The 2009 Audi A5 Convertible, the latest in a long line of four-seat Audi soft tops, appears to have gotten a bit of an early unveil thanks to a photo leak onto the net. The most notable feature is the canvas roof, bucking the hard-on-top trend made popular by Mercedes, BMW, Lexus IS250C and Infiniti G37 Convertible by going soft up top. This means less weight, less complication and more trunk space. But it's not this model we're excited about. No, we're excited because there's a 2009 Audi S5 Cabrio too.
The A5 will be available globally with all the A5's engine options except for the 2.0 TDI — both 2.7- and 3.0-liter V6 diesels, two versions of the 2.0 TFSI engine making either 180 or 211 HP and a 3.2-liter V6 FSI — but we don't currently know which of those powerplants will be available Stateside. Sales should start in the Spring.
The S5 drop top will use the new S4 3.0-liter supercharged V6, making 333 HP and 325 Lb-Ft of torque. Both a six-speed manual and a seven-speed S-Tronic manumatic will be available. [via 4WheelsNews]