Next on the list for redesign vehicle coming from Audi is the 2016 Audi S5 model. After the redesign versions of the Q7, A4 and E8, Audi has decided that there is room for some more and the next one in line is the S5. This was actually not expected to come as Audi still did not make any announcement about this model but as the spy photos have leaked recently and we have seen the model doing test drives in Ingolstadt we have graced the opportunity of seeing this vehicle in action soon.
The previous year was already a busy one of the Audi and the next one is not going to be a restful one as well as Audi has made announcements or preparation to release a number of cars and prototypes that are going to appear soon. Among them are the 2017 Audi Q5 and the Q1 models with the A4 Allroad underway as well. But no news was mentioned about the S5 appearing till now. This model was in plans but was supposed to appear so soon and they were assuming that we might get to see it a few years from now, but as the early pictures were released we might have a chance to see the release date sooner than expected.
This new model is going to replace the first-generation model which is slowly starting to run its course as it was introduced back in 2007. The early model was powered by a 4.2-liter V-8 engine while the coupe version received a 3.0-liter V-6 unit for the 2012 facelift. This model engine has appeared since then and was used both for coupe and convertibles and also for the Sportback five-door trims as well.
The 2016 Audi S5 is certainly going to appear in the U.S. market in the form of the coupe and the cabrio ride but we do not know whether the Sportback is going to be offered as well, but we assume this option is less likely to happen for now. There is a lot of things that Audi is still keeping a secret but this review holds all the currently available specs and stats.
2016 Audi S5 exterior design changes
The newly announced 2016 Audi S5 is going to be the second-generation model of this vehicle and even despite the fact that the pictures that were released for now show a camouflaged car it is still pretty noticeable how it is going to look. The model is going to be based on the S4 model as both of the vehicles actually adopt the revolutionary style of the A4 model. It is actually a sane and normal idea as this is the best way for the S5 to go and actually look like. The shape and size is going to remain the same as its preceding car but will add a slightly different appearance with a new body design that has more angles to it.
The front side, namely the headlamps and the grille, are going to come with some sharper cues and style points. The bumper is going to be changed to match the front as well and will include bigger air vents that are stylistically also very useful. The back side gets some slimmer taillights, a new bumper as well and a shorter trunk. Helping the S5 stand out among the back of crossover counterparts is the added quad-exhaust configuration in the back which makes the car significantly sportier.
Interior updates and redesign
The interior of the 2016 Audi S5 is getting a larger revamp than the exterior which is in its evolutionary stage. It is also going to be based largely on the A4 sedan and is going to add the same kind of a dash design that has a continuous air-vent strip and a new center console which adds a new clean look to it. This gives the cabin a more high-tech type of an appearance and also enhances the roominess of the car as well.
The steering wheel is also going to change and will adopt a new one which will have a revised button layout. The infotainment system has also been revised as it now adds a a larger, free-standing display that you can use to control it better. Also there is a navigation system to boot as well. The added materials are much more softer and pleasant and it also has some special color upholstery as well. Finally, there is more legroom in this model.
2016 Audi S5 engine specs and news
There were many expectations that the 2016 Audi S5 is going to change to a V-8 engine, but this is not going to happen with this model. In fact the car is going to retain the 3.0-liter V-6 engine option that was used before. But the good thing is that this engine is going to get an overhaul and will be upgraded and redesigned for the upcoming model. So we can expect better performance rates out of this vehicle. The power is not the only thing that will be revised here as they are looking to make it much more efficient than before. as well. We can now expect a total output of 345 horses and 340 pound-feet of torque which is actually going to benefit from the 200-pound reduction in curb weight. The car is going to be able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds, which is an upgrade of 4.9 from the previous time. The transmission variants are going to be the six-speed manual and the seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch unit.
Price and release date
The 2016 Audi S5 has still to get a release date as they have kept the release of this vehicle a secret for now. So we are hoping to get it by the end of this year if not the beginning of the next one. The price estimates are $56,000base MSRP of the coupe version.