The best way to enjoy this car? Roof off, please! At 4,673mm long (47mm more than its predecessor), the Audi A5 Cabriolet seats up to four comfortably. Though the two in the back — especially taller adults — might find it a tad squeezy on rainy days, when the roof is up.
But the car makes up for lack of space with its sleek styling, thanks to short overhangs and long wrap-around hood. And while this is a soft-top, it still delivers outstanding aeroacoustics, without unwanted wind or engine noise to interrupt your conversation.
Compared to others featured in our speedy sports car review series, A5 Cabrio is the least robust on paper, with 190bhp and 320Nm of torque from its 2-litre TFSI engine. Yet it feels anything but sluggish because of its light weight — pedal to the metal and the engine roar sounds rather glorious, like you’re Lightning McQueen speeding past competitors on the track. Making it feel even sportier is the Audi drive select dynamic handling system, Milano leather sports seats and one-touch opening function for the drop-top.
Engine: 1,984cc in-line four-cylinder spark ignition
Transmission: Seven-speed dual-clutch
Max power: 190bhp @ 4,200-6,000rpm
Max torque: 320Nm @ 1,450-4,200rpm
Max speed: 237km/h
Acceleration from zero to 100km/h: 7.9 seconds