2017 Audi S5 Release Date and Info

The fresh Audi S5 2017 injects the much awaited oomph on both the convertible and luxury sport coupe with its impressive refined ride, classy cabin, sleek exterior, and engaging performance. Its pros include an upscale interior, head-turning style, sharp handling, strong supercharged V6, and a civilized ride. Its release date should be expected early next year.

New add-ons for 2017 include an invigorated Black Optic Plus package, which features gloss-black mirror covers and 20” wheels; a fancy default Bang & Olufsen premium sound system.

2017 Audi S5 exterior, alloy wheels

Hands down, the new 2017 Audi S5 offers an exclusive performance, sexy styling, and an intimate cabin for both its coupe and cabriolet.

You might still get other luxury brands in the segment offering the same, but the S5 has perfected on every area that defines luxury and performance.

For starters, the S5 is based on the A5 platform, therefore, you should expect an engaging supercharged V6 to turn up the heat. For sporting intent, it comes with a subtle aesthetic upgrades inside and out, bigger brakes, tauter suspension system, and a blistering acceleration.

2017 Audi S5 exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

Contrary to what many might think, the S5 isn’t the kind of vehicle that feels amped every time. With effective sound-deadening materials, supple ride and supportive seats, the S5 makes long road trips smooth and comfortable.

Additionally, the all-wheel-drive system is the default system and you wouldn’t need to garage it during winter. Wondering about its fuel economy ratings? Guess what! The new 2017 Audi S5 returns an impressive 21 mpg in combined highway/city driving.

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Notable drawbacks for the 2017 Audi S5 include awkward-placed base MMI dash-mounted controls, cramped backseat, and optional Bluetooth audio connectivity for the premium Plus trim.

Audi S5 – Available Trims

The 2017 Audi S5 is provided in both coupe and cabriolet body styles, which in addition come in Premium Plus and Prestige trims. The Convertible features a wind-blocker and a power-operated soft-top.

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The Premium Plus features auto-dimming mirrors, shift paddles, heated eight-way power front seats, driver memory functions, LED running lights, 18” wheels, keyless ignition and entry, automatic climate control (tri-zone), heated eight way power front seats, an S5-specific body kit, LED taillights and headlights, and exterior heated mirrors.

2017 Audi S5 lcd screen, dashboard and gear sfift knob

Technology features include a Bang & Olufsen premium sound system, an SD card slot, a 6.5” touchscreen display, a dash-mounted MMI electronics interface, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, Satellite and HD radio, and Audi’s propriety digital music interface.

Moreover, the S5 coupe gets a 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, leather and simulated suede upholstery, and a tilt-only sunroof. The Convertible, on the other hand, gets a 50/50-split folding rear seatbacks, and premium leather upholstery.

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Opting for the Prestige gets you adaptive headlights. Additionally, the Technology package bundles voice controls, a navigation system, HD radio, a CD player, a blind-spot monitor, console-mounted controls, rear parking sensors, a larger display, Bluetooth streaming audio, and an upgraded MMI system.
Springing for the Prestige trim allows you to get the optional Driver Assistance package, which adds a forward collision mitigation system, adaptive cruise control, and adaptive steering. The Luxury package on the Prestige adds comfort front seats, extended coverage, and upgraded leather upholstery.

The Black Optic package equipped on both coupes comes equipped with high-gloss black exterior mirrors, special 19” wheels, upgraded leather upholstery, body-color exterior mirrors, and a first for the package is gloss-black exterior mirrors and 20” wheels.

2017 Audi S5 interior, steering wheel

Stand-alone options available include adaptive suspension dampers, 19” wheels, and torque-vectoring sport differential.

2017 Audi S5 Engine Specs

Generating 333 hp and 325 lbs. torque is a supercharged 3.0L V6 default engine. The 2017 Audi S5 coupe comes with a six-speed standard transmission system, while the seven-speed automated manual transmission can be had optionally on the coupe but standard for the cabriolet. Additionally, standard in every S5 is a standard AWD, and an optional sport differential that is necessary for optimal cornering precision.

2017 Audi S5 engine

During the 2017 Audi S5 coupe’s test drive, the manual-equipped version was able to hit 60 mph mark in under 4.6 seconds, which is impressive in its segment. On the other hand, the Cabriolet achieved the same in 5.3 seconds.

