Not too long ago, Theophilus Chin created a rendering of the next-generation Audi A5. Taking inspiration from that car, the designer has imagined the next A5 as a cabriolet and we think it looks great and could prove a worthy rival to the BMW 4-Series Convertible.
The design of the car has evidently been inspired by the Audi Prologue revealed late last year. As such, it features headlights which are significantly slimmer than those of the current A5 as well as a widened single-frame front grille. Elsewhere we can see redesigned front air intakes as well as a prominent body crease running from the top corner of the headlight right through to the trailing edge of the taillight.
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.
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.