Design and body
The Audi Q5 has a sporty and taut road stance. A sculpted Singleframe grille with a solid frame dominates its aerodynamically flat front end. It is available with headlights that are either in LED or high-resolution Matrix LED technology with dynamic turn signals. A distinctively curved and strongly undercut shoulder line gives structure to the side view. The tailgate with integrated LED tail lights wraps around the C-pillars – a typical feature of the Q models from Audi. A diffuser insert integrates the exhaust tailpipe trims.
4.66 meters (15.3 ft) long, 1.89 meters (6.2 ft) wide and 1.66 meters (5.4 ft) tall with a 2.82 meter (9.3 ft) wheelbase – compared to the previous model, the Q5 has grown in nearly all of its dimensions. Thanks to its intelligent material mix of high-strength steels and aluminum, it is also lighter. With a 2.0 TFSI engine, the Q5 has a curb weight (without driver) of just 1,720 kg (3,792.0 lb). The aerodynamically optimized roof enables it to achieve a Cd value of 0.30, top in its segment.
The Audi Q5 is available with a choice of four engines: three TDI units and one TFSI. Particularly the 2.0 TDI engines with 110 kW (150 hp), 120 kW (163 hp) and 140 kW (190 hp) are very efficient. They entry-level diesel, which is combined with a six-speed manual transmission, consumes just 4.5 liters per 100 kilometers (52.3 US mpg), corresponding to 117 grams CO2 per kilometer (188.3 g/mi). The updated 2.0 TFSI produces 185 kW (252 hp) It consumes just 6.8 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers (34.6 US mpg), a CO2 equivalent of 154 grams per kilometer (247.8 g/mi).
Models equipped with more powerful four-cylinder TDI engines and the 2.0 TFSI come standard with the seven-speed S tronic and quattro with ultra technology. It offers maximum efficiency and does not perceptibly differ from permanent systems in terms of traction and driving dynamics.
If the Q5 is being driven at moderate speed and there is no risk of tire slip, quattro with ultra technology benefits from all of the advantages of front-wheel drive. If all-wheel drive is needed, it is immediately available.
- 2.0 TFSI quattro with 185 kW (252 hp)
- 2.0 TDI with 110 kW (150 hp)
- 2.0 TDI quattro with 120 kW (163 hp)
- 2.0 TDI quattro with 140 kW (190 hp)
The ride of the Audi Q5 is both sporty and comfortable. Laying the foundation for this are the newly developed five-link suspensions and the likewise new electromechanical power steering system. Optionally available is the dynamic steering, which changes its ratio as a function of speed and steering angle. Customers can choose from two configurations of springs and da...