2013 Audi RS5 Cabriolet was presented by the Germans on the internet. The 4.2 FSI engine has 450 hp and 430 Nm, which ensures a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration in 4.9 seconds. The debut is, of course, scheduled for 2012 Paris Motor Show.
Audi couldn’t wait until the 2012 Paris Motor Show start to officially debut the RS5 Cabriolet, so they’ve done it live, on the internet, with the help of two Audi professional drivers from DTM. The new convertible has a new engine, a double clutch transmission and new design elements.
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2013 Audi RS5 Cabriolet – Engine & Design
2013 Audi RS5 Cabriolet was unveiled during a presentation online, a premiere for the German mark. The new convertible from Ingolstadt has a 4.2 liter FSI engine that provides 450 hp (336 kW/456 PS) and 430 Nm (317 lb/ft) and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.9 seconds.
As for the coupe version, maximum power is reached at 8,250 rpm, and maximum torque is achieved between 4,000 and 6,000 rpm. Maximum speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph), but customers can also choose to limit the maximum speed at 280 km/h (175 mph).
Resources provided by the V8 engine are operated by a quattro all-wheel drive system using a S-Tronic double clutch transmission. The all-wheel drive system has a crown type differential, which allows to transmit of up to 70% of power to the front axle and up to 8% power to the rear axle according to needs, while standard configuration is 40:60 for the rear axle.
At the aesthetic level, 2013 Audi RS5 Cabriolet has a number of new design elements, many of them having a aerodynamic part. The front bumper has been redesigned and received a honeycomb grid. The 19-inch wheels hide a braking system with ventilated discs, with a diameter of 365 mm for the front axle. The front brake callipers have eight-pistons, are painted in black, and weear the RS logo. Optionally, 2013 Audi RS5 Cabriolet can be equipped with ceramic brake discs with a diameter of 380 mm.
Regarding the convertible part of the car – the “top down” is performed in 15 seconds, while “toping up” takes just 17 seconds, both at a speed of 50 km/h (30 mph). As in the case of every RS model from Audi, final exhaust heads have an oval shape.
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