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get this out of the way: yes, Canada does plan to a diesel version of its Q5 crossover When? Probably next though company types be pinned down to an exact

A Texas man driving a Smart Car led on a short chase. He eventually off the main road where he was and put into the back of a squad car AP

The Q5 S TDI is a reminder of all the diesel victories has enjoyed at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. year, Audi won its 11th Le with a hybrid. A hybrid?

and not just any hybrid, but a diesel

The four-car Audi team the June race in first, third and fifth using a hybrid race car for the first The turbocharged V-6 diesel in Audi’s R18 quattro stomped the competition a car that combines electric with a turbo-diesel V-6.

We’re not going to see a diesel from Audi in a showroom, not not tomorrow, but I’d bet we will eventually. In the we’re getting a hybrid of the Q5 this fall. It has combined of 245 and can do 0-100 km/h in 7.1 seconds. economy is rated at 6.9 litres/100 km and new hybrid has the capability of traveling kilometres at 60 km/h on battery alone.


The other two choices coming this for the 2013 Q5 are less exotic. The model has a 225-hp turbocharged and then there’s a new 3.0-litre gasoline V-6 (replacing 2012’s with output rated at 272 hp and a km/h time of 5.9 seconds. fuel economy comes in at 8.5 km.

Truly, though, how far away can an diesel hybrid possibly be? the history here. Audi racing diesels at Le Mans to diesel’s sooty image.

The racing machines have enjoyed endless victories.

helped Audi push its into showrooms where found them to be modern and and powerful and 25 per cent more than a comparable gasoline-powered

Believe me, Audi surely has a hybrid in the product pipeline and not so far away into the future. My guess is perhaps three, maybe five years at

In the meantime, the technology flagship of the Q5 lineup – Audi globally the Q5 in 2008 and has since sold of them – is the Q5 hybrid. This one is a call.

Hybrids have come years in the last decade and a Toyota, of course, pioneered the for the mainstream with the original back in the late 1990s. The Prius was a homely little if ever there were But the latest hybrids from the United States and now Germany are but raw.

This Q5 hybrid, in is autobahn ready, willing and

The basics of the Q5 hybrid include a direct-injected four-banger (211 hp) with a 54-hp electric The total output is 245 hp and a whopping 354 of torque. Not only is this quick off the line, but the top speed is 225

You can’t do that legally on any in Canada, but I managed all of that on the highways in Germany.

The parallel hybrid system the Q5 to move in electric drive or by the gas engine, or by some combination of – all managed seamlessly by electronic You won’t even know in a hybrid, unless you’re attention to the fancy electronic embedded in the centre console screen.

Audi has also a number of other upgrades to the Q5, its selling vehicle in Canada. The played with the suspension, the springs and shocks and even the The new electric power steering has feel and Audi says it saves fuel – 0.2 litres/100 km.

As for electronic trickery, Audi’s select system allows you to from four driving each delivering different in the accelerator, power steering, and the automatic air conditioning. On top of that, select let’s you to dial in the cruise control, chassis and steering in any of three modes. is, you can choose how this Audi to keep you in line as you drive curvy roads.

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The look of the Q5 has been updated, both inside and out. The haven’t done anything dramatic, but you’ll notice in the headlights and taillights and little to the cabin, too.

Pricing? won’t be announced until to the fall when the 2013s but the base Q5 now – with quattro drive – starts at $41,200. expect dramatic price not in this market.

I do wonder, what Canadians would be to pay for that Q5 S TDI if ever we get it here in

Tech specs: 2013 Q5 hybrid quattro

Type: luxury crossover

Price $60,000 ($1,995 freight)

2.0-litre, four-cylinder

Horsepower/torque: 211 lb-ft; Electric motor at 54 hp and 155 lb-ft of torque

Transmission: automatic

Drive: All-wheel

economy (litres/100 km): 6.9 city/highway; premium gas

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