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Audi Q5 Released Locally

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The Audi Q5 starts arriving, in local
showrooms, from next weekend.

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1st March, 2009

Audi's new SUV will be in local dealerships from the weekend of 7th - 8th March 2009 and will be priced from $59,900 (RRP) for both the 2.0 TDI quattro and 2.0 TFSI quattro models.

Also available is a powerful V6 3.2 FSI quattro at $69,900 (RRP) and the mighty 3.0 TDI at $71,900 (RRP).

Audi Australia’s managing director, Joerg Hofmann, says the Q5 will find favour with Australian customers thanks to an excellent combination of fuel-efficient engines, on and off-road capabilities and top quality Audi design and engineering.

"The Q5 is priced very competitively, and offers strong performance from each of its four direct injection engines. In line with Audi’s Progressive Performance philosophy, the 2.0 TDI engine is exempt from Luxury Car Tax due to its low consumption of less than 7 litres per 100 km."

"It is an extremely attractive package for compact SUV buyers, and we expect the Q5 to follow in the successful 'footsteps' of the Audi Q7. It will be an important addition to our range, supporting our strong sales development and increasing brand profile in 2009," Mr Hofmann said.

Four engine variants are available for Australian buyers, all with direct injection turbo-charged engines and quattro permanent all-wheel drive.

At launch, both the 2.0 TFSI and 3.0 TDI variants will be available, closely followed by the 2.0 TDI and 3.2 FSI models in April.

The Audi Q5 2.0 TDI quattro is exempt from luxury car tax thanks to its low fuel consumption of less than 7.0 l/100 km.


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All Audi Q5 models are equipped with Audi’s consumption-saving 7-speed S-tronic gearbox. This new transmission means gear changes take only a few hundredths of a second and deliver virtually uninterrupted power flow.

The Audi Q5 is the first model to feature this innovative dual-clutch transmission mounted to a longitudinal engine layout. Matched with Audi’s quattro permanent all wheel drive system with 40:60 torque split, the Audi Q5 offers optimum traction and superb handling on a variety of road surfaces.

Ideally suited to the Australian lifestyle, the Audi Q5 is one of numerous new models coming to Australia in coming years. With the largest load-carrying capacity in its class at 540 litres, the Q5, although compact, will carry large quantities of luggage, sporting equipment and even the family pet.

It’s versatile on and off-road capabilities make it ideal for weekends away, as well as day-to-day driving, and its streamlined design and elegant interior mean the Q5 will look at home in the city, as well as open country roads.

The Audi Q5 also boasts innovative driver assistance systems such as a brand new MMI Plus Navigation system with 7 inch colour monitor and 40 GB hard drive with storage for up to 10,000 music files; Audi Side Assist for blind spot warnings and Lane Assist to prevent accidents caused by lane ‘wandering’.

Adaptive Cruise Control is also available with ‘braking guard’ collision warning system which gives the driver an audible warning gong and applies the brakes when too close to the car in front; and Audi Drive Select for variable damper settings and dynamic steering control.

Prices (RRP)



Audi Q5 2.0 TDI quattro S tronic


Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic


Audi Q5 3.2 FSI quattro S tronic


Audi Q5 3.0 TDI quattro S tronic


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