2017 Audi A4 Release Date, News & Info

2017 Audi A4 Release Date, Review, Concept – The new 2017 Audi A4 is here, or rather will be here come its release date by the end of the year. Sometimes it can be hard to get excited about the Audi vehicle releases, judging by the way they usually redesign their cars and the new A4 will continue in the same manner by carrying over the majority of its design and setup. The vehicle is going to be updated with some design cues that have already been seen on some of the cars already present in the industry as well.

2017 Audi A4 front view, headlights, grille, exterior, blue color

Audi is still not read to ditch the design of the A4 that they have already established in the past. Some would say that it is a “love it or hate it” design and it will be the prime characteristic of the new model vehicle as well. The newest design can best be described as being elegant and sporty at the same time and it means business as usual for the A4 car.

2017 Audi A4 side view, alloy wheels, yellow color, taillights

One of the surprising facts is that the car is bigger than before. But actually this is also something that was expected to happen. In the past the vehicle has grown with each next model that was introduced and this one comes as no exception. The overall length of the car has been expanded and besides that the 5th-gen car will also add some interior updates with engine enhancements and transmission changes. The car makes its debut at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show and will be released by the end of the year.

2017 Audi A4 exterior

2017 Audi A4 side view, yellow color, alloy wheels and headlights

The newest 2017 Audi A4 comes with small exterior changes. The most thrilling change is making the vehicle larger in proportions, which has been the recipe of the way Audi has redesigned their vehicles for decades now. Using the same formula, this car is bine similarly updated as the Audi Q7 and the 2017 Audi R8 vehicles, and besides carrying over some of the parts of the car they also made the lines a bit sharper and thus more modern looking. The apron area suffered minor changes, with a fresh look on the grille and headlights and some changes to the foglamp and air intake areas. There is a small change to the shape of the hood and the combined effort of the front fascia now makes the car more aggressive looking and gives it new aerodynamic features.

2017 Audi A4 side angle, alloy wheels

The rear of the car has a similar style with a new bumper and a shorter trunk lid. The taillights are slimmer and the overall appearance of the back side gives us a fresher and much bolder stance from before. The overall length of the sedan is now whole 1 inch longer, with the width being 0.55 wider and the wheelbase gaining 0.6 inches as well. The height is the same but the weight is actually lesser than before. Thanks to some masterful engineering, the car manages to lose 33.1 pounds. Besides the sedan version, Audi is releasing the A4 Avant which will have some different characteristics from the sedan version.

Interior

2017 Audi A4 interior, gear shift knob, lcd screen, steering wheel

The inside of the 2017 Audi A4 has gained more changes compared to the outside of the car. The vehicle got the attention it deserved on the inside and will have a significant advantage compared to its competitors. The layout has been mostly kept the same and is an Audi-like surrounding, but has enough new characteristics that make it much better and deserving. The dash and the center console are cleaner and the most innovative addition there is the 8.3-inch color display. Also the infotainment controls are positioned closer to the center console as well. The steering wheel is completely new as well as the MMI controls. The gearshifter is the same one used inside the Audi A8 versions but it does come offered with new door panels this time. The added aluminum inserts make the inside of the cabin look much more premium and the added air vent strips make the cabin look wider.

2017 Audi A4 interior, leather seats, lcd screen

Thanks to the enhanced body dimensions and the redesigned interior the A4 gains more room and interior comfort as well. But some of the interesting innovations is the introduction of new colors and material inside the A4. Innovations start from standard LED lighting, interface for the automatic climate control and lightweight seats. The MMI system adds the use of LTE connectivity, navigation, Wi-Fi, touch capability and free-text search function. The cargo area adds 17.8 cubic feet of luggage and also includes and electronic compartment cover.

