The new 2017 Audi A5 marks the second-generation of 2017 Audi A5. The Ingolstadt-based marque, after revolutionizing the mid-size segment with the first-gen Audi A5, is at it once again. This time however, the new model offers an upscale technology, a honed look, and fresher materials’ quality. It is elegant, sporty, and athletic. Furthermore, it comes with innovative driver-assistance systems and infotainment features, powerful engines, and an all-new chassis. The news don’t stop there, continue reading on below to get even juicier details such as its release date and pricing estimates.
Audi designers have been pondering how they’d be able to make a design masterpiece even more beautiful for years now. Well, with the all-new Audi A5 2017 modern, honed and fresh look – the results are arguably impressively understated. And yet, it still manages to stay true to its roots in terms of the elegant. Sporty character DNA. The 3D wave-shaped shoulder line, for instance, is perhaps the best example that clearly demonstrates this fact.
Interior elegance, classic styling, a standard all-wheel drive system (Quattro), and premium technologies perhaps sums up what the Audi is all about. While many might find the Audi A5 mesmerizing, here’s the news you didn’t know about: a replacement is already in the making and Audi says it’ll be offered in 2018. Imagine what its capabilities will be given the already exemplary performance of the Audi A5 – certainly something to ponder about, I think.
It’s however imperative to note that Audi hadn’t offered the A5 with any redesigns the entire nine year period the outgoing model was in existence. While it was arguably a solid choice then, Audi saw the need to update the already stale technologies and designs with new and fresher ones for purposes of remaining competitive in the luxury coupe segment.
Styling is impeccable inside out – no doubt. There’s excellent balance between comfort and performance too. Part of the reason Audi is already working on a 2018 year model is the fact that even despite the new model being “new”, there’re still areas that are showing signs of aging. We’d recommend the Audi A5 to buyers who are into classic stuff. But for those looking for some serious high-tech features like frontal collision mitigation, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control, the recently refreshed 2017 BMW 4 Series, and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class are much sensible choices – if you ask me, that is.
2017 Audi A5 USA Release Date & Price
MSRP pricing estimates for which the Audi A5 Sport Quattro Coupe (six-speed manual transmission system) will go for sale is $41,200, and $42,200 for the Audi A5 Sport Quattro Coupe (eight-speed automatic). Lease deals are available. Its release date has been set for early 2017.
2017 Audi A5 Exterior Pictures
The design of the new Audi A5 combines athletic taut surfaces with dramatic shapes to exhibit perfectly balanced sporty proportions. Just like the previous model’s defining design elements, the new model also stays true to its creator’s DNA. The best features that perhaps best describe this is the characteristic wave design element and the sportiness of the front end.
Some of the exterior features to expect include the automatic xenon headlights, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors, LED running lights, headlight washers, and a sunroof. Others are available in form of options bundled in packages, some of the packages available include the Sport, Convenience, Technology, and the Black Optic packages.
Fifteen color options are available for the Audi A5, in addition to the existing ones available with the S line Sport package).
2017 Audi A5 Interior
The interior continues to impress with its excellent and elegant materials that have stood the test of time. Audi-typical properties are taken to the highest-possible degree for optimum functionality. Additionally, high-quality materials, premium technologies, and 30 adjustable colors for the ambient lighting showcase Audi’s perfect workmanship. It is almost impossible to find fault with the Audi A5 2017 even with a painstaking nitpicking process.
Two body-styles are available for the 2017 Audi A5 Sportback: Convertible and Coupe. The A5 is available with the Sport trim as the sole option.
Producing 220 horsepower beneath the hood is a powerful 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired to either a six-speed manual for the coupe or an eight-speed automatic available as an option for the Coupe but standard on the Convertible. 0-60 mph takes 4.5 seconds.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 0.3 in. (108.3 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 2.1 in. (182.1 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1 in. (73 in.)
Passenger volume: 84 ft³
Cargo volume: 12.2 ft³
Curb weight: 3483 lbs
Top Speed: 130 mph
0-60: 4.5 sec
MPG: 22/32 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Brilliant Black, Florett Silver Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Ibis White, Misano Red Pearl Effect, Monsoon Gray Metallic, Moonlight Blue Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A
Some of the safety features include Audi pre sense, automatic speed limiter, adaptive cruise control, predictive efficiency assistant, Audi active lane assist, collision avoidance assist, and camera-based recognition are just some of the unique features the Audi A5 offers. NHTSA crash impact safety results will be updated here on its release date.