2017 Audi A5 / S5 coupe, release date, price – The first generation of the popular Audi A5 hit the market in 2008. Since then, the vehicle has been revamped only once, in 2012. Since BMW has just recently announced that the new generation of the 4 Series Convertible and Coupe is almost ready to be released, Audi has no other option but do something about the Audi A5. Yes, the current generation of this model is really great, but it is high time for changes, right? The brand-new generation of the new Audi A5 Coupe is expected to arrive on the market in 2015, while its Convertible brother will be ready for sale six months later. The first rumors about the new Audi A5 2017 say that it will lose weight, it will have more powerful engine options, and refreshed exterior.
2017 Audi A5 changes
As you already know, the new generation of the 2017 Audi A5 will arrive on the market as coupe and convertible mode, but there will also be the S5 and the RS5 models. The vehicle is supple and sleek and provides relaxed but at the same time sporty dynamics. When it comes to the overall appearance of the car, it is clearly visible that Audi has mastered the art of design of their vehicles. Thanks to the sleek lines of the car, the oversized grille is toned down, but yet the grille still makes the vehicle recognizable Audi. The grille is flanked with newly designed headlights with LED technology.
The fact that usability and striking design are mutually exclusive is clearly not true, because Audi managed to create and design a cabin with an amazing design together with easy day-to-day usability. The seats are excellently designed, covered in high-end leather, and yet they are easy to get in and out. The center stack is functional and sporty, which is the case with the driver-focused gauges. Besides excellent and pleasant design, the cabin is equipped with great number of features for excellent driving feel. As for the standard equipment, the new 2017 Audi A5 gets 3-zone automatic climate control, 10-way power adjustable seats, and a panoramic sunroof. If you are one of those customers who want the vehicle to be fully equipped, there are a lot of optional features. For the optional equipment, you can get LED taillights, 20-inch alloy wheels, navigation with Audi connect, etc.
New Audi A5 2017 specs
As far as the engine of the new Audi A5 2017 is concerned , as usual it will come with only one engine under the hood. This powerplant will be a proven 2.0-liter turbocharged TFSI inline-4 with maximum output of 220 horses and 258 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to either a 6-speed automatic or an 8-speed automatic gearbox with Tiptronic manual control. If you prefer more power you have to choose S5 model with stiffer suspension and stronger engine. Like before it will come with 3.0-liter supercharged 6-cylinder TFSI powerplant which will be able to deliver 333 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. Like A5 standard transmission for S5 is 6-speed manual while optional gearbox will be 7-speed automatic transmission.
2017 Audi A5 price and release date
The new 2017 Audi A5 won’t be too much different than 2015 when it comes to pricing, so we expect that base model will have base price around $41,000. The exact release date is unknown, but we expect its presentation in first half of 2016. Main competitors of the new 2017 Audi A5 will also be German products, BMW 4-Series and Mercedes-Benz E350 Coupe.