The new Audi Q5 SUV range is now available in South Africa. The new Q5 SUV features a host of updates to the design, infotainment, chassis, and engines, all culminating in a sporty and flexible SUV offering from Audi.
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Five engine options are available for the new Audi Q5 and these include two TDI engines and three TFSI engines. All the engines combine direct fuel injection with charging and a start-stop system as standard on all versions. The 2.0-litre TDI engine develops 130kW and 380Nm of torque with a fuel consumption figure of 6.0-litres/100km. This unit can be paired with either a manual or S tronic transmission. The top-of-the-range 3.0-litre V6 TDI produces 180kW and 580Nm of torque with a combined fuel consumption figure of 6.4-litres/100km. This engine is mated to a 7-speed S tronic transmission.
The TFSI engine line-up includes a 132kW 2.0-litre TFSI engine and a 165kW 2.0-litre TFSI engine. The 132kW variant is available with a manual transmission whereas the 165kW unit is mated to an 8-speed Tiptronic configuration. Combined fuel consumption for the 132kW 2.0-litre TFSI engine is 7.1-litres/100km while the 165kW TFSI engine consumes 7.9-litres/100km.
A supercharged 3.0-litre V6 TFSI is also available and produces 200kW and 400Nm of torque and displays a fuel consumption figure of 8.5-litres/100km. Overall, fuel consumption has improved by up to 15% compared to previous powertrains.
Exterior Styling Features
The new Audi Q5 features a high-gloss black single-frame grille with bevelled upper edges and vertical chrome struts. The bumpers integrate air inlets with high-gloss black inserts and fog lights with chrome rings. The LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) of the optional xenon plus headlamps are shaped as curved bands that surround the headlights. The diffuser insert and tapering tailpipes have been redesigned while roof rails and crossbars are standard equipment across the range. An S line exterior package is available which gives the new Audi Q5 a unique look with added design details and colours of add-on parts.
Interior Styling Features
The new Audi Q5 features a refined and modified interior featuring user controls with narrow chrome trim while the centre console is finished in high-gloss black. The central media component MMI Navigation Plus now has four buttons and the volume dial has an additional skip function. Other refinements to controls have been made for the seat heating, air conditioning system, Audi Drive Select system and the multifunction steering wheel. The Q5 offers lots of passenger and luggage space with its 2.81m wheelbase and with the rear seats folded, cargo capacity increases from 540-litres to 1 560-litres. The Q5 will be offered in two trim lines namely S and SE.
The new Audi Q5 is offered with a broad selection of infotainment systems and these include the Bang & Olufsen sound system, MMI Navigation Plus with a large hard drive, 7-inch monitor, 3D graphics and a DVD player. The Bluetooth car phone online complements the MMI Navigation Plus and connects to an integrated WLAN hotspot allowing passengers to surf the internet on their mobile phones. For the driver, it brings Audi connect online services into the car and these include Google Point of Interest search by voice control, navigation with Google Earth images and Google Street View.
New Audi Q5 SUV – Price
|Audi Q5 2.0T FSI S||R464 000|
|Audi Q5 2.0 TDI S manual||R469 000|
|Audi Q5 2.0 TDI S S tronic||R488 000|
|Audi Q5 2.0T FSI SE Tiptronic||R528 000|
|Audi Q5 3.0T FSI SE Tiptronic||R599 000|
|Audi Q5 3.0 TDI SE S tronic||R616 000|