The next-generation Audi A5 in a cabriolet version 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. Its headlights which are significantly slimmer than those of the current A5 as well as a widened single-frame front grille. The front air intakes will be redesigned, as well as a prominent body crease running from the top corner of the headlight right through to the trailing edge of the taillight. Also the new Audi A5 will be 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.