Audi apparently has a mind to turn out a convertible version of the RS5. A slew of patent drawings depicting the high-performance drop-top have made their way to the internet via our Spanish-speaking sister site.

Judging by the drawings, we can tell that the vehicle will have room for four occupants and use the same power electric folding soft top as both the A5 and S5. The rest of the vehicle wears the same facelifted garb as the new S5 unveiled at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show.

Under the hood, chances are buyers will see the same naturally aspirated 4.2-liter V8 found in the RS5 coupe. The kicking eight pot is good for 450 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque, and will likely be mated to the company's S-Tronic dual-clutch gearbox. As you may have guessed, all-wheel drive will be standard.

Thus far, Audi hasn't made mention of where the vehicle will debut or exactly which markets will get to enjoy the convertible heathen. Stay tuned.


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      Redline
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not as beautiful as the hard top IMO
      Rob
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why is the 4.0tfsi engine not being offered?. 420 hp with 400 ft lbs of torque and better economy.
      Chris
      • 3 Years Ago
      "Spanish-speaking sister site" nice alliteration.
      PatentPoints
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice car, but should the title of the article refer to "patent drawings" instead of "trademark filings?" The article makes it sound like the RS5 drawings were spotted in published design patent applications.
      ShutoSteve
      • 3 Years Ago
      Everytime I see the new Audi A5 refresh, I feel a bit pained to know that they took an originally gorgeous face, and replaced it with their usual run of the mill look. As much as I like the RS5, I can't say I would want one of the new ones, if they came with that beak. I know I may get hate for that, and it's strictly my opinion, but the previous style A5/S5 looked just perfect with those chunky broad headlights.
        Keven Fitzpatrick
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ShutoSteve
        nope the refresh looks fresher. It looks handsome, elegant, and more progressive than the outgoing fascia, which however beautiful, is definitely showing it's age.
      MikeyG
      • 3 Years Ago
      Audi is in trouble. They need a revolutionary design change and they can't pull the trigger.
      Rob Sukiasyan
      • 3 Years Ago
      while it looks beastly but 317lbs of torque is really low. Their 3.0T has more torque than that
        Joe
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Rob Sukiasyan
        True, but the NA V8 is more fun to drive. Something about the sound that thing makes revving to 8200+ RPM.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Jeff Hill
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yes if you can get it to be a hard top. Tweet @j2008hill if you need anyone to test it out @Audi @AudiUSA
      pwr2lbs
      • 3 Years Ago
      I can't stand performance convertibles. All the lines gets lost with cabrio's.
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