The first release of Audi A5 at the Geneva Auto Show in 2007 was decidedly a surprise for whole motor world due to its excellent design and tremendous technical characteristics. During almost ten years the model had only one upgrade in 2012. The release of renewed models of Mercedes, BMW, Cadillac and Lexus has made the Audi team think of further improvement of their own top model. The result of Audi’s work is going to be presented soon.
Exterior and interior
The new A5 will share the platform with the A6, A8, Porsche Macan as well as VW Phaeton which are built on the Volkswagen Evo architecture. Thanks to this platform and new manufacturing technologies the new car is going to be steadier, more efficacious and over 90 kilograms lighter than the previous modification. Weight loss will decrease noxious emissions and have a good impact on fuel economy. Also, the wheelbase will be a bit longer. This will provide more space for the passengers.
The new vehicle’s appearance will also have some innovations. The 2016 Audio A5 will look rather futuristic due to its redesigned front fascia with a larger grill with considerably bigger air intakes as well as new headlights with LED lamps.
The interior of the 2016 Audi A5 successfully combines elegancy and sportiveness. Its harmonious look makes a pleasant atmosphere. In the redesigned version buyers will find more comfort, safety and ergonomics. The cabin will have leather upholstery. Capacity of the trunk is over 340 liters. The electronic part of the new Audio A5 will feature an audio system with 10 speakers, a 6.5-inch multifunctional touch-screen, tri-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth connectivity. Optionally the car will be equipped with a navigation system.
About two thirds of the current Audi A5 powertrain will be kept for the upcoming version. Some of the engines have slightly been enhanced to be more powerful. Mainly the 2016 Audi A5 will be powered by 1.8-liter V4 petrol (180 hp), 2.0-liter V4 petrol (245 hp) and also 3.0-liter V6 diesel (258 hp). Reportedly the most powerful 4.0-liter inline-eight engine which is able to deliver up to 500 hp will be installed in the RS5 modification. The base version of the A5 will come with six-speed manual transmission. Advanced trims may be equipped with seven-speed automatic as well as Audi’s quattro AWD system.
Release date and price
As some sources say, the 2016 Audi A5 in coupe version will approximately be released in April of 2016. The convertible will appear half a year after. The base model will cost around $40,000, while the price for the top RS5 will reach $70,000.