Audi has finally revealed the new A5, but not all of its technical specifications, as the German carmaker normally does. The move has been probably happened just to give customers an idea on how it will be when it is put for sale around the last quarter of 2016. But the few specifications that have been released may be useful to some, even if never enough for the typical MotorChase reader.
The new coupé is built over the MLB 2 modular platform, also named as MLB Evo. It is the same one that underpins the Q7, the A4, the A8, the Bentley Bentayga and the Phideon, in China. And that is precisely the idea of a modular platform: be used in so many products it helps dilute development costs.
When it is released in Germany, it will have 5 engine options. Two of them will be TFSI, or petrol powered, while the other 3 will be turbodiesel units, also called TDI. One of them will surely be the 2.0 TFSI with 140 kW. It uses a Miller cycle in place of the Otto, even if Audi prefers to name it Cycle B. And it is probably the only petrol engine available, since the 2.0 TFSI can have 140 kW or 185 kW. As for the turbodiesel options, the are probably the 2.0 TDI and the 3.0 V6 TDI, with a power of up to 210 kW. But Audi has also decided to reveal the S5.
Equipped with the 3.0 TFSI, it delivers 260 kW, or 15 kW more than the engine of the previous S5. It allows the S5 to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.7 s. Both models have a luggage compartment of 465 l, a drag coefficient of 0.25, 60 kg less than their former models and Audi Virtual Cockpit and some other gimmick. The cars have received a special website from Audi, the Audi A5/S5 Illustrated. We hope Audi reveals the full specs soon.