Saturday, December 20, 2008

2010 Audi A5 and S5 Cabriolet Officially Revealed

•  2010 A5 and S5 Cabriolet coming to U.S. in fall of 2009.

•  A5 Cabriolet offered with 2.0 TFSI 4-cylinder and 3.2 FSI V6.

•  S5 Cabriolet will be offered with a 333-hp 3.0 TFSI supercharged V6.

•  A5 and S5 Cabriolet will replace the A4/S4 Cabriolet.

Well that was quick - we just saw leaked images of the soft-top 2010 Audi A5 and S5 Cabriolet 2 hours ago and Audi has now dropped the official press release along with high-res photos (it was actually embargoed for 6pm EST so we had to wait to post). Either way let's get started.

The 2010 Audi A5 Cabriolet will be offered in the U.S. market with two engines options. The base level A5 Cabriolet will be powered by a 2.0 TFSI 4-cylinder engine making 211-hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. It will be offered with quattro all-wheel-drive or FrontTrak front-wheel-drive and will be mated to a Tiptronic 6 speed automatic transmission for the quattro model or Multitronic CVT for the FrontTrak model. Moving up a notch, the 3.2 FSI V6 will produce the same 265-hp as the coupe. It will come with quattro all-wheel-drive and a Tiptronic 6 speed automatic transmission.

While the Audi S5 coupe will keep its 4.2L V8 until the end of the 2010 model year, the 2010 S5 Cabriolet will launch with the new 333-hp 3.0 TFSI supercharged V6 seen in the 2010 Audi S4. It will be offered with a manual gearbox or 7-speed S tronic transmissions.

Other than that the 2010 Audi A5 and S5 Cabriolet's offer rear 50/50 split folding seats, new head-level heating system with heated/cooled front seats, MMI operating logic standard with central display screen, Audi Drive Select, Audi's Intelligent Key with keyless entry and starting, Bluetooth interface, a rearview camera, Audi Side Assist lane change assistant and a Bang & Olufsen 505W sound system.

Audi states in the press release that the 2010 A5/S5 Cabriolet will replace the A4/S4 Cabriolet models in the U.S. We'll learn more about that later when the models launch in fall of 2009. The cars will make their debut at the 2009 Geneva Auto Show in March. Pricing details will be announced closer to launch.

Follow the jump for the high-res photos and don't forget to maximize the galleries to see them in full-resolution.

2010 Audi A5 and S5 Cabriolets:



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