Dynamics in the open air - the Audi RS 5 Cabriolet
Audi is expanding the series with an open top model
4.2 FSI engine with 331 kW (450 hp), 0 to 100 km / h in 4.9 seconds
Elegant and spacious body with a soft top
The exterior design
Flowing silhouette with perfectly balanced proportions and sharp
details - in
RS 5 Cabriolet wins the dynamics of Audi especially nice shape. A
frame in matt aluminum look sums up one of the hexagonal single-frame
grille, its honeycomb grille insert, decorated with a 5-RS badge
shines in anthracite. Wedge-shaped headlights with wavy edges glow
with xenon plus units and LED strips that form the daytime running
lights. The strikingly styled front skirt includes large air inlets
and tapers to a splitter edge.
Essays on the door sills and the widened wheel arches dominate the
side view of the tornado line that forms the shoulder of the RS 5
Cabriolet is drawn especially sharp. The housings of the exterior
mirrors in aluminum look, the surface of the windshield frame and the
trim around window wells and top compartment lid are made of anodised
Like a flat, smooth dome, the light soft top of the RS 5 Cabriolet
spans the spacious interior, a special foam layer provides high
acoustic comfort. Opens by pressing a button and the soft top closes
automatically in 15 or 17 seconds, even while driving at 50 km / h
When open, it restricts the spacious luggage room a little - of the
380 liters of volume it takes up only 60 liters. The rear seat backs
can be folded down, split a load-through facility from the trunk into
the back of improved variability. Targeted reinforcements give the
open body rigidity, the aluminum front wings offset some of the
resulting additional weight.
Elegant light bands glow in the LED tail lights, which dispense
entirely on conventional light bulbs. Like the lights, the rear bumper
is redrawn be diffuser is drawn far above, a honeycomb grille insert
includes two large, elliptical exhaust tailpipes. On the boot lid, a
subtle lip spoiler in
matte carbon provides more downforce, if desired, the lips are painted
in body color.
The Audi RS 5 Cabriolet measures 4,649 millimeters in length, 1,860
millimeters in width and 1,380 mm in height, a wheelbase of 2751
millimeters. Eight colors are available - a plain tone, four metallic
and pearl-effect and three crystal effect paint finishes. The soft top
is available in black, gray, red or brown. Audi also offers an optics
package in matt aluminum and an engine room design package with
materials of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP). The drag
coefficient is 0.34, the underbody paneling significantly contributes
to aerodynamic fine-tuning.
Characteristic of the RS 5 is the three-spoke steering wheel with
flat-bottomed rim that is covered with perforated leather. The
multifunction buttons can be use as intuitive as any other controls in
the RS 5 Cabriolet. The terminal of the optional MMI navigation plus
about coming out with six fixed buttons for the main menu to control
the driving dynamics system Audi drive select, a single button. The
white label, black dials give a strong contrast and can be read
easily. The driver information system are ambitious driver a lap timer
for lap times and an oil thermometer.
The sport seats are electrically adjustable and they have high cheek
for optimal lateral support, integrated head restraints, lumbar
support and an extendable thigh support. The reference is a
combination of leather and Alcantara, optional black or silver moon
Feinnappaleder. All leathers are pigmented to inhibit heating by
sunlight. Alternatively, there are manually adjustable bucket seats
and climate-controlled comfort seats with a ventilation function.
The interior of the Audi RS 5 Cabriolet is finished in black, the
inner lining of the hood on request in star silver. Fine chrome trim,
subtle trims in high-gloss black and carbon fiber inlays underscore
the dynamic appearance. Audi also offers the no-cost deposits in Race
aluminum, piano black finish, matt brushed aluminum or stainless steel
The backs of the seats, the deposits of aluminum door sills, the
steering wheel, in the rev counter and the selector lever knob of the
seven-speed S tronic to find RS-lettering. The door consists of two
narrow strips that shine pedals and many controls in aluminum look.
The Audi exclusive program offers many more options for
As a driver for the RS 5 Cabriolet is a highly rotating FSI V8
naturally aspirated engine with direct injection. From its 4,163 cm3
displacement, he draws 331 kW (450 hp) at 8,250 1/min, 4000-6000 rpm
it produces its maximum torque of 430 Nm. The 4.2 FSI with the red
painted cylinder head cover, resulting in the Hungarian plant in
GyQr hand assembly, achieves a specific output of 79.5 kW (108.1
hp) per liter, each hp has to move only 4.267 kg vehicle weight. The
long-stroke engine with an aluminum crankcase breathing freely, flaps
in the exhaust tailpipes vary the sonorous roar. Optionally available
from Audi a sport exhaust system with black tailpipes.
The Audi RS 5 Cabriolet shoots himself in 4.9 seconds from zero to 100
km / h The top speed is limited to 250 km /
h, at the customer Audi
lifts them to 280 km / h. On average, the V8 with 10.9 liters of fuel
per 100 km are satisfied. Its cylinder walls and the chain drive are
optimized to minimize friction, the oil pump operates on demand.
