In India, the new Audi A5 Cabriolet will face challenge from the Mercedes C300 Cabriolet.
The global-spec Audi A5 comes with 2.0L TFSI petrol and 2.0L TDI diesel powertrain options.
The German luxury car manufacturer, Audi will roll out the second-generation A5 in India on October 5, 2017. The all-new 2017 Audi A5 will come in three body types – Coupe, Cabriolet and Sportback. While the Cabriolet is the soft-top version of the sedan, the Sportback is a four-door variant. In Audi’s Indian product lineup, this luxury saloon will be positioned between the A4 and A6. It will mark the carmaker’s ninth product launch for this year.
Once launched, the new A5 Cabriolet will take on the Mercedes C300 Cabriolet. Though, the Sportback and Coupe models won’t have any direct rival in the segment. The new-generation version will share most of its features with the new A4. Check Out: First Spy Pictures of New Audi Q8 Coupe SUV
The new-generation model of the saloon will go on sale in the Indian market on coming 5th October. Bookings will be commenced near launch. Read: New Audi A8 – All You Need To Know
Internationally, the A5 is being offered with two powertrain options – a 2.0-litre TFSI petrol and 2.0-litre TDI diesel. The turbocharged petrol motor generates a top power of 190bhp with 320Nm of torque, while the oil burner makes 190bhp with 400Nm of torque. Both the engines are paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox and an optional 7-speed automatic unit. On the other hand, the most powerful version Audi S5 version comes packed with a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 engine churning out 345bhp. This makes it 21bhp more powerful than the existing S5. With this motor, the A5 can achieve 0-100kmph in just 4.7 seconds before hitting a top speed of 250kmph. Read About – Audi’s Upcoming Most Affordable SUV
The high-spec RS5 Coupe model features a 2.9-litre, twin-turbo V6 engine that’s good for 450bhp and 600Nm. The S5 and RS5 come with an 8-speed automatic transmission, supported by Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system. In India, the saloon could be offered with the 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines only.
Sporting new design elements and finer details, the new generation A5 Coupe looks different from the current model. The car gets revised headlamps with optional xenon plus technology with homogenous LED daytime running lights, a single frame wider and flatter grille, short overhangs, a stretched wheelbase, wraparound domed hood and LED rear lights. The soft top version has a new one-touch opening function that eases its acoustic hood operations. Check Out: Audi Q7 Diesel Edition – Price & Details
Interior of the new A5 looks familiar as it shares lots of design bits and components with its donor sibling. Though, it’s more spacious and practical. Compared to the A4, the saloon is the 17mm longer and its front passenger’s shoulder room and rear knee room have been increased by 11mm and 24mm respectively. The car sits on a wheelbase of 2,824mm.