Engine

There are many news about the powertrain of the 2017 Audi A4. There are going to be three gasoline and four diesel engines available.  2.0-liter TFSI with 188 horsepower is going to be utilized and gives a great fuel economy of 49 mpg on the highway. The 2.0 TDI is a whole 21% more fuel efficient and has an estimated rating of 63.6 mpg. In Europe, you can choose between 1.4-liter TFSI rated at 148 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, the 2.0-liter TFSI available with either 187 horses and 236 pound-feet or 248 horsepower and 273 pound-feet.

2017 Audi A4 engine

The diesel engines are 2.0-liter four-banger and a 3.0-liter V-6. The first one produces 148 horsepower and 236 pound-feet or 184 horsepower and 295 pound-feet. , The V-6 is able to produce 215 horsepower and 295 pound-feet or 268 horses and 443 pound-feet. The transmission choice for all engines are  S tronic, Tiptronic and manual gearboxes, while as usual both the wagon and sedan versions can be had with a  quattro AWD system with wheel-selective torque control.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2.6 in. (110.6 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 5.1 in. (185.1 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 11.9 in. (71.9 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 13.0 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3583 lbs.
Top Speed: 145-155 mph
0-60: 5.6-7.6 sec
MPG: 22/31 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Brilliant Black, Daytona Gray Pearl Effect, Florett Silver Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Ibis White, Misano Red Pearl Effect, Monsoon Gray Metallic, Moonlight Blue Metallic, Mythos Black Metallic, Scuba Blue Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A

Price and release date

The prices for the 2017 Audi A4 come to $37,300 for the base, $41,100 for the Premium Plus and $45,900 for the Prestige. The vehicles are going to be released by the end of the year and you can expect the release date to be announced soon.

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2017 Audi A4 front angle, headlights and grille

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2017 Audi A4 rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

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New 2017 Audi Q5 Release Date, Specs & Info

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With top-notch interior craftsmanship, a sporty handling, Hybrid and TDI’s impressive fuel economy, a refined driving character, and TDI and 3.0T quick acceleration, the new 2017 Audi Q5 is an excellent choice. It’s an aging star though, but a star nevertheless. Its release date should be expected sometime in July 2017.

2017 Audi Q5 front view, white color, grille

The 2017 Audi Q5’s crisp looks epitomize understated luxury. Inside, you’ll get supportive and comfortable seats with ample room. The exterior styling is similarly timeless, and it would be wise to conclude that the Q5 hasn’t aged a day.

When is a vehicle truly past its past? We are confident that the new 2017 Audi Q5 isn’t there yet although it’s a difficult question to answer. Matters under its hood remain virtually unaltered, and comes with no fewer than four different powertrains ranging from the sprightly potent four-cylinder turbo to the diesel-powered V6 engine.

2017 Audi Q5 exterior, silver color

Still, let’s face it: the Q5 has been in the market for the last eight years now, and this fact cannot be ignored. For instance, the Q5 is too firm for some, lacks crucial safety technologies, and the control layout is rather outdated.

As such it would be prudent to put some effort in looking elsewhere first before committing to the Q5, or better yet, you could lease it for some time after which you’d have a better idea of what you want. Some of the alternatives available in the market today include the 2017 Acura RDX. Rumor has it that it has been redesigned fully and offers lots of value for the money. Another alternative is the 2017 BMW X3. It comes with an array of engines to choose from and has some of the latest technologies.

2017 Audi Q5 rear angel, tailpipe

Finally, the 2017 Porsche Macan could be a worthy choice especially if you don’t mind paying more coin. It might be the least versatile but it is undoubtedly the best driving compact crossover you’ll find. Ultimately, it all depends on your priorities, but despite the Q5’s age, it’s still got a lot left in the tank.

2017 Audi Q5 Engine Specs

An eight-speed automatic transmission system is standard, as is an AWD. Under the hood of the 2017 Audi Q5 is a four cylinder turbocharged 2.0L engine. The power generated – 220 hp and 258 lbs. ft. of torque is then forwarded to all the four wheels via the eight-speed auto. Fuel consumption as estimated by EPA stands at 28/20/23 mpg on the highway/city/combined.

