2018 Audi A5 Cabriolet

City mpg:
24
Highway mpg:
34

Actual rating will vary with options, driving conditions, habits and vehicle condition.

2018 Audi A5 Cabriolet Overview

The standard features of the Audi A5 2.0T Premium include 2.0L I-4 252hp intercooled turbo engine, 7-speed S tronic auto-shift manual transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, driver and passenger side airbag head extension, driver and passenger knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 18" aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, quattro all-wheel drive.

2018 Audi
A5 Cabriolet

Starting at: $49,600

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  • 2018 Audi A5 2.0T Premium Plus Cabriolet

    • MSRP:$60,150
    • Discount*:$4,434
    • Maple Hill Price:$55,716
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    • Est. Finance:$807
    • Est. Lease:$716
    Engine:
    2.0L TFSI four-cylinder engine,
    Transmission:
    7-Speed Automatic S tronic,
    MPG Range:
    24.0/34.0,
    Exterior Color:
    Moonlight blue metallic / Black roof,
    Interior Color:
    Black,
    Stock #:
    AU18010,
    Trim:
    2.0T Premium Plus
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    Premium Plus, Navigation Package, Luxury Package
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  • 2018 Audi A5 2.0T Prestige Cabriolet

    • MSRP:$60,750
    • Discount*:$3,973
    • Maple Hill Price:$56,777
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    • Est. Finance:$815
    • Est. Lease:$756
    Engine:
    2.0L TFSI four-cylinder engine,
    Transmission:
    7-Speed Automatic S tronic,
    MPG Range:
    24.0/34.0,
    Exterior Color:
    Matador red metallic / Black roof,
    Interior Color:
    Rock gray,
    Stock #:
    AU18035,
    Trim:
    2.0T Prestige
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    Prestige, 19" Design line Wheel Package
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Specifications

  • Air conditioning
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Front dual zone A/C
  • Rear air conditioning
  • Speed control
  • Power windows
  • 1-touch down
  • 1-touch up
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Illuminated entry
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Telescoping steering wheel
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Garage door transmitter - HomeLink
  • Front beverage holders
  • Rear beverage holders
  • Driver door bin
  • Passenger door bin
  • AM/FM radio
  • CD player
  • MP3 decoder
  • Radio data system
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Speakers - 10
  • Wireless phone connectivity - Bluetooth
  • 1st row LCD monitors - 2
  • Primary LCD size - 7.0"
  • Diversity antenna
  • Basic warranty - 48 months/50,000miles
  • Powertrain warranty - 48 months/50,000miles
  • Corrosion perforation warranty - 144 months/ unlimited distance
  • Roadside assistance coverage - 48 months/ unlimited distance
  • Maintenance warranty - 12 months/10,000miles
  • Max seating capacity - 4
  • Front seats - bucket
  • Power driver seat
  • Power 4-way driver lumbar support
  • Power passenger seat
  • Front center armrest
  • Rear seats - bench
  • Split folding rear seat
  • Leather upholstery
  • Leather shift knob
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Sport steering wheel
  • Engine displacement - 2.0 L
  • Engine horsepower - 252hp @ 5,000RPM
  • Engine torque - 273 lb.-ft. @ 1,600RPM
  • Engine bore x stroke - 82.5mm x 92.6mm (3.25" x 3.65")
  • Compression ratio - 9.60 to 1
  • Payload - 400kg (882lbs)
  • GVWR - 2,300kg (5,071lbs)
  • Exterior length - 4,674mm (184.0")
  • Exterior body width - 1,847mm (72.7")
  • Exterior height - 1,382mm (54.4")
  • Wheelbase - 2,766mm (108.9")
  • Turning radius - 5.7m (18.8')
  • Front legroom - 1,049mm (41.3")
  • Rear legroom - 846mm (33.3")
  • Front headroom - 1,016mm (40.0")
  • Rear headroom - 922mm (36.3")
  • Front shoulder room - 1,405mm (55.3")
  • Rear shoulder room - 1,191mm (46.9")
  • Passenger volume - 2,294L (81.0 cu.ft.)
  • Interior cargo volume - 204 L (7 cu.ft.)
  • Interior maximum cargo volume - 263 L (9 cu.ft.)
  • Rear cargo - trunk
  • Power door mirrors
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Turn signal indicator mirrors
  • Power convertible roof
  • Glass rear window
  • Convertible roof lining
  • Convertible roof wind blocker
  • Door mirrors - body-color
  • Bumpers - body-color
  • Engine liters - 2.0
  • Compressor - intercooled turbo
  • Cylinder configuration - I-4
  • Horsepower - 252hp @ 5,000RPM
  • Torque - 273 lb.-ft. @ 1,600RPM
  • Number of valves - 16
  • Variable valve control
  • Engine location - front
  • Recommended fuel - Premium Unleaded
  • Transmission - 7 speed automatic with auto-shift
  • Mode select transmission
  • Manual-shift auto
  • Drive type - quattro all-wheel drive
  • Fuel economy combined - 27mpg
  • Fuel tank capacity - 15.3gal.
  • Fuel economy city - 24mpg
  • Fuel economy highway - 34mpg
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • ABS brakes
  • Brake assist
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • Knee airbag
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Panic alarm
  • Perimeter/approach lights
  • Ignition disable
  • Integrated roll-over protection
  • Electronic stability
  • Traction control
  • Power adjustable front head restraints
  • Anti-whiplash front head restraints
  • Four wheel independent suspension
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • Power steering
  • Speed-sensing steering
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front tires - 245/40HR18.0
  • Rear tires - 245/40HR18.0
  • Wheel size - 18"
  • High intensity discharge headlights - Xenon plus
  • Delay-off headlights
  • Headlight cleaning
  • Front fog lights
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Speed sensitive wipers
  • Rear window defroster
  • Front reading lights
  • Rear reading lights
  • Display - analog
  • Tachometer
  • Outside temperature display
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Trip computer
  • Forward collision - mitigation
  • Exterior parking camera rear

