New Audi Q5 Breaks Cover, Looking Sharper than EverAuto News
Audi has unveiled the Q5 with numerous new features, and it looks sharper than ever.
On the exterior, the octagonal Singleframe grille is now shallower and appears wider than before, while the side air intakes have grown in height and are now structured by trapezoidal insets.
At the rear end, there is a pair of OLED taillights (optional) now, which is complemented by a new trim element between the light clusters and a new diffuser insert with a horizontal fin.
Measuring 4,680 mm long, the new Q5 is now 19 mm longer than before. The width of 1,890 mm and height of 1,660 mm remains unchanged. Also new are two body colours – District Green and Ultra Blue.
Inside, there are three interior finishes for customers to choose from – base, design selection, and S line, which can be combined as desired with the exterior trim packages.
There is also a new freestanding MMI touch display with acoustic feedback. Thanks to the new display, the outgoing rotary/push control on the centre-tunnel console has been replaced by cubby holes.
Providing all the necessary information to the driver is the Audi virtual cockpit plus – a high-resolution 12.3-inch digital display with three different graphic layouts. The driver controls the displays via the multifunction steering wheel. A head-up display is also available as an option.
And then we have the navigation system, which offers high-resolution satellite images from Google Earth, lane-by-lane information on traffic flow and traffic forecasts. DAB+ digital radio is part of the standard equipment list, while the Amazon Alexa service allows access to thousands of Alexa skills.
As for powertrain options, the upgraded Q5 will be sold in Europe as the Audi Q5 40 TDI which comes with a mild hybrid 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel TDI engine producing 204 PS and 400 Nm of torque, paired with a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission as well as a quattro all-wheel drive system.
Performance wise, the new Q5 40 TDI is capable of accelerating from zero to 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds, reaching a top speed of 222 km/h.
More engine versions will follow after the launch of the updated Q5: two further power variants of the four-cylinder TDI, a V6 TDI and two 2.0-liter four-cylinder TFSI engines.
Another highlight of the new Audi Q5 is that customers can now order a special edition of the redesigned Audi Q5 named “edition one”.
The exterior design is based on the S line exterior, further enhanced by the black trim package. The specific design elements set sporty accents with a black Audi insignia front and rear as well as on the rear doors, black roof rails and black exterior mirrors as well as carbon door trim. On entering the vehicle, the Audi rings are projected onto the ground by LED lights. The equipment package also includes red brake calipers, 19-inch wheels and sports seats.
The exterior paint colors are Glacier White and Myth Black in addition to the new shades, District Green and Ultra Blue.