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Audi A5 Cabriolet (2009–2017)

Last updated 18 March 2019

 
3
Good looking convertible that effectively replaced the popular A4 Cabriolet. High quality and stylish cabin.
Number of faults and problems with early production. 2.0 TSI can have high oil consumption. Significant problem of leaking roofs swamping electrics, including ECUs.
Updated 18 March 2019

Starting problem with 2012 udi A5 Cabriolet 2.0 TFSi 211 Multitronic identified by independent VAG specialist as possibly a problem with the internal earthing of the ECU. This was sent away to a specialist...

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Introduction

Audi kept knocking out its 80-based four-seat Cabriolet long after the car on which it was based had been replaced. An enduringly handsome European car, it was favoured by the Princess of Wales, and liked for its quality build and style.

Chopping the roof off made it a bit of a jelly to drive, but that hardly got in the way of sales.

Things changed when the A4 cabrio was launched. Audi did a thorough job in making it bodily solid and introduced the innovation of diesel versions, something which now hardly raises an eyebrow.

That process has continued with open versions of its handsome A5 coupe, which are now reaching UK showrooms, and in engineering terms are hardly poor relations, being as up to date as anything Audi produces.

Audi A5 Cabriolet 2009 Road Test

Audi A5 Coupe, Cabriolet and Sporback 2011 Facelift Road Test

Owners' reviews

4
Very comfortable and relaxing to drive, jury is out on reliability
2
Pretty when parked but not nice to drive at all
3
great all rounder fast in sport greta looks
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