Audi S5 Cabriolet Owner’s Guide

The Audi A5 Cabriolet is an excellent drop top, but for some it doesn’t provide quite enough get up and go. The Audi S5 Cabriolet was made for those drivers. It takes everything that’s great about the A5 and amplifies it under the hood. The only thing speed racers may miss is the meaty exhaust since the S5 is an amazingly quiet ride.

Keep reading to learn more about owning and driving an Audi S5 Cabriolet in Austin.

The Audi S5 Cabriolet Model Essentials

Even though it has classic convertible styling, the Audi S5 Cabriolet feels and acts more like a sports car. Kudos to the design team for making the interior just as showstopping as the exterior. You’ll want to ride around with the top down to show off the plush leather, ambient LED accent lighting and sweeping wing-design dash.


The Audi S5 Cabriolet model steps it up to a 3.0-liter TFSI® twin-scroll turbocharged DOHC V6 engine that can produce serious power. But that’s not the only thing that makes the drive enjoyable. The S5 Cabriolet is loaded with performance features like active torque distribution and all-wheel drive for a smooth ride and superior handling with every turn.

The new Audi S5 Cabriolet performance specs include:

  • Up to 349 horsepower
  • 0-to-60 in 4.8 seconds
  • Up to 369 lb-ft torque
  • Up to 24 MPG combined
  • Top track speed of 155 MPH
  • Audi pre sense basic
  • Audi side assist
  • Audi pre sense® rear
  • Rear cross traffic assist
  • Audi pre sense city
  • Vehicle exit assist
  • Parking system plus
  • 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission
  • Quattro® all-wheel drive
  • 5-link independent steel spring front and rear suspension
  • 24-valve DOHC with Audi valvelift system
  • Cruise control with three modes
  • Audi drive select
  • S model quad exhaust outlets
  • Electromechanical speed sensitive power steering

Audi S5 Cabriolet Pricing

There are not one but two S5 Cabriolet trims to choose from. The options include:

S5 Cabriolet Premium Plus – $65,100

S5 Cabriolet Prestige – $68,800

Tech Features

Like other new Audi models, the S5 Cabriolet has no shortage of tech features to balance out the power and performance. One of the most impressive innovations is the sound-reducing folding roof that can be operated while driving up to 31 miles per hour. Wherever you need to go you can get there with ease and be entertained whether it’s through the infotainment system or the scenery.

Some tech features you’ll enjoy in the latest Audi S5 Cabriolet include:

  • Audi virtual cockpit
  • MMI® navigation plus
  • MMI® touch with handwriting-recognition technology
  • Voice control system
  • Audi smartphone interface
  • Audi 10-speaker sound system with MP3 playback
  • Audi connect® CARE assistance
  • 12-way power front seats with pneumatic side bolsters and massage feature
  • 64 gig capacity SDXC slots
  • Two USB ports
  • BLUETOOTH wireless technology
  • Rearview camera
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Acoustic folding roof that absorbs noise
  • Audi virtual cockpit with sport mode

Common Audi S5 Cabriolet Maintenance in Austin

Proper maintenance is the number one rule for making sure your Audi S5 Cabriolet keeps running strong. The maintenance process begins at 5,000 miles and keeps going from there with 15 different services.

Audi S5 Cabriolet maintenance needs include:

  • Visual inspections
  • Fluid leak checks
  • Oil changes
  • Oil filter changes
  • Tire rotation

When you drive a high performance vehicle like the Audi S5 Cabriolet a custom maintenance plan can make a noticeable difference. If you want to create a custom plan that’s tailored to your driving habits, local road conditions and preferences give German Auto Center a call!

Audi S5 Cabriolet Repair in Austin

Repairs are a fact of life for car owners no matter what you drive. The good news for S5 owners is that it’s a reliable ride for the most part. Common repair needs for the S5 Cabriolet are similar to those for the S5 sportback and coupe:

  • Carbon buildup in the engine intake, intake valves and runner flaps
  • EVAP system purge valve replacement
  • Thermostat replacement
  • Coolant leaks

The last recall involving the Audi S5 Cabriolet model was in January 2018. It’s one of only three recalls in the last several years.

German Auto Center is the shop you can trust to provide exemplary, fairly priced Audi S5 Cabriolet service in Austin. We’ve been working on all Audi makes and models for over 50 years. With more than 100 years of combined experience, our techs can handle all of your upgrade, maintenance and repair needs. Give us a call to schedule a time to drop by the shop.