The 2017 Audi A5 is the new generation coupe in the A5 lineup that is expected to come with a refreshed and sporty look. The design of the new coupe goes hand-in-hand with the refined aerodynamics. New body has sharp lines, which is becoming a trend for German car maker, and we love it. Beneath the skin, it impresses with an all-fresh chassis, commanding powertrains, and pioneering infotainment features and driver support systems.
2017 Audi A5 Refresh
This time, the 2017 Audi A5 features an impressive new, contemporary and honed external look and add to this elegantsy and sporty character, you’ve got a winning combination. The 3-D wave-shaped shoulder line that already exemplified the earlier model establishes this. The accurately sweeping line with well-defined bulges over the wheel curves highlights all four wheels, which is an indication to the Quattro all-wheel drive system.
The new coupe is perfectly balanced outside proportions with an elongated engine hood, the extended wheelbase, and the short projections highlight its sportiness. The entire body is constructed using a blend of frivolous materials that reduce its curb weight by 132.3 pounds (60 kg). The front part of the coupe is equipped with a considerably flatter and wider carved single-frame grille when compared to that of the earlier model. The LED backlights and the LED headlamps or Matrix LED headlamps with active turn signals make high-end expertise visible even after gloomy.
The 2017 Audi A5 all-fresh chassis is one of the strengths, as it provides the driver with the best comfort, combined with a high level of nimbleness. It hence manages contracted, windy mountain paths and extensive trips with equal composure. The optional suspension system with damper control is incorporated into the Audi drive select, a dynamic handling system, which allows the driver to adjust the basic feature in manifold steps.
The newly developed electromechanical power steering adopts consistent with its current speed and offers highly accurate road response. The dynamic steering varies its gear ratio according to the velocity and the steering angle.
2017 Audi A5 Coupe Interior
The interior of the new Audi A5 2017 gains from the amplified size and an extended wheelbase, which offers more space to the passengers and the driver. The horizontal structural design of the instrument panel and the nonstop air vent strip generate a wide sense of breathing space.
As usual from Audi, the cabin has high-quality seats, upholstered in high-quality leather. The 2017 A5 cabin comes with an extensive range of color options to offer an enjoyable ambiance to the passengers. The discretionary ambient illumination accentuates the interior with an option of 30 adaptable shades.
The coupe cargo capacity is solid size with 16.4 cubic feet (465 liters), which is 0.4 cubic feet (10 liters) more than with that of the earlier model. The cabin ratio is at the 40:20:40 split rear seat configuration and can be folded frontward easily using levers in the luggage section. Inside there is also gesture control feature as an option that allows the opening of the luggage section lid through a foot movement. The trailer hitch is electrically discharged at the press of a key.
The new Audi A5 2017 comes with a virtual cockpit and a TFT display as an optional feature for the first time. With new screen touch, there is the latest version of Infotainment system, incorporated with the Audi Connect, as well. Both Android Auto and Apple Car Play are made compatible with the Smartphone interface. For sensitive hi-fi enthusiasts, the Bang & amp; Olufsen audio system with its pioneering 3D sound will be offered as an option.
New Audi A5 Coupe 2017 interior
The new A5 Coupe also comes outfitted with the updated Audi connect safety and service pack features. This package consists of helpful functions, such as a mechanical emergency call during the occurrence of an accident, online roadside support and Audi service demand in addition to remote functions. Features can be used with the multimedia interface connect app on a smartwatch, Smartphone or in combination with the fourth cohort Apple TV from a TV. Examples consist of locking and unlocking the vehicle, checking where the vehicle is parked and calling up the status of the vehicle.
This time, the German version of the next generation Audi A5 coupe is equipped with two TFSI engines and three TDI power units.
The first engine is a TFSI unit with the displacement of 1.4 liters to deliver the coupe the essential power and twist of 148 ponies and 184 lbs per foot respectively.
The next TFSI engine will be of capacity 2.0 liters, which will be tuned in two levels. The first level tuned engine will deliver the power and twist of 187 ponies and 236 lbs per foot respectively, whereas the second tuned unit delivers the power and twist of 268 ponies and 443 lbs per foot respectively.
When comes to 2017 Audi A5 diesel variants, the first four-cylinder 2.0-liter capacity diesel unit produces the maximum power and twist of 148 ponies and 236 lbs per foot respectively, and it is again finely tuned to deliver the maximum power and twist of 184 ponies and 295 lbs per foot respectively
The next V6, 3.0-liter capacity diesel unit will also be tuned in two levels, such that the first tuned unit produces the maximum power and twist of 215 ponies and 295 lbs per foot respectively and the second tuned unit produces the maximum power and twist of 268 ponies and 443 lbs per foot respectively.
The US version of the new coupe will be equipped with two engines, such that first 2.0-liter TFSI unit produces the maximum power and twist of 248 ponies and 273 lbs per foot respectively, whereas the second V6, 3.0-liter unit produces the maximum power and twist of 215 ponies and 295 lbs per foot respectively.
For the 2017 model year, Audi offers its new coupe with three types of transmission systems, such as manual, Tiptronic and S-Tronic. The Tiptronic and manual gearboxes would send power to the back or front wheels of the vehicle. All models of the new coupe would come equipped with the 2017 Audi A5 Quattro all-wheel-drive system that has wheel-discriminating torque control.
See also: 2017 Subaru BRZ
Base price and the date of release
The release date of the 2017 Audi A5 Coupe is expected to be during late 2016 and its base cost starts from $ 40,000 and it goes up to $ 70,000, according to the options.
2017 Audi A5 photos