New Audi 2018 model year
The new Audi models for the 2017-2018 model year demonstrate a stunning design and superior technology.
Once again, German developers will delight their fans with impeccable quality, excellent taste and wonders of ingenuity. Therefore, brand cars deservedly occupy one of the leading positions in the global automotive market.
Diligently following the established development plan of the company, the automaker from Ingolstadt creates its own unique style for each model, thus avoiding the monotony of the model range.
In this review, you can take a closer look at such interesting novelties as the Audi RS5 Coupe, the Audi A5 Cabriolet model with a folding roof and the concept of the Audi Q8 E-tron. Some data is still kept secret, but now with a high degree of probability we can talk about some features.
Audi RS5 Coupe 2018 model year
New Audi RS5 Coupe represents the second generation of the family. The official world presentation of the updated two-door car took place at a car show in Geneva in March of this year.
In the homeland, massive coupe sales started at 80 thousand.900 euros for basic equipment. To date, the new RS5 model is the most expensive car in the Gran Turismo class.
The design and appearance of the coupe
Inspired by the exterior design of the Audi 90 Quattro IMSA GTO, the developers created a stunning vehicle with an aggressive and charismatic appearance. Coupe Audi 2017-2018 model year got its own original grille, which is the widest in the A5 series.
It is also worth noting the huge air ducts on the upgraded front bumper, a large number of aerodynamic body elements and massive nozzles on the exhaust system pipes. As an option, you can purchase head optics with full LED content, as well as a roof of carbon fiber.
Interior design and equipment of the new Audi RS5 Coupe
The interior of the novelty is almost completely identical to the interior of the updated standard version of the A5. Everything is done taking into account the modern automotive fashion and supports the advanced developments in the field of high technologies. It is comfortable to be in the car, and it is convenient to use all the options provided.
The door cards have scarlet stitching, a multifunctional steering wheel and the automatic box lever are trimmed with expensive Alcantara leather,dashboard fully digital. Also present is a newest complex of multimedia and navigation. But in order to get the whole range of affordable advanced equipment and unique carbon decorations, you need to pay extra.
The basic version will be equipped with nineteen-inch alloy wheels with 255/35 tires. Optionally, you can order twenty-inch wheels with 275/30 tires. To do this, the designers even had to increase the wheel arches. They are 1.5 cm wider compared to the usual modification of the Audi A5.
The new sports model has: length 472.3 cm; width 186.1 cm; height 136.0 cm; the wheelbase is 276.6 cm and the clearance is 12.0 cm. The front wheel track is 159.8 cm and the rear wheel is 158.8 cm. It weighs 2018 auto with standard equipment of approximately 1655 kilograms.
Specifications cars 2018
Normal equipment includes all-wheel drive. Two centimeters downgraded suspension of independent type (double wishbones at the front and five-lever technology at the rear). The brake system on each wheel disk. Even in the cheapest complete set the advanced option "Audi Drive Select" is provided.
Under the hood, the car has a powerful petrol 2.9-liter V6 BITURBO EA839 engine with 450 hp capacity. and 600 Nm of torque, which was originally developed for the new Porsche. It works in tandem with an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
This provides the sports car with excellent dynamic and driving performance. It overcomes the threshold of 100 km / h in just 3.9 seconds, and the maximum possible speed is electronically limited to 250 km / h.
Audi A5 Cabriolet 2018 model year
The official presentation of the new Audi A5 cabriolet for the 2017-2018 model year was held at the Los Angeles Auto Show. This is the second model in the series. European and Russian sales of new items launched in the spring of this year.
For the basic equipment manufacturer requests 49 thousand 350 euros. The most "charged" version will cost about 67 thousand 800 euros.
The design and appearance of a convertible
In front of you is a two-door car with a folding roof of soft elastic material. The novelty has received a modern body design, in many ways echoing the classic closed model. Here you can note the advanced xenon headlamp optics and side lights completely on the LED elements.
Also, buyers can choose from a wide range of eighteen and nineteen inch wheels with low profile tires. According to the manufacturer, the bodywork of the Audi A5 cabriolet of the second generation was forty percent tougher for torsion and bending compared to the previous generation.
At the same time, the model “lost weight” by almost forty kilograms and is now one of the lightest in its class. This result is achieved by using modern high-strength steel and aluminum alloys in combination with composite materials.
The length of the novelty is 467.3 cm, width is 184.6 cm, and height is 137.1 cm. The wheelbase has increased by 1.4 cm and is now 276.5 cm. The front track is now 158.7 cm, and the rear track is 156.8 cm
Interior design and equipment of the new Audi A5 Cabriolet
The interior is well thought out and superbly stylistically implemented with the famous German accuracy. Designers used only high-quality materials presented in the widest range of colors. The equipment is also the most modern and diverse. Only the background LED backlight has more than thirty options.
The salon is designed for the driver and three passengers. It became a bit more spacious thanks to the increased wheelbase.Chairs have a new design that provides maximum comfort and functionality.
Electric folding roof is covered with a special compound that gives excellent sound insulation. She hides in the luggage compartment and recovers its shape in just 15-18 seconds.
The following equipment is available:
- digital virtual instrument panel (analog in base version);
- advanced multimedia system with a seven-inch touch screen, Wi-Fi router and synchronization with smartphones;
- acoustics with 19 satellites;
- adaptive type cruise control;
- advanced package of security systems and driver assistance.
The trunk has a maximum capacity of 380 liters. Optionally, you can put a system for opening the lid without hands. Enough to hold the foot under the rear bumper.
Specifications cars 2018
The standard model has front-wheel drive. As an option available all-wheel drive option. For its new product manufacturer has provided five power units to choose from:
- Two-liter gasoline engine (190 hp, 320 Nm);
- Two-liter gasoline engine (252 hp, 370 Nm);
- Two-liter diesel engine (190 hp, 400 Nm);
- Three-liter diesel engine (218 hp, 400 Nm);
- Three-liter diesel engine (286 hp, 620 Nm).
It also offers two transmission options - a six-speed "mechanics" and a seven-range S-tronic with double-disc clutch.
Audi Q8 E-tron Concept 2018 model year
At the January car show in Detroit, Audi officially unveiled the conceptual Audi Q8 E-tron model, on the basis of which a production Q8 model car of the 2018-2019 model year will be built.
The start of global sales of the new crossover is scheduled for the end of next year. It is possible that this date will be postponed to the beginning of 2019. Estimated cost of new items - 70 thousand euros.
The design and appearance of the crossover
Designers have tried to create the most sporty and aggressive exterior. The powerful large nose is equipped with a massive grille and large air intakes. The base for the domed roof is the wide rear pillars, which are bent forward a lot. Feed at the same time looks relatively compact and neat.
Interior design and equipment of the new Audi Q8 E-tron Concept
The cabin has four comfortable multifunctional seats individually for the driver and each passenger. The boot capacity is also impressive.It is an order of magnitude larger than the closest Q8 competitors from BMW and Mercedes.
Standard equipment includes:
- full-color virtual dashboard;
- advanced multimedia complex with a large touch screen;
- climate control for the three zones;
- full set of security systems and driver assistance.
The control of almost all functions and systems of a car is carried out through sensor modules and screens.
Specifications cars 2018
The base for the construction of the concept and future production model has become a modular platform MLB EVO. German developers have already used it for the new Audi Q7 crossover and the premium A8 sedan.
While the details regarding the powertrain manufacturer keeps secret. But it will most certainly be the most advanced and powerful engines of the V6 and V8 petrol and diesel types. A hybrid version will also be available.