2008 Audi S5 Cabriolet

Ingolstadt, 2008-12-03 – The top-of-the-line model of the new Cabriolet production series from Audi is the S5 Cabriolet. The letter “S” stands for Sport – for dynamics, performance and power, but also for amazing efficiency.

The Audi S5 Cabriolet’s engine is a newly developed, supercharged, three-liter V6. The pressure in the 3.0 TFSI is generated by a mechanical supercharger – with impressive results: The power output tops out at 245 kW (333 hp), the torque between 2,900 and 5,300 rpm remains constant at a generous 440 Nm (324.53 lb-ft). The powerful thrust and the spontaneous, aggressive response make for a fascinating driving experience. The S5 Cabriolet is catapulted in 5.6 seconds from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) and accelerates up to a preset top speed of 250 km/h (155.34 mph). Yet at 9.6 liters* per 100 km (24.5 US mpg), its fuel efficiency is highly impressive (preliminary values).

Standard equipment of the Audi S5 Cabriolet includes the servotronic, the seven-speed S tronic and the quattro drive system package. The sport differential is optional. A sport suspension keeps the body close to the road. The 18-inch cast aluminum wheels are equipped with 245/40 tires. The black brake calipers are emblazoned with S5 emblems. The acoustic top, xenon plus headlights, electrically adjustable sport seats with Alcantara leather upholstery, and a multifunction sport steering wheel are also standard equipment.

Diverse design features contribute to a distinctively sporty styling, including modifications at the lower front and back panels, at the air intakes and at the tailpipes. In the interior, special seat upholstery, door sill trims and inlays in matt brushed aluminum underscore the high-quality, dynamic style of the high-end model. The pointers of the instruments are illuminated white to contrast with the gray scales.

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In Detail

typeSeries Production Car
body stylistWalter Maria de’Silva
engineV8
positionFront, Longitudinal
block materialAluminum
valvetrainChain-Driven DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/VVT
fuel feedFSI Direct Injection
displacement4163 cc / 254.04 in³
bore84.5 mm / 3.3 in
stroke92.8 mm / 3.7 in
power245 kw / 328.5 bhp
specific output78.91 bhp per litre
torque440 nm / 324.5 ft lbs @ 2900 rpm
redline7000
body / frameUnit Steel w/Aluminum Front Fenders
driven wheelsQuattro 4WD w/TCS
wheel type18-inch Cast Aluminum
front brakesVentilated Discs w/2-Piston Sliding Caliper, EBD, ABS
rear brakesVentilated Discs w/Single-Piston Sliding Caliper, EBD, ABS
steeringRack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Telescopic Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionMulti-link Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Telescopic Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar
transmission7-Speed S-Tronic