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Though unconfirmed by Audi, the new A5 is reportedly set for a 2008 release and β€” notwithstanding the spec image (pictured) β€” will share styling cues with the Nuvolari and Shooting Brake concepts and a platform with the next-generation A4 and Volkswagen's forthcoming upscale coupe (or four-door coupe as the case may be). According to South Africa's Wheels24, a soft-top A5 will replace the A4 cabrio.

Audi readies new coupe, next A4 [Wheels24 via The German Car Blog]

More on the Audi A5, Coming in 2008 [internal]