The 2017 Audi Q5 SUV, currently on display at the Paris Motor Show, is bigger and yet 90kg lighter than its predecessor.
The Q5 sits on the same MLB evo platform used on the A4 and also on the larger Q7.
Engine options include one 2.0-liter TFSI petrol engine that develops 185kW and four TDI diesel mills. These diesel engines come in the following variants: the 2.0-liter with 110kW, 120kW and 140kW, and the 3.0-liter that develops 210kW and 620 Nm of torque.
Depending on the selected version, the engine will be mated to a six-speed manual or a seven-speed S tronic gearbox, while the 8-speed tiptronic comes with the 3.0-litre diesel mill. The Quattro AWD is standard on all models, except for the 110kW diesel, where FWD can be exchanged for all-wheel drive, but for an extra cost.
Inside the cabin is the standard 7.0-inch free-standing screen or the optional 8.3-inch display. Other features include the LTE module, Wi-Fi hotspot, Audi Connect Services, Audi phone box, Bang&Olufsen premium sound system, Audi tablet, which serves as a flexible rear-seat entertainment device, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
The most basic version of the Q5 comes with five-link front and rear suspension, with adjustable dampers and steel springs, similar to the ones on the A4. However the air suspension with a self-leveling feature (taken straight from the Q7) be become available as an option too..
“With the new Q5 we are setting the bar a notch higher. Among the great innovations are the quattro drive system with ultra technology, highly efficient engines, the air suspension with damper control and a comprehensive line-up of infotainment and assistance systems”, said Chairman of the Board of Management at Audi AG, Rupert Stadler.