Intro: The Audi S5 Cabriolet exemplifies the modern luxury convertible. With chiseled angular styling, the latest in-car tech, and a potent powerplant, the 2011 S5 Cabriolet represents a true balance of style and substance.
As the more potent sibling to the luxurious A5 Cabriolet, the S5 sets itself apart with visual cues such as 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in performance tires, split dual exhaust, and added chrome in the grille, all hinting at the power beneath the hood.
Performance: The S5 Cabriolet is powered by a supercharged 3-liter V6 sending 333 horsepower and 325 pound feet of torque, through a 7-speed automatic transmission to Quattro all-wheel drive.
Fuel Economy: Fuel economy for the S5 Cabriolet is 17 miles per gallon city, 26 miles per gallon highway.
Features: The S5's craftsmanship and layout reflect the same world-class standards that have made the Audi brand so popular. The convertible soft top retracts in a mere 15 seconds, giving way to the striking red and black leather interior of our test model.
In the unlikely event you forget what you're driving, Audi reminds you with "S5" logos on the running boards, seatbacks, and steering wheel. The center console with its carbon fiber inlays, plays host to the controls for Audi's MMI multimedia interface. MMI can operate any number of the S5 Cabriolet's functions, from the standard 10-speaker premium audio system, to the Bluetooth hands free calling, to the available navigation system... All of which are viewable through a vivid screen in the center of the dash.
For true audio lovers, we recommend the available Band & Olufsen Premium Sound System, complete with a 505-watt amplifier. A must-have option for anyone looking to drive late into the colder months is the comfort package, which includes heated and ventilated front seats, as well as a headrest heater.
Safety Features: Standard safety features include 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, electronic brake force distribution, electronic stability program, and a full array of front and side impact airbags.
Pricing: Base MSRP for the 2011 Audi S5 Cabriolet is $59,050. A range-topping Prestige trim starts at $64,950.
Warranty: The S5 Cabriolet is backed by a 4-year, 50,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Summary: With the latest in tech and comfort features, and motivated by a potent powerplant, all wrapped in an artfully crafted convertible package, the 2011 Audi S5 Cabriolet is an outstanding example of the modern luxury drop-top. (2:53)