2010 Audi S5 and A5 – Serious competitors for BMW
It was just a matter of time until BMW’s competitor will go after the convertible market. One of the most popular bimmers here in the states is the beautiful BMW 3 Series Cabriolet, a car that has evolved during the years and with the recent addition of a hardtop retracting rooftop, it became even more appealing.
A few days ago, Audi has unveiled their 2010 A5 and S5, convertible versions, vehicles aimed at the market previously mentioned.
Along with Infiniti who released their G37 Convertible model at the LA Auto Show, Audi is looking to compete with BMW in all the segments. As a BMW official said recently, Audi has become their number one competitor in the US and especially in Europe.
The 2010 Audi A5 and S5 Cabs will also compete with the convertible versions Lexus IS or Volvo C70 and they will be coming to U.S. in fall of 2009. They will be replacing the Audi A4 and S4 that have been on sale here for a while.
The A5 will have the options of two engines, a four-cylinder 2.0 liter TFSI outputting 211-hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, and a more powerful V6 3.2 liter FSI, 265-hp.
The typical quattro will be offered for both models, along with the FrontTrak front-wheel-drive on the four-cylinder version. Tiptronic 6 speed automatic transmission and Multitronic CVT are part of the deal also.
The 2010 S5 Cabriolet will be powered by an amazing 333-hp 3.0 TFSI supercharged V6 and has a manual gearbox or 7-speed automatic transmissions.
Along with the usual beautiful Audi interiors and the multitude of gadgets available even for the most demanding techie customer, could Audi compete with BMW’s 3 Series Convertible, a car that breaks many hearts?