2010 Audi A5 Cabriolet
For equal doses of sun-worshipping and exhilaration, the 2010 Audi A5 2.0 TFSI quattro Cabriolet that we recently had on our lot is a great choice.
The A5 Cabriolet is an ultra-clean droptop rendition of Audi’s big A5 coupe, and to our eyes, it looks just fine without a fixed roof.
As with the coupe, big rectangular headlights flank a deep Nuvolari grille. Simple character lines flow over standard 18-inch alloy wheels, or our tester’s optional 19-inchers.
Even when it’s up, the big, power-folding soft top doesn’t spoil the A5’s nice lines. And it folds fast, taking only fifteen seconds up or down, at speeds up to 30 miles per hour.
Crisply-drawn taillights and dual exhaust outlets round out the rear end.
Under the A5 Cabriolet’s hood is Audi’s redesigned direct-injected 2.0-liter “TFSI” turbocharged I4, making 211 horsepower driving either the front wheels or all four.
In front-drive form, the 2.0 TFSI A5 is equipped with a CVT automatic. Ours featured a six-speed Tiptronic auto, standard with quattro all-wheel drive, and optional adaptive suspension and dynamic steering.
“Losing the roof has not dampened our enthusiasm for this luxury performance two-door. In classic Audi fashion, the A5 offers copious grip and an ultra-solid connection to the pavement.” Shamit Choksey
Inside, the A5 is classic Audi, featuring superb build quality and simple, straightforward ergonomics. Leather seating is standard for all four passengers, and eight-way power adjustability is standard for the driver and front passenger.
Rear seats split 50/50 and fold flat, for a surprisingly versatile cargo bay.
Our loaded quattro Cabriolet featured Audi’s third-generation MMI infotainment interface, Bluetooth, and a Bang & Olufsen premium sound system.
So break out your shades and driving shoes, because the 2010 Audi A5 Cabriolet is available now, starting at just under $43,000.
direct-injected 2.0-liter "TFSI" turbocharged I4
Starting at just under $43,000