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Audi unveils the A5 Cabriolet ahead of the LA Motor Show

Snapshot: The Audi A5 Cabriolet will go on sale in Europe in the spring of 2017, followed by other markets. As expected, everything except the collapsible roof is almost same as its mainstream sibling.

Audi has unveiled the Cabriolet version of its popular sedan, the Audi A5 ahead of its debut at the upcoming LA Motor Show. Called the Audi A5 Cabriolet, it will go on sale in Europe in the spring of 2017, followed by other markets. As you would have expected, everything except the collapsible roof is almost same as its mainstream sibling. 

Though much difference cannot be noticed, there are subtle changes that the new Audi A5 Cabriolet has undergone. The new cabriolet version of the Audi A5 gets a 47mm extended length over the older A5 Coupé, resulting in an increase of 18mm in the rear seat knee room. Moreover, this subtle change in the length has also resulted in an improved interior bundling that has contributed in liberating an extra 60 litres of boot space.

As for the interiors, the A5 Cabriolet will feature similar looking dashboard that was used in the earlier Coupé version. However, for a change, the buyers have an option to choose an optional 12.3-inch HD Virtual Cockpit digital display instrument, as an alternative to standard analogue instrument.

Though Audi claims that the new A5 Cabriolet is the stiffest and sturdiest among its class, it turns out to be the lightest car in this segment, witnessing a straight 40-kg reduction in its kerb weight over its predecessor.

In terms of the engine, and its many variants, the sole petrol-driven engine, that is lined up for its UK sales, will be a 248-bhp 2.0 litres turbocharged four-cylinder TFSI unit. After the commencement of the sales, it will be joined by two diesel engine variants, one a 187bhp 2.0 litres four-cylinder turbocharged TDI unit and the other, a high 215bhp 3.0 litres turbocharged TDI V6 engine.

Shortly after that, the German luxury car maker has queued up the most powerful version of this car, a 3.0 litre turbocharged V6 diesel engine that will churn up a power of 282bhp.

Audi’s latest semi auto drive assistance suite will host an adaptive cruise control to assist parking and to avoid collision.

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