Audi A5 Cabriolet review

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Audi A5 Cabriolet
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23 Feb 2017 10:34 | Last updated: 22 Aug 2018 15:58

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The A5 Cabriolet is the latest in a long line of plush drop-tops from Audi going back two decades. While they aren’t particularly flashy, they are discreetly luxurious transport for those who like their barnet ruffled.

Like the coupé, the Audi A5 Cabriolet is based on the What Car? 2016 Car of the Year, the Audi A4. As the Cabriolet 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 because the A5 is longer than before, if a touch narrower. As with the old model, it’s a direct competitor of the BMW 4 Series Convertible and Mercedes-Benz 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 the A5 Cabriolet is like to drive, what the interior is like and how much it’ll cost you.

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