Audi’s original A5 set a high benchmark, winning raves and drawing many buyers back to coupes. So, when Audi dimmed the lights at its Ingolstadt headquarters for the reveal of the new 2017 A5 remake, it was clearly going to have to clear some tough hurdles.
Based on initial reactions at the event, it seems the German maker may have pulled it off, the 2017 Audi A5’s exterior design marking the first time the luxury brand has translated the well-reviewed Prologue concept vehicle into a production model.
The new coupe is “the perfect fusion of form and function,” declared CEO Rupert Stadler, during the flashy evening event at Audi HQ. While many coupes sacrifice practicality for styling, he stressed, the new A5’s design “doesn’t mean compromise.”