Dynamic performance where the sky's the limit: the Audi RS 5 Cabriolet. The four-seat convertible built by quattro GmbH in Neckarsulm offers a scintillating combination of elegance and dynamism. Its 4.2 FSI, a high-revving naturally aspirated V8 engine, with its 331 kW (450 hp) accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.9 seconds. Sophisticated drivetrain and chassis solutions round out the package. The tapered Singleframe grille dominates the front end, its side edges extending beyond the hood. A frame in a matt aluminum look encloses the grille, the honeycomb grille insert that sports an RS 5 logo shines in anthracite. The wedge-shaped headlights with wave-like lower edges draw the eye to the vehicle's exterior, creating the visual sensation of more width. The xenon plus lamps inside the headlights surround the LED strips that form the daytime running lights.
The interior entices with its high-quality workmanship. User controls are intuitively simple – one of Audi's classic strengths. All the buttons, switches, and levers are exactly where the driver expects them to be.
Trimmed in perforated leather, the multifunction sports steering wheel comes with a strong, flat-bottomed rim. The shift paddles come with an aluminum-look finish. The driver information system displays on request a RS-specific menu including lap timer and an oil temperature gauge. Just like the MMI monitor, the system displays an RS welcome page as the vehicle is started. The speedometer and rev counter have black scales, white dials and red needles.
Adaptive cruise control maintains the four-seat convertible at the required speed and at a constant distance to the vehicle ahead; at speeds below 30 km/h (18.64 mph) it can trigger emergency braking should the need arise. Audi side assist makes changing lanes safer, Audi active lane assist uses slight steering interventions in the electromechanical power steering to help the driver to stay in the driving lane, and the parking system plus with reversing camera facilitates maneuvering.