The 2017 Audi A5 convertible has been spied testing on public roads in Germany.
The next-generation luxury convertible sports car will ride on the latest version of Audi’s MLB platform, known as MLB Evo. Like the new Audi A4, the A5 convertible will take advantage of ultra-high-strength steel, aluminum and composite material to shed weight compared to the current model. The German automaker hopes to lighten it 200 to 250 pounds.
Most of Audi’s lineup will ride on the new MLB Evo chassis, which was first introduced with the 2015 Audi Q7.
Expect a wide range of gasoline and diesel engines to be available with the next-generation Audi A5 convertible around the world. Naturally, Audi will have a more powerful S5 in the works as well as a range-topping, high-performance RS5 variant.
Production of the 2017 Audi A5 convertible is scheduled to begin late this year or early 2017.
Audi has also recently been spied testing its updated A3 models that are receiving a facelift.