2017 Audi A5 Sportback - Rendering

13/11/2015 - 10:47 | ,  ,   | Aravind Jayachandran

To be slightly bigger and more aggressive than outgoing model.

World Car Fans reader, Tobias Büttner, has made a rendering of the next generation 2017 Audi A5 Sportback, borrowing cues from spyshots of the test mule.

2017 Audi A5 Sportback front three quarter Rendering
The new A5 will be based on the same platform as the 2016 A4.

Reports suggest that the A5 Sportback will be slightly bigger than the outgoing model, and more aggressive with its exterior styling. Its design will draw influence from the 2016 Audi A4, featuring sleeker headlamps with Matrix LED tech, Singleframe Audi grille, LED taillamps, and sharper lines.

The next gen A5 will certainly ride on the MLB platform, and will source some of its engines from the A4's engine lineup, which includes a choice of four cylinder petrol, four cylinder diesel and a six-cylinder diesel. Power outputs range between 150 hp to 272 hp, while gearbox options are just as diverse with a 6-speed manual, 8-speed tiptronic and 7-speed S-Tronic automatic units.

2017 Audi A5 Sportback rear three quarter Rendering
Audi's new range of V6 petrol engines, under the codename KoVoMo, could be seen powering the new A5.

The next generation Audi A5 Coupe will launch in 2016, and will also be accompanied by the Audi A5 Sportback, while a convertible version is set for an unveil in 2017.

Audi S5 Sportback (current model) - Image Gallery

[Source: Tobias Büttner]

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