Preview: Audi A5 cabrio arriving in 2009
Unlike its 3-series rival from BMW, Audi will likely employ a lightweight canvas roof for its new convertible that will save both on costs as well as storage. Expect the car to be powered by the same engines as found in the coupe, which means the latest FSI and TDI engines, with output ranging from 125 to 195kW (170 to 265hp). There’s also likely to be V8 powered S5 and RS5 performance models as well.
A total of 28,000 A5 cabrios will be produced in the first year of production and the car should make its world debut at next year’s Detroit Auto Show in January.