Now that Audi’s A5 coupe has been revealed, it’s only a matter of time until we see the release of the Cabriolet version. This latest rendering gives us an early look at the car’s new styling ahead of the model’s launch in roughly twelve months time. The A5 Cabriolet is scheduled to enter production alongside its hardtop cousin at a plant in Neckarsulm, Germany, where it’s expected to replace the current A4 convertible in Audi’s lineup.

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 265 bhp). There’s also likely to be V8 powered S5 and RS5 performance models as well.

Audi is also rumoured to be working on even more drop-top models including a possible performance roadster variant with a mid-engine layout. Follow the jump to see the rendering of the new A5 drop-top in full.