After 9 years of loyal service, the Audi A5 comes first generation to bow out. Time for a new installment therefore which necessarily hold a candle to the Mercedes C-Class Coupé and the BMW 4 Series Coupe. If cosmetic changes do not jump to premium eyes first, this A5 is none the less a real novelty: new chassis, revised engines, new dashboard, more modern facilities, everything changed!
The opportunity for us to return to the main developments in the A5 from its predecessor!
The new A5 will offer five engines at launch, combined with a decline in average weight of 60 kg. Three diesel “TDI” two already known which will be present, the 2.0-liter 190 hp / 400Nm 3.0-liter TDI 218 hp / 500 Nm over 286 horses a new version of the latter, against 245 hp before. In essence “TFSI”, the 4-cylinder 2.0-liter 252 bhp would be the part (to be confirmed) and will benefit from the S5 6-cylinder 354 hp (+21 hp) and torque of 500 Nm from the S4 sedan. This block sent by the Audi S5 to 100 km / h in 4.7 seconds, as far as the direct competitor Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe and BMW 440i better than xDrive (4.9 s).
Top of the range is the version – for now – the sportier S5. Taking the transmission and the technical options for the A5 3.0 TDI 286, it is powered by a gasoline V6 TFSI 354 hp, which promises a change from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.5 seconds. This is just a start, so it seems inevitable that eventually revealed a RS5, as well as convertible and Sportback versions of this new generation of A5. For now, neither the release date nor the price of the new model have not been announced. His first public appearance will be at the Paris Motor Show.
His arrival in concession is expected to begin in October. For now prices have not been announced, no need to expect the order. And for the cabriolet and Sportback versions, it will again wait a few weeks or months. Their presentation is expected for the Paris Motor Show.