Audi Q5 Review
Audi Q5 facelift launched in India at Rs 43.16 lakhs
January 10, 2013: Audi Q5 facelift has been launched in India today, the new Audi Q5 is available at a starting price of Rs 43.16 lakhs (ex-showroom price). The new features in the SUV include a pair of new fog lamps new hexagonal grille and a new tail rear diffuser. Most of the changes have been done on the exterior of the new Audi Q5. One of the major changes in the SUV is the sturdier 3-litre 272HP V6 engine. The hybrid edition comes powered with a 2- litre 4-pot engine that generates 245 HP, a 1.3 Kilowatt Hour Lithium Ion battery is also combined to this engine for supplementary power infusion.
Audi Q5 Review by Expert
Who doesn’t know about Audi? Audi India is known for offering high quality and lavish cars to the consumers in India. To make its loyal fans much contended and happier, Audi has come up with new Audi Q5 SUV. This new car totally signifies luxury and power at the same time. The Q family is the youngest in the Audi Group and is loaded with numerous features that keep the ability to blow you mind away. The smooth surfaces with clear lines enhance the elegance and sportiness of the car. Recently this new member in the Audi family got updated as well.
The updated Audi Q5 is being offered with two petrol, 3 diesel and a new hybrid engine options. The petrol variant has 2.0 litre TDI engine that can be ordered in two power output tunes, comprising of 149PS or 179 PS. The diesel engine of 3.0 litre V6 churns out 248 PS of peak power. With this engine options, 3 transmission options are offered, including six speed manual, seven speed S Tronic and eight speed tiptronic transmissions. the hybrid engine option comprise of 2.0 litre of engine with 4 cylinder churning out 214 PS of power along with the electric engine producing 55 PS of extra power. All these engines have impressive fuel efficiency and make Audi Q5 the car of your dreams. On the outside, Audi India has provided the SUV with stunning looks and the interiors have been given a lush and plush feel.
Audi Q5 mileage and Fuel Economy
The mileage and fuel efficiency of Audi Q5 is very impressive. The company is offering Audi Q5 in three different engine options, petrol, diesel and hybrid. All three of them are highly fuel efficient and make it easy for the consumer to maintain in the long run. The 2.0 litre of petrol engine is offered in two power output choices (149 PS and 179 PS). On the other hand, the 3.0 litre V6 diesel engine produces 248 PS of maximum power and the hybrid motor is of 2.0 litre turbo engine that produces 214 PS of power plus the 55 PS of power churned out by the electric motor. the three options of gearshifters, including six speed manual gearbox, seven speed S Tronic and eight speed automatic gearbox also amplifies the overall fuel efficiency of the SUV substantially. With the hybrid engine, the energy recovery system helps the car in converting the kinetic energy into electrical energy. Therefore, when the car accelerates, the battery directs the fleets the backup energy to the vehicle and assist in saving the fuel.
