2010 Audi A5 and S5 Cabriolet U.S. launch delayed… by a little

The 2010 Audi A5 and S5 Cabriolet were scheduled to make their stateside dealer debut in September. However, according to Audi of America spokesman Christian Bokich, Audi has decided to push back the launch until late 2009.

“We are now being conservative in making sure we sell enough of the final A4 and S4 Cabriolet models in today’s auto market,” Bokich said in an e-mail to Inside Line on Monday.

The 2010 Audi A5 and S5 Cabriolet will replace the current A4 and S4 Cabriolet.

The 2010 Audi A5 Cabriolet will be available to the U.S. market with two engine options including a 2.0 TFSI 4-cylinder making 211-hp for the base model. It will be offered with FrontTrak front-wheel-drive and will be mated to a Multitronic CVT. Quattro will be optional on the base model with a Tiptronic 6 speed automatic transmission. Buyers can also opt for the 265-hp 3.2 FSI V6 which will come with quattro and the Tiptronic 6-speed.

Those looking for more power can go for the 2010 Audi S5 Cabriolet which will be powered by 3.0 TFSI Supercharged V6 making 333-hp.

Pricing info will be announced closer to launch.

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Source: InsideLine