Spy Shots: 2018 Audi A5 New Design
2018 Audi A5 might be available in the showroom sometime in the next half of 2017 as the 2018 model. This car might be released to be the second generation. When we would like to collect more information about this car, we found the first spy shots of its prototype.
We could see that based on the pictures, it has evolutionary changes. The crucial changes are around the styling especially for its front part. Reports mentioned that the company would like to offer more aggressive design. We found similar view at 2017 A4 and the prototype of 2018 Audi A5 looks like will carry the common platform.
Most models of A4 will go with the latest modular longitudinal platform (MLB) and there are some cars that will go with this platform such as MLB Evo, 2016 Q7. Other car that will use this platform will be 2018 Audi A5 and A8 models
For its technology systems, there will be LED and laser headlamps with the support of Matrix beam. You can enjoy the advanced infotainment system such as semi-autonomous electronic driving assist, head-up display and free Wi-Fi. It seems that the company might unveil it sometime in 2016 and the sales for European market could be a year after that. During the trip, 2018 Audi A5 might be followed with the coming of A5 Cabriolet and A5 Sportback.
Based on the concept, it is a bit similar to 2013 Audi Sport Quattro. Using this modern platform will allow the car to have combined ultra-strength steel and aluminum to cut the weight down. Some unofficial sites claimed that 2018 Audi A5 has the reduced weight for more than 200 pounds. It is also recommended that the company should use the styling from Sport Quattro concept. For its current trim level will be transmitted. It is stated that they might continue with the TFSI engine and 2.0 liter and S5 with turbocharged V6 3.0 liter while Rs 5 will overthrow the naturally aspirated 4.2 liter for V8 and it only with twin-turbocharged Audi 4.0 liter. The last option is expected to provide the output about 475 hp.
2018 Audi A5 still goes with the front-wheel drive setup as the standard and the all-wheel drive Quattro will be the optional. The standard transmission could be the S tronic dual-clutch unit and it is quite possible to have eight gears. The latest platform will make it to get alternative drivetrains. It is expected to have plug-in hybrid with all-wheel drive.
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