What Car? says...
The A5 Cabriolet belongs to a long line of plush drop-tops from Audi that spans over two decades, specialising in providing discreetly luxurious transport for those who like their barnet ruffled.
Like its Coupé counterpart, the Audi A5 Cabriolet is based on the 2016 What Car? Car of the Year, the Audi A4. Placing less emphasis on frugality, it doesn’t share the lower-powered of the A4’s engines; instead there’s the option of the 40 TFSI petrol with 187bhp, the 45 TFSI with 242bhp, or the 40 TDI diesel with 187bhp and the option of four-wheel drive.
As a direct competitor the BMW 4 Series Convertible and Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet, it obviously needs to match or trump its German rivals on quality, technology and desirability, but there’s more to it than that. Does it have the edge where comfort is concerned? Can it lead the way in open-air thrills?
Over the next few pages, we’ll give you the answers to those questions and more. And, if you decide the A5 is the cabriolet for you, then don't forget to check visit our New Car Buying pages; you could save a small fortune without any awkward haggling.