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Audi A5 Cabri­o­let

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The best way to en­joy this car? Roof off, please! At 4,673mm long (47mm more than its pre­de­ces­sor), A5 Cabri­o­let seats up to four com­fort­ably. Though the two in the back — es­pe­cially taller adults — might find it a tad squeezy on rainy days, when the roof is up.

But the car makes up for lack of space with its sleek styling, thanks to short over­hangs and long wrap­around hood. And while this is a soft-top, it still de­liv­ers out­stand­ing aeroa­cous­tics, with­out un­wanted wind or en­gine noise to in­ter­rupt your con­ver­sa­tion.

Com­pared to oth­ers fea­tured here, A5 Cabrio is the least ro­bust on pa­per, with 190bhp and 320Nm of torque from its 2-litre TFSI en­gine. Yet it feels any­thing but slug­gish be­cause of its light weight — pedal to the metal and the en­gine roar sounds rather glo­ri­ous, like you’re Light­ning Mcqueen speed­ing past com­peti­tors on the track. Mak­ing it feel even sportier is the Audi drive se­lect dy­namic han­dling sys­tem, Mi­lano leather sports seats and one-touch open­ing func­tion for the drop-top.

En­gine: 1,984cc in-line four- cylin­der spark ig­ni­tion Trans­mis­sion: Seven-speed dual-clutch Max power: 190bhp @ 4,200- 6,000rpm Max torque: 320Nm @ 1,450- 4,200rpm Max speed: 237km/ h Ac­cel­er­a­tion from zero to 100km/h: 7.9 sec­onds

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