There are two exceptional cars in the class of luxury coupes which stand above all others. If you think a little bit it won’t be hard for you to guess. These two are Audi A5 and BMW 4-series. It is really difficult to say which one of them is the leader because they share a lot and also have several unique characteristics.
Actually this issue is not important because with both cars you get a real thing. Today, we are going to neglect the 4-series and will present the brand-new 2016 Audi A5. With Audi A5 we have got used to small refreshments but this year the German automaker decided to make some huge modifications. As a matter of fact it will be using modular platform developed by Volkswagen. At the company it is believed that with new platform several performances will be enhanced and they will attract more customers.
Audi A5 2016 Engine
One of the characteristics of 2016 Audi A5 is the wide engine range with units that have different combination of power and fuel consumption. 2016 model will come with approximately five to seven engines. We will start with the 1.8l TFSI that comes with an output of 180 horsepower. The 2.0l gasoline turbo is less powerful and delivers 177 horsepower. On the other hand, the 2.0l TDI diesel will produce 197 horsepower. There are four more engine units for superior trim levels, especially RS5 and S5.
The 2.0l TFSI turbo unit can still be found in regular Audi A5 and is able to produce 278 horsepower. Other three units are all six-cylinders and the least powerful among them has 225 horsepower. The other two can deliver 340 and 475 horsepower. Manual transmission is not an option and drivers can either choose eight-speed or six-speed automatic gearbox.
2016 Audi A5 Exterior and Interior
With the new platform 2016 Audi A5 will come with some significant transformations. The most important change is the weight, since it will be reduced up to 200lbs. With less weight handling is going to be a little different and of course this contributes to fuel efficiency. It is still too early to talk about possible grille and bumper changed but we expect there will be some modifications in these fields.
From luxury coupe you expect to be luxurious and new 2016 Audi A5 won’t let you down. The cabin is equipped with top-notch materials and cutting-edge technology. Touch panel is placed on the dashboard and comes with upgraded MMI framework and driving help framework. There are still no pictures which would confirm some rumors and speculations thus we will not provide any additional information about the design. We ask you to hold your horses and wait for the official info.
Release date and price of new A5
Audi keeps many things off record and one of them is the release date. It is believed new 2016 Audi A5 will be launched by the end of this year but there is no info to support this opinion. On the other hand, we are familiar with the price of the base model and it should be around $41,000 while the other trim levels will cost more.
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