2015 Audi A5
Given that BMW is planning to soon launch 4 Series Coupe and Convertible, Audi has prepared a response to that.
Since it appeared in 2008, A5 had just a single update. It was the 2012th model. Now, Audi is planning a new generation of A5 which is supposed to appear in the 2015th. The new 2015 Audi A5 coupe will be followed by a Convertible version six months later. Despite the competitive model of BMW, Audi has no plans to sell new A5 on the U.S. market, to avoid product-overlap with the A4.
As things stand now, the new 2015 Audi A5 will not get a new MQB platform, but MLBevo (advanced version of existing MLB platforms). Using a smaller, lighter engine ancilliaries, aluminum panels, and hollow-spoke wheels Audi has managed to significantly reduce the weight of the vehicle, over 100 kg (220 pounds), without losing the luxury features. This move also has reduced levels of fuel consumption, without needing to downsize engines to a 1.4-liter level. By reducing the vehicle weight and with improvement of driving control, German manufacturer will have a significant impact on its market position.
2015 Audi A5 ENGINE
New 2015 Audi A5 will be powered by the same engine as the current generation, but with enhanced output level ( 2.0-litre TFSI turbo, 227bhp). S5 will use a turbocharged V6 engine with 340bhp (up from 328bhp). Its 0-100km/h sprint time will be cut to nearly 4.5 seconds.
The RS5 coupe and cabriolet will also be available, but this time with a 475bhp twin-turbocharged V6 instead of the V8 naturally aspirated 444bhp of the current model. All V6 engines will be mated to a new eight-speed twin-clutch gearbox.
At the end of 2014th Audi will present the A4 plug-in hybrid concept, and the same E-tron technology (PHEV) will be used for the A5. That model will have an electric rear-wheel drive, with a maximum range (in electric mode) of 30 miles. The electric engine (65hp) will be combined with a 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine (225hp), which will drive the front wheels through a seven-speed dual clutch, so the combined range will be about 375 miles.
Inside the cabin, the model will provide the same level of luxury and elegance expected of this class of car. There will be an instrument panel will have an advanced MMI system with touch screen, LED lighting, as well as driving assistance system.
BMW 4 Series Coupe, Mercedes E-Class Coupe.
Here you can read some rumors about 2016 Audi A5.
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