2017 Audi A5 Spy Shots, Release Date and Specifications

Rumors have been circulating that the new 2017 Audi A5 is currently under active development. The gorgeous A5 test mule was spotted while undergoing road testings in a circuit. It seems that Audi has quicken their pace to leave its competitors behind. Let’s see what Audi has to offer.

2017 Audi A5 Prototype with No Camouflage Undergoing Road Testings

Exterior

The test mule shows that the 2017 A5 is still at an early stage of development, but we can gather from it that the new model will be similar in size and proportion to the current one, on sale since the 2008 model year. We should be seeing the first prototypes soon as the platform underpinning the car has already been extensively tested.

That platform is Audi’s next-generation version of the MLB (modular longitudinal) platform, which will eventually underpin most of the automaker’s models from the A4 up. The first vehicle to utilize the platform, nicknamed the MLB Evo, is the 2016 Q7. Other MLB Evo-based models already spotted in the wild include the 2016 A4 and 2018 A8.

2017 Audi A5 in Black Color Doing Some Tests

Interior

Currently, there’s not much to tell about the new 2017 Audi A5 interior. But, expect high technology applications employed in its cabinet along with exclusive interior materials with abundance infotainment system. Most importantly, it will be alot more comfortable driving this car better than the previous models.

Powertrain

You could find out three different engines to offer in 2017 Audi A5. The first is 2.0 liter turbo four-cylinder to produce about 211 horsepower as the basic version while the second is supercharged V6 engine 3.0 liter to produce about 333 horsepower. The second engine is the used for the top model. If the first is supported with six-speed manual transmission, the company considers using seven-speed dual clutch auto in the second engine. The third will be for RSS model with V8 engine 4.0 liter to produce 450 horsepower.

2017 Audi A5 Rear View Test Mule Running on The Circuit Track

2017 Audi A5 Release Date and Price

According to reliable sources, the 2017 Audi A5 will be introduced to the public later this year or in early 2016. It’s still in long process of development and testings. Meanwhile, pricing information is currently unavailable, however, some fan sites told that the upcoming 2017 A5 will cost around $40,000 up to $70,000. Stay tuned for future updates!

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