2016 Audi A5

2016 Audi A5 will be completely redesigned for this model year. These changes will mark the beginning of the new generation, second, which was long awaited. Current model was produced back in 2007, and since then it had facelifts, but it basically remain the same. Exterior changes will include big design changes, changes on the interior and performance.

2016 Audi A5 Front

2016 Audi A5 changes

2016 Audi A5 will be built on a new platform, on the updated MLB Evo architecture, to be precise. New platform pulls a lot of conveniences, and multiple other changes. Although its size will not be changed much, it will probably receive couple of inches in its length, as well as broader wheelbase. Platform change also influenced the stiffness and weight of the vehicle, so new A5 will be stiffer and around 200 pounds lighter than the outgoing model.

Exterior will be designed aggressively with sporty styling cues. Grill will have only one frame, and overall front end will look rougher. In order to additionally enhance the sporty appearance, Audi designers projected larger air intakes, specially designed to emphasize the overall style direction.

Interior will be roomier, but there is no detailed info about what precisely we can expect. So far we know that 2016 Audi A5 will be roomier than the previous model, and sportier. Exterior and interior features will be upgraded, so we believe that inside, new A5 will look sporty and exude with tech equipment.

2016 Audi A5 Rear

2016 Audi A5 engine

The engine range will not be changed completely. German producer decided to keep its base engine, as well as its V6 power unit, while 4.2-liter naturally aspirated V-8 will be replaced.

Base engine is a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder with 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Diesel unit available is a 3.0-liter TDI V6 with 237 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. Instead of 4.2-liter V8 engine will be placed a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8. Transmission choices that will be available for the next-gen Audi A5 include 6-speed manual and 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.

Audi may also offer its 1.8 TFSI with 180 horsepower, while the fuel economy of the model will be improved, due to weight reduction.

2016 Audi A5 Side

2016 Audi A5 competition

The closest competitors will be Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe and BMW 4-series. Other vehicles that are in the same class as 2016 Audi A5 include Cadillac ATS coupe and Lexus RC.

2016 Audi A5 price & release

Next-gen Audi A5 will be lunched in couple of versions, including Coupe, Convertible, and special version of a hatchback named “Sportback”. The release of the models will not be at the same time, since the Coupe and Sportback variant will be released early on 2016, and the release of a Convertible will follow in a 6 months. Price is not revealed yet, but according to some sources we can expect it to start around $40,000, while it will go up to $70,000.

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