The soft top can fold up or down at speeds up to 30mph.
The Audi S5 cabriolet offers great handling and something that its sister, the A5 cabriolet, does not: standard all wheel drive.
Though the new model has seen a drop in power, the smaller engine makes for a 20% increase in fuel economy.
The 2012 Audi S5 cabriolet does not disappoint buyers looking for the professional styling which Audi has become known for.
The S5 does not fall victim to the "big butt" appearance like the IS-350C or Lexus SC430.
The folding canvas roof does not take up any additional cargo space, whether it is up or down. The canvas is nearly as quiet as the S5 coupe at legal highway speeds. Buffeting is not a problem, either, so there is seldom a need for the rear wind deflector.
The Audi S5 cabriolet is fairly heavy and very expensive.
There are rumors circulating that Audi is planning to redesign the S5 cabriolet for next year, so those wanting the newest model may want to wait.
Compared with the previous model, the S5 is fairly tame. Older models had a 4.2 liter V8 while the new model has a 3.0 liter V6.
The navigation screen is set at the perfect angle to provide maximum glare to the driver when the top is down.