Unlike the 2009 Infiniti G37 convertible, the new A5 and S5 cabriolets are expected to use a folding soft top instead of a more complicated and heavier retractable hardtop. Both the current A4 cabriolet and new TT roadster use similar soft-top mechanisms.
Powertrain options for the A5 and S5 convertibles will likely remain the same as the coupe offerings. For the A5, that means a 265-horsepower 3.2-liter V6 with a six-speed manual transmission or Audi’s manually shiftable Tiptronic six-speed automatic. The S5 convertible would share the coupe’s beefy 354-hp 4.2-liter direct-injected V8 with the same tranny options.
With the A5 coupe starting life as a 2008 model, expect to see the A5/S5 convertible arrive next spring as a 2009.
Source: Inside Line