2017 Audi A5 Coupe, 2017 Audi A5 Sportback launch in 2016

Will likely be underpinned by the MLB Evo platform.

Audi will rollout the subsequent technology Audi A5 in its Coupe and Sportback bodystyles subsequent 12 months, Indian Autos Weblog has come to know.

Primarily based on the brand new A4, the 2017 Audi A5 too will lose about 100 kg in weight.

The information was confirmed by Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, member of the Board of Administration of Audi AG and head of Audi’s Technical Improvement, on the VW Group Evening at this 12 months’s Frankfurt Motor Present. When requested about Audi’s plans for 2016, he stated – “A5 additionally subsequent 12 months, Sportback subsequent 12 months”.

Following the custom, the brand new 2017 Audi A5 Coupe and 2017 Audi A5 Sportback will share platforms with the brand new B8 A4, which had its public premiere on the Frankfurt present. This implies the MLB Evo platform is prone to save about 120 kg in total weight, and presumably, the A5 fashions would have the same drag co-efficient of 0.23, which Audi claims is best-in-class for the A4.

2016 Audi A4 Avant S-line dashboard at the IAA 2015
The 2017 Audi A5, codenamed B9, will share its inside with the brand new A4.

Although the brand new A5s will sport beauty modifications to raised distinguish themselves from their sedan sibling, the 6-point Singleframe grille, Matrix LED headlights, bootlid built-in spoiler and LED taillights are a given.

Inside too, the sportier fashions from Audi will inherit their dashboard design from the brand new A4, which will get a excessive middle tunnel with a stubby gearlever, an 8.3-inch middle show with Audi’s proprietary MMI interface, a Digital Cockpit instrument cluster, and an elective Bang & Olufsen stereo system.

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For the Indian market, Audi sells solely the efficiency RS5, although experiences are rife that the S5 will probably be launched within the coming weeks.

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