Next-gen Audi A5 front

The next-generation Audi A5 is set to draw heavily on last year’s Audi Prologue Concept for its design. Taking inspiration from the Prologue, Theophilus Chin has released the following two renderings of the car.

Compared to the current A5, the one pictured features a cleaner and more simplistic design and that’s certainly no bad thing. At the front, we can see the German marque’s updated grille as well as a special pair of headlights unlike any others offered by Audi. Meanwhile, the rear features taillights very similar to the Prologue which include a large stripe across the rear of the car connecting the taillights.

Underpinning the new Audi A5 will be the same MLB Evo platform as the 2015 Audi Q7. This platform combines high-strength steel with aluminium and the net result should be a weight saving of around 100 kg. That comes despite the fact that from these spy shots, it appears as though the new Audi A5 is actually wider and longer than the current model.

Next-gen Audi A5 front

Powertrain wise, the next-generation Audi A5 is pinned to offer the marque’s recently revealed 2.0-litre TFSI engine producing 190 hp and sipping just 5 litres per 100 km. A range of other 2.0 TDI models will be offered as will an e-tron. The 3.0 TDI equipped Audi A5 should then produce 272 hp while the S5 could be offered with both a petrol 3.0-litre and a twin-turbo diesel. As for the range-topping Audi RS5, it is expected to make use of a brand new 3.6-litre twin-turbo six-cylinder in favour of its current naturally-aspirated 4.2-litre V8.

[Via Theophilus Chin]

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