2017 Audi Q5 engine

Next up is the 3.0L V6 supercharged engine for those looking for an extra oomph. Power generated by this mill is estimated at 272 horsepower and 295 pounds-feet of torque. Various tests drives have concluded one needs only 5.8 seconds for a 0-60 mph acceleration.

The top-of-the-line Q5 3.0 TDI gets a 3.0L turbodiesel V6 rated at 240 hp and 428 pounds-feet of torque. It is the most fuel-thrifty in the entire lineup and returns 31/24/27 mpg.

2017 Audi Q5 V6 engine

Last, but certainly not least, is the Q5 Hybrid trim model that combines a battery pack and a 54-hp electric motor for a total output of 245 horsepower and 350 pounds-feet of torque. It is estimated the Hybrid model should return 30/24/26 mpg.

Offered Trims – Audi Q5

Seven trim levels are offered for the 2017 Audi Q5: 2.0T Premium, 2.0T Premium Plus, 3.0T Premium Plus, 3.0T Prestige, 2.0T Hybrid Prestige, 3.0T TDI Prestige, and 3.0 TDI Premium Plus.

Interior Changes & 2017 Audi Q5 Exterior Review

2017 Audi Q5 exterior,grille, silver color

Standard accessories and features available for the base model include heated exterior mirrors, xenon headlights, 18” wheels, a 40/20/40-split folding and reclining rear seat, automatic wipers, the MMI interface, satellite and HD radio, a panoramic sunroof, LED running lights, a 10-speaker sound system, leather upholstery, aluminum roof rails, keyless entry and ignition, auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual-zone automatic climate control, and trunk-edge trim.

2017 Audi Q5 lcd screen, gear shift knob and dashboard

At the top of the trim ladder, upscale trims should come equipped with premium features such as 20-inch wheels, matte-black roof rails, gloss-black exterior trim, ventilated and heated front seats, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, headlight washers, selectable settings for transmission, steering assist, and response. More details are, of course, expected as the Q5’s release date draws nearer.

2017 Audi Q5 exterior, tailpipe and taillights

2017 Audi Q5 interior, leather seats

Price & 2017 Audi Q5 Release Date

According to credible reports, the Q5 Diesel is priced at $48,100, the Q5 SUV at $40,900, and the Q5 Hybrid at $52,500. As for its release date, rumors point to July next year (2017).

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Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2.5 in. (110.5 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 2.6 in. (182.6 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.7 in. (74.7 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 29.1 cu.ft
Maximum cargo capacity: 57.3 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 4475 lbs
Top Speed: 128 mph
0-60: 5,8 sec
MPG: 24/31 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Brilliant Black, Cuvee Silver Metallic, Daytona Gray Pearl Effect, Florett Silver Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Ibis White, Lava Gray Metallic, Monsoon Gray Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 4400 lbs

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2017 Audi A5 Release Date, News & Info

2017 Audi A5 Release Date, Price, Review – There is a lot to admire in the new Audi A5 ranging from the classy exterior outlook to the standard all-wheel drive system, and a beautifully trimmed cabin and confident handling in between. However, the A5 lacks in certain respects such as missing latest technologies and an awkward control layout. The vehicle is expected to see the light of day sometime in July next year.

2017 Audi A5 side view, rear view, taillights, headlights

There comes a time in life when you finally reflect on the scope of achievements worth bragging about at your local joint with your friends. Well, for car fanatics or drivers who had the chance of driving a variety of vehicles, the common topic would probably be in terms of cars – which car would you best rate to be a practical and prudent or which car would you buy if you won a lottery today? In all fairness, I think I’d give the new 2017 Audi A5 the benefit of doubt.

2017 Audi A5 side view, alloy wheels, silver color, grille, headlights

The A5 makes no excuses for its high-quality cabin, subtly sexy exterior, and a well-tuned suspension. Mechanically, Audi has provided the A5 with a full-time AWD system, which is powered by a turbocharged engine. Throw in a comfortable and well-appointed cabin and you’ve got yourself a pleasure cruise.

