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Autocar - Test Drive: Audi A5 3.0 TDI Convertible S-Line

Discussion in 'A5/S5/RS5' started by ree, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. ree

    ree Well-Known Member

    [Broken External Image]:http://www.autocar.co.uk/contentImages//Car/Audi/A5/1089944711915356x236.jpg

    For: Classy image, effortless performance, brilliant cabin, good practicality

    Against: Overly firm ride, hefty kerb weight, too expensive, shallow boot

    Another sodden summer means this is hardly the most propitious time to be bringing a new rag-top to market. But as Audi continues its seemingly relentless expansion into new areas, it’s refreshing to find at least one new model from the brand that is entirely predictable.

    The A5 Cabriolet is an open-top version of the existing A5 coupé and, despite its numerically enhanced moniker, is a direct replacement for the previous A4 Cabriolet. Which means it’s got a tough act to follow.

    The A4 Cabriolet was a sales success throughout its long life, and its appeal was reflected in its rock-solid residual values.

    It’s therefore no surprise that Audi has kept the fundamentals unchanged, with the A5 using a folding fabric hood instead of one of the increasingly fashionable retractable hard-tops.

    The big question is whether it will be good enough to carry on where its handsome predecessor left off.

    We’re testing it with a 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel under the bonnet, mated to a seven-speed DSG automatic and Audi’s quattro four-wheel drive.…

    Audi A5 3.0 TDI Quattro S Line - Autocar.co.uk

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  2. ateekt

    ateekt Well-Known Member

    Looks great, but not my type of car! I'd rather have the R/Rs-6... even R/Rs-4 will do it for me! :t-cheers:
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  3. VroomVroom

    VroomVroom Well-Known Member

    Wow that white A5 cab tickles a soft spot:redface.doodle:o
  4. ree

    ree Well-Known Member

    Damn - Convertible in the Sportback First Drive section - will move the posts to the right thread…
  5. ///K

    ///K Well-Known Member

    Just saw one in real life in black, looks realllll good. It looks lower than the A5 coupe.
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