Audi Q5 updated
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18th December, 2012
- Four new engines that boast more power, more torque and greater efficiency
- New electromechanical steering
- Equipment upgrades across the Q5 range
Audiís Q5 SUV has undergone a significant update, inside and out, as well as under the bonnet and is now available for
The visual changes are subtle, yet important, sharpening the overall look of the Q5 so that the front-end appears
lower and wider, while the high-gloss black grille now takes on a revised singleframe design. The optional LED daytime
running lights form an elegant trapezoidal around the contour of the headlight unit, and at the rear, the diffuser has
been redesigned and the twin tailpipes have been flattened at the bottom.
Under the bonnet of the Audi Q5, the engineers have been hard at work. The new electromechanical steering offers
drivers greater precision, as well as fuel economy savings. When driving along a straight road, the new system bears no
load on the engine, which can save up to 0.3 l/100 km.
Showcasing technology from the Audi modular efficiency platform, all engines in the Audi Q5 range come fitted with
start/stop technology as standard to save fuel when the engine would normally be idling. All engines also utilise
turbocharged or supercharged forced induction systems to deliver the kind of sporty performance expected of an Audi.
The four-cylinder engines in the Audi Q5 range are all-new. The 2.0 TFSI petrol engine features the benefits of both
direct and indirect fuel injection to increase power and save fuel respectively. Peak power is 165 kW and maximum torque
is a healthy 350 Nm. The Q5 2.0 TFSI reaches 100 km/h in a brisk 7.1 seconds, delivering fuel efficiency figures of 7.9
litres per 100 km, while emitting 184 grammes of CO2 per km.
The 2.0 TDI diesel engine is new to the Q5 range in Australia. A peak power figure of 130 kW and a maximum torque
figure of 380 Nm represent gains of 5 kW and 30 Nm percent over the previous model. Despite this, fuel consumption is
actually lower, at 6.1 litres per 100 km. The 2.0 TDI model emits 159 grammes of CO2 per km and reaches 100 km/h from
rest in 9.0 seconds.
The V6 3.0 TFSI petrol engine is completely new to the Q5, replacing the 3.2 FSI. Power and torque both lift
significantly, to 200 kW and 400 Nm. Sporty performance from this supercharged engine is assured, and the 3.0 TFSI
accelerates to 100 km/h in a remarkable 5.9 seconds. This nimble performance however, doesnít come at the expense of
responsible fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, which are 8.5 litres per 100km and 199 grammes per km.
The six-cylinder 3.0 TDI diesel engine has been thoroughly overhauled. Engineers have reduced weight by 25 kg thanks
to the use of lighter metals in the crankcase, cylinder heads and ancillary lines. Peak power increases to 180 kW,
while maximum torque climbs to a formidable 580 Nm. As a result, the Q5 3.0 TDI accelerates very swiftly, reaching 100
km/h from standstill in 6.5 seconds. Fuel consumption is frugal, at 6.4 litres per 100km, and the 3.0 TDI emits 169
grammes of CO2 per km.
Both TDI diesel engines are fitted with the sporty seven-speed dual-clutch S tronic transmission, while both TFSI
petrol engines are equipped with a smooth-shifting eight-speed tiptronic transmission.
Suspension settings in the new Audi Q5 have also been revised to enhance ride comfort.
The entry-level four-cylinder models offer customers a substantial increase in equipment. Despite the addition of over
$6,500 worth of features, there is no price increase. Electric front seats with lumbar support, 18-inch alloy wheels,
convenience key, Audi drive select, tyre pressure monitor and hill-hold assist are just some of the additional features
that now come standard with an entry-level Q5.
The six-cylinder models also benefit from an upgrade in standard equipment, with the addition of MMI navigation plus,
rear reversing camera, electric passenger seat, the convenience of a memory package (seats and side mirrors), Audi drive
select, tyre pressure monitor and hill-hold assist. This represents over $7,000 in extra value for the customer.
Pricing* for the new Audi Q5
Audi Q5 2.0 TDI quattro S tronic $62,200*
Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI quattro tiptronic $62,900*
Audi Q5 3.0 TFSI quattro tiptronic $74,100*
Audi Q5 3.0 TDI quattro S tronic $75,500*
* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as
on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are