27 Nov 2018 Audi A5 Cabriolet with Turbocharged V4 Engine and Exceptional Performance Attributes
The 2018 Audi A5 Cabriolet is a two door luxury coupe and features a design that reveals details unconstrained by convention. The convertible has an acoustic folding roof that helps absorb unwanted noise and can be easily raised so the passengers can enjoy a fresh air. It is the most advanced production of Audi in the field of convertibles with an attractive design and a number of advanced technologies.
Audi has fitted a turbocharged engine in the A5 Cabriolet 2018 that generates enhanced power to deliver an excellent performance. The convertible features advanced Quattro All-wheel Drive technology through its all trim levels that takes the performance to new heights. It has been fitted with excellent technologies and safety features that make the ride easy and safe regardless of the road conditions.
The vehicle has an attractive exterior that demands a second look from car enthusiasts. The cabin of A5 Cabriolet has been redesigned and is equipped with top luxuries that the car customers always crave for. Here is a detailed review of this luxury vehicle with a close look at its design, engine, performance, technologies, and safety features.
Design of 2018 Audi A5 Cabriolet
The 2018 Audi A5 Cabriolet has a unique design that is unlike any other convertible in the car market. It has a wide stance and wave design shoulder line that wraps details like the signature aluminum accents on the windshield and an eye-catching grille, which make it looks good on the road. The interior of the coupe is designed to make the passengers feel sitting in a luxurious compartment as it is equipped with more refined luxuries.
Audi A5 Cabriolet has sharp, precise shoulder lone, and pronounced wheel arches that highlight the Quattro All-wheel Drive, while the rear horizontal design lines and integrated brake lights accentuate the vehicle’s width. It has a folding roof that is made with innovative acoustic materials to help absorb unwanted noise and can be folded at speeds up to 31mph.
It has flowing lines and cutting edges on the body that make the exterior look striking and leave an aggressive impression on the road. The convertible has an aerodynamic body that improves the stability and fuel efficiency during the ride. The available lip spoiler enables a smooth passage of air around the vehicle for enhanced aerodynamics.
The front fascia of A5 Cabriolet is fitted with a Singleframe grille and on that, Audi’s classic four rings badge sit in a perfect manner, which adds to the vehicle’s aggressive look. Two large air vents are placed on the lower side of the front bumper that keeps the engine cool and reduces the air drag for better stability. On the rear side of the convertible, the fitted dual exhaust outlets with honeycomb structure make the rear look purposeful.
Audi A5 Cabriolet 2018 has LED headlights that automatically adjust their position according to the changing road conditions for an improved view. It features LED rear lights with dynamic turning signals and rear fog lamps that improve the visibility for other commuters. A5 has standard 18-inch 10-spoke wheels with all-season tires that deliver excellent grip in different road conditions for a smooth and efficient ride.
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The distinguished aesthetic design of Audi A5 Cabriolet continues throughout the cabin thus combining comfort and sophistication to create an exhilarating environment for the driver and passengers. The designers of the interior of the vehicle have used quality materials to create an interior experience that the passengers would not want to keep to themselves.
A5 Cabriolet has aluminum Trimaran inlays in the wing design dashboard that is fitted with different controls to enhance the comfort level of the passengers. It has a leather wrapped gear selector that make it easy for the driver to shift the gears. A three-zone automatic climate control with inlay trim is fitted in the dashboard that maintains the cabin’s temperature in an efficient manner.
The available leather-trimmed three-spoke tilt/telescopic steering wheel is mounted with driver’s assistance controls that enable the driver to control different vehicle’s options without taking the eyes off the road. Behind the steering wheel, a 7” standard fully digital instrument cluster is placed that shows important information related to different vehicle’s functions in the digital display.
Audi A5 Cabriolet has leather wrapped center console and power doors with one-touch up/down operation and door armrest that make it easier for the passengers to function them. An auto-dimming interior rear view mirror with digital compass is fitted in the cabin that reduces the unwanted glare from approaching vehicles to keep unwanted light outside.
The coupe has standard 2+2 leather seating arrangement that provides easy sitting to four persons. The upper models feature leather trimmed heated front seats that allow the driver and front passenger to set their desired seat temperatures according to the changing weather conditions. It has standard eight-way power front seats with 4-way power lumbar adjustment for the driver that makes the ride comfortable. Moreover, to increase the cargo space, the 40/20/40 split-folding of rear seats provide extra space to carry the luggage.
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The 2018 Audi A5 Cabriolet has standard redesigned Five-link Suspension that offers both a sporty driving experience and a comfortable ride for long distances. This suspension of the vehicle is developed with lightweight materials with an ambition for excellent steering precision, handling, and comfort. It is fitted with the legendary Quattro All-wheel Drive technology that enables high-precision, dynamic handling, and stability at high cornering speeds through active torque distribution to the rear axle.
A5 Cabriolet features Audi Drive Select that allows the driver to select different driving modes to suit the driving style. The available driving modes are the Auto mode, Dynamic mode, Individual mode, Comfort mode, and Efficiency mode.
The Audi A5 Cabriolet features a 2.0-litre TFSI direct-injection DOHC V4 engine with Audi valvelift system and is paired with a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission. The engine produces 252 horsepower and delivers 273 lb-ft of torque. With this engine, the convertible can reach 0-60mph in 6.0 seconds at a top speed of 130mph. The engine provides a fuel efficiency of 24mpg in the city, 34mpg on the highway, and 27mpg combined.
The 2018 Audi A5 Cabriolet is fitted with advanced technologies to help alert the driver of some unpredictable shifts that come in the way. An innovative MMI touch with handwriting-recognition technology is fitted in the center console that enables the driver to write the entry instead of selecting the numbers and more easily navigate maps by moving a finger across the touchpad. A standard 7.0-inch MMI center infotainment display is fitted in the dashboard that allows the driver and passengers to use different available technologies with ease.
Following are the important available technological features:
- Navigation with Google Earth
- Apple CarPlay
- Google Android Auto
- Audi Connect
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
- In-vehicle 4G LTE Connectivity
- Head-up Display
- HD Radio Technology
- Cruise Control
- USB Ports
- SDXC Card Slots with 64GB Operating Capacity
- Voice Control System
- Single CD Player with MP3 Playback Capability
- Audi Sound System with Ten Speakers
- Head and Neck-level Heating System
Audi has equipped the all-new A5 Cabriolet with modern safety features that make it an ideal safe vehicle to drive in different road conditions. The available safety features are:
- Audi Pre Sense Basic
- Rear Cross Traffic Assist
- Vehicle Exit Assist
- Audi Pre Sense City
- Audi Side Assist
- Parking System Plus with Top View Camera System
- Multiple Airbags
- Power Central Locking System
- Vehicle Immobilizer
- LATCH System
- Tire-pressure Monitoring System
- Electromechanical Parking Brake
- Integrated Child Door Locks in the Rear Doors
- Active Rollover Protection System
- Brake Assist
- Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution
- Anti-lock Brake System
- Secondary Collision Brake Assist
- Traction Control
- Electronic Stability Control
Price and Availability in the UAE
Audi has introduced the 2018 A5 Cabriolet in the USA at a starting price of $49,600. However, the company has so far not announced any date of its introduction in the UAE car market.
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