Price & 2017 Audi S5 Release Date

The new 2017 Audi S5 Convertible goes for sale for an MSRP starting from $61,000 and $53,100 for the Coupe. Both versions should be headed to dealerships next month (January, 2016).

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2017 Audi A3 Release Date, News & Specs

Fun to drive, upscale, and attractive, the new 2017 Audi A3 should ultimately be your choice particularly if you are looking for a smaller crop of entry-level luxury cars. Some of the pros to expect include top crash test scores, lots of standard equipment levels, fuel-sipping and punchy engines, nimble handling, and superior cabin design and quality. Release date wise, we should expect the vehicle during next year’s January, according to very unswerving sources.

2017 Audi A3
2017 Audi A3

New add-ons for 2017 include the new “S” line style package, reshuffled equipment for the top-ranging trim. Additionally, washer nozzles, an aftview camera, and parking sensors are now standard across the entire trim lineup.

Despite the A3 marking its second year of production or its Cabriolet and compact sedan configuration, the honeymoon isn’t over. To start off with, the Audi A3 has a plethora of shoppers who have with time appreciated its modest pricing and dimensions. Also, it has managed to deliver authentic Audi style, performance and quality, and captured the essence of Audi brand unlike many entry-level luxury models over the years.

Still, there are some few downsides to owning one for yourself, but it all depends on your priorities. They include a cramped backseat, lack of a USB port, and a small trunk. However, if you can afford to live with those flipsides, there still exist much to be desired from the pint-sized Audi A3 for 2017 ranging from the peppy acceleration, sharp handling, to fuel-sipping engines, and well-appointed engines.

For those who will find the downsides much to risk for, other alternatives include 2017 BMW 320i, 2017 BMW 2 Series, Lexus IS 250 for 2016, 2017 Acura ILX, and its arch rival 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class sedan.

Audi A3 – Available Trim Levels

The new and redesigned 2017 Audi A3 is available in three main trims: base Premium, mid-trim Premium Plus, and top-of-the-range Prestige trim. The new 2017 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid is reviewed separately.

2017 Audi A3 Exterior Facelift & Interior Review

You’ll be able to get the new 2017 Audi A3 in two body configurations: either a two door Cabriolet (Convertible) with a power-folding fabric roof and a seating configuration for four people or a four-seat configured compact hatchback with a seating arrangement for five people.

2017 Audi A3 front
2017 Audi A3 front

The base 2017 Audi A3 1.8t Premium trim level comes standard with leather upholstery, HD radio, automatic climate control (dual-zone), adaptive cruise control, front and aft parking sensors, LED daytime running lights, 17” wheels, windshield-washer nozzles and heated mirrors, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, the MMI electronics interface, SD card slot and HD radio, satellite radio, 10-speaker sound system, a rearview camera, automatic xenon headlights, a panoramic sunroof, and a four-way power front seat.

2017 Audi A3 back
2017 Audi A3 back

Moving up the trim ladder to the 2.0t Premium Plus trim gets you heated front seats, 18” wheels, Audi’s proprietary digital music interface, keyless entry and ignition, 18” wheels, an 8-way passenger seat, and four-way power lumbar.

2017 Audi A3 interior
2017 Audi A3 interior

Upgrading to the 2017 Audi A3 Prestige trim gets you a color trip computer, lane departure warning system, improved display, a forward collision warning system, power folding exterior mirrors, LED ambient lighting, mobile 4G LTE connectivity, a touch-sensitive controller, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, a Google Earth imagery enabled navigation system, 14-speaker premium sound system, and driver-side auto-dimming mirrors.

2017 Audi A3 Engine Specs

An automated six-speed transmission system that works similarly to a regular automatic comes standard under the hood of every 2017 Audi A3. Buyers will have up to three engines to choose from: a 1.8 TFSI engine, a 2.0 TFSI (turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder) engine, and a 2.0L TDI Premium engine.

The 1.8 TFSI is good for 200 pounds of torque and 170 hp, the 2.0 TFSI is rated at 220 hp and 258 lbs. of torque, and lastly, the 2.0 diesel four-cylinder engine winds up the A3’s engine specs with its 150 hp and 236 pounds of torque power output.

According to Audi’s performance estimates, expect the 1.8-TFSI-equipped A3 to accelerate to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds. Fuel economy ratings stand at 23/34/27 mpg in the city/highway/combined for the TDI Sportback, and for the cabriolet expect 25/35/28 mpg.

