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​Luxury convertible cars – number one choice


Audi has completed the formation of its "fifth" family of the next generation – in early November 2016, the Germans officially declassified the second generation convertible A5, which was transformed in a single key with its closed "brothers" and remained faithful to the soft top. In Germany and several other countries of the Old World two-doors sedan go on sale in March 2017, but it will not get to some countries – we have a demand for such machines is small, why the installation and certification of technology ERA-GLONASS unprofitable.

2nd generation of Audi A5 convertible

The appearance of the "second" Audi A5 Cabriolet, designed in the "family" style of the brand, did without surprises – the car looks beautiful, energetic and due to the multi-layer fabric roof is no less dynamic than the original coupe, and its only "chip" is a brake light, elegantly inscribed in the waist molding.

The open version of the "five" of Ingolstadt has the following dimensions: in length, width and height it has 4673 mm, 1846 mm and 1371 mm, respectively, and the wheelbase it does not go beyond 2765 mm.

The interior of the Audi A5 convertible of the second embodiment is decorated without surprises and exactly repeats the coupe of the same name: here is an identical torpedo with a single line of ventilation deflectors and a protruding Central display, expensive finishing materials, high-class performance and strictly four-seat layout.

The Luggage compartment of the car with the raised roof holds 380 liters of Luggage, and its soft top is expanded and folded by means of the electric drive for 18 and 15 seconds respectively.

Technical parameters. Three turbocharged engines are provided for the Audi A5 Cabriolet. Under the hood two-doors sedan installed diesel inline "four" and V-shaped "six" TDI volume 2.0-3.0 liters, producing 190-218 horsepower and 400 Nm of generated torque in both cases, and gasoline four-cylinder unit TFSI, which at a volume of 2.0 liters produces 252 "mares" and 370 Nm peak capacity.

In the Arsenal of gearboxes listed 5-speed "mechanics" (for "Junior" versions), 7-band "robot" S tronic and 8-speed "automatic" (for "senior" diesel).

In low-power machines, the thrust goes to the front wheels, and all-wheel drive transmissions are two: the two-wheel modifications are equipped with a traditional scheme with an asymmetrical Torsen differential, and the "mechanical" – with the Quattro ultra-system, equipped with two couplings in the rear axle drive.

Technically, the convertible second-generation copies of the coupe, except with a more durable sills and additional bracing underneath. The car uses the MLB Evo platform with longitudinal-based motor, two-lever front and five-lever rear suspension, Electromechanical power steering and disc brakes of all wheels.

For a surcharge, "German" is equipped with electronically controlled shock absorbers.

Configuration and prices. In Germany, the second "release" of the Audi A5 Cabriolet 2017 model year is available at a price of 49,350 euros (~3.49 million rubles at the current rate), and the list of its standard and optional equipment has no significant differences compared to the closed "brother".

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