The new generation will start with 2016 Audi A5. It will come out as a relative vehicle to a 4-door A4. However, A5 will be coupe version, also available as convertible. Since this generation of the A5 starts in 2016, we expect a lot of changes, both in engine and design. Well known look will be kept, but modifications are possible. From this perspective, it is still early to speak about final version of the vehicle, but we are sure that German carmaker will launch coupe and convertible version for US market. For European buyers, 2015 Audi A5 Sportback version is being prepared.
2016 Audi A5 redesign
Since it is relative cars, 2016 Audi A5 will be built on same platform as A4 model. It is well known MLB modular-longitudinal architecture from VW Group. Audi is and will use this concept for many upcoming cars. The main change brought with new platform is weight reduction. It is planned to put the 2016 Audi A5 on the diet and lose around 200 pounds. The MLB platform uses a lot of lightweight materials, which brings the better fuel economy with this weight lose. Futuristic interior and some new exterior lines will be used on 2016 Audi A5. About tech features and infotainment systems is still early to talk, but it is expected to be used latest technology.
2016 Audi A5 engine
New generations of the cars usually gets new engine. But with 2016 Audi A5 won’t be a case. It will carry over engine from last model, and that one will be modified. So, under the hood in the base models of 2016 A5 will be 2.0-l turbo four with 211 hp. Higher end cars will be packed with 3.0-l supercharged V6. This engine could make more of the 333 horsepower from current model. Transmission is not decided yet, but in the mix are 6-speed manual and seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
2016 Audi A5 release date and price
The 2016 A5 won’t appear before next year. Its debut could be in first quarter at some of the big car shows. Without official confirmation, release date and price are still subject of rumors. However, we can predict the price somehow, and with expected equipment and engine range it should start at approx $40.000. Models with higher trim levels will cost more.