December 10, 2012

RS5 Cabriolet - Exterior styling
Source: Audi Media

The RS 5 Cabriolet provides an accomplished combination of Audi's design idiom and the fascination of a four-seat convertible. The high-performance convertible is 4,649 mm (183.03 in) long and 1,860 mm (73.23 in) wide, but just 1,380 mm (54.33 in) in height. The long hood, a wheelbase of 2,751 mm (108.31 in) and clean lines create a flowing silhouette with finely balanced proportions and striking details.

The tapered Singleframe grille dominates the front end, its side edges extending beyond the hood. A frame in a matt aluminum look encloses the grille, the honeycomb grille insert that sports an RS 5 logo shines in anthracite. The wedge-shaped headlights with wave-like lower edges draw the eye to the vehicle's exterior, creating the visual sensation of more width. The xenon plus lamps inside the headlights surround the LED strips that form the daytime running lights.

The large side air intakes combine with the flat central intake under the grille to accentuate the width of the front end. The two exterior intakes sport honeycomb grilles and are divided up by vertical and horizontal struts into six segments in each direction. They are integrated into a boldly contoured bumper that tapers into a powerful aluminum-look splitter edge.

An anodized aluminum strip on the windshield frame, a classic feature of all Audi convertibles, lends the vehicle a stylish touch. The decorative trim strips on the window channels and the soft top box cover are made of the same material, and the door mirror housings are finished in a matt aluminum look. Crisp, taut surfaces and sharp contour edges characterize the side lines – the dynamic line runs over the side sills, the sweeping tornado line below the windows. The wide shoulders, the powerfully flared wheel arches, the large wheels and the angular sill trims are testimony to the raw power of the Audi RS 5 Cabriolet.

The lines also emphasize the impression of sporty width at the rear. The luggage compartment cover sports an RS 5 logo and a subtle spoiler lip made out of matt carbon; the lip can also be painted in the body color as an option. The two large, elliptical tailpipe tips of the dual exhaust system enclose the diffuser, which extends far upward.

A contour painted in the body color (available optionally in aluminum look) splits the diffusor into two sections, with the upper section featuring a honeycomb insert.

The RS 5 Cabriolet is available in eight exterior paint finishes – the Ibis White non-metallic finish, the metallic Suzuka Grey, the pearl effect variants Daytona Grey, Misano Red and Phantom Black along with the specially pigmented crystal effect finishes Panther Black, Estoril Blue and Prism Silver. In addition, a virtually unlimited range of customized paint finishes is available exclusively from Audi. The soft top is available in black, gray, red or brown. As options, Audi can install a styling package in matt aluminum as well as an engine compartment design package with carbon trim.

Audi RS 5 Cabriolet: key dimensions

Length, mm

4,649 (183.03 in)

Width, mm

1,860 (excluding exterior mirrors) (73.23 in)

Height, mm

1,380 (54.33 in)

Wheelbase, mm

2,751 (108.31 in)

Front track, mm

1,586 (62.44 in)

Rear track, mm

1,582 (62.28 in)

The equipment and data specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.

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