Few months ago there were rumors about a baby Cayenne (Roxster), but those rumors were denied by Porsche. But wait! It seems that a small SUV is back on track now that the company is increasing its stake in the Volkswagen Group from 31 percent to more than 50 percent.
The future Audi Q5 (that by the way will be unveiled next month at Beijing motor show) will be the basis for the next baby Cayenne. But also there are comments out of Ingolstadt saying that Audi board members blocked the move for fear the Porsche SUV would be a sales threat to the Q5.
Well, we will need to wait and see!
And back to the Q5m it seems that Audi will unveil its new seven-speed double-clutch S-tronic gearbox in the Q5. Known internally as the DL500, the transmission has been engineered for longitudinal engine layouts and can cope with torque loads up to 405 lb-ft and engine revs of up to 8500 rpm.