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2017 Audi S5 Sportback Spied, Looks Very Long

The A7 might find itself jobless pretty soon because the second-generation A5 looks pretty big. Our spies sighted the S5 Sportback today, its roof stretching to the trunk. Even though it's full of camouflage, most of the production details are there, meaning only a few months separate us from its debut.
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The A5 coupe and cabriolet will show up in May, together with their S5 derivatives. The 5-door model will also be revealed before the start of summer, making it a very exciting time for the fans of sleek Audis.

Every new model they release brings a new feature. However, we still don't know what makes the A5/S5 tick. Right now, our best guess is that the headlight units will feature new LED layout that's been dreamed up by Marc Lichte, the guy who made the Prologue. Keeping things under wraps, the test engineers didn't start a single light on the whole prototype.

As a sports coupe, there's nothing particularly interesting about the S5 Sportback. While the S7 calls upon a 4.0-liter V8 with twin turbochargers, this will have only a single turbo attached to its 3.0-liter V6 block. With about 350 horsepower, it will reach 100 km/h somewhere around 4.7 seconds. It will also boast one less clutch, as the gearbox being promised is the ZF automatic. A six-speed manual might still be offered, but we wouldn't hold our breath.

Even though Audi offers rear-wheel steering on the Q7, it doesn't look like this test prototype has it. Really, it's just a good looking (we know, that's debatable) coupe that can occasionally go fast.

While BMW's 4 Series is known for handling, the Audi S5 will focus on comfort and refinement. The cabin will be much quieter than before. It may also drive itself down German highways, which is exactly what you don't expect from a fun car.

 
 
 
 
 

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