Audi’s next generation A5 and S5 Sportback has debuted ahead of the Paris Motor Show, and is expected to hit the European market in early 2017. Prices range from EUR 37,800 (Rs 28.23 lakh) to EUR 62,500 (Rs 46.68 lakh).
When launched, these cars will be available with two TFSI and three TDI engines which could produce anywhere between 190bhp and 286bhp. Audi’s S5 will sport a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 engine that makes 354bhp and can do the 0-100kmph run in 4.7sec before hitting a top speed of 250kmph. Transmission duties will be carried out by a either a six-speed manual, a seven-speed or an eight-speed auto. The highlight of the new range will be the A5 Sportback g-tron which will use a 2.0 TFSI engine that makes 170bhp, and can run on natural gas or petrol.
This car has been developed over the last seven years and, in the second generation form, reveals its stretched wheelbase, wraparound fascia and compact overhangs when compared to the outgoing model. The profile highlights the prominent double crease, and the rear is characterised by the boot lid which curves aggressively between the tail lamps.
More on this once the Paris Motor Show gets rolling next month.