Supercharged S5 Audi's open top flagship

A HIGH performance version of Audi's latest cabriolet is going on sale in October powered by a new supercharged V6 engine.

The S5 Cabriolet, priced from £42,245, will replace the open top S4 V8.

The new three-litre engine develops 330bhp and, mated to a standard seven speed S tronic dual clutch transmission, has a 0 to 60mph acceleration time of 5.6 seconds and a top speed limited to 155mph.

Fuel economy is a claimed average of 29.1mpg with CO2 emissions of 224g/km.

The S5 can also be fitted with Audi's new sport differential giving the standard quattro four-wheel-drive system extra traction.

Like the A5 Cabrio, the S5 is fitted with a reinforced soft top which keeps noise levels to a minimum. The electrically powered hood can be lowered in 15 seconds and operated at speeds up to 31mph.