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2014 Audi A5 Convertible - Overview

Research another A5:

$44,500 – $46,600 MSRP

$41,387 – $43,338 Invoice

20 / 29 MPG City/Hwy


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Overall Quality 4.0

Overall Performance and Design 5.0

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2014 Audi A5 Convertible

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What's New for 2014:

  • Bluetooth and an iPod connection are standard
  • Turbocharged 4-cylinder engine now delivers 220 horsepower
  • Audi Advanced Key added to Premium Plus trim level
  • Audi Side Assist now optional for Premium Plus trim level
  • Audi Drive Select added to Sport package
  • S-Line exterior trim standard for A5 Prestige trim level
  • S-Line Competition package continues for 2014 model year
  • New Black Optic package is optional
  • New silver and gray paint colors

The 2014 Audi A5 is a luxury sport coupe or convertible, the latter named the A5 Cabriolet. It is positioned to compete with the BMW 4 Series, Cadillac CTS Coupe, Infiniti Q60, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe. The A5 is also offered in S5 and RS 5 performance variants, covered in a different overview.

Models and Features
Audi offers the A5 in Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trim levels. Highlights from the standard equipment list for the A5 Premium include leather seats, aluminum cabin trim, 3-zone automatic climate control system, panoramic sunroof that tilts up for ventilation, sport tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, 10-speaker audio system with satellite radio and an iPod connection, and Bluetooth connectivity. Additionally, the A5 Premium is equipped with a universal garage door opener, heated exterior mirrors, heated washer nozzles, automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, fog lights, and 18-inch aluminum wheels.

The A5 Cabriolet is equipped like the A5 Coupe, but exchanges the panoramic sunroof for a cloth roof that can fold while the car is traveling at speeds up to 31 mph, according to the automaker. A pop-up roll bar system is also standard for this version of the A5.

Choose the A5 Premium Plus and the car includes xenon headlights with LED running lights, LED taillights, and LED turn signal lights embedded into the mirror housings. Audi Advanced Key with push-button start is also included for this version, along with an auto-dimming rearview mirror with a compass, heated front seats, and memory for the driver's seat.

The A5 Prestige adds S-Line exterior trim, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, adaptive Xenon Plus headlights, a Parking System Plus with a reversing camera, and an Audi Side Assist blind-spot warning system. Inside, the A5 Prestige has a standard Audi MMI Navigation Plus system, free 6-month subscription to Audi Connect services, Bang & Olufsen audio system with 14 speakers and HD Radio, and Bluetooth streaming audio capability.

Options and Packages
Every 2014 Audi A5 can be upgraded with metallic paint, wood interior trim, and various wheel selections. The A5 Coupe is available with an 8-speed automatic transmission while the A5 Cabriolet can be fitted with Quattro all-wheel drive (AWD). Beyond this, options are specific to trim levels.

The A5 Premium can be upgraded with heated front seats and a Lighting package containing Xenon Plus headlights, LED running lights, and LED taillights.

The A5 Premium Plus offers a long list of extra-cost enhancements. Four option packages are available: the Audi MMI Navigation Plus package (MMI Navigation Plus, Parking System Plus with reversing camera, HD Radio, color driver information system); Sport package (sport suspension, sport seats, flat-bottom steering wheel with shift paddles, Audi Drive Select); Black Optic package (19-inch "Rotor" design wheels, summer performance tires, black optic exterior trim, body-color side mirrors); and the S-Line Competition package (Black Optic package plus gloss black mirrors, black diffuser panel). Additionally, the A5 Premium Plus is offered with 19-inch wheels, Audi Side Assist, and a Bang & Olufsen premium audio system.

Prestige models can also be upgraded with the Sport package, Black Optic package, and the S-Line Competition package. Exclusives for this trim level include a power rear sun shade, the S-Line Interior package (black cloth headliner, leather/Alcantara seats, flat-bottom sport steering wheel with paddle shifters, brushed aluminum inlays, leather-covered door armrests), and the Driver Assist package (Audi Drive Select, Dynamic Steering, Audi Adaptive Cruise Control).

Under the Hood
A turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine is standard for all Audi A5 models. The A5 Coupe includes a Quattro AWD system and a choice between a 6-speed manual gearbox and an 8-speed automatic transmission. The A5 Cabriolet is equipped with front-wheel drive (FWD) and a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Quattro and an 8-speed automatic transmission are optional for this body style.

Fuel Economy
The A5 Cabriolet with FWD and a CVT is EPA-rated to get 24 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. The A5 Coupe with Quattro and a 6-speed manual gearbox gets 22 mpg city/32 mpg highway. Pair the Quattro system with the 8-speed automatic in both body styles, and those figures drop to 20 mpg city/29 mpg highway.

Safety Ratings and Technology
The Audi A5 Coupe is equipped with 8 standard air bags, while the A5 Cabriolet has 6 air bags including side-impact air bags that inflate upward to help improve protection. Rain-sensing wipers are also standard, while Prestige models include adaptive headlights, a reversing camera, and an Audi Side Assist blind-spot detection system. These features are optional for the Premium Plus trim level.

Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has performed crash tests for the Audi A5 models as this overview is written.

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