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By Bruce Fraser | Jan 13, 2010 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

AUDI South Africa have wasted no time in getting out of the starting blocks in 2010 with the launch of two new models.

AUDI South Africa have wasted no time in getting out of the starting blocks in 2010 with the launch of two new models.

And what beauties they are - the Audi S5 Cabriolet quattro S tronic and the Audi TTRS.

First up we look at the S5 Cabriolet. The S5 has quickly grabbed a slice of the upmarket, soft-top motoring segment since its introduction last year and with its new supercharged three-litre V6 engine, it manages an output of 245 kW and a break-neck 0-100 km/h in just 5,6 seconds.

If speed is your thing, you will be pleased to know it has a governed top speed of 250km/h.

There is no doubt the S5 Cabriolet will become an icon in years to come - what with its imposing 18-inch wheels, squat stance and sexy design, it is one of those models that will remain timeless.

Whereas with some soft-tops you have to bring the vehicle to a standstill before opening or closing the roof, with the S5 it can be achieved at speeds up to 50km/h and should take about 15 seconds.

If the unfortunate happens and you roll the vehicle a roll over protection system is triggered automatically.

Other standard features are leather sports seats and wind blocker. Priced at a competitive R693500, the S5 Cab will find a home in many executives' garages, whether as an everyday or weekend treat.

Next up the Audi TT range has become a legend for sports car enthusiasts.

This latest entry is fitted with a 2.5-litre FSI turbo quattro engine that kicks out 250 kW of power and torque of 450 Nm.

Strap yourself in when you power her up as, with foot to the floor, you will do the 0-100 km/h sprint in a spine-tingling 4,6 seconds. Pure bliss!

Coming only as a six-speed manual, the car also features 18-inch wheels and ventilated disc brakes, ESP (electronic stabilisation programme), ring wheel spoiler and park distance control.

The TT comes in at R693000 - a whopping R500 cheaper than the S5.

Although there is hardly any difference in price, the cars are aimed at totally different markets.

Whereas the S5 is more family-orientated, the TT is designed for no more than a couple - admittedly with a bit of cash to spare.


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