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Compare Audi S5 (8T) Cabriolet [Pre-facelift] vs Audi A4 B6 Cabriolet [1.8T 163]

Reviews

Neo score
74%
55%
Pros
  • Good supercharged engine
  • Decent reliability
  • Multi-link suspensions all around
  • Better styled than the S4 Cabriolet
  • Decent engine reliability
  • Multi-link suspensions all around
Cons
  • Horrible CVT
  • Horrendous ZF 5HP automatic transmission
  • Awkward proportions
  • Mediocre build quality

Price

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Variants

Pre-facelift
Facelift
1.8T 163
1.8T 163 CVT
1.8T 163 quattro
1.8T 170 CVT
2.0
2.4
2.4 CVT
2.5 TDI
2.5 TDI CVT
3.0
3.0 CVT
3.0 quattro
3.0 quattro AT

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
320 L / 11.3 cu-ft ~ 750 L / 26.5 cu-ft
246 L / 8.7 cu-ft ~ 315 L / 11.1 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
12.0 L / 12.7 qt
8.0 L / 8.5 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
6.2 L / 6.6 qt
4.1 L / 4.3 qt
Fuel Capacity
64.0 L / 16.9 gal
70.0 L / 18.5 gal
Passengers
4
4
Payload
500 kg / 1102 lbs
480 kg / 1058 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Disc
Power Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Suspension | Front
Multi-link
Multi-link
Suspension | Rear
Independent on trapezoidal lever
Multi-link
Tire Size
245/40 R18
205/55 R16
Turning Circle
11.4 m / 37.4 ft
11.1 m / 36.4 ft

Construction

Body Style
2-door Convertible
2-door Convertible

Dimensions

Size | Height
1380 mm / 54.3 in
1391 mm / 54.8 in
Size | Length
4635 mm / 182.5 in
4573 mm / 180.0 in
Size | Width
1854 mm / 73.0 in | 1981 mm / 78.0 in (mirror unfolded)
1777 mm / 70.0 in
Track Width | Front
1588.0 mm / 62.5 in
1523.0 mm / 60.0 in
Track Width | Rear
1575.0 mm / 62.0 in
1523.0 mm / 60.0 in
Weight
1875.0 kg / 4133.7 lbs
1540.0 kg / 3395.1 lbs
Wheel Size
8.5J x 18
7J x 16
Wheelbase
2751 mm / 108.3 in
2654 mm / 104.5 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
5.6 sec
9.4 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
5.3 sec
8.9 sec
CO2 Emission
224 g/km
204 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.32
0.30
Fuel Economy
9.7 L/100km / 24.2 MPG (combined) | 13.8 L/100km / 17.0 MPG (urban) | 7.3 L/100km / 32.2 MPG (highway)
8.5 L/100km / 27.7 MPG (combined) | 11.6 L/100km / 20.3 MPG (urban) | 6.7 L/100km / 35.1 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
226.0 km/h / 140.4 mph
Towing Capacity
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2100 kg / 4630 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 1900 kg / 4189 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1600 kg / 3527 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 1400 kg / 3086 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Front-engine (longitudinal), Front-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 5
Euro 4
Engine
CCBA, CAKA
BFB
Engine | Bore
84.5 mm / 3.3 in
81.0 mm / 3.2 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
10.3:1
9.3:1
Engine | Displacement
3.0 L / 182.8 cu-in / 2995.0 cc
1.8 L / 108.7 cu-in / 1781.0 cc
Engine | Power
333.0 hp / 248.3 kW @ 5500-7000 rpm
163.0 hp / 121.5 kW @ 5700 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
111.2 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in
91.5 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
89.0 mm / 3.5 in
86.4 mm / 3.4 in
Engine | Torque
440 Nm / 324.5 lb-ft @ 2900-5300 rpm
225 Nm / 166.0 lb-ft @ 1950-4700 rpm
Engine | Type
Supercharged direct-injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Turbocharged multi-port injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 5 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
7-speed
5-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic S tronic
Manual

Production

Availability
2009 ~ 2011
2002 ~ 2005
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