By Shereen Shabnam
When Audi revolutionized its mid-size class in 2007 with the A5, the carmaker created a work of art that took fans around the world by storm. Nine years later marks the launch of the second generation with a new, honed look and technology that enthralls. So how do you make the design of a work of art even more beautiful?
What we expect to see in the new Audi A5 Coupé is a new design, a powerful six-cylinder engine for more driving pleasure and efficiency in the S5 and a high tech interior with Audi virtual cockpit.
The exterior sports a fresh, modern and honed look. It stays true to its DNA with the sporty and elegant character being passed down to the new version. The best example is the wave-shaped shoulder line that already characterized the previous model.
The new generation of the A5 Coupé is athletic, sporty and elegant. Its design goes hand in hand with sophisticated aerodynamics. Under the skin the A5 impresses with an all-new chassis, powerful engines, and innovative infotainment features and driver assistance systems.
The perfectly balanced proportions with a long engine hood, the stretched wheelbase and short overhangs underscore the sportiness of the new A5 Coupé. The sculpted Singleframe grille is significantly flatter and wider than in the previous model. The LED rear lights and LED or Matrix LED headlights with dynamic turn signals make high-end technology visible even after dark.
The new Audi A5 Coupé will launch in the Middle East with two TFSI engines. Their power output has increased considerably and is now between 190 hp and 252 hp. All the engines combine high efficiency with sporty power development and smooth running.
The Audi A5 Coupé is significantly more efficient than its predecessor. This is due in large part to a reduction in weight as well as sophisticated aerodynamics. The body is the lightest in the competitive field thanks to an intelligent mix of materials and lightweight design.
High-quality materials in a wide range of colors provide for a particularly pleasant ambiance and underscore the premium character of the mid-sized model. Plus the acoustic comfort is almost that of a luxury class model. The optional MMI navigation plus will include the Audi smartphone interface and Apple Car Play will bring the familiar smartphone environment to the car. For very discerning hi-fi fans, the Bang & Olufsen sound system with its innovative 3D sound is available as an option.
An intelligent combination of different technologies enhances the safety, comfort and efficiency of the new Audi A5 Coupé and the broad choice of innovative driver assistance systems sets standards in the segment.
For motoring enthusiasts keen on a coupe, the Audi S5 Coupé goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds. The new Audi S5 Coupé combines dramatic elegance with the performance of a sports car. It’s newly developed; turbocharged V6 engine produces 354 hp and consumes just 7.3 liters of fuel per 100 km.
The sharper S exterior design and the S-specific details in the interior underscore the dynamic character of the Audi two-door sports coupé. We are looking forward to testing this on Dubai roads soon.