Drive Audi Q5 Review

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Audi s Q5 has been Australia s successful mid-class premium SUV back to its introduction here in 2009.

But with the competition up, Audi has given the all-wheel-drive Q5 a injection of goodies, extending the obligatory mild styling to a quartet of new and revised engines, assistance systems and infotainment

Underlining the competitiveness of the market, the new comes as value added, hardly any change to pricing as primes the Q5 to meet the challenge of the baby Range Rover second-generation BMW X3, solid-selling Volvo and the uptown Japanese Lexus RX . says the added value to about $6500 with the models, and $7000 for the sixes.

It was a bit of a to show off all the shiny new upgrades in dusty and remote Parachilna in the of South Australia — all most Q5 owners tend to around the large coastal But Audi wanted to quietly us that this SUV doesn t easily and will roam a further from its natural habitat than some European four-wheel drives. We may felt a little more if the Q5 came with something than a space-saver spare.

The features that attracted to the Q5 remain — dynamic and safety (eight airbags), looks, pleasantly quiet, and relatively economical progress, leather-trimmed cabin, good cargo space (extending to litres with the rear tucked away) bottleholders in all and standard roof rails. But now is a whole lot more good

The visuals include a revised bumpers, air inlets, front fog and new 18-inch alloys. From the there are flat-bottomed exhaust and a redesigned bumper and diffuser. The headlights (standard on the V6 models) now a continuous strip of LED daytime lights around the edge LEDs at the rear too.

The cut through dust, and may well be from space.

Inside, include a special multi-function just for the Q5, a re-designed MMI (Multi Interface) with improved control functionality, fewer and Bluetooth audio streaming. are four different interior with endless opportunities to and tailor trim and tones to the s taste.

The new driver information system rest recommendation is standard, that the driver s concentration is and recommending a tea break.

The most changes are to engines and some which result in an overall economy improvement of up to 15 per cent, though in most cases has also been pushed up.

efficient electro-mechanical steering is now across the Q5 range, along new auto start/stop, brake recovery, more efficient S transmissions, and the addition of an Efficiency to the Drive Select system, allows owners to custom-tune vehicle s technical components throttle, steering, transmission, air — to suit their preferences at any time.

The two TDI engines and 3.0 litre) and the two TFSI engines and 3.0 litre) combine direct injection with turbocharging or

Various transmissions are mated to the A sporty seven-speed S tronic is for the TDI engines, while the slick-shifting tiptronic is offered in the petrol-engined

Those on a generous budget opt for the new and energetic 3.0 TFSI engine, a petrol V6 which producing with 400 Nm of torque. So effortless and it moves the Q5 from standstill to in 5.9 seconds, while managing a fuel figure of 8.5 litres per

But the variant likely to prove popular is the revised 2.0 TDI developing a 130kW (up 5kW), and 380Nm (up but also now boasting a brilliant diesel fuel consumption.

sampled all models of the Q5, but had the chance to use energetic enough 2.0 TDI on- and off-road. In conditions, ranging from highway work to an extended run a gibber-strewn and sometimes sandy it returned 9.0L/100km. Off road, we with the stability control which Audi tells us back on anti-lock brake and pushes up the stability system Though hardly scientific, out was that we couldn t really a great difference.

Remarkable in this version and is the level of noise and vibration Engine noise is barely and then there s no real that it is diesel or petrol. noise and tyre roar are suppressed, cocooning occupants all but some fierce wind

There are not too many corners out in part of the country but leaving via the winding roads through the we were reminded of the 1900kg Q5 s and balance and tenacious grip and the new steering did a nice enough With a revision in anti-roll damper and spring rates, the comfort has been enhanced, our also appreciating well-designed and seats.

A quick acknowledgement too of the two engines.

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The significantly overhauled 3.0 TDI now 180 kW of power and all of 580 Nm of torque. It accelerates the Q5 zero to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds and to pull easily and hard.

The all new 2.0-litre TFSI impresses its interesting technology and excellent and efficiency. It produces 165 kW, yet it has a combined consumption of just 7.9L/100 km.


from the equipment already even the starter Q5 has keyless and start, leather seats, sound with sub woofer, and rain sensors, front and mats (don t laugh many cars don t), real (wood, aluminium), towing (wiring, etc), tyre-pressure and roof rail detection adjusts the stability control for up to 75 kg). An electric tailgate was last year along a music interface and Parking

Audi continues to offer more high-tech options can be integrated into the Drive control system. Most perhaps is a further developed adaptive cruise control which monitors and regulates the between the Q5 and the vehicle ahead.

30 km/h, and if a collision is likely, it hard braking. Its active assist system detects a driver, and actively intervenes to the car between the white lines. option, aimed at those concentration issues and poor is $1550.

Really though, the base Q5 2.0 TDI variant has the refinement, comfort, driveability and features to satisfy owners.

Q5 2.0 TDI quattro with S $62,200*

Q5 2.0 TFSI quattro tiptronic $62,900*

Q5 3.0 TFSI with tiptronic $74,100*

Q5 3.0 TDI with S tronic $75,500*

on-road and dealer costs

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