Although a predictable design, we like what we are seeing in OmniAuto’s render of the 2017 Audi S5 Coupe.
Audi’s design language is getting a little bit long in the tooth, but with the outgoing S5 being quite the looker, we certainly won’t mind if the new one will look like this. As a matter of fact, the speculative render from OmniAuto is probably close to the real car which we’ve seen testing in prototype guise numerous times. The spy images we have published in recent months have shown that Audi will once again play it safe in terms of design and will make only mild changes.
Seeing as how the A4’s appearance made the switch to the new generation with only subtle changes, expect just about the same cosmetic revisions for its coupe sibling. Taking into account the A4/S4 Sedan and Avant have grown in size, chances are the A5/S5 will also be a tad bigger than today’s models. That should free up more space inside the cabin, especially for those sitting in the back which will take advantage of the stretched wheelbase.
The identity of the engine is already known, a brand new turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that debuted in the S4 Sedan and S4 Avant. It’s good for a meaty 354 horsepower (260 kilowatts) and 369 pound-feet (500 newton meters) of torque. That will allow the warm S5 Coupe to run the sprint to 62 mph (100 kph) in roughly the same (or a bit less) than the 4.7 seconds needed by the S4 Sedan, with a top speed limiter programmed to kick in at 155 mph (250 kph).
We labeled the S5 as a “warm” version because the really hot one will obviously be the RS5 Coupe that will likely get the same engine, only this time with e-turbo technology like in the SQ7. Rumor has it this will bump output of the TFSI V6 in the mid-450 hp. Torque will also increase compared to the S and will likely be available at a lower rpm.
With the A5 Coupe pinned for a June 2 reveal, the spicy S5 will likely be introduced towards the end of the year or early 2017. That means we will have to wait for the RS5 until the end of next year.