The power transfer
Dual-clutch gearbox, as the seven-speed S tronic, the RS 5 Cabriolet,
are characterized by high efficiency, which in this model improved by
the high-ratio final gear yet. Switching is implemented by changing
the clutches so fast and fluently that they are hardly noticeable. The
driver, the seven-speed S tronic in the D and S programs can operate
automatically or control to the selector lever or the paddles on the
steering wheel. A useful starting aid for the racetrack is the launch
control. It allows for a great start on the engagement of the clutch
for ideal starting speed.
The permanent all-wheel drive quattro gives the RS 5 Cabriolet
decisive advantages in traction and stability. Indeed, its heart, the
crown gear center differential is compact and lightweight. In normal
driving operation, it distributes the torque in the ratio 40: 60
between the front and rear axles; if necessary it can be up to 70
percent of a maximum of 85 percent to the front or to the rear lead.
The wheel-torque control, an intelligent software solution complements
the work of the center differential.
If a curve inside wheel during fast cornering greatly relieved, it is
braked slightly before slippage occurs - it is the RS 5 Cabriolet in
the border area extremely long neutral.
At Audi offers the sport differential, which distributes power via two
superposition stages active between the rear wheels. As a perfect
complement to the quattro drivetrain is the RS 5 Cabriolet pushes the
limit formally into the curve, it has any tendency to oversteer or
understeer instantly prevented approach.
High technical effort marks the suspension of the open four-seater.
The five-link front suspension and self-tracking trapezoidal-link rear
axle are made in a wide range of aluminum. The speed-sensitive power
steering system uses an electromechanical drive, it operates directly,
sensitive and highly efficient. The body is 20 millimeters lower than
the Audi A5 Cabriolet and the bearings are stiff, oversized
stabilizers stronger. Forged aluminum wheels in high-gloss turned
ten-spoke design from 9 J x 19 wheels with size 265/35 are standard
equipment, optional are 20-inch wheels available in three attractive
colors with tires in size 275/30.
When brakes are ventilated and perforated discs in weight-saving wave
design in use, the front have 365 millimeters in diameter. The
wave-shaped outer contour of the friction rings reduces unsprung
masses by about three kilograms. Pins connect the discs with aluminum
brake pots - a concept from the world of motorsport. The brake
calipers are painted black, the front delay with eight pistons. The
stabilization control ESC brings a sport mode and can be switched off
completely. On request, Audi mounted on the front carbon fiber-ceramic
discs with six-piston calipers.
The Audi drive select driving dynamics system is part of the standard
equipment of the RS 5 Cabriolet. It allows the driver comfort, the
characteristics of the steering, the seven-speed S tronic, the
throttle and the exhaust sound flaps in the modes vary auto and
dynamic, if a MMI navigation system is on board, the individual mode
The sport differential, adaptive cruise control and dynamic steering,
which varies its ratio according to speed by almost 100 percent, can
also integrate into the system.
Another option, which is subject to regulation by the Audi drive
select system, the sport suspension plus with Dynamic Ride Control
(DRC) - a purely mechanical, without delay working system. Pairs of
shock absorbers, which are diagonally opposite, are connected by
pipelines and a central valve together; during fast cornering, the
system increases the support of the outside front suspension
compression. The characteristics of the shock absorbers can be
adjusted in three steps.
The Audi RS 5 Cabriolet is being launched with an extensive standard
equipment of the band. It includes, among other things, the parking
system plus, heated seats for driver and front passenger, automatic
belt feeder, a wind deflector, the lighting package, the driver
information system with break recommendation and a comprehensive
package of restraint systems. With an imminent rollover shoot thick
aluminum plates up behind the rear headrests. The sporty and luxury
options include a three neck-level heating, the convenience key, the
high-beam assistant, adaptive light and the three-zone deluxe
automatic air conditioning.
The RS 5 Cabriolet, all support systems from the A5 family choice.
Adaptive cruise control maintains the open-top four-seater on the
desired distance to the vehicle ahead and support the driver when
braking. Below 30 km / h speed it causes a full emergency delay. The
Audi side assist monitors the area behind the vehicle, helping to
change lanes safely. Audi active lane assist with keeping the track
easier. The parking system plus can be extended by a rear view
On the field, multimedia, Audi offers an entire system of building
blocks at the top of the MMI navigation plus with a large hard drive,
a DVD drive and seven-inch color monitor. Your perfect match is Audi
connect including car phone that connects the RS 5 Cabriolet to the
Internet. The front passenger can move freely through the integrated
Wi-Fi hotspot with their mobile devices on the web. For the driver's
customized Audi connect online services are available - from the Audi
online traffic information to navigation with Google Earth images and
Deliveries of the Audi RS 5 Cabriolet starts in Germany in spring
2013. The basic price will be 88,500 euros.
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