Audi is ready for 2018 season year: here are the main suspects
There are some fresh Audi A5 and S5 Sportback models that will soon be part of brand's premium lineup. These vehicles will be revealed at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show and what we know so far is not that much, but it already sounds promising.
These bad boys will feature new Sportback body styling, ample cabin space and more aggressive character. So, let's see what else should we expect from these bad boys.
2018 A5 and S5 Spotback vehicles are no strangers to Audi's body language. Both models will feature wider and flatter Singleframe grille and longer, but lower hood lines that emphasize the aggressive road character of the cars. Also, the wave-design shoulder line is more pronounced, compared to previous models and the wider wheel arches contribute to more massive stance.
In terms of interior features, the A5 will please customers and Audi enthusiasts with incredible attention to the details, numerous functional elements and cutting-edge technologies. There is a three-dimensional decorative inlay trim, climate control integration. As an additional option there is Bang & Olufsen audio system with 3D sound effect for all the music fanatics out there. Cool, isn't it?
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Also, just like its Coupe and Cabriolet siblings, A5 Sportback will come with the agile 2.0-liter four-cylinder power unit that is paired to a seven-speed S tronic dual clutch automatic gearbox. This combination generates a total output of 252hp (188kW) and 273lb-ft. The result is quite astonishing: 0-100km/h sprint ends in 5.7 seconds.
On the other hand, S5 Sportback is geared with a revised 3.0-liter TFSI V6 power unit and produces these massive 354hp and 369Nm of torque. These numbers result on a super short 4.5 second 0-100km/h sprint. This model will also come with an eight-speed TIptronic automatic gearbox, especially tuned to perform excellently in low-end torque revs.
Furthermore, both vehicles feature Quattro all-wheel drive system as a standard feature that offers enhanced agility, self-locking central differential with ratio of 40:60 front to rear and wheel-selective torque control.
Also, both models will feature tons of comfort and utility gadgets: there are Audi virtual cockpit, MMI touch with handwriting recognition, new infotainment system, Audi pre-sense suite, Audi adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go function, traffic jam assist and more.