WCF reader Alejandro managed to capture some of the first real life photos of Audi’s recently unveiled A5 cabriolet driving around outside of Barcelona.

WCF reader Alejandro managed to capture some of the first real life images of Audi's recently unveiled A5 cabriolet driving on the AP7 highway outside of Barcelona.

Wearing virtually the same exterior as the highly regarded A5 and S5 coupes, the new cabriolets ditch the current German trend of metal folding roofs and instead relies on a traditional canvass roof which can be automatically raised or lowered in about 17 seconds at speeds up to 50 km/h (31 mph). On chilly days owners can still be comfortable with the top down thanks to a new system that blows warm air on the necks of the driver and front passenger.

When the A5 convertible launches this spring it will be offered with five different engines including a 3.2-liter V6 FSI with 195 kW (265 hp) and 330 Nm (243.4 lb-ft) of torque. Two different versions of the 2.0 TFSI will be available, the entry level one produces 132 kW (180 hp) and 320 Nm (236.02 lb-ft) while the other turns out 155 kW (211 hp) as well as 350 Nm (258.15 lb-ft). Diesel fans get to choose between two V6 TDIs, a 3.0-liter with 176 kW (240 hp) and 500 Nm (368.78 lb-ft) that averages 6.8 liters per 100 km (34.59 US mpg) or a slightly smaller 2.7-liter with 140 kW (190 hp) and 400 Nm (295.02 lb-ft) of torque.

The S5 cabriolet will be motivated by Audi's new supercharged 3.0-liter V6 that pumps out at 245 kW (333 hp) and 440 Nm (324.53 lb-ft) of torque allowing it to run from 0-62 mph in 5.6 seconds. As the range's top model it comes highly equipped with a sport suspension, an acoustic convertible top for reduced interior noise levels, sport seats covered in Alcantara leather, and a more sporting exterior.


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