The source of his inspiration was obviously the recently introduced 2016 Audi A4 (B9 generation) and he started out by eliminating the rear doors and then elaborating a more sloped roofline towards the rear, as you would expect to see from a sleeker coupe body style. It creates the illusion that the car is actually longer than the sedan even though we are sure the proportions of the coupe will closely mirror those of the four-door model.
It does look more appealing than the sedan, but let’s not forget that just like with every other coupe, the inclined roofline at the back will have a negative impact on the headroom available for rear passengers. In addition, we also expect the size of the trunk to decrease compared to the sedan which can carry up to 505 liters with the rear seats in place.
These two issues shouldn’t be a major concern for potential buyers as those who will get the new A5 Coupe won’t worry that much about rear space and the capacity of the trunk. They will choose the new premium compact coupe for its sharp and sleek appearance combined with the Audi know-how and the prestige image that comes with that.
Technical specifications regarding the next generation A5 Coupe are not available at this point, but it’s safe to say the engines and gearboxes will be sourced from the A4. A weight loss of up to 100 kg is expected thanks to the new platform while inside the cabin there will be an optional 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster making the coupe even more appealing.
Audi hasn’t said a word yet about when they plan on showing us the new A5, but chances are it will be introduced at a major auto show in the first half of 2016, with sales commencing shortly thereafter.