Dynamic mode. With the optional navigation system, all of the above properties can be configured individually. An optional dynamic steering works by Drive Select and uses a superposition gear to vary the steering ratio by nearly 100 percent, depending on the speed. The system counter steers easily to the curve border.
Audi packs all this technology under sheet that combines elegance and aggressiveness alike. A unique front fascia with deep air intake is framed by a sharp-edged hood, flared fenders made of aluminum and a splitter. Out back, the Audi RS 5 Cabriolet has the large oval tailpipes, which has become a staple on the RS line. These exhaust tips are completely encased in a highly stylized lower rear apron with aerodynamic channels for added stability at high speeds. Audi also worked in automated rear spoiler, as the coupe achieves high speeds, and then pulls back into the trunk lid at lower speeds sets.
The interior is essentially the same as the stylish cockpit of the Audi RS 5 Cabriolet, although there is a unique flat-bottom steering wheel, sport seats available and a selection of exclusive stainless steel mesh, black piano or brushed aluminum inlays. The Audi RS 5 Cabriolet top is raised or lowered at speeds of up to 31 mph and neck-level heating allows passengers with the top down in less-than-ideal weather driving.
Audi RS 5 Cabriolet Features
Standard features of the Audi RS 5 Cabriolet includes leather upholstery, heated front seats, a panoramic sunroof, tri-zone climate control, a 10-speaker AM / FM / CD stereo with radio and SiruisXM full iPod integration, Bluetooth phone integration, a non-contact key, front and rear parking sensors, adaptive xenon headlights, LED running lights, LED taillights and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Five optional equipment packages are available. The Audi MMI Navigation Plus Package includes a navigation system with voice control features, a 12-speaker, 505 watt Bang & Olufsen Sound System, HD Radio, SiriusXM Traffic, Bluetooth audio streaming, Audi side assist and a rearview camera. Also included is Audi Connect, the in-car Internet connectivity and the industry’s first Google Earth integration brings – complete with panoramic views and a high-resolution 3D satellite and aerial images.
The Audi RS 5 Cabriolet Driver Assistance package includes Dynamic Steering, Adaptive Cruise Control and Audi Side Assist. The black styling package brings in body color door mirrors, 20-inch titanium-finish wheels and a black optical appearance, including a gloss black grille surround and matte black window trim. The mat aluminum package, customers can spec the Audi RS 5 Cabriolet front spoiler lip and rear diffuser in matt aluminum trim. The convenience package adds full perforated Milano leather upholstery, heated and ventilated comfort-design front seats and a head space heating. For additional braking force, carbon-ceramic brakes are available as stand-alone option.
Audi RS 5 Cabriolet Safety
All Audi RS 5 Cabriolet models come standard with dual front, front side airbags and front knee in addition to traction and stability control systems and a tire pressure monitoring system.
Audi RS 5 Cabriolet Competitors
As a high-performance convertible with four-wheel drive and seating for four, the Audi RS 5 Cabriolet not quite any real rivals; The BMW 650i xDrive Convertible has all of the above characteristics, but is larger, softer and much more expensive than the Audi. If buyers are willing to pay for rear-wheel drive, there is also the BMW M3 Convertible, which is often regarded finest treatment drop-tops on the market, and the Mercedes-Benz E550 Cabriolet, the luxury prioritized over sportiness.