As expected, the all-new Audi RS 5 Cabriolet was unveiled today, but it was no surprise there as the first photos with the vehicle emerged few months ago. The design of the car is not new, as the cabriolet features the same design as the coupe version. The soft top is new and according to the official press release, it can be opened and closed in 15 seconds and 17 seconds respectively, even at speeds of up to 50 km/h (31.07 mph). When opened, the soft top needs only 60 liters (2.12 cu ft) of the total volume of the trunk of 380 liters (13.42 cu ft). The trunk features a subtle matt carbon spoiler lip for more downforce, but as an option, it can be painted in the same color as the rest of the car. The Audi RS 5 Cabriolet measures 4,649 mm (15.25 ft) long, 1,860 mm (6.10 ft) wide and 1,380 mm (4.53 ft) high, and its wheelbase is 2,751 mm (9.03 ft).
The brand new RS 5 Cabrio is available in eight colors: monochrome color, four metallic and pearl effect colors and three crystal effect paints. Furthermore, the soft top is available in black, gray, red or brown. For those interested, the engine compartment can also be customized using in matt aluminum. Inside, the car is almost perfect as Audi interiors are almost the best in the world. The RS 5 Cabrio features a three-spoke steering wheel with flat-bottomed rim wrapped in perforated leather and sport seats with power adjustments upholstered in a combination of leather and Alcantara or in the optional black or lunar silver Fine Nappa leather.
Moreover, the interior is styled in black, while the inner soft top liner can be ordered in the optional color star silver. As an option, the manufacturer can deliver the inlays in Aluminum Race, piano finish black, matt brushed aluminum or stainless steel mesh at no additional cost. Under the hood, we find the same naturally-aspirated 4.2-liter V8 engine delivering 331 kW (450 hp) at 8,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 430 Nm (317.15 lb-ft) between 4,000 and 6,000 rpm. With these numbers, the RS 5 Cabriolet hits 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.9 seconds (coupe version does this in 4.6 seconds) and has a top speed limited to 250 km/h (155.34 mph). Still, for those who want more, Audi can increase this limit to 280 km/h (173.98 mph). Regarding the fuel consumption, Audi promises 10.9 l/100 km (21.58 US mpg). The big V8 engine is bolted to the seven-speed S tronic automatic transmission. Regarding the price, the Audi RS 5 Cabriolet will be available in early 2013 with a base price of 88,500 euros, in Germany.