Before the official debut, the German automaker, Audi has finally revealed the A5 Cabriolet. The official debut will take place at the Los Angeles Show 2016 and will be launched globally in 2017. The A5 Cabriolet version is based on the MLB platform, which results in an improved overall rigidity compared to the previous version. According to Audi, this new platform helps in achieving greater levels of comfort than before. Similar to the A5 Coupe in styling, the A5 Cabriolet is 47 mm longer than its predecessor. The wheelbase has been also improved and now measures 2795 mm.
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The larger wheelbase has helped in improving the rear leg room by 18 mm. The new Cabriolet is also claimed to have the highest torsional rigidity which is improved by 40 percent than the previous version. In the event of a rollover, the rollover beams deploy from behind the cabin. The German automaker also claims that it is also the lightest car in the respective segment. Considering the engine configuration, the A5 Cabriolet shares the same engine as the new A5 Coupe. The engine will be offered with three gearboxes option with either front or four-wheel drive.
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Apart from the features shared with the A5 Coupe, the A5 Cabriolet has an alternative to standard analogue instruments, customers can now have a 12.5-inch high definition digital instrument display as well as a head-up display unit. There is also an optional LTE module which provides access to online services, while a Wi-Fi hotspot provides connectivity to the internet. The top-end variant of A5 Cabriolet is equipped with MMI (multimedia interface) touch connectivity package which offers an 8.3-inch monitor and comes with a DVD drive, 10GB flash memory, two card readers, AUX-in and USB connections.
The new A5 Cabriolet will be battling against the E-Class Cabriolet which is synonymous to elegance and class. Audi has tried to rub shoulders with Merc but, the final result will be revealed when the car will hit the showrooms next year. For the Indian market, there are no plans yet for its launch but, we might expect it in 2018.