The Audi S5 Cabriolet which was revealed in December 2008 is the replacement car for the S4 Cabriolet, a model which will be discontinued.
The engine develops 333 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. The transmission is handled by either a 6 speed tiptronic gearbox or a 7 speed double-clutch automatic. The quattro all-wheel-drive system features a 40/60 front/rear torque split.
Like the S5 Coupe the S5 Cabriolet features cosmetic upgrades which differentiate it from the standard A5 Convertible. The radiator grille is finished in platinum grey and fitted with vertical chrome inlays. The front and rear bumpers are modified and have an exaggerated design with more aggressive air inlets. The windscreen surround and mirror housings are finished in an aluminum-look material which immediately identifies the model as belonging to the Audi 'S' family.
Inside the Audi S5 Cabriolet are a pair of sports seats up front and a sports steering wheel. The cloth convertible top features Audi Acoustic Roof technology for a quiet interior.