in terms of machinery, dynamics, and efficiency, take a look at this 2018 Audi A5/S5 First Look Review and find out how the four-seat coupe have been completely reengineered to be competitive against the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, 4 Series, Infiniti Q60 and Lexus RC. Unveiled in Porto, Portugal in 2016, the A5 is the smaller S5 model and both are four-seat mid-size German sport coupe that has been anticipated to come.
2018 Audi A5/S5 Interior And Exterior , 2018 Audi A5/S5 First Look
The new A5 is possibly far more aerodynamic and more stylish than the previous regardless of the harder groove and comprehensive lines more than the predecessor. Seeing the new 2018 Audi A5/S5 First Look Review, the new model is 130 pounds lighter than the old car and driver can feel it immediately when driving. Both ride and handling is improved significantly. Audi’s cars put the entire engine at forward of the front axle but they are lighter in weight. Understeer is lesser and cornering is easier due to its torque-vectoring Sport Differential. The electric power steering feels more accurate and quicker with updates and not feedback burst. The 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster is new on both models with configurable screen offering information details and navigation map. The layout is simple and perceptive but more stylish and neat. Unfortunately, the rear seats are cramped and less comfortable.
2018 Audi A5/S5 Release Date
The release date of the new models is unknown but the engine options have been announced. The 2.0-liter turbo-four is updated for the A5 2.0T model generating 252 horsepower boasting energetic and enjoyable ride. A 3.0-liter single-turbo V-6 replacing the old supercharged six is new on the S5 generating 354 horsepower with composed ride experience. You won’t get the linearity and drivability from the 2.0-liter engine though it provides enough amount of power as expected. The U.S audience won’t see a couple of diesel choices on the 2018 Audi A5/S5 First Look Review as offered for the European. A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission is standard on the 2018 A5 2.0T while a conventional eight-speed automatic is offered for the S5. This manual transmission works great but it now it is pricier as most people prefer auto. The eight-speed auto feels quick, responsive and aggressive just like the A5’s dual-clutch. Sport modes and paddle shifters are featured on both.
2018 Audi A5/S5 Price
Audi has not provide any details regarding pricing of the 2018 Audi A5/S5 First Look Review but there should not be far price hike over the previous model.