The two cars which have been leading the luxury coupe market have been the BMW 4 Series and the Audi A5. We will now take a deeper look at what it will be the 2017 Audi A5, not only a small facelift like we’re used to in the car industry but a whole new car which will now be using the new VW Group modular platform. Just like before, there is not going to be any rear wheel drive model which is a shame but in the US market, the Audi A5 2017 will only come as a four-wheel-drive quattro model which is a plus in bad weather climates and not only.
2017 Audi A5 redesign
Its exterior won’t be as impressive as its interior unfortunately. Even though it will now ride on a new platform, the 2017 Audi A5 will be virtually identical to the older model with one exception, the front fascia which will get a slightly smaller grille as well as a new pair of headlights with a very nice LED pattern which we first saw on the R8.
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Inside the cabin, the Audi A5 2017 will be quite similar to the new A4, so it will likely share the same dashboard and the same layout for the front seats, offering a very similar driving experience. This means that it will also get leather upholstery, satellite navigation, aluminum inserts, a very good infotainment system as well as a pair of one of the best front seats out there.
Audi A5 2017 specs
Speaking of engines, the new 2017 Audi A5 will stick to the previous recipe for its base model. This is going to be a 220 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 which is coupled either to a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic, both of them sending the engine’s power to the ground via a four-wheel-drive system. As you would expect, the engine isn’t really on par with others in this price range so Audi had to solve that. This is the main reason why the 2017 A5 will get a new engine for the higher end trims. This is most likely going to be a 3.0-liter supercharged or turbocharged V6 with around 280 horsepower which would allow the car to finally compete with cars such as the new RC from Lexus.
2017 Audi A5 release date and price
Unlike the previous model, the newer one is said to have more engines than before which should give it an edge in its class. The 2017 Audi A5 release date hasn’t been announced for sure but it seems that the new car will launch at the end of 2016 with a base price of around $41,000 US dollars which is still a lot by any standards, especially if you take into consideration what type of engine you get. The next Audi A5 2017 will be the a refreshment in its segment.
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