After Audi A4 becamed one of the most acclaimed premium cars in the segment, the German manufacturer is ready to expand the range with the introduction of its coupe brother. The all new generation A5 Coupe was officially unveiled with a fresh new look, a little more different than the one seen on the sedan.
The engineers were able to trim the curb weight by as much as 60 kilograms (132.3 lb). With a drag coefficient of 0.25, the A5 Coupe is also the segment leader with respect to aerodynamics.
The interior benefits from the increased dimensions and longer wheelbase. Space for driver and passengers is more generous. The luggage compartment offers a volume of 465 liters, 10 liters more than with the previous model. The rear seat has a 40:20:40 split and can be easily folded forward using levers in the luggage compartment. Audi also offers the two-door coupe with optional gesture control for opening the luggage compartment lid via a foot motion. The optional trailer hitch is electrically released at the press of a button.
The A5 Coupe is now available for the first time with the optional Audi virtual cockpit, a 12.3-inch TFT display with a resolution of 1,440 x 540 pixels. Together with the MMI navigation plus including 8.3-inch monitor on the center console, it forms the central information unit.
2016 Audi A5 Coupe officially unveiled
The manual six-speed gearbox and the seven-speed S tronic are used with the four-cylinder engines as well as the 218 hp 3.0 TDI with front or all-wheel drive. The eight-speed tiptronic is reserved for the top diesel with 286 hp and the S5 engine. Both engines come standard with quattro all-wheel drive. Audi also offers the optional rear-axle sport differential for even more dynamic driving and precision.
Audi offers a suspension with damper control as an option. This is integrated into the dynamic handling system known as Audi drive select, which enables the driver to modify the basic characteristic in multiple steps.
The new Audi A5 Coupe will launch in Germany and additional European countries in fall 2016. Compared with the previous model, the list of standard equipment is even more generous. Among the features included are xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights and LED rear lights, LED interior lights, the Audi MMI radio plus with 7-inch MMI color display, Bluetooth and USB charging function, the three- spoke multifunction steering wheel (including shift paddles in models with automatic transmission), height-adjustable belt feeds, the Audi drive select dynamic handling system and Audi pre sense city.