The new SUV from Audi takes a sporty and taut stance on the street. A sculpturally flared 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 lights.
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 new Q5 has grown in nearly all of its dimensions. Consequently, the unladen weight was reduced – depending on the engine – by up to 90 kg (198.4 lb). Steels with maximum tensile strength and aluminum form an intelligent material mix in the body.
The optional Audi virtual cockpit presents brilliant graphics on its high-resolution 12.3-inch screen. The driver can choose from two views – a classic view with large round instruments and a mode in which the navigation map or lists dominate. The also optional head-up display projects key information onto the windshield.
The MMI terminal in the center console acts as the main control element. In the top infotainment system, the MMI navigation plus with MMI touch and an 8.3-inch display, a touchpad is integrated into the rotary pushbutton. It recognizes handwritten entries as well as gestures familiar from consumer electronics such as zooming gestures. If the new Q5 has an automatic transmission, it also has the larger MMI all-in-touch including haptic feedback.
In its driver assistance systems, the new Audi Q5 also tops its segment with a broad range of high-tech options. In their intelligent interplay, the systems represent a next step towards piloted driving. They are bundled into three packages – Tour, City and Parking.
The new quattro drivetrain with ultra technology is standard equipment for the 2.0 TFSI* with 185 kW (252 hp)*. The quattro with ultra technology always disengages the rear-axle drive whenever it is not needed, and if necessary it can proactively re-engage it. The new concept boosts efficiency without reducing traction or driving dynamics.
Customers can choose from two extension stages of springs and damping. The chassis with damper control offers a very wide spread between comfort and dynamics, which the driver can select via Audi drive select. In addition to adjusting damper control, the new adaptive air suspension can be used to vary the ride height of the car body over five stages.
In the standard system, Audi drive select, which accesses various technical modules, the driver can select one of as many as seven driving modes. The two new modes, lift/offroad and allroad, emphasize the offroad character of the Audi Q5 optimally.
2017 Audi Q5 and Audi SQ5
|Length Width Height (mm)||4663 x 1893 x 1659||4671 x 1893 x 1635|
|Engine||2.0-litre TFSI Turbocharged||3.0-litre V6 TFSI Turbocharged engine|
|Power HP@RPM||252 @ 5000-6000||354 @ 5400-6400|
|Torque Nm@RPM||370 @ 1600-4500||500 @ 1370-4500|
|Gearbox||7-speed dual-clutch transmission, with ultra quattro AWD||8-speed tiptronic with DSP and sport, quattro permanent all-wheel drive with self-locking center differential|
|Fr Suspension||Independent-wheel suspension, five-link axle with front track rod,aluminum transverse link, subframe||Independent-wheel suspension, five-link axle with front track rod,aluminum transverse link, subframe|
|Rr Suspension||Independent-wheel suspension, five-link axle with rear track rod,resiliently mounted subframe||Independent-wheel suspension, five-link axle with rear track rod,resiliently mounted subframe|
|Brakes||Front: ventilated discs / rear: ventilated discs||Front: ventilated discs / rear: ventilated discs|
|Wheels||8.0J x 17 lightweight forged wheels||Cast aluminum flow forming wheels, 8.0J x 20|
|Tyres||235/65 R 17 tyres||255/45 R20 tyres|