New Audi A5 Coupé: the design

New Audi A5 Coupé: the design

Audi has revealed the second generation A5/S5 Coupé, featuring a new surface treatment that adopts the brand’s current design DNA.


The first generation A5 is well known among designers for being defined by Walter de Silva as his most beautiful creation. Now Audi has revealed its successor, which maintains the distinctive and well-balanced proportions while adding the styling cues typical of the company’s current model line-up.

2008 Audi A5 vs 2016 Audi A5 - Design Comparison

Seen from the side, the new A5 is characterized by a stronger and sharper wave-shaped shoulder line, but the overall look is preserved, with its long hood, the stretched wheelbase and short overhangs.

2008 Audi A5 vs 2016 Audi A5 - Design Comparison

On the other hand, the front view showcase more differences: the lines are sharp and bold, with a flatter hexagonal single grille, new headlights with square-shaped LED lighting units and a new hood featuring two pronounced crease lines that underline to the aggressive look but mark a departure from the first generation clean, curvy look.

2008 Audi A5 vs 2016 Audi A5 - Design Comparison

At the rear the new A5 features newly-designed tail lights, but the original character is not revolutionized.

2016 Audi A5 Coupe

2016 Audi A5 Coupe

The interior appears to be more modern, and features a high-tech, sporty look.The only controversial element is the touch screen, which is not integrated on the dashboard.

2008 Audi A5 vs 2016 Audi A5 - Interior Design Comparison

2016 Audi A5 Coupe Interior

From a technical standpoint, the new Audi A5 Coupé is more efficient than its predecessor thanks to a reduction in weight (up to 60 kg) and the improved aerodynamics – the drag coefficient is just 0.25.

2016 Audi S5 Coupe

2016 Audi S5 Coupe

(Source: Audi)

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