Best Road Trip Convertibles: 2012 Audi A5 Cabriolet & 2012 Audi TT Roadster
Kelly Blue Book’s http://www.kbb.com, the leading provider of new and used car information, recently released a list of the 10 Best Road Trip Convertibles. Among the ten were the 2012 Audi A5 Cabriolet, chosen for its combination of style, refinement, and performance and the 2012 Audi TT Roadster was praised for its well-appointed sportiness and superb handling.
According to kbb.com editors, few convertibles meld style, refinement and performance into one package as well as the Audi A5 Cabriolet. As the only vehicle in its class to offer quattro® all-wheel drive, the A5 Cabriolet is a progressive take on top down driving. The award-winning 2.0 TFSI engine outputs 211 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque and combines Audi valvelift system, variable valve timing and TFSI® direct injection. The A5 Cabriolet’s evocative shape is derived from the A5 Coupe and demands attention with an aluminum optic trimmed windshield frame and elegant 18” wheels. The Audi acoustic soft top offers significant wind and road noise reduction and retracts in under 15 seconds which is the fastest in its segment. With rear folding seats, twelve-way power adjustable front seats and an overall open design, seating four adults, the A5 Cabriolet is definitely the way to go for those who want to bring along more friends.
With an unmistakable profile, the Audi TT Roadster is complemented by the unique rear diffuser with dual exhaust, adding an aggressive and exclusive look to the vehicle. At the touch of a button, the lightweight aluminum and steel, power folding acoustic soft top can be opened or closed in 12 seconds at speeds under 31 mph. The TT Roadster not only offers standout styling and performance, it delivers 23 mpg city and 31 mpg highway fuel economy. There are two roadster variations that leverage the same 2.0 liter turbocharged engine, with the base TT Roadster producing 211 hp and a TT Roadster using specialized engine components to boost output to 265 hp. On the inside, standard Alcantara leather sports seats featuring extended side bolsters hold the drive in place through corners. Brushed aluminum inlays are included throughout the cabin to augment the Audi TT’s elegant styling.