Ze Germans have dropped the covers on both the 2010 Audi A5 Convertible and 2010 Audi S5 Convertible at the New York Auto Show, bringing another open-top motoring entry to the personal luxo-coupe segment.

The two new drop-tops wear the same specs as the hard lid versions, and go with the more traditional soft roof instead of the in-vogue converting hard top. The result is a set of cars which maintain a 26.5 cubic foot trunk and keep the pass-through back seats, unique in the segment. Funny how sometimes old ideas work pretty well.

A5/S5 Cabriolet U.S. debut at New York Auto Show

HERNDON, Va., Apr 8, 2009 - Dynamic, confident and stunning – the all-new four-seater A5 and S5 Cabriolet from Audi combines a distinctly sporty character with the joy of open-top driving, refined comfort and everyday utility. The open-top A5 has a lightweight fabric top which opens in 15 seconds. Designed for visual elegance, the fabric top allowed the development of the segment-unique folding rear seat backs and a large pass-through between the luggage compartment and interior. As a result, storage volume increased to a generous 750 liters (26.49 cubic ft).

Audi also offers quattro permanent all-wheel drive as an upgrade in the 2.0 TFSI Tiptronic and as standard equipment on both the 3.2 FSI Tiptronic and S5 S tronic variants. The innovative sport differential, available on the S5 Cabriolet, variably distributes power between the rear wheels for even greater dynamics and driving pleasure. The perfect addition to this technology is the optional Audi drive select vehicle dynamics system, which enables the driver to customize the characteristics of the vehicle's steering, suspension, and engine/throttle and transmission mapping.

[Source: Audi]