Its been almost seven years for Audi S5 Cabriolet, till this all time its been very much pretty and with 2016 red convertible roof option is a charm. S5 is $14,200 premium than A5, comes with 3.0 liter supercharged v-6 produces 333 hp at 6500 revs and 325 lb-ft of torque at 2900 revs. Quattro all whee drive comes as standard, seven speed dual clutch automatic is quick. Our test includes adaptive dampers and torque vectoring rear differential costing $1k and $1100 respectively. High revs. 450 hp is no more offered in 2016 version, very much quick S5 Cabriolet touches 60 mph in 4.9 seconds which is 0.4 behind S5 coupe.
S5 perfectly weighted steering gets sharp signals from chasis especially in Dynamic mode, this is when adjustable dampers stiffness is high. Torque vectoring rear differential dealing with curves and cornering remains very good. Brakes too good else testing for high speed is quiet hesitating, it covered 158 to get it stop from 70 mph.
Convertible coming with this price has to upscale and needs to be sporty, this is what exactly S5 Cabriolet does, red softtop is a surprise along with Daytona Gray pearl effect paint which sparkles in sunshine. Roof is thickly padded. noise cancellation is excellent providing soothing calmness, embedded LED reading lights in rear sitting area, one touch button for all window drop or raise simultaneously, quick power top lowering speed, folding wind blocker.
Aluminium with inlaid black wood vaneer ($1100) , Comfort package ($1400) with neck level heating and ventilated seats. Some may opt for perforated leather to upholster seats. Touchpad got even better than found in other Audi's version. Virtual cockpit technology will be available in next generation models.
2016 Audi S5 Cabriolet alluring and very much quick as always there is not time for being old, have a happy ride.