The 2010 model Audi S5 Sportback offers a nice blend of attractive external design, luxury, practicality, and performance. While European buyers enjoyed the complementary act since 2010, American buyers have been left out in the arctic. Now, for the model year 2017, there is a second era on the horizon, and rumors are spinning that it is coming to the United States. Basically, like a sportier model A5 lineup, the 2017 model S5 will be released in three body styles, with a two-door convertible and two-door coupe, joining the five-door 2017 Audi S5 Sportback.
The 2017 version was earlier caught performing some cold-climate testing in Sweden, but in recent times, it was seen a bit closer to home, poking about the roads nearby the Nurburgring, most probably on its approach to or from a hot-stage assembly. It is anticipated to release sometime shortly in 2016, probably during October at the Motor Show in Paris.
2017 Audi S5 Sportback Changes Exterior
The basic body style of the next generation Audi S5 Sportback comes equipped with four doors for the passenger access, and a lengthened, fastback roofline, similar to the profile of a coupe designed with four doors, in addition to a large back hatch. The hatch on the S5 Sportback is profoundly angled and horizontal, makes the new vehicle appear similar to a five-door automobile. This configuration is entirely different from the hatch of a hatchback and a wagon, on which it is vertical.
The 2017 model utilizes this design to insert a dash of convenience, at the same time as keeping up an attractive, athletic look, creating a fine middle view in the process. It is a successful combination, similar to the one that has already been utilized to an immense success in the United States by the major competitors of Audi that include the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe and the Mercedes-AMG C 450.
The next-generation S5 Sportback is anticipated to deliver an updated outside look, even though it is not easy to locate the changes. However, the exterior look of the four-ring product resembles that of the next-generation Audi A4, which was unveiled at the 2015 Motor Show in Frankfurt, so there will be some notable things to expect when the new S5 Sportback will be released during late 2016.
The front part of the 2017 Audi S5 Sportback comes equipped with restyled headlights, assuming a more intensely angled, L-shaped appearance. The vehicle will be offered with LEDs and Matrix LEDs as optional lighting options. The huge Singleframe grille in the front will get additional sides, replacing the old trapezoidal shape with the hexagonal shape. The lower intakes in the corners of the bumper would also get a minor tweak whereas the lower jaw spoiler will be more hostile.
The profile will also look similar, but this time, it might get a fresh lower character line. It comes with chrome-bordered windows, and the big 19-inch alloy wheels with low-outline tires, which declare the sporting intentions.
In the rear, the new S5 Sportback comes equipped with the same taillights and they will assume a slimmer design, similar to the one seen on the Audi A4, but LEDs will be utilized for illumination. The tail and the hatch will be round in shape, with a delicate spoiler, attached to the trailing edge. Beneath, there will be a set of quad exhaust tips in a luster-free lower insert.
The new S5 Sportback 2017 will be offered with the adaptive suspension and the Sports differential as an option. It will also be offered with the dynamic steering as standard, whereas the Drive Select of Audi as an option, providing manifold driving modes, according to the road conditions.
The 2017 Audi S5 Sportback external dimensions are the same as those of the earlier model with the size measurement of 185.7″ (L) x 73″ (W) x 54.4″ (H), and with the wheelbase length of 110.7 inches.
New Audi S5 Sportback 2017 Interior
The 2017 Audi S5 Sportback cabin is expected to come with the same design prompts as those of the new Audi A4, but with a slightly different look, equipment, and layout, according to the needs and tastes of modern day buyers.
First, the inside changes start with the seats that will be offered with extensive lateral bolsters and will be wrapped in premium leather and heated seats will be offered as standard. The even bottom steering wheel will also be wrapped in leather for an enhanced grip. Piano black and brushed aluminum materials will be sprayed here, and the carbon fiber trim and the wood grain trim will be offered as an option. Contrast sewing will counterbalance the gray and neutral black color scheme. Two-tone upholstery such as red with black and brown with black will be offered, as well.
The back seat row comes with foldable split seats, which will assist the practicality while carrying bigger things.
The new vehicle comes with a lengthy list of onboard technology, counting a central touch-screen mounted on the dashboard, whereas the Virtual Cockpit electronic instrumentation of Audi is located at the back the steering wheel. For entertainment, the cabin comes equipped with the Bang & Olufsen audio system, and the cabin comes equipped with the Bluetooth connectivity, as well, and with the choice for a Wi-Fi hotspot.
The vehicle also comes with driver assist features, such as adaptive headlights, adaptive cruise control, and a blind-spot monitor.
All markets, except the United States, the present A5 Sportback is provided with multiple engine options that include two TFSI powertrains with the displacement of 1.8 liters and 2.0 liters and two TDI powertrains with the displacement of 2.0 liters and 3.0 liters. However, the US-version of the new S5 Sportback comes equipped with the only one powertrain option, which will be a supercharged TDSI unit with the displacement of 3.0 liters. This 2017 Audi S5 Sportback engine produces the utmost power of 333 ponies.
It is also rumored that the new S5 Sportback would come equipped with a redesigned power plant of the departing S4. If the rumors become true, the new vehicle will be powered by the V6 Turbo engine to deliver the vehicle the utmost power and torque of 354 ponies and 368 pounds per foot respectively.
The new vehicle will be offered with a new eight-velocity automatic gearbox, replacing the existing seven-velocity gearbox. Power will be sent to the wheels through the standard Quattro all-wheel drive system. The new vehicle also gets better acceleration that makes it reach the 60 mph velocity in 4.5 seconds. The engine will be offered with the automatic start/stop feature that would keep the new vehicle decently efficient.
Base price and the release date
The US-version of the 2017 Audi S5 Sportback release date is expected to be the final quarter of 2016. In the United States, the new S5 Sportback will be sold at a preliminary price of $50,000 without options, and with options, it would go up to $55,000.
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