The Audi Q5 is an SUV based on the A5 sedan that is set to compete with BMW’s X5. The Q5 is available with three distinct power trains including one gasoline engine and two turbo diesel units, all taking advantage of direct injection and forced induction while returning impressive fuel consumption numbers. The entry level model is the 2.0 TFSI version that makes 211 HP and 258 lb-ft of torque consuming 27 MPG. There is also a 2.0 TDI mill with common rail injection that makes 170 HP and 258 lb-ft of torque while returning an average of 35 MPG. Meanwhile the top of the line Q5 is powered by a 3.0 Liter TDI V6 that makes 240 HP and 369 lb-ft of torque, accelerates from 0 to 60 MPH in 6.5 seconds can reach a top speed of 140 MPH all while getting an average of 30.55 MPG.
The German automaker Audi has just announced prices for the 2010 A4 and A5 sedan and coupe as well as the Q5 compact crossover. In the appropriate Vorsprung das Tecnik fashion, each of the luxury vehicles have been improved for next year. The A4 and A5 now feature LED tail lights as part of the Premium Plus and Prestige trim packages, the sporty A5 will also receive, for the first time, the same fuel efficient 2.0 Liter TFSI direct-injection four cylinder engine that is offered in the A4. The larger Q5 Prestige will also offer an optional Luxury Package to make customers feel like their money was well spent.
The 2010 Audi A4 will start at $31,450 equipped with the TFSI 2.0 Liter driving the front wheels and goes all the way up to $42,250 for the quattro version when they start to make their way into showrooms. The sporty A5 will start out at $36,000 for a 2.0 TFSI powered quattro Coupe with a manual transmission and will go all the way up to $45,500 for a Tiptronic. The Audi Q5 SUV is not only the heaviest of the bunch, but will also tip the monetary scales the most with a starting rice of $37,350 that climbs to $48,850 depending on how luxurious a packages you prefer.
Audi is offering new entry-level engines for both the Audi Q5 and Audi A4 Allroad. The Q5 gets the 2.0 TDI and the 2.0-liter TFSI, both in conjunction with the 6-speed manual transmission. The diesel engine is also available for the A4 Allroad.
Both engines are in-line four-cylinder engines with direct injection, with the diesel version developing 143 hp and the gasoline one 180 hp.
The Volkswagen tuner, Caractere has been adding a little more character to the smaller end of Audi’s SUV lineup. Keeping things simple, the men in charge of reworking the Q5 left the insides alone and instead focused on improving the crossover aesthetically. The stylists have given the Audi Q5 a much more aggressive exterior. The kit consists of a new front bumper with larger more aggressive openings and is still compatible with the factory optional S-line trim. The rear spoiler, offered with or without the winglets add to the sporty impression, but it is the wide wheel arches that set the Caractere Q5 apart from any other compact crossover.
Everything about the exterior is purpose built. The front bumper is specially designed to bring more fresh cool air to the engine. The rear diffuser and roof spoiler work together to improve the vehicle’s drag coefficient and allow the Q5 to move through the air with less restraint. The new wheels are a signature of the German tuners, the low profile tires allow the small SUV to go round corners easily improving grip and stability.
You can check out the company’s web site by clicking the link below. Once there you can look at how the German tuners work their magic on the entire Volkswagen family. Click on the gallery below to see the Caractere Q5 from every angle imaginable.
Volkswagen has already unveiled a Polo and a Golf inspired by their legendary GTI meet, Worthersee. Not one to be left out, the luxury arm of the VW family, Audi, brought their own customized Q5 to the show. The 2009 Audi Q5 custom concept is powered by a 3.0 Liter TFSI V6 that puts out 408 HP, up from the standard 333 HP. The additional output allows the Audi badged SUV to sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in just 4.4 seconds.
Audi unveiled the all-new Q5 in China at the Beijing Auto Show, a SUV that combines the dynamism of a sports sedan with highly variable interior and versatile options for leisure-time and family use.
The dimensions alone indicate that this is a SUV of all-new proportions. Measuring 4.63 meters (15.19 feet) long and 1.88 meters (6.17 feet) wide, the Audi Q5 is just 1.65 meters (5.41 feet) high – making it sportier than any of its competitors. What’s more, this SUV sets another benchmark in its class with a low drag coefficient of 0.33.
The Audi Q5 is rolling off the production line in three engine variants – one gasoline engine and two TDI units. All of the engines are direct-injection models with a turbocharger – characterized by outstanding performance, hefty propulsive power and cultivated running while at the same time offering impressive fuel efficiency.
