For Audi’s turbocharged 1.8-litre petrol engine is smooth and flexible, and it makes financial sense for people who do low mileages. Extras on SE models include an upgraded stereo, leather seats and rear parking sensors.

Against The 2.0-litre diesel model is far more frugal, and its lower CO2 emissions will make it much cheaper to run as a company car.

Audi A5 Cabriolet

What Car? says

2 out of 5 stars

This is the most affordable petrol engine in the range, and SE trim strikes the best balance between equipment and affordability.

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Key facts

8.7 secs
Top speed
138 mph
Average mpg
Tank range
685 miles
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Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

While the Audi A5 Cabriolet isn’t cheap, it undercuts the rival BMW 3 Series on price and should hold its value well.

Basic versions have a 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, but thanks to a turbocharger, this has all the grunt you need. It also averages over 45mpg.

Whichever engine you go for, the dealer should be willing to offer a discount. Savings of over £1000 aren’t out of the question. Resale values are strong, too, so expect to get back as much as half of the original price in three years’ time.

The queue of willing buyers will be bigger if you choose wisely from the options’ list. Leather upholstery is standard on SE models and above, but cruise control and satellite-navigation are desirable extras.

Reader test team says:

Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0 TFSI 211 2dr

I replaced my 2004 BMW 318 Ci cabrio (automatic) with an A5 3.0 TDI cabrio. The only disappointment so far is the Audi's performance in snow -…

Simon Brooke

4 out of 5 stars
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