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Thursday, November 10, 2016

A 2018 Audi RS5 Cabriolet Would Definitely Look Sharp

While Audi was recently scooped testing out the latest RS5 coupe, we're still unaware of any plans for a Convertible model.

Nevertheless, if Audi does go after BMW's M4 Cabriolet, this rendering from X-Tomi Design gives us a pretty good idea of what such a car could look like.

As is typical for RS-badged Audis, the RS5 Cabriolet is distinguishable from lesser models with its more brash and overt styling. In particular, we have the same aggressive bumpers as the hardtop, an enlarged front grille and sizeable air intakes.

Additional visual changes include sporty new wheels, twin oval-shaped tailpipes, a host of RS5 badges and some minor interior modifications.

Powertrain details about the new RS5 remain unconfirmed, but a 3.0-liter V6 with two turbochargers or one conventional and one small electric turbocharger is the most likely candidate. With up to 500 hp on tap, it will allow the model to adequately rival the Mercedes-AMG C63 and C63 S Cabriolet and BMW M4 Convertible.

The RS5 coupe may launch at March's Geneva Motor Show 2017, with an open top version possibly following a few months later if given the green light.
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