Audi is set to release its latest A5 in 2017. The 2018 Audi A5 will be introduced in Germany at Ingolstadt museum. Not much information on this new model is available though from the spy shots, it closely resembles the current model. This car will give the BMW 4-series and the Mercedes-Benz’s C-class coupe a run for their money giving them a very tough competition in the market.
Interior and exterior specs
The new Audi A5 comes in three styles: the coupe, convertible as well as the hatchback. The design of the new model is mostly based on the current one though it is expected to be lighter, having lost around one hundred kilograms, and more compatible with alternative power trains. The weight loss will make it easier to handle and more flexible on the road. Externally, the wheel base is wider on this model giving more space on the inside. In terms of lights, at the front the new Audi A5 will look like its predecessor. The rear will be a bit different though, with different tail lights, a rectangular shaped exhaust and a different looking bumper. The front will retain the single-frame grille that has become its trademark and incorporate bigger air intakes. It has a very modern design and look that will give a fresh look to the young buyers in the market.
The interior will be a blend of the A4 and the bigger A6, having the best of both worlds. The dashboard and the arrangement of the digital instrument will be similar to the A4 whereas the infotainment system will be similar to that of the A6 and will also have Wi-Fi. Furthermore, it will have electronic driving aids that are semi-autonomous.
Engine, Performance and Mileage
The engine is likely to be turbo charged. It comes in the following varieties: 1.8 liter, petrol engine with a horsepower of 180hp; 2.0 liter petrol engine with a horsepower of 245 and a 3.0 liter diesel engine with a horsepower of 258hp. The transmission is likely to change to the seven-speed dual clutch as opposed to the current eight-speed automatic transmission in the A4 coupe. The front wheel drive in the A4s will still be used on this one.
The new 2018 Audi A5 is expected to go on sale in the first quarter of 2017.The coupe is expected to debut first followed by the Cabriolet. The price is not known yet though it is likely to cost approximately the same as the current model thus the price will most likely be between $40,000 and $ 70,000 U.S. dollars.
The Audi A5 was first released in 2007 and still remains a force to behold in its class. It exhibits elegance that is unrivaled for its size. Few modifications have been made on it but it still sells better than its competitors. The new Audi A5 2018 is still expected to improve on the current model and remain a leader in its class.