Audi Q5 Models and Features
|Audi Q5 Variants||Features|
|Audi Q5 2.0 TDI||This is the diesel variant of Audi Q5 and is accompanied with 3.0 litre V6 diesel engine. The engine here is powerful and capable of churning out 248 PS of maximum power and bombastic amount of torque. The automatic gearbox helps the car to deliver impressive fuel efficiency. Besides the powerful engine, the Audi Q5 2.0 TDI comes with classic luxurious interiors providing the owner with world class ambience.|
|Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI Quattro (149PS)||This is the base petrol variant of Audi Q5, which features 2.0 TFSI petrol engine that churns out 149 PS of maximum power with 350 Nm of torque. The automatic gearbox assists the car in delivering amazing fuel efficiency making the car easy to maintain. The luxurious interiors with chic exteriors further adds charm to the car.|
|Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI Quattro (179PS)||This is the second petrol variant of Audi Q5. The variant features the same 2.0 Litre TFSI petrol engine but churn out 179 PS of maximum power with 350 Nm of maximum torque. The exteriors are chic and the interiors have been given a very lavish and sophisticated feel.|
|Audi Q5 3.0 TDI Quattro||This is the top end trim of Audi Q5 and is powered by 3.0 litre of TDI diesel engine. The engine produces crest power of 176 PS along with 500 Nm of massive torque. The automatic gearbox coupled with the engine will aid the car in generating impressive mileage. The looks of Audi Q5 3.0 TDI Quattro have been kept sleek, modish and stylish while the interiors have been made elegant and classy.|
Audi Q5 Engine, Power and Performance
Audi Q5 is offered in both diesel and petrol engine options along with a hybrid engine, making it quite viable for the Indian car market. The diesel variants will be blessed with 2.0 TDI and 3.0 TDI diesel engine that will churn out peak power of 248 PS and 176 PS respectively. Along with such impressive amount of power, the crest torque of 500 Nm is produced. On the other hand, the petrol variants of Audi Q5 will features 2.0 TFSI petrol engine that will churn out 149 and 179 PS of peak power depending on the engine variant one picks out. The torque here will range from 300 to 350 Nm. The hybrid motor is of 2.0 litre turbo engine that produces 214 PS of power plus the 55 PS of power churned out by the electric motor. The engines here will be mated with, 3 transmissions, including six speed manual, seven speed S Tronic and eight speed tiptronic transmissions. The owner could pick out the transmission as per their need. The performance delivered by these engines is amazing and doesn’t disappoint at all.
Audi Q5 Pickup and Acceleration
As mentioned earlier, Audi Q5 is available in both, petrol as well diesel variants accompanied by a hybrid engine option as well. The engine have been mainly mated with seven speed automatic transmission that offers amazing pick up and acceleration on the road. The petrol variant with a 2.0 litre of DOHC engine producing 155 kW of power and 350 Nm of peak torque has a very impressive acceleration.
The car goes from 0 to 100 km per hour speed mark in just 7.2 seconds and has a top speed of 222 km per hour. The diesel variant of Audi Q5, which is powered by V6 diesel engine is quite fast and touches the 100 km per hour speed mark in merely 6.5 seconds and has a top speed of 225 km per hour. The hybrid engine option in Audi Q5 also has inspiring pick up and acceleration and doesn’t disappoint on the road.
|Engine Variant||Power (PS/RPM)||Torque (NM/RPM)||Acceleration (0-100 kmph)||Top Speed||Transmission|
|2.0L, Petrol Engine||155 / 4300-6000||350 / 1500-4200||7.2 seconds||222 kmph||Automatic Transmission|
|3.0L,V6 Diesel Engine||176 / 4000-4400||500 / 1500-3000||6.5 seconds||225 kmph||Automatic Transmission|
Audi Q5 Interiors and Features
The interiors of Audi Q5 are truly luxurious and make this SUV the best one on the market front right now. Its picturesque look with elegant ambience is quite classy. The SUV is packed out with numerous chic features, which are not only technologically sound but are also sophisticated. There is ample of seat for the passengers and the car can comfortably adjust about 5adults. The seats have been upholstered with high quality leather and the same leather is also used in wrapping up the four spoke multi function steering wheel.
The sliding and folding front center armrest with adjustable height is accompanied by storage below the carpeting. The floor mats are also of high quality material. The tilt and telescopic steering wheel has manual adjustment, which takes care of the comfort of the driver. The central locking system is impressive. The Audi Q5 also has comes with trip computer that displays outside temperature, radio & telephone display, digital speed display. The car is equipped with speed warning device, active auto check system, pictogram display for the deck lid and open door.
To enhance the overall comfort of Audi Q5 SUV, the car is packed-out with efficient air conditioning system with three zone automatic climate control, heater, rear AC vents, humidity and sun sensors and pollen filter. The electrically handled rear window defogger accompanied by automatic timed shut off feature, illuminated locking glove-box, anti theft alarm system, front ashtray, ample of luggage storage space, front storage bin, front cup holders and so on. Audi India has made use of walnut wood decorative inlays that give the car a very sophisticated and classic appeal.
