Find or Sell any Parts for Your Vehicle in USA

Audi A5 (2007): first official pictures

Sat, 24 Feb 2007

By Tim Pollard

First Official Pictures

24 February 2007 08:09

Audi A5: this time it's official

Stung by the leak of A5 photos, Audi has brought forward the first official pictures of its new A5 mid-sized coupe. It's the car designed to bridge the gap between the TT sports coupe and the R8 supercar - Audi's calling it a modern grand tourer. CAR Online brought you theleaked photos of the sporty S5 earlier this week; today we can publish all the official details of the regular A5, which goes on sale in June.

The idea of a mid-sized Audi coupe has been knocking around for a few years now; the graceful Nuvolari concept car was first shown back in 2003. The A5 is the production version of that car. It stretches to 4630mm long - roughly halfway between the A4 and A6 saloons. It's a new segment for Audi and, from a manufacturer on a roll with hits such as the TT, R8 and RS4, we're keen to see if the A5 lives up to the hype. It's the first Audi to get a new front/mid-engined layout - the front wheels are pushed forward, and the engine back, supposedly to improve the handling.

By Tim Pollard