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2017 Audi A5 Convertible Caught Testing - Fresh Spyshots from Germany

Audi engineers are testing the MY 2017 A5 Convertible, and we have fresh spyshots of a pre-production prototype.
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The next generation A5 Cabriolet is expected to be launched by the end of this year and is based on the new MLB Evo platform. If the name sounds familiar, it is because it first came out on the current generation Q7. Several Audi models will use the MLB Evo technical platform, made up of ultra-high-strength steel, aluminum, and composite materials.

Thanks to the new platform, the Audi A5 Cabriolet and other models that use it will get a weight reduction, enhanced body rigidity, and improved performance and fuel economy.

Industry analysts expect the Audi A5 to shed around 200 to 250 pounds from the current generation’s weight thanks to the new platform.

Along with the new platform, which is being tested on German roads, the Audi A5 Cabriolet will get new engines and transmissions, along with an enhanced interior.

The biggest change at the interior is the implementation of the fully digital instrument cluster, along with a new MMI multimedia interface.

These changes will be carried over from the new generation Audi A4, whose interior has received an impressive improvement. The A5 will borrow some powertrains from the A4 as well.

The Convertible in the A5 range will keep its soft top, along with its signature silver trim on the A-pillars. Additionally, when it comes to design, the Audi A5 Cabriolet will get the brand’s latest grille, with a more pronounced hexagonal shape, along with new headlights, a set of redesigned bumpers, and more.

In spite of the planned weight reduction, the Audi A5 Cabriolet will receive a longer wheelbase, which brings more space for its passengers without increasing the car’s weight when compared to the current model. All of this happens thanks to the new MLB platform, which has done the same for the largest SUV in Audi’s lineup, the Q7.

 
 
 
 
 

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