Testing on the next Audi A5 is underway ahead of a 2016 launch. These new spy photos capture the new A5 coupe on test at the Nurburgring in Germany. They show an early test car mule, wearing cut-n-shut bodywork of the existing A5 around the running gear of the second-generation model.
The A5 is unusually elegant for a mid-sized Audi; it’s one of the reasons why today’s A5 has changed so little in the seven years it’s been on sale. Our sources in Ingolstadt predict a bolder front end with the now-trademark Audi singleframe grille, plus more aggressive and larger air intakes. Expect to see the A5 coupe first, in spring 2016. Six months later, the A5 Cabriolet is due.
Both two-door Audis are based on the B9 components set of the next A4. Dubbed MLBevo, the mildly modified architecture promises to be lighter, stiffer and more efficiently packaged.
It brings a longer wheelbase for more passenger room, optional 20in rims, extra-cost carbon-ceramic
brakes all-round, innovative lighting by LED or matrix technology and a host of new assistance systems are in the offing.