Not all about the A5 is a bed of roses, there are some areas which needed to be addressed during its conception. The Bluetooth audio connectivity costs extra, for example. Others include an unremarkable acceleration, unavailability of a USB port, and lack of latest safety features.

2017 Audi A5 side view, exterior,alloy wheels

In overall, as appealing as the A5 may seem, it still needs some thought before anyone decides to commit. The segment offers a plethora of alternatives; the Audi TT is fully designed for 2017 and offers a slew of safety features while still delivering a laudable performance.

2017 Audi A5 rear view, tailpipe, alloy wheels

Available in both convertible and coupe form is the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. It brings with it a lot of cabin functionality and backseat space. Both the BMW 4 & 2 Series offer a sportier appeal and practicality. Lastly, you can check out the 2017 Cadillac ATS coupe. It bundles an excellent handling and aggressive looks.

Trims Available – Audi A5

Offered in both coupe and convertible body styles – the Audi A5 for 2017 is available in only Premium and Premium Plus trims.

2017 Audi A5 Interior Review & Exterior Changes

The 2.0t Premium trim comes with standard running LED lights and taillights, a 10-way power front seats, Bluetooth phone connectivity, automatic climate control, a tilt-only steering wheel, 18-inch alloy wheels, xenon automatic headlights, leather upholstery, automatic wipers, foglights, split-folding backseats, and an S Line trim package (side sills, unique bumpers, door sill inserts, and fender badges).

2017 Audi A5 front view,grill, headlights, alloy wheels

Equipment include Audi’s propriety digital music interface, a CD player, a 10-speaker sound system, the MMI infotainment system, Bluetooth phone connectivity, and satellite radio.

The Plus version of the above trim adds 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, driver memory settings, front heated seats, auto-dimming mirrors, and keyless ignition and entry.

2017 Audi A5 steering wheel, lcd screen, gear shifr knob, dashboard

The option list brings an extra level of oomph to the A5, but will certainly cost you extra. Features include console-mounted controls, a color driver information system, Bluetooth streaming audio, HD radio, CD/DVD player, and a navigation system. The Technology package bundles a rearview camera, rear and front parking sensors, and a blind-spot monitor.

2017 Audi A5 interior, leather seats, steering wheel, gear shift knob

Next up is the Sport package. It comes packed with front sport seats, a sport-tuned suspension, a sport steering wheel, Audi’s Drive Select system, transmission auto calibrations, and automatic braking system.

2017 Audi A5 Engine Specifications

Under the hood of the redesigned 2017 Audi A5 is a four-cylinder, turbocharged 2.0L powerplant good for 220 hp and 258 lb. ft. of torque. All this power is drained on all wheels via the six-speed automatic transmission system. However, the convertible comes equipped with an all-time eight-speed auto, but optional on the coupe.

Test drives conducted with the manual transmission system for a 0-60 mph acceleration sprint have all clocked a time estimate of 6.3 seconds.

2017 Audi A5 engine

The A5 coupe’s EPA ratings are 32/22/26 mpg on the highway/city/combined with the manual and 30/21/25 mpg with the automatic.

The convertible drops the coupe’s fuel consumption ratings by 1 mpg.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 0.3 in. (108.3 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 2.1 in. (182.1 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1 in. (73 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 12.2 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3483 lbs
Top Speed: N/A
0-60: N/A
MPG: 22/32 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Brilliant Black, Florett Silver Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Ibis White, Misano Red Pearl Effect, Monsoon Gray Metallic, Moonlight Blue Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A

Date Of Release & 2017 Audi A5 Price Estimate

July is the official release date of the 2017 Audi A5 according to various sources and rumors. As for the prices, the Convertible, once available for sale, will demand a starting MSRP of $47,900, and $40,500 for its coupe sportback counterpart. This is fairly cheaper compared to something that the rival cars in the segment have to offer, like the Lexus RC for instance.

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2017 Audi A5 front angle, headlights and grille

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