With the new 2017 Audi S5 zooming from 0-62 mph in just 4.2 seconds, the new model is indeed a high-performance sports car. Beneath its hood lurks a feisty turbocharged V6 engine that cranks out a whopping 354 horsepower. And despite the sheer power, fuel economy ratings remain competitive. Continue reading to learn more about what the Audi S5 offers including its release date and price.
Relative to the outgoing model, the new model sheds some few pounds – 132 lbs. – which result in reducing the drag coefficient, improve its handling, and lowering its fuel consumption. And that’s not all, its interior is also another area that has seen incremental changes over the outgoing model. To start with, upgraded convenience, and infotainment features have been added in order to mirror the new-found sophistication. It is more refined, comfortable and driver-centric that that of the existing model.
The Audi S5 engineers and designers managed to balance function and style in equal measure. In terms of function, the vehicle being a sports car comes with a completely redesigned engine that offers a sonorous sound, a new level of efficiency, spontaneous response, ample torque, and high power. As already mentioned, the new mill will be able to send a generous 354 horsepower to all the wheels via the eight-speed Tiptronic transmission system. Fuel economy stands at 32 mpg in combined highway/city cruising – a competitive figure not only in its class but across the entire automotive board.
Again, the Audi S5 Quattro AWD system makes a major contribution toward a stable and sporty handling thanks to the AWD system’s asymmetrical dynamic layout design. In addition to the layout, the Quattro AWD system also comes with a wheel-selective torque control system. For instance, it applies minimal brake interventions during dynamic cornering before the wheels begin spinning. Another addition to the 2017 Audi S5 is the S Sport suspension system. This system is responsible for laying the foundation for good comfort, better fuel economy, dynamic handling, and a high-degree of stability.
Well, even a seemingly perfect vehicle like the 2017 Audi S5 isn’t without rivals. The available competition includes the BMW M4, and the Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe. All are all-rounded vehicles no doubt, nonetheless, any potential buyers shopping in this class shouldn’t be too quick to dismiss off the 2017 Audi S5.
2017 Audi S5 Release Date & Price
Pricing details are no longer under wraps, here’s the info: the 2017 Audi S5 Quattro Convertible – $61,100, the Audi S5 Quattro with a six-speed manual transmission – $53,100, and the Audi S5 Quattro with a seven-speed automated manual – $54,100. Leasing as is the case with the rest of the models from the German marque should also be expected. As regards the release date, sources in the know say the Audi S5 will most likely go for sale sometime in spring 2017.
2017 Audi S5 Exterior
First things first, here are the exterior dimensions: width – 73 inches, height – 53.9 inches, and length – 182.7 inches. The dimensions emphasize the dynamic silhouette of the two-door sports coupe.
Audi claims to have shed as much as 132.3 pounds by using a mix of lightweight design and materials. And yet, the Audi S5 2017 overall aerodynamics and sophistication has gone a notch higher. In fact, Audi places the drag coefficient at just 0.25. As is apparent on the photos, the new model has gained a completely new front end design. The grille appears to be wider than before, the air inlets taller, and the hood muscular.
Around back, the taillights appear thinner, the deck-lid lengthened, and four vertically oriented fins are now featured on the rear diffuser.
2017 Audi S5 Interior
The interior marks a radical departure from that of the previous model. The new layout for the HVAC vents and the new infotainment system represent the most notable changes. The virtual cockpit display now measures 12.3-inches, while that on the center stank remains unchanged at 8.3 inches.
The new 2017 Audi S5 is only available in one well-equipped trim model. Two body styles are however available for the 2017 Audi S5: Cabriolet and Coupe Sportback.
- Wheelbase: 9 ft. 0.3 in. (108.3 in.)
- Length: 15 ft. 2.7 in. (182.7 in.)
- Width: 6 ft. 1 in. (73 in.)
- Passenger volume: 81 ft³
- Cargo volume: 10 ft³
- Curb weight: 3858 lb
- Top Speed: 155 mph
- 0-60: 4.9 sec
- MPG: 18/26 (city/highway)
- Available Exterior Colors: Brilliant Black, Daytona Gray Pearl Effect, Florett Silver Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Ibis White, Misano Red Pearl Effect, Monsoon Gray Metallic, Moonlight Blue Metallic…
- Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
Both body styles comes equipped with a 3.0L V6 engine capable of generating 333 horsepower @5,500 rpm, and 325 pounds-ft. of torque @2,900 rpm. The Quattro AWD is the only drive type available. The Audi S5 coupe 2017 is available with two options: a six speed manual or a seven-speed automated manual. The Audi S5 Convertible, on the other hand, comes with a seven-speed automated manual option only.
The Audi S5 comes with the same driver-assistance systems as those on the Audi A5. Therefore, expect a slew of high-tech features that are specifically geared to offer top safety to all of the occupants on board the Audi S5. The NHTSA is yet to offer the crash impact safety rating yet, a five star is imminent nonetheless.
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