Price & Release Date – 2017 Audi A3

According to credible online sources, purchasing the base 2017 Audi A3 will cost you an MSRP starting from $30,900. As for its release date, expect the A3 to be available for sale come June next year.

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2017 Audi TTS Release Date, Info & Specs

The new Audi TTS for 2017 is an amped-up version of the regular TT which comes with sportier responses, an agile engine, and improved steering and handling.
Some of its pros include a standard all-wheel-drive system, a finely wrought interior with cutting-edge technology, a highly responsive steering, cornering and handling, and a stronger acceleration. Its release date should be expected during the 3rd Q of 2017.

2017 Audi TTS front view, red color,grille

Well, any previous user of the redesigned TT will definitely find its performance-themed Audi TTS sibling impressive, and almost superfluous. It comes with all the bells and whistles that Audi considers dear to its survival as a brand. A first for the Audi TTS include an adaptive gauge cluster system that seamlessly combines the driver infotainment and information functions.
See, the TTS isn’t just for anyone.

But is meant for people who have a sense of class and performance. For people looking for more power and better handling, the TTS might be your best choice. It makes use of the 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at an extra 72 hp than the regular TT which is rated at 220 hp.

2017 Audi TTS rear view,exterior, taillights

For sharper responses, Audi invested its resources in coming up with a trick suspension system that lowers the ride height thereby giving the vehicle more stability and sharper responses. Another suspension upgrade are the adaptive magnetic dampers. Others include power adjustable standard seat bolsters, quad exhaust tips, and silver mirror covers.

2017 Audi TTS side angle, alloy wheels

Given TTS’s unique feature set and “mini-R8” looks, there is no doubt than it most formidable competitor is the base TT. However, the new 2017 Audi TTS will still have to take out other bogeys in its segment including but not limited to the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette, 2017 Porsche Cayman S, and 2017 BMW M235i.

Available Trims – Audi TTS

The four-passenger 2017 Audi TTS is only offered in one single trim level. You also get lots of additional packages and options.

Exterior Changes & Interior Redesign – 2017 Audi TTS

Standard equipment and accessories available for the Audi TTS for 2017 include sport-tuned adaptive suspension system, LED taillights, keyless ignition and entry, LED headlights, Audi Select adjustable drive settings, a lowered sport-tuned adaptive suspension system, 19” wheels, silver mirror housings, “S” exterior trim flourishes, an adaptive rear spoiler, automatic wipers, rear parking sensors, and quad exhaust tips.

2017 Audi TTS side angle, black color, headlights

Interior wise, the vehicle comes equipped with a heated 10-way power front seats, a nine-speaker sound system, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, automatic climate control, cruise control, knob based MMI interface, synthetic suede upholstery, two USB ports, an auxiliary audio jack, an SD card reader, a CD/DVD player, matte aluminum interior inlays, sport steering wheel, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, satellite radio, voice controls, power side bolsters, four-way power lumbar, LED ambient lighting, and folding rear seatbacks.

2017 Audi TTS leather seeds, steering wheel

The optional Technology package tacks in a rearview camera, a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot capability, blind-spot monitoring, auto-dimming mirrors, and a navigation system. Others include a Bang & Olufsen audio system, red-painted brake calipers, 20” wheels, and upgraded Napa leather.

2017 Audi TTS gear shft knob, dashboard, lcd screen

The Launch Edition which is exclusive for a limited production of 75 units comes with a Bang & Olufsen stereo system, Napa leather interior, unique metallic black paint, piano black interior inlays, red-painted brake calipers, and special 19” wheels.

2017 Audi TTS Roadster Engine Specs

The redesigned 2017 Audi TTS comes equipped with a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine good for 292 horsepower and 280 pounds of torque. The power is transmitted to the four wheels via the six-speed automated manual system.

According to Audi, the TTS coupe should be able to saunter from 0-60 mph in just 4.6 seconds. This represents an impressive 0.9 second quicker acceleration than the TT coupe. Its curb weight stands at 3230 pounds.

2017 Audi TTS engine

Audi says that the EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2017 Audi TTS are 23/27/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined. Nowadays, those fuel returns are considered oddly low for a four-cylinder engine. However, given the level of performance the TTS offers, that shouldn’t be a major con.

Release Date & 2017 Audi TTS Lease Price

The new 2017 Audi TTS will most assuredly feature an MSRP starting from $51,900. As for its release date, expect the vehicle to hit U.S dealerships during the 3rd Q of 2017.

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