2013 Audi Q5 Hybrid Review CarGurus

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Audi Q5 Hybrid Overview

on, it’s coming! Audi that, after an unexplained delay, its 2013 Q5 Hybrid is to enter the U.S. market this year… maybe. promises! Already running European roadways for almost a this 5-passenger compact ute would be the German automaker’s first hybrid endeavor on side of the pond and is touted to the flagship trim in the Q5 lineup.

this event come to look for this eco-friendly ute to a marginally reduced cargo compared to the present gasoline-only less, therefore, than an stingy 57.3 cubic with the rear seats This is, of course, due to the bulky pack common to today’s which will, additionally, an already hefty curb of nearly 4,300 pounds higher. A number of reviews however, that this weight ought to have effect on this baby impressive agility and acceleration, nor the battery intrude on the surprisingly cabin area. Expect, that as the top trim of the line, the Q5 should be equipped akin to the standard of its conventionally powered right down to standard all-wheel-drive (AWD) technology.

Finally, some minor and interior tweaks expected for the 2013 Q5 lineup will, be incorporated into the upcoming Hybrid version.

For its debut, the Q5 is expected to sport the traditional (DI) 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder (I4) gasoline and 8-speed shiftable automatic Ordinarily, this powerplant 211 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, but rumors are that the 54-hp, 1.3-kilowatt motor will add a bit more here and a tad more torque allowing this hybrid to a combined 241 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. means this little should be able to tow some pounds of trailer when equipped.

The gas-to-electric power conversion is by Audi, to be accomplished via a “wet” system that is not only but will allow the electric to propel this heavy ute up to 62 mph for a mile or so. Needless to say, the motor, fed by a lithium-ion battery, is a supporting cast member a lead actor, but in keeping traditional hybrid technology high-end ute does boast stop/start capability in city as well as brake regeneration to with battery charging. Oh, and the hybrid system with an from variable valve (VVT) is expected to keep efficiency in the range of 27 to 28 mpg on average.

Furthermore, a selectable three-mode system allows for decidedly D (default) mode, an electric-motor-boosted S mode for a sportier drive and an EVA that stresses electric over gas power. In EVA mode, power is electric, with the gas kicking in for extra acceleration and falling back into mode. The Quattro AWD system, is expected to be managed by the traditional limited-slip center differential, by standard descent control.

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more, keep in mind the Quattro system, especially in the Q5 is designed for wintry roads and trails, not rock climbing in

Should Audi’s compact Hybrid trim indeed in North American charm and look for such features as alloy wheels, a power leather upholstery and leather, and genuine wood cabin as well as heated power-adjustable seats and tri-zone climate to be standard. Additionally, power including heated power-folding mirrors as well as cruise a universal remote garage opener, a power-opening tailgate and touted MMI audio, navigation and interface system are all expected to be too. Note that the MMI is tweaked to display power, and battery information for the Q5 Hybrid’s systems in addition to its usual

Entertainment, meanwhile, is again to be via a 505-watt premium audio with a single-CD player, 14 and iPod/iPhone interface. Lastly, hands-free technology, a WiFi for limited internet access on a of devices and a hard-drive-based navigation (via MMI) are all expected to standard as well.


As for options in this top-shelf look for upgraded and upsized unique cabin trim, rails, heated seats and rear), adaptive cruise running boards and Audi’s Drive Select Package, tweaks engine, suspension and performance for optimal driving in any conditions.

Finally, the 2013 Q5 ought to maintain Audi’s safety ratings through standards as 4-wheel antilock (ABS), traction and stability front and rear head front side-mounted airbags and front headrests. Adaptive (HID) headlights will be by new LED daytime running lights, as as front fog/driving lights, turn-signal-integrated mirrors will return, as well. Audi Assist blind spot should be standard, as should a safety system and a remote alarm.

Finally, expect optional equipment to include rear airbags.

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