Audi Q5 Exteriors and Features
Audi Q5 is a well-built car, which certainly justifies its SUV tag. The elegance with sportiness is the major highlight of Q5. Audi Q5 is handsome and luxurious from the outside and has carefully cooperated technology and high style. The exteriors of Audi Q5 have been crafted with a perfect combination of sophistication and sportiness. The looks of the car are certainly capable of leaving you mesmerized. The sporty features from every angle collaborate to the elegant look of the car and the design is well enhanced by the smooth surfaces, clear lines and its coupe kind roofline.
The Audi Q5 SUV is accompanied with stylish front protection strips on the front facade is noticeable and the wheel arches extensions dipped in stone grey color emphasize on the unique design of the SUV thereby protecting the front as well as the side profile of the car. The front also has optional Xenon headlight with LED daytime running lights and fog lights (front and rear). The SUV also sports front spoiler, which has been crafted in stainless steel while the wide doors in grey metallic shade amplify the entire look of the car. Coming to the rear profile of Audi Q5, the SUV has protected rear underbody and accentuated tail lights.
The dual exhaust pipes are properly combined with the rear spoiler. Even the dimensions of Audi Q5 are close to perfection. The SUV stretches out to 4629 mm in length while the width and height comes out to be 1880mm and 1653mm respectively. The wheelbase of the SUV is about 2807mm. Overall, we can say that the exteriors of this SUV by Audi are attractive and extremely appealing. The design of the car is very attractive and practical. The unloading and loading of luggage is also very easy and comfortable.
Audi Q5 Driving and Handling
The drive and handling of Audi Q5 is just ecstatic. the front and rear wheels of the SUV comes with inner vented disc brakes accompanied by dynamic stability control, anti lock braking system, dynamic brake control, dynamic traction control and so on. These features amplify the handling of the SUV and make sure that the car doesn’t skid on the road in case of immediate brake is applied.
Safety Features in Audi Q5
Coming to the safety features of Audi Q5, the SUV is blessed with numerous impressive safety features. The safety features installed in Audi Q5 are technologically advanced and detect the grave situations and make sure that the passengers are save in case of accident or collision. The main safety traits in Audi Q5 comprise of airbags for the front passenger and driver along with kneebag for bonus safety for tentative situations. For the rear seat passengers, Audi Q5 has three point safety belts with automatic pre tensioning and automatic locking retractor. The inbuilt child door locks and the tire pressure monitoring system are also up to the mark.
Audi Q5 Accessories
The major accessories of Audi Q5 comprise of its outstanding Bang and Olufsen sound system. This advanced audio system is accompanied by astonishing 14 speakers that make sure that the sound quality delivered is exceptionally clear and soft to your ears. The audio controls have been mounted on the steering wheel to make it easy for the driver to operate. The audio system also supports standard USB device, SD card and Bluetooth interface that would let the owner transfer songs from your mobile or pen drive to the car’s music system directly. The huge panoramic sunroof is quite imposing and proffers twice as more transparent surface as compared to other traditional sunroof. The MMI system installed in Audi Q5 is quite advanced and makes the entertainment and communication department of the car amplified. Overall, Audi Q5 is a complete SUV, which has rugged and bold looks with a soul of luxurious sedan that provide the passengers with a very lush and plush feel. The price factor here goes up a bit, but the types of features installed in the car make the money spent by you perfectly worthwhile.
Audi Q5 Conclusion
On the whole, Audi Q5 is a complete SUV, which has rugged and bold looks with a soul of luxurious sedan that provide the passengers with a very lush and plush feel. So on the technical front, the SUV has got a powerful and robust engine options, high class automatic transmission, great mileage and churns out superior power and torque. Coming to the interiors, the car scores high marks as well and has been loaded with numerous comfort and lavish features. Moreover, Audi India has taken care of the safety of the passengers and of the car as well.
Audi Q5 has been bestowed with ample of safety features like ABS, EBD, airbags, ESP, brake assist and so on. Even the looks of the car aren’t a disappointment at all. The rough and masculine exteriors make this SUV one of its kinds. However, the price factor here goes up a bit, but the type of features installed in the car makes the money spent by you perfectly worthwhile.
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