There’s something really attractive about a proper soft-top in the era of folding metal. It harks back to a time when convertibles, roadsters and cabriolets were more of a rarity and an indulgence; a vastly more emotional purchase, and one that commanded attention and envy.
The A5 Cabriolet is cloth.
There is. A fabric roof is vastly simpler, making it lighter and less bulky. This in turn means it’s quicker to operate, hampers performance less by avoiding excess lard and stows away with less ingress into the boot space.
There isn’t a great case for folding metal when the job’s done this well in cloth. It looks better and works better. It is better.