Audi has announced plans to stage the world premiere of the all-new 2017 A5 Coupe on June 2.
Before that happens, Audi will organize a 3D video mapping light show at the Audi Forum Ingolstadt in advance of the coupe’s official debut. Starting Wednesday, May 25, for six consecutive evenings there will be a light show entitled “Audi Late Light Show” prepared by Hungarian group of artists “Maxin10sity.”
Audi is inviting everyone to join the party as the entry will be free of charge at the 2,300-square-meter Audi Forum building which will literally light up the area. That’s because the building is going to be packed with no less than 55 video projectors each featuring a light intensity of 40,000 ANSI lumen. Every evening, there’s going to be a ten-minute show that according to the organizers will act as a “thank-you to the Audi employees and the people of Ingolstadt” where the A5 comes to life.
As far as the car is concerned, we’ve seen it recently testing in prototype guise numerous times, and we even came up with our own speculative render. The styling won’t be that much different compared to the outgoing model, as the designers will play it safe and take the evolutionary route, just like they did with the new A4.
Despite the déjà vu appearance, it’s going to be a brand new car underneath the familiar skin thanks to the MLB Evo platform which could slash as much as 220 pounds (100 kilograms). The engines and gearboxes are going to be sourced from the 2016 A4 Sedan and Avant, all the way up to the 3.0-liter V6 TFSI engine. That’s going to power the S5 Coupe and will have 354 horsepower (260 kilowatts) and 369 pound-feet (500 newton meters) of torque, but most likely it won’t be available right away.
Later during the car’s life cycle, an RS5 Coupe will complete the lineup with a rumored 480 hp (353 kW) coming from the same engine as the one in the S5, but believed to get two electrically-driven turbochargers.
Expect a series of teasers for the new Audi A5 Coupe to arrive in the weeks to come, ahead of the model’s full debut set for a month from today.