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On A Roll

Text by Tito F. / Photos: Tito F. Hermoso

May 24, 2011 13:36

Bavarian de la créme

Define the Audi The Bavarian anti-BMW.

In Europe, little A1 is giving the BMW MINI a run for the To others, its climb to prestige is Lexus would have achieved in 1989 if it had the all-important in Germany label. Still, to what BMW is to Lexus, Audi is to

Whatever image strikes Audi is the fastest growing luxury brand, with a line-up that has a finger in market pie. Its not as if it’s of the giant Volkswagen Group, does have a finger in pie.

Late and its now crowded

It may taken some 5 years for to introduce the Q5 to rival BMW’s X3 in 2003, but PGA Audi has finally it here, just in time for the X3 to into X3 Mark 2 and for Mercedes’ GLK to its footing. But then, they’re not the competition as Lexus has the formidable and 450h hybrid, Volvo its striking XC60, Land and its Freelander, while elsewhere, has the Tiguan, which shares parts with the Q5. In the North market, the Infinity EX35, the Nissan X-trail platform, is as another rival.

Though not exactly in the same North America’s Chevrolet and Ford Explorer serve performance and due here soon. Audi’s and VW’s factories in Europe, China, Malaysia and are up to their chimneys filling specially for the turbo-diesel model.

spec typical

Like any PGA Audi, the Q5 is packed to the gunwales standard options for climate, computing, audio, luxury and The Q5’s interior just the overloaded and overwrought look so its got to do with sparse and bare of the 70’s. Audi always applies the most tasteful of shape, texture and touch to leather, alloy and synthetics.

Whatever pundits say about the panoramic pan-chromatic power the sunscreen and the self-tinting glass protect you from the heat and all light truly cheers up a interior.

Like for like

the Audi brand equity is tighter and tighter. The smaller Q5 has styling links to the larger Q7. internecine styling links are to BMW’s tack with the X1 and the new X3.

LED front and rear, are in keeping the latest Audi signature of bulbs for the daytime running

Only in name

For Audi’s durch Technik USP (unique proposition), the Q5 has the quattro smart drive that no one else But the only thing it has in common the Dr. Ferry Piech 1980s winning quattro is only the Lighter and more efficient has taken over what a lot of gears, planetary sets, synchromesh and alloy casings to do.

Its got a 40:60 front-rear torque to appeal to drivers used to the sports car rear wheel feel.

Its not a sports car

That’s what the Q5 isn’t, but it still tidily, slipping into and secure understeer if you push too Despite the engine cradled completely ahead of the front the Q5 never feels nose and turn in is still sharp. The Q5 is on the Audi modular platform spawns the A5 and A4 among its stable.

Audi Q5 Electric Cars

the ride is supple like no A4 was and it brakes as convincingly as Audi’s do. This is no mean achievement as the Q5 is a and more voluminous vehicle. The are as intuitive as ever and the buttons and as slick to push, prod and The only exception being is turning up the blower speed is a two push button and twist motion. Visibility is good and the Q5 is enough to never intimidate the in urban driving.

The huge door mirrors is a verify assist to the blind warning system. Steering is always a love/hate affair, us coming down on the side of for choosing the light effort PAS (power assisted steering) the track-biased firm feel Being tuned for the Autobahn, the gets firmer at speeds 120km/h.

One of three now, one coming

Lets not forget the durch Technik engines as all power plants have for every budding OC engineer. the V6 CRDI turbo diesel with the bigger Q7. The 3.2 liter V-6’s with Audi’s of variable valve lift. PGA offers the 2.0 TFSi with petrol direct injection, but the is coming. The transmissions are also a joy to — 6-speed manual, Tiptronic or 7-speed S-tronic clutch.

These combinations not maximize performance but deliver average fuel economy.

Rapid transit

The direct TFSi engine, mated to is particularly strong in giving the line kick or apex thrust that is usually by Euro 5 emissions standards. this engine feels a return to a high compression past when more in the gasoline meant more The gearshift allow you to shift by or paddle.

Remember today’s oil and drive accordingly, and you’ll be with highway consumption of On the other hand, see red and 0-100 up in 7.6 seconds while you can top to 219.0km/h, needing a town’s length to it.

Style and sweetness

So how does it up to the established rivals? The BMW X3 is completely new now and only in the more than performance wise, 4-cylinder CRDI diesel, while GLK only comes in a petrol V-6 with a 7-speed auto, as diesel 2.2 CRDI for the GLK is still homologation trials. The three sporty attributes make track circuit ready, the Volvo’s XC60 D5 which has a all its own. The Lexus RX350 with its sedan ride if looks like an SUV.

Besides supple ride and handling typical in this segment, by the looks of it, that if a of the segment rivals is to be concluded, the Q5’s greatest draw is its interior styling/detailing and that and quiet TFSi engine.

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Audi Q5 Electric Cars
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