Ingolstadt - Dynamic performance where the sky’s the limit – Audi introduces the
RS 5 Cabriolet. The four-seat convertible with a cloth soft top entices
with a unique combination of elegance and power. Its 4.2 FSI, a
high-revving naturally aspirated V8 engine, outputs 331 kW (450 hp). It
accelerates the high-performance sports car from zero to 100 km/h (62.14
mph) in 4.9 seconds.
In the RS 5 Cabriolet, Audi dynamics takes on an especially beautiful
form in the car’s flowing side profile with perfectly balanced
proportions and sharp details. A frame in matt aluminum look surrounds
the hexagonal single-frame grille; its honeycomb grille insert that
sports an RS 5 logo shines in anthracite. Wedge-shaped headlights with
wave-like lower edges illuminate with xenon plus lamps and LED strips
that form the daytime running lights. Large air intakes are embedded in
the distinctively shaped front apron whose ends run out into splitter
The lightweight textile roof of the RS 5 Cabriolet spans over the
generously proportioned interior space like a low curved dome; a special
foam layer in the roof delivers high acoustic comfort. At the press of a
button, the soft top opens and closes fully automatically in 15 seconds
and 17 seconds respectively – even when driving at speeds of up to 50
km/h (31.07 mph).
When open, it hardly affects the size of the spacious luggage
compartment – it only requires 60 liters (2.12 cu ft) of its 380 liters
(13.42 cu ft) total volume. The split rear seatbacks can be folded over
individually, and a load-through hatch from the trunk to the rear
seating area improves variability. Special reinforcements contribute to
the convertible body’s high rigidity, and aluminum front fenders
compensate for some of the added weight of the reinforcements. The Audi RS 5 Cabriolet measures 4,649 mm (15.25 ft) long, 1,860 mm
(6.10 ft) wide and 1,380 mm (4.53 ft) high, and its wheelbase is 2,751
mm (9.03 ft).
Propulsive power for the RS 5 Cabriolet is supplied by a
high-revving, naturally aspirated V8 engine with FSI direct injection.
From its 4,163 cc of engine displacement, it outputs 331 kW (450 hp) at
8,250 rpm and produces a maximum torque of 430 Nm (317.15 lb-ft) between
4,000 and 6,000 rpm. The 4.2 FSI with red painted cylinder head covers
that is manually assembled in the Hungarian plant in Győr achieves a
specific power output of 79.5 kW (108.1 hp) per liter engine
displacement; each hp only needs to move 4.267 kg (9.41 lb) of vehicle
weight. The long-stroke engine with its aluminum crankcase breathes
freely; flaps in the exhaust tailpipes vary the sonorous acoustic
backdrop. As an option, Audi can deliver a sport exhaust system with
black tailpipe trim.
The Audi RS 5 Cabriolet rockets from a standstill to 100 km/h (62.14
mph) in 4.9 seconds. The car’s top speed is limited to 250 km/h (155.34
mph); at customer request, Audi can boost this to 280 km/h (173.98 mph).
The powerful V8 has a combined fuel consumption of 10.9 l/100 km (21.58
US mpg). Its cylinder liners and chain drive are optimized for minimal
friction, and the oil pump is only driven as needed.
Customer deliveries of the Audi RS 5 Cabriolet begin in early 2013 in
Germany. The base price in the home market will be 88,500 Euros.