Audi has officially unveiled the 2013 RS5 Cabrio, ahead of its debut at the Paris Motor Show.

Audi has unveiled the 2013 RS5 Cabrio, ahead of its debut at the Paris Motor Show.

Looking virtually identical to the coupe, the convertible features a lightweight soft top that can be opened in 15 seconds while traveling at speeds up to 50 km/h (31 mph). The model has also been outfitted with LED-infused headlights, matte aluminum trim and 19-inch forged aluminum wheels. Other highlights include a rear diffuser, a dual exhaust system and a carbon fiber rear spoiler.

The elegant cabin carries over and comes nicely equipped with a flat-bottom steering wheel, leather / Alcantara sport seats, metallic accents and carbon fiber trim. There's also heated front seats, a wind deflector and a driver information system.

Motivation is provided by a 4.2-liter V8 engine that produces 450 HP (331 kW) and 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a seven-speed S tronic transmission and a rear-biased quattro all-wheel drive system. This enables the convertible to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and hit a limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). Upon request, Audi can increase the threshold to 280 km/h (174 mph).

The 2013 Audi RS5 Cabrio will go on sale early next year and German pricing starts at €88,500.

 

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