Audi A5 Cabriolet review

Category: Convertible

Section: Introduction

Audi A5 Cabriolet 2021 front right tracking
  • Audi A5 Cabriolet 2021 front right tracking
  • Audi A5 Cabriolet 2021 rear cornering
  • Audi A5 Cabriolet 2021 interior dashboard
  • Audi A5 Cabriolet 2021 interior rear seats
  • Audi A5 Cabriolet 2021 interior infotainment
  • Audi A5 Cabriolet 2021 right tracking roof down
  • Audi A5 Cabriolet 2021 left cornering roof up
  • Audi A5 Cabriolet 2021 front cornering
  • Audi A5 Cabriolet 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Audi A5 Cabriolet 2021 interior front seats
  • Audi A5 Cabriolet 2021 interior steering wheel detail
  • Audi A5 Cabriolet 2021 interior detail
  • Audi A5 Cabriolet 2021 boot open
  • Audi A5 Cabriolet 2021 front right tracking
  • Audi A5 Cabriolet 2021 rear cornering
  • Audi A5 Cabriolet 2021 interior dashboard
  • Audi A5 Cabriolet 2021 interior rear seats
  • Audi A5 Cabriolet 2021 interior infotainment
  • Audi A5 Cabriolet 2021 right tracking roof down
  • Audi A5 Cabriolet 2021 left cornering roof up
  • Audi A5 Cabriolet 2021 front cornering
  • Audi A5 Cabriolet 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Audi A5 Cabriolet 2021 interior front seats
  • Audi A5 Cabriolet 2021 interior steering wheel detail
  • Audi A5 Cabriolet 2021 interior detail
  • Audi A5 Cabriolet 2021 boot open

Introduction

What Car? says...

Like Google Glass and the Facebook Phone, the folding metal roof is one of those inventions that generated a lot of excitement, only for people to realise that it actually made little sense.

For starters, all the moving metal panels and their motors tended to leave you with a car that weighed more than the Moon, compromising efficiency and driving fun. Plus, when you were enjoying the sun there was no room for your luggage because the boot was full of roof.

In terms of competition, other open-top four-seaters with premium badges include the sharp-handling BMW 4 Series Convertible and the classy Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet.

So, how does the Audi A5 Cabriolet compare with those and other convertibles? Over the next few pages, this review will answer that question, telling you what it's like to drive, how swanky it is inside, how practical it is and how painful or otherwise the running costs of different versions are.

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