It was only a matter of time before Audi made its way to the A5 and S5 lineups with its new design language. That time so happens to be now, as the Ingolstadt automaker has unveiled the all-new look, chassis, and powertrains that make up the 2017 versions of these luxury midsize coupes.
The most obvious changes to the A5 and S5 are to the body of these siblings. They gain a more sculpted look, a more angular Singleframe grille, all-new headlights, a new one-piece vent at the bottom of the front apron, sporty door-mounted mirrors, and so much more. In addition to its sharp new look, Audi sculptors managed to shave up to 132 pounds from the body and drop its drag to 0.25 Cd.
Inside, the new platform affords the A5 and S5 additional cabin room and an extra 0.4 cubic feet of cargo room. Audi also crafted a horizontal architecture into the dash, giving the cabin a wider look, added the optional 12.3-inch virtual cockpit display, installed an 8.3-inch MMI navigation plus system, with gesture control, and significantly upgraded the infotainment system.
Also new are the upgraded engines that make the A5 and S5 even more impressive to thrash around. Audi didn’t go into many specifics about the A5’s powertrains, but it did mention that there will be two TFSIs and three TDIs that’ll range from 190 horsepower to 286 ponies. Some of these engines likely won’t make it to the U.S., but Audi has yet to iron these details out. The S5, on the other hand, will see its power rise by 21 ponies to 354 horsepower, which will drop its 0-to-100 km/h time (62 mph) to just 4.7 seconds.
There is no mention of when the A5 and S5 will hit showrooms, nor is there a mention of pricing. Stay tuned for more details.