With a fixed release year in 2017, Audi has finally showcased their brand new 2018 Audi A5 at Germany’s Ingolstadt Museum. Even though the German manufacturer did not actually reveal any specific details about this upcoming model, several leaked spy shots of the car have surfaced, giving customers a small preview of this car.
From those spy shots, it has been confirmed that this 2018 variant will not differ from its predecessor models in terms of body style as well as overall design. However, close official sources report that this 2018 model will certainly bring in new performance changes.
2018 Audi A5 – Engine and Performance
The 2018 A5 Audi is likely to have multiple engine options to introduce diversity for their customers. Let’s take a look at the potential engine options that might be available for this model:
- The first and base engine variant will likely be a 1.8-liter gasoline engine with max power rating of 184 hp and 236 lbs. feet of torque.
- A higher trim engine option might include a 2.0-liter petrol variant with max power of 252 hp.
- There are rumors of a third diesel V6 cylinder option, with 3.0-liter capacity and max 268 hp of power and 443 lbs. feet of max torque.
All these engine options will be paired with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission system. Optional transmission choice might include an 8-speed automatic gearbox with front wheel drive train.
2018 Audi A5 – Available Body Styles
The 2018 Audi A5 will feature Audi’s three distinct body styles:
More information on the various differences and upgrades that will feature in these body styles will be available later when Audi finishes its development.
2018 Audi A5 – Interior and Exterior Design
The interior specs of 2018 A5 are certainly getting more technological with the introduction of a brand new central console setup. Sources indicate that the overall interior design will be a blend of Audi’s previous 2 models – A4 and A6. This 2018 model will also feature a new and improved dashboard design, with a revamped infotainment system and touch screen controls.
As far as its exterior specs go, there is a lot of stores for new users. Not only will this 2018 model be much lighter but also its base design will feature better compatibility in off-road terrain. Wheelbase is made much wider to accommodate a better front grille, and improved LED head and tail lights. Its rear grille will be improved with a broader rectangular exhaust as well.
Competition of 2018 Audi A5
Since the A-series franchise from Audi is a premium brand, it is highly likely that this 2018 Audi A5 will face some stiff competition from other flagship models. Its potential competitors might include the following:
- Lexus RC.
- BMW 4-series.
2018 Audi A5 – Price and Availability
It is still unclear as to when the Audi A5 2018 will actually be released, although reports suggest that it might come out sometime in the first quarter of 2017. The Coupe variant of this car will likely come out first, followed by other trims and variants. Its base price will be somewhere around $44,000, while its higher variants could very well cost around $70,000.