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Tonight in Ingolstadt, Audi revealed the new 2017 A5 and S5 coupes. You might look and wonder what's different about the new model compared to old - it looks the same. We can't fault you for thinking that. The only real change that most people will be able to pick out is the slightly wider grille up front. Audi has improved the overall aerodynamics with a class-leading 0.25 drag coefficient.

 

At least the interior does reveal some significant changes. Much like the A4, the A5 gets a new dash design with minimal clutter and an 8.3-inch screen. Audi's 12.3-inch virtual cockpit system is available. The A5 will also be the first Audi model to feature the automaker's connect SIM, a SIM card that permanently installed in the vehicle to an provide LTE data connection. For Europe, the A5 will be offered with two gas and three diesel engines. Power ranges from 190 to 286 horsepower. There will be the choice of either a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic, along with front or quattro all-wheel drive.

 

The S5 features a new 3.0L supercharged V6 with 354 horsepower, up 21 horsepower from the previous model. An eight-speed automatic and quattro all-wheel drive comes standard.

 

Despite a longer wheelbase and wider tracks, Audi says the new A5 is about 132.5 pounds lighter than the outgoing model.

 

Audi is planning to launch the A5 coupe later this year in Europe, with the U.S. following sometime after. Expect to see the convertible and sportback later on.

 

Source: Audi

 

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Cools specs, nice update, but over all Audi just has never done anything for me. Not sure why but they just do not inspire me with excitement. This update included.

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To me, the entire Audi brand reminds me of this character from this anime. Aloof, cold, calculating...flithy rich, and nefarious, scheming, and egotistical.

 

But that's a nice interior, perhaps not flashy like the C-Class, but definitely luxo, with the best in class infotainment, especially virtual cockpit, that's real nice. The exterior, is...it's another car to see in person, it also lost weight too, so there's that. And honestly, the ATS's weight advanatge has evaporated over the years. Maybe updated Alpha will do even more with the Omega tech, but right now, the ball is right back in Germany's court for the compact luxury sedan segment, where BMW is floundering, Mercedes and Audi look to fill the gap*, with Cadillac facing real competition.

 

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*being overpriced many time of course. 

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For a number of years I have on occasion called it out that 'auto design is in its 95th percentile' as far as moving forward goes.

 

Coming to mind here is the current Camaro vs. the prior gen, the miata, the SIlverado, and the above audi. There are more, but these alone represent a clear illustration of my point; that consumers at large are seeing less & less forward design progress. Far too many external influences and technology/the science of building cars has made ALL the MAJOR advances already; only tweaks are left.

 

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Audi has the most palatable styling of the German Big 3, but it still leaves me flat. I don't find it to be aspirational or particularly good looking, just… meh.
I wish they had their own engines across the board… but I'd never own one either way.

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Actually, the more I look at it, the more I like it. The grille is more like the concept Audi had a year ago.

 

If the A6 is a longer version of this, but even better interior....

 

Tough to imagine how this A5 isn't the best car in its class now, it seems very well rounded (not rounded like before tho).

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Actually, the more I look at it, the more I like it. The grille is more like the concept Audi had a year ago.

 

If the A6 is a longer version of this, but even better interior....

 

Tough to imagine how this A5 isn't the best car in its class now, it seems very well rounded (not rounded like before tho).

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Dislike.

 

I'm also noticing an increasing number of luxury cars dipping into the Cadillac design book. The CTS's vertical leds and general aggressive design are setting trends. You can see it in the S5 here.

 

I'm not saying the cars look similar. I'm saying there's a flattering pilfering of design elements. Look at the character lines on the hood and the vertical bars in the S5's fog-light spaces.

 

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Actually, the more I look at it, the more I like it. The grille is more like the concept Audi had a year ago.

 

If the A6 is a longer version of this, but even better interior....

 

Tough to imagine how this A5 isn't the best car in its class now, it seems very well rounded (not rounded like before tho).

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Err...what is this supposed to mean? I'm on a bit of a vacation.

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Love it.  I am personally glad they went evolutionary instead of revolutionary.  The A5 has been one of my favorite designs since it came out so i am glad we still get hat sweet exterior with Audi's latest interior and powertrain tech.

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