After the likewise sized S4 models, Audi’s S5 range is due for a facelift. The changes belong to a mid-life facelift for the entire A5 family, and today we have images of the S5 Cabriolet.
Right now, cabriolets remain in a trench. Essentially, only the Germans can be troubled to make them, and since they’re not selling well, advancement loan is tight. In some cases, they’re also being terminated, as held with the Mercedes SLC (SLK rebadge) and soon the A3/S3 soft-top.
2021 Audi S5 Engine
The S5 started with a magnificent 4.2-liter V8 several years back, then changed to a supercharged V6, followed by a single-turbo 3.0 TFSI and now … diesel. Today, you can only purchase the S5 Coupe and Sportback with the 3.0 TDI, but we’re sure it’s only a matter of time here.
The technology is new, including a 48V architecture that enables an electrical supercharger to be installed, just like in the SQ7. The unit makes 347 HP and 700 Nm of torque, a bit less power than the old S5 TFSI. However, 200 Nm more torque or 80 Nm compared to the A5 50 TDI, which is also a V6.
What about cosmetic changes?
Initially glance, this test model looks similar to the present model, which went on sale in 2016. Oddly, the bits they’re altering aren’t the ones using complete camouflage. For example, you can make out the new mesh-like pattern for the grille and the different trim in the lower bumper. We saw the same change on the TTS facelift recently.
However, the fenders are all covered, even though the car is unlikely to get new hips. And at the back, the S5 Cabrio probably sports phony exhaust. They look like real quad pointers but are simply pieces of trim held up by the bumper.
2021 Audi S5 Interior
The interior of the model is in clear view, thanks to the top being down. Hence, we can see that they have changed the infotainment. This is a tacked-on tablet version of the 10-inch screen you get in larger Audis. It’s a touchscreen, so the MMI controller next to the shifter is gone. Also, you can have on-demand features.
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