Audi Q5

Audi Q5

  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.

Audi’s baby SUV is taking its first steps and will be available on showrooms next year, after being unveiled at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show, next March. The 2008 Q5 enters a fresh market sector for Audi, joining other compact SUVs such as Merc­edes’ imminent MLK. The new model takes inspiration from the Q7 and Cross Coupé quattro revealed at last month’s Shanghai Motor Show. It features Audi’s trademark front grille, distinc­tive LED headlights and a steeply curved roofline. Beefy wheelarches and (...)
Source: AutoExpress
Audi confirmed their plans to build a smaller crossover. The Q5 will be based on the Roadjet Concept, and will be built in Ingolstadt . Production is expected to begin in 2008, with the 2009 models to be the first to arrive in the States. The Q5 will offer optional air suspension and possibly even the Roadjet concept’s "dynamic steering" and "drive select" options. In addition, a production version of Audi’s car-to-car communications system may find its way into the Q5 - although it will (...)
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Source: AutoNews.de

Audi is working on a new compact SUV to take a place below the Q7 in the company’s model range. The Q5 will be based on the same platform as the next-generation Audi A4 and will come to compete with the BMW BMW X3, Land Rover Freelander and the upcoming Volvo Volvo XC50 and Mercedes Mercedes GLK. It will go on sale in 2008 at an expected price of $35000. The Q5 will be produced at Audi’s plant in Ingolstadt with a development price tag close to $400 million.

The new Audi Q5 will start rolling off the production line at Ingolstadt in 2008. The Audi Q5 will join the Audi Q7 as the Audi brand’s second model in the sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment.

Source: Autobild
Audi is going to launch a new off-roader, the Q5 that is going tp reach showrooms late in 2007. The new Q5 will come to compete against cars like the BMW BMW X3 and Land Rover Freelander. The Q5 will be powered by a 2-litre TFSI engine with an output of 261 hp as the new S3. The production car will follow the style of Audi’s Steppenwolf concept.
Source: MSN
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The decision has been made: the new Audi Q5 will be built in Germany. The new model will start rolling off the production line at Ingolstadt in 2008. To that end, around EUR 300 million will be invested in the production facilities over the next years. Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, explained: “The decision demonstrates what potential there is for industrial production in Germany.


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