2017 Audi A5
There will be a second generation of 2017 Audi A5 which is issued to come out on the showroom at the second half of 2016 and it will be the 2017 model year. It is quite possible if it could end up being arrived at the beginning of that year. At this moment, many unofficial sites reported for its first spy shots of its driving test.
Based on the spy shots, this 2017 Audi A5 is still at the very beginning of development but gladly we have some interesting facts. This new version has similar proportion and size to the current model and the scale is just like 2008 model year. It is also mentioned that the company is still extensively testing the platform for its first prototype. In fact, this new generation is possible to come out with MLB (modular longitudinal) platform mostly used by A4 series. The first series that used MLB Evo was 2016 Q7 and 2018 A8. Basically, this platform has been shown in 2013 at Audi’s Sport Quattro concept. This platform is chosen because the combination of aluminum, ultrahigh-strength steel and other composites to cut its current weight. For the new A5, it will offer 200 pounds of lighter bodyweight than the current model of 2017 Audi A5.
The company considers retaining its current model lines with the base version goes with the current TFSI engine 2.0 liter and the S5 will have supercharged V6 3.0 liter. It sounds interesting when the RS 5 is reported to drop its naturally aspirated V8 engine 4.2 liter in order to go with twin-turbocharged 4.0 liter. This engine is expected to produce about 475 horsepower. The standard version will go with front-wheel drive, as usual in 2017 Audi A5 while the Quattro all-wheel drive goes as the optional. For the standard transmission, it should be with S tronic dual-clutch unit with eight-speed transmission. There is a high possibility for plug-in hybrid model with the e-tron Quattro.
What makes it more handsome is the support of LED headlights, advanced infotainment system integrated to Wi-Fi, auto driving capability and head-up display for 2017 Audi A5.
2017 Audi A5 is possible to start its debut at the end of next year or perhaps at the beginning of 2016. What we could expect is seeing the convertible version that should be available six months later. People are also waiting about the truth for the availability of new A5 Sportback but it seems that this version will be produced as limited edition for U.S. market.
2017 Audi A5 Gallery