Audi to Offer the 2013 RS 5 Cabriolet in the US


Audi of America has finally confirmed that the company would be selling the 2013 Audi RS 5 Cabriolet in the US. However, the German car maker has not yet announced the actual selling date of the vehicle as its actual starting price.

But before the 2013 Audi RS 5 Cabriolet would hit Audi’s dealerships, this will first go on sale in Germany in the earlier parts of 2013. This simply means that the US version will most likely be available in the middle parts of the coming year.

The 2013 Audi RS 5 Cabriolet which made its online debut last September 6, 2012 and will be sold in Germany with a starting price which is equivalent to $111,756.  The Cabriolet will be using a drivetrain which is similar to what the 2013 Audi RS 5 coupe is using.

In addition to that, the vehicle will also be powered a naturally aspirated version of the 4.2-liter FSI V-8 engine which is capable of producing a maximum power output of up to  450 horsepower. The engine is mated to a 7-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission. The vehicle also uses the company’s Quattro All-wheel drive system as a standard feature.

As soon as the 2013 Audi RS 5 Cabriolet is released in Germany’s automobile market, this will go head to head with the 2013 BMW 6 Convertible which is sold at a starting price of $115,295 including the destination charge of $895 as well as the gas-guzzler tax of $1,300.

By paying a price as high as $110,000, any buyer in the US will be given the chance to own a 2013 Audi RS 5 Cabriolet which is a 4-passenger vehicle with a soft top mad of cloth. In addition to this, the RS 5 Cabriolet also offers a black cabin, split seatbacks on the rear that can be folded easily, and a trunk with a load-through hatch setup that allows the driver to load longer items on the vehicle.

Aside from the features that were mentioned earlier, the 2013 Audi RS 5 Cabriolet is also equipped with a steering wheel with three spokes and a rim with a flat bottom which is trimmed with perforated leather.

Based on Audi’s tests, the 2013 RS 5 Cabriolet is capable of sprinting from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 4.9 seconds and this is quite slower compared to the coupe version’s 4.6 seconds mark. Audi has also revealed that the Cabriolet could possibly reach the top speed of 174 mile per hour and this is expected to achieve a combined fuel economy ratings of 21 miles per gallon.

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