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2017 Audi A5 Coupe Has Classic Proportions and 286 HP 3.0 TDI

Audi has taken the wraps off the all-new A5 Coupe. It arrives only a few months after Mercedes revealed its new C-Class Coupe. While we can't decide which is best until we drive them, the specs suggests two evenly matched cars.
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At launch, the A5 will be available with five engines: two TFSI and three TDI units. Their power output has increased considerably and is now between 190 and 286 hp. We already know most of them from the A4 and Q7, which share their platform with the coupe. However, the top 3.0 TDI unit making 286 PS has more power than the 272 PS versions offered elsewhere.

This 3.0 TDI is going to be a sort of diesel alternative to the S5 Coupe, as it too will feature standard quattro all-wheel drive and an optional rear-axle sports differential for even more dynamic driving and precision.

The two TFSI engines are turbocharged 2-liter ones offering 190 or 252 PS. They will be joined by a 2.0 TDI making 190 PS, undoubtedly the most efficient engine in the entire range. Speaking of efficiency, Audi will also introduce the new ultra quattro system that disengages when not needed.

The design of the A5 Coupe is understated, but has a timeless class, just like its predecessor. It's defined by multiple overlapping surfaces on the hood and down the sides. The Singleframe grille and LED headlights both draw attention to the width of the vehicle.

We applaud Audi's decision not to install fake exhaust-shaped trim pieces like Mercedes uses. Instead, you just have two small pipes to one side on all but the top V6 version. The general proportions remain largely the same, but the front overhang seems shorter while the wheelbase has been extended.

Thanks to that, the cabin is now more spacious. The dashboard features the same twin-screen design as the A4, with a 12.3-inch cockpit for the driver and another 8.3-inch display in the middle. The press car features the same brushed aluminum look for the trim we saw at the Q7 launch. However, there will be many other configurations available.

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