Audi has initiated the teasing game for its all-new 2017 A5 Coupe, but the first two pics are pretty much useless.
[update] Third teaser added.
We’ve published plenty of spy photos with camouflaged prototypes of the next-gen A5 Coupe, so these two teasers released by Audi don’t actually show anything that we haven’t seen already. We know that teasers aren’t supposed to be revealing, but at least Audi could remove some of the camo and allow us something new to devour.
Seeing how the A4 made the jump to a new generation without any significant styling changes, that will likely be the case as well for the more stylish coupe. That doesn’t mean it won’t be a pretty car, on the contrary. The outgoing Audi A5 is still nice after all these years and the new one with its sharper lines should prove to be quite the looker.
It’s going to be a tad bigger than the current car and this will have a positive impact in terms of cabin room, especially for passengers sitting in the back. Making the switch to the MLB Evo platform means the new A5 Coupe will lose a considerable amount of weight, despite the increased footprint.
The engines will obviously be sourced from the new A4, including the new turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 which will power the S5 with 354 horsepower (260 kilowatts) and 369 pound-feet (500 newton meters). Further down the line, a range-topping RS5 Coupe will join the family with the same turbo-six, but word on the street says it will get e-turbo technology like the SQ7 which should boost output to somewhere in the region of 480 hp (353 kW).
These two teasers released by Audi serve as a reminder the next-gen A5 Coupe is set to premiere on June 2 at Ingolstadt where the model will be assembled, just like the car is about to replace.