2013 Audi RS5 Cabrio - wind in the hair and V8 sound [video]
Audi has unveiled the new 2013 RS5 Cabrio, ahead of its official premiere at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The four-seat convertible with a cloth soft top entices with a unique combination of elegance and power. The wind in the hair and the massive sound of the big V8 in front are just the perfect combination.
Furthermore, the new RS5 Cabrio features a lightweight soft top that can be opened in 15 seconds. The exterior boasts LED-infused headlights, nice matt aluminum trim and enormous 19" forged aluminum wheels fitted with low-profile tires. Other interesting parts are the new rear diffuser, a dual sports exhaust system with nice deep sound and the final touch is a carbon fiber rear spoiler.
The interior boasts a sports steering wheel, leather and Alcantara heated sport seats, some metallic accents and of course – carbon fiber trim. There is also a wind deflector and a driver information system.
The Audi RS 5 Cabriolet is delivered with an extensive set of standard features. They include the parking system plus, driver and front passenger seat heating, automatic belt feeder, wind deflector, lighting package, driver information system with rest recommendation and a comprehensive package of restraint systems. In case of an impending roll-over accident, strong aluminum plates deploy upwards behind the rear head restraints. Sporty and luxurious options include three-stage head-level heating, convenience key, high-beam assistant, adaptive light and three-zone deluxe automatic air conditioning.
The engine of the RS5 Cabrio is a 4.2 liter naturally aspirated V8 with 450HP (331 kW) and 430Nm (317 lb-ft) of torque. It is mated to a 7-speed S-tronic gearbox sending all that power to Quattro AWD system. 0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) – electronically limited. However, upon request, Audi can increase it to 280 km/h (174 mph).
The 2013 Audi RS5 Cabrio will hit the European market in the beginning of the next year. It is priced from €88,500, which is a lot and hopefully the car will worth its price.