The Audi A5 is a series of executive coupe cars produced by the German automobile manufacturer Audi since March 2007. The A5 range additionally comprises the , cabriolet, and “Sportback” (a five door hatchback coupé featuring a fastback like roofline with a steeply raked rear window with integrated trunk lid) version of the Audi A4 saloon and estate models.
Under Audi’s internal platform numbering convention, the A5 is a member of the B-platform series of vehicles, sharing its platform designation with the A4 saloon and Avant. The first generation A5 (Type 8T) is therefore a member of the B8 family, whilst the second generation 2016 model is based on the B9.Both are derived from the Volkswagen MLB (Modular Longitudinal Matrix) architecture.
Both the Audi A5 and the S5 Cabriolet (convertible/cabriolet) production began in the beginning of 2009. The A5 Cabriolet included a fabric roofas opposed to a retractable hardtop as on the Volkswagen Eos. The engine ranges are same as contemporary A5 coupé models, but S5 Cabriolet came with a 3.0 TFSI V6 supercharged engine.
The A5 Cabriolet replaced the A4 Cabriolet.Delivery of A5 Cabriolet began in the second quarter of 2009. The vehicle was unveiled in 2009 New York Auto Show.
The U.S. versions of A5 and S5 Cabriolet went on sale in September 2009 as a 2010 model. Early models included A5 2.0 I4 TFSI multitronic, A5 2.0 quattro Tiptronic, S5 quattro S Tronic.