ABT Sportsline gears up to give more power to your new 2018 Audi A5 Cabriolet

Article by Christian A., on June 16, 2017

After seeing the A5 Cabrio in action for over a decade, ABT Sportsline for sure knows the best aftermarket options for your new Audi. ABT now offers the 2nd generation Audi A5 Cabriolet a new tuning kit. Using ABT’s new power boost, Audi A5’s 248hp (252PS) and 273lb-ft (370Nm) of torque 2.0 liter petrol engine can raise its output by up to 325hp (330PS) and 325lb-ft (440Nm). That is nearly the same output as the new 3.0-liter V6 engine on the Audi S5 Cabriolet which delivers an impressive 354hp (359PS) and 369lb-ft (500Nm) of torque.

Alternatively, the German tuner offers an upgrade for the A5’s Diesel variant. The stock model’s 212hp (215PS) and 325lb-ft (440Nm) 2.0-liter TDI engine can get an additional 25hp (25PS) and 30lb-ft (40Nm) power boost. Owners of the new Audi A5 with 3.0-liter TDI can also avail of ABT’s power kit. This will increase the larger engine’s standard output of 215hp (218PS) to 246hp (250PS) while the normal 295lb-ft (400Nm) of torque is now pushed to the limits at 332lb-ft (450Nm).

Customers who want to give their new Audi A5 Cabriolet more muscle can also choose from ABT Sportsline’s 19-inch and 20-inch wheels in different varieties. Another option is the high performance tires provided by Dunlop and Continental to wrap the new set of wheels.

Other than providing your new Audi with a power boost, the German tuning specialist offers an optionally available entrance light with illuminating ABT logo. There are also special ABT floor mats in velour that will look good once the ABT projecting entry lights are on.

The new generation A5 Cabriolet adopts the same familiar lines from the Sportback and the two-door coupe. But instead of the fixed roof, the Cabriolet comes with a soft-top that opens and closes in seconds using an automatic one touch button.

Among its new features are jam assist, adaptive cruise control and Audi’s advanced Pre Sense driver assist technology. For a more comfortable and convenient ride, the A5 Cabriolet is equipped with Bang & Olufsen premium sound system, a 4G LTE connectivity, Audi Connect in-car infotainment system, smartphone integration as well as MMI navigation that go with Audi’s latest virtual cockpit.

With its new compact seat design, the A5 Cabriolet gets an increased legroom of up to 0.7 inch (18mm), with shoulder room offering another extra 1.0 inch (26mm) at the front. The overall size increase adds an extra boot space of 60-liters totaling to 13.4 cubic feet (380-liters).

The wheelbase has been extended to 0.6 inch (14mm) which now stands at 108.9 inches (2,765mm). With the size of 183.9 inches (4,673mm) long, the new Cabriolet is much longer by 1.9 inches (47mm) than the 1st generation series. To find out more about the new generation Audi A5 Cabriolet, don’t miss its world premiere happening this November at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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