Ever since its launch in 2008, Audi A5 coupe hasn’t received any major changes in terms of design and performance.
It has been years and the brand has decided to overhaul the model to make it relevant to the modern buyer.
While major automobile manufacturers are moving towards an electrified future, gasoline powered cars continue to be of high demand. They are cheaper to buy and gas prices are at their historical low for now which prompts buyers to go for it without second thoughts. Audi is one among many who has plans to launchelectric cars with self-driving capabilities. At the same time, they are going to focus on the A5 coupe and refresh it with some innovative features.
It has been officially confirmed that the next gen version of the Audi A5 Coupe is set to get launched in Ingolstadt, Germany. While we are yet to receive information on the powertrain used in the upcoming model and its performance, the brand has revealed the changes they have made to the A5 Coupe. The latest version of the car is powered by the MLB Evo platform. The platform is the one used by the Audi A4 and is expected to be used in all future models released by Audi.
According to the company, the MLB platform is made using high strength steel, composite parts and has aluminum construction. The platform is not just extremely durable but has also allowed the designers to reduce the overall weight by 200 to 250 pounds. The weight reduction helps maintain the center of gravity and provide better fuel efficiency.
The next gen Audi A5 coupe in the U.S. is expected to be powered by 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The powertrain is capable of delivering a total of 252 horsepower and has 273 lb feet of torque. It uses a seven speed dual clutch transmission system. There is no word on a manual gearbox and inside sources confirmed that Audi has no plans to introduce an optional manual transmission.
The A5 will be available in three different versions including a coupe, convertible and sportback versions. The coupe version will be the first to hit stores on June 2 while other models will get launched in the following months. The launch is set to take place at the Audi Forum building located in Ingolstadt. The event is low profile and only select media can take place in it.