If cars are like dogs, the old Audi A5 Cabriolet’s nine-year lifespan made it something of a geriatric old hound. However, it’s now been taken out the back and replaced by an all-new and significantly more youthful puppy.
Like the coupe we’ve already tried, the new Audi A5 Cabriolet is based on the What Car? 2016 Car of the Year, the Audi A4. As the Cabrio is a sporty little number, you don’t get the lower-powered engines of the A4, just the 187bhp and up petrol and diesel motors.
Compared with its predecessor, economy is up and emissions are down thanks to some clever new tech and a mild diet. This weight loss is all the more impressive as the A5 is longer than before, if a touch narrower. As with the old model, it’s a direct competitor for the BMW 4 Series Convertible and Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet. If you’re curious as to what they’re like, follow our links for the full reviews.
Alternatively, keep with us over the next few pages for our impressions on what it’s like to drive, what the interior is like and how much it’ll cost you.