Trims

  MSRP Engine Transmission City/Hwy mpg
2.0T Premium 2018 Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0T Premium Search New $49,600   252-hp 2.0L 4-cyl  7-spd auto with auto-shift  24 / 34  
2.0T Prestige 2018 Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0T Prestige Search New $49,600   252-hp 2.0L 4-cyl  7-spd auto with auto-shift  24 / 34  
2.0T Premium Plus 2018 Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0T Premium Plus Search New $49,600   252-hp 2.0L 4-cyl  7-spd auto with auto-shift  24 / 34  
2.0T Premium Plus 2018 Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0T Premium Plus Search New $49,600   252-hp 2.0L 4-cyl  7-spd auto with auto-shift  24 / 34  

Reviews

Driving Impression

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The turbocharged 2.0-liter engine is new, making 252 horsepower which is 30 more than before. It’s mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic manual transmission that’s the best in the business, with shifts that are smooth and quick. With the coupe, a six-speed manual is available.

The engine has sharp throttle response, being absent of turbo lag or drama, and accelerates from zero to sixty in a satisfying 5.7 seconds.

The A5’s Drive Select offers Comfort, Normal, Dynamic, and Individual (custom) modes for the for the steering, suspension, transmission, and throttle. In the appropriate mode, the steering is sharp and direct, and the handling is balanced. The ride is comfortable and composed. It’s sporty and fun to drive, although its mission is meant to be more sedate than that; the adrenaline is saved for the S5, which adds torque vectoring to help the car rotate in turns.

The turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 in the S5 makes a whumping 354 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, to drive the car to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. It’s a twin-scroll turbo designed to reduce lag and deliver a broad torque band. The torque comes on strong at 1350 stays there to 4500 rpm. It’s a fantastic passing machine on two-lanes.

The eight-speed automatic is quick and tight, and the Quattro all-wheel drive splits the torque 60/40 rear/front. New in 2018 is an available rear differential that moves the torque from side to side, as needed in cornering.

Some of the weight loss in the 2018 comes from the use of aluminum components in the five-link rear suspension.

A sport package lowers the car by nearly one inch. It includes adjustable dampers, the new rear differential, and red brake calibers. It can be set from Comfort to Dynamic, with an Auto mode making it easy for the driver. Even in Dynamic mode, the S5 doesn’t feel harsh or high-strung.

Walk Around

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The A5 coupe styling is elegant, understated and sleek, with muscular haunches. It sets the styling benchmark for coupes. The 2018 redesign doesn’t change its looks much at all, maybe just sharpens the edges.

The devastating lines of the new Sportback flow like those of the gorgeous A7. Its wheelbase is a bit longer than the coupe or convertible. The roof is low like the coupe’s, but stretched into a hatchback, sleeker than the BMW 3 Series GT. The Sportback skips the chrome frame around the windows, a plus in our book.

The S5 fastback sedan has been restyled and sharpened from nose to tail, on the same measurements. The nose is lower and the headlamps higher, creating a look like a furrowed brow. The hood gets more demonstrative creases. The character line along the side of the car gets some starch. In direct light, it casts a shadow that makes the body look longer.

Interior Overview

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The classy A5 cabin has horizontal lines and uses low-gloss black plastics with the wood or metal trim. Paddle-shifters for the transmission are standard, but they’re small and disappointingly made of plastic. One competitor for the S5 Sportback might be the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio, which has big beautiful metal paddles.

The tech features are added in a cohesive manner, not confusing or futuristic. The rotary dial for MMI interface with center screen is something Audi owners are used to, blessed buttons instead of a touchscreen. The MMI is fairly easy to use, but connecting an iPhone is more difficult without a touchscreen.

There’s an optional 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster Audi calls a virtual cockpit. It gives the cabin a look of state of the art.

In the S5 coupe, one of our tall testers couldn’t get his head low enough for comfortable visibility, given the tall driver’s seat and low roof; rearward visibility was worse, with the thick C-pillars creating big blind spots. Blind-spot monitors are optional but would be useful in all models.

We haven’t had a chance for seat time in the A5 sedan, but in the coupe at least, the rear passengers will be squeezed with only 32.7 inches of legroom.

The coupe has an adequate 11.6 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk, less in the convertible of course because of mechanism: 9.3 cubic feet with the roof down. If it’s cargo space you need, the Sportback brings you 17 cubic feet.

Summary

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The 2018 A5 succeeds as redesigns are supposed to, with better looks, more power, and sharper handling. The new Sportback model is a very welcome addition; it brings the line alive. The S5, with its powerful twin-scroll V6 turbo, succeeds as a grand touring machine all the way.

Sam Moses contributed to this report.

Model Lineup

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Audi A5 comes as a coupe, convertible and the new Sportback. Standard equipment includes leather seats, automatic climate control, MMI infotainment system, and ambient interior lighting. Options include navigation, a Bang & Olufsen sound system, Audi’s high-tech virtual cockpit digital instrument cluster, adaptive dampers, and 4G LTE data services with WiFi hotspot.

The S5 comes in the same models, in Premium Plus and Prestige trim. Premium Plus includes S sport seats with a diamond-quilted pattern, front seat massagers, automatic climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, 18-inch wheels with summer 245/40 summer tires, LED headlights, leather seating with Alcantara inserts on the doors, a 7.0-inch driver information screen, and 7.0-inch infotainment screen.

Eight airbags are standard, along with a rearview camera and parking sensors. Also standard is Audi’s active safety suite called Pre sense city, which can slow or stop the car if a head-on crash is imminent.

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