The 2.0 TFSI has been entirely redesigned. The high torque of 350 Nm (258.15 lb-ft) is available at 1,500 rpm and remains constant up to 4,200 rpm, with performance peaking at 155 kW (211 hp). The Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 7.2 seconds, reaching a top speed of 222 km/h (137.94 mph). On average, the vehicle consumes just 8.5 liters of fuel per 100 km (27.67 mpg).
Drawing on four cylinders and two liters of displacement as well, the 2.0 TDI is superbly refined thanks to a new common-rail fuel injection system; like the gasoline engine, it has two balancing shafts. With 350 Nm (258.15 lb-ft) (between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm), this diesel engine delivers strong propulsive power at an outstanding 125 kW (170 hp). Average consumption of just 6.7 liters per 100 km (35.11 mpg) is proof of Audi’s successful efficiency strategy. The two-liter TDI catapults the Audi Q5 from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 9.5 seconds, peaking at a top speed of 204 km/h (126.76 mph).
The most powerful engine in the line-up is the 3.0 TDI. This V6 diesel engine delivers a gratifying 176 kW (240 hp), with 500 Nm (368.78 lb-ft) of torque available between 1,500 and 3,000 rpm. With outstanding power flow and cultivated sound, it takes the Audi Q5 from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 6.5 seconds, accelerating to a top speed of 225 km/h (139.81 mph). On average, the three-liter engine consumes 7.7 liters of fuel per 100 km (30.55 mpg).
408 hp, Daytona Gray custom color, matt rolls on 21-inch wheels of 7 twin-spoke design - this is how can be resume the Audi Q5 custom concept unveiled today at the 28th Wörthersee Tour.
The concept is powered by a 3.0 TFSI V6 engine that now delivers 408 hp (up from the standard 333 hp). The sprint from 0 to 60 mph it is made in just 4,4 seconds, while top speed is limited to 155 mph.
The Volkswagen tuners from southern Germany, ABT, have just released upgrades for the baby crossover based on the Tiguan, the Audi Q5. The Q receives a full body kit, a quad tipped exhaust, a set of 22 inch BR alloys. Power for the 2.0 TSI engine is up to 275 HP and even the 3.0 TDI has been tuned to make 310 HP.
Ads aren’t always very clever, but this one for the Audi Q5 crossoverdefinitely had a few creative minds at work on it. It was made for the South African market, and the slogan is "Everything happens on cue", get it?
Audi USA announced that the 2009 Q5 crossover will go o sale next spring at a price of $37,200. Pricing for the Audi Q5 Premium Plus starts at $41,500, and the Audi Q5 Prestige starts at $48,200. It will compete with models like Lexus RX, the BMW X3 or the Mercedes-Benz GLK.
The Audi Q5 is derived from the same Audi-exclusive platform first developed for the A4 model range. The versatility of that vehicle platform gives the Q5 the driving comfort and performance characteristics of a luxury performance automobile and the longest wheelbase in its class. The efficient engineering and design of the Q5 also translated into shorter front and rear overhangs for better weight distribution to help stability. Audi also widened the vehicle platform to increase shoulder room inside the Q5 and to optimize the driver’s seating position for a more commanding view of the road.
The Audi Q5 will also lead the segment of AWD, gasoline-powertrain crossover vehicles in fuel economy. According to the U.S. EPA, the Audi Q5 achieves 18 mpg city mileage and 20 mpg combined - both tops in the category - along with 23 mpg highway mileage.
Audi announced the US specifications on the Q5 crossover that will go on sale on the American market in March. In here it will be offered with a 2 V6 FSI direct injection engine, quattro® all wheel drive, and a six speed Tiptronic transmission. Also the Q5 will be the first Audi offering with Generation 3 MMI, and navigation with real-time traffic information.
The 3.2L V6 engine will delivers 270hp @ 6500 rpm and a peak torque of 243 lb-ft @3000 rpm. The 0 to 60 mph sprint will be made in 6.7 seconds. In Europe the Q5 is being offered with a 2.0 TFSI, 2.0 TDI and a 3.0 TDI.
The Q5 will compete with Acura RDX, BMW X3, Infiniti EX35, Land Rover LR2 HSE, current generation Lexus RX350, Mercedes Benz GLK350, and the upcoming Volvo XC60.
UPDATE 02/06/09>: Audi USA announced that the 2009 Q5 crossover will go o sale next spring at a price of $37,200. Pricing for the Audi Q5 Premium Plus starts at $41,500, and the Audi Q5 Prestige starts at $48,200.