The 2012 Audi S5 Cabriolet is the convertible version of the S5 body style and replaces the older S4 model. Like its sister car, the S5 Coupe, this car combines great A5 styling with a new and better supercharged V-8 engine. The fun and freewheeling of a convertible is enhanced by the powerful engine and great Quattro all-wheel drive which has made Audi famous. At $59,300 base sticker price, the Audi S5 Cabriolet is an investment in quality and fun.

The 2008 S5 was named one of Edmunds’ “Most Wanted,” and the line is also the recipient of a 2012 Automotive Lease Guide’s Residual Value Award.

The 2012 S5 Cabriolet boasts a 3.0-liter, 333 horsepower V-6 under the hood, as well as multi-link front and rear suspension. Standard Quattro all-wheel drive, standard anti-lock brakes, and electronic stability control make the S5 Cabriolet a smooth and engaging ride over all types of terrain. 17 miles per gallon in the city and 26 on the highway are average fuel performance for this engine. Buyers can choose from a seven-speed manual or automatic transmission.

The 2012 S5 Cabriolet is available in two trim levels: Premium Plus and Prestige

Both feature a two-door body with soft top convertible and standard tire pressure monitoring system. Inside, both trims offer standard car alarm, auxiliary power hookup, cruise control, anti-theft system and auto-off headlights. Backup camera and rear-parking aid are optional for both trims, and the Prestige adds a standard keyless start. Other standard features for both the Premium Plus and Prestige trims include rain-sensing wipers, heated mirrors, and a premium sound system. Hard disk drive is standard on the Prestige and optional on the Premium Plus, as is the onboard navigation system. Both models offer climate control and rear heating vents.

2012 Audi S5 Cabriolet Safety Ratings

No safety data is available on the 2012 S5 model at this time from federal testing agencies or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. However, Audi offers standard safety features on both trim levels such as brake assist, electronic stability control and traction control. Front and side airbags are also standard. Audi models generally test high in safety crash tests overall.

The 2012 Audi S5 Cabriolet comes with the standard four-year, 50,000-mile warranty available on all Audi models. Audi also throws in four years of free roadside help, as well as the first scheduled maintenance. Repair costs for the first five years are estimated to total $1,784, with $556 the fourth year and $1,228 the fifth year. J. D. Power and Associates ranked the 2010 Cabriolet with 3.5 stars out of five for overall initial quality, 4.5 out of five stars for overall performance and design, and three out of five stars for predicted reliability. Audis have not scored well historically in the J. D. Power reliability ratings, so these scores are all the more impressive.

How much is car insurance for the Audi S5 Cabriolet?

The average price for insurance for a 2012 Audi S5 is $2,224 for a year. Other vehicles in this range compare as follows: the Mercedes C350 Coupe averages $1,821 per year, and the BMW 335i averages $1,874 per year. Comparing coupes to cabriolets may be a bit tricky, but clearly Audis cost a bit more to insure than the competition, despite the slightly smaller and less powerful engines.

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