Review the 2019 Audi S5 Cabriolet
Cars are very much like humans; They tend to work better with their heads still attached.
If we don’t learn anything else from Game of Thrones, then beheading rarely improves someone’s mood and it’s a similar story to non-specialized convertibles (so the cars don’t must be MX-5, or anything similar). Felling the roof of an original designed car to have a negative impact on dynamics.
And when the car is one of the performance flavors, like the Audi Show S5, that could be a problem breaking the deal.
Of course, Audi thinks that their new S5 Cabriolet is as dynamic as its really dynamic hardtop siblings (an Australian version of the Coupe and Sportback), stripped of its weight and complement. Add more reinforcement structure than the Cabriolet model.
Even so, it is still heavier than the roof version. And slower. So is it a transaction worthy of your choice of scalp?
Is there anything interesting about its design?
The S5 Cabriolet is mature in a mature style, like Helen Mirren, but lacks the Coupe’s sultry sensibility, though it compensates for the strong front and everything is silvered.
Its larger alloys, red brake calipers and four-head silver exhaust pipes help paint a picture of performance, but its lines are undeniably interrupted by its fabric roof, which looks like it is on its body like a hat.
Even so, inside, it’s perfect, with beautiful materials and killer techniques at every point.
How realistic is the space inside?
Not, very honest.
It has a two-door, four-seat setup, so those who ride the back seat will climb over the front row of seats that fold down. When inside, the space is a bit cramped – especially the legroom – although they will share two cups in a fixed seating separator, and they will have air vents and climate control. private.
It has a much better experience for those who drive in front, where there are lots of roles and head rooms. The S5 Cabriolet is 47mm longer than the previous generation, which means there’s more cabin space. And although narrower than the old car, the cabin is a bit wider.
Front riders share two cupholders, and have large pockets on each door, along with power and USB connection points.
The boot is wide and very shallow, and Audi quotes a maximum space of 380 liters.
Does it represent good value for price? What features does it come with?
The S5 sits on the current A5 Cabriolet (although the RS5 will appear later this year) and as a result, a lot of equipment is provided.
You will have to pay $ 119,111 (up from $ 105,800 for the Coupe) to climb on one and that money will buy you Audi’s 19-inch, Drive (switch between driving modes) with Adaptive dampers and seat Nappa leather, heated in both front and rear.
The technology is covered by a navy-equipped 8.3-inch screen combined with 10-speaker stereo and is equipped with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with Audi’s Virtual Cockpit – configurable screen 12.3-inch figure replaces the dial in the value driver
That fabric roof will open for 15 seconds (but closes after 18 seconds) and at speeds of up to 50km / h, and can be operated from the cabin or via a button on the key fob, this is great. But the sports seats in the S5 version mean it doesn’t miss the neck heating system, characteristic of lower-end models.
What are the important statistics for engine and transmission?
It has a dead gem, this engine, a smooth but powerful 3.0-liter turbocharged unit that will produce 260kW at 5400 rpm and 500Nm at 1370 rpm. It combines with an equally sharp eight-speed tiptronic automatic machine, and the shovel provides power for all four wheels.
It’s enough to create a sprint from 0 to 100km / h, and keeping your right foot buried will see it climb to the limit of 250km / h.
How much fuel does it consume?
That extra power means that fuel use is, not surprisingly, the worst in the A5 range, with an official figure of 7.9 liters / 100km on the required cycle. / combination – and much worse, if you drive it the way you will definitely drive it.
Emissions are pegged at the claimed 179g / km Co2.