What should I be paying?
The Audi A5 Cabriolet is not a cheap car. But you knew that already. Prices start at around £42,000 and if you’re not careful, and the dealer manages to lure you into a kitted-out Vorsprung, rise to well over £60,000. Which is a bit silly. As of August 2021 there are good PCP deals to be had – on an A5 40 TFSI Sport Audi will contribute £3k to your deposit and only charges 2.9 per cent APR.
The line-up goes Sport, S-line, Edition 1 (confusing, given the A5 Cabrio has been on sale for years) and finally Vorsprung. Sport has everything you need, from LED lights to the big infotainment system via lots of safety and driver assistance systems, but most people tend to upgrade to S-line for the schporty-looking bodykit and bigger wheels.
To S-line Edition 1 adds ‘Matrix’ LED lights with laser high-beams, electric front seats, 20-inch alloys and posh leather. Vorsprung gets adaptive suspension, a head-up display, Bang & Olufsen stereo and much besides.
Peak A5 Cabriolet is probably a middling 40 TFSI in S-Line spec – it’s got enough power and kit to make the A5 Cabriolet feel like an expensive, high quality item, but not so much it pushes the price up beyond where it ought to be. You’re looking at £46,000 or thereabouts – a tad more than you’d pay for the equivalent BMW 420i M Sport Convertible.