Audi’s latest A5 and S5 have been caught testing at the Nurburgring Nordschleife under heavy camouflage. AutoEvolution has got the pics and a video of the two cars running around the track. Both cars are wearing heavy camouflage so it’s hard to get a look at any details. But there are a few things that can be discerned.
The grille looks a bit wider, much like the Audi Prologue design and B9 Audi A4. This is no surprise, though, as the A5 has been designed by Marc Lichte, the man in charge of the Audi Prologue. It seems as if much of Walter de Silva’s basic design is still present, with only a minor evolution of the design taking place, as the roofline and profile seem to be very similar. It also seems to have full LED headlights.This is all good news, as the A5 and S5 were some of the better looking coupes on the market. But after the 4 Series’ debut, they’ve started to grow just a bit stale. Hopefully this refresh is enough.
Powertrain options should be the same as in the A4/S4. Two different versions of the 2.0 TFSI engine will be offered in the A5 as well as some 2.0 liter diesel engines, though the diesel options will likely not come to the states. All engines will be mated to either the 7-Speed S-Tronic gearbox or a 6-speed manual. No more CVT business, thank the car gods. The S5 will likely follow suit of the S4, using an uprated 3.0 liter Supercharged V6. No word on actual power figures just yet, but expect north of 350 hp.