Audi plans to finally take the wraps off its new A5 coupe in one month’s time, at a ceremony in Ingolstadt, Germany, on June 2. The Audi A5 coupe will be related to the all-new 2017 Audi A4, swapping to that car’s advanced and lightweight new MLBevo modular platform, which is also used for the Q7 crossover.
The current Audi A5 has been on sale since 2007, albeit with several significant updates since then. Although Audi has not yet shared much about the next A5, spy photos reveal that, like the A4, its design changes will be evolutionary rather than revolutionary. As on the A4, look for the Audi A5 to have narrow, angled headlights at either side of a giant grille opening. The car will continue to have a style-first chopped roofline, with fat B pillars bookending a sharply sloped rear window. In classic coupe style, the greenhouse appears to narrow a bit toward the rear, creating prominent flared shoulders.
The new Audi A5 will grow a little bit, but thanks to the increased use of aluminum and high-strength steels from its MLBevo underpinnings, expect weight to fall by at least 100 lb. When the car makes it to the U.S. market, the main engine choice will likely be a 252-hp, 2.0-liter turbo-four engine, with both front- and all-wheel-drive versions available.
We also expect to see convertible and four-door coupe Sportback versions of the new Audi A5, as well as sporty S5 and fire-breathing RS 5 models down the road. The RS 5 coupe is rumored to use a 3.0-liter V-6 augmented by an electric turbocharger, possibly with 480-500 hp on tap.
We’ll have full details once the new Audi A5 bows on June 2. For now, take a look at spy photos of the car in the gallery below.