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 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 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.
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.