First drive Audi Q5 3 0 TDI 245 Car Reviews by Car Enthusiast

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Audi Q5 Electric Cars

CO 2 emissions: 169g/km

Combined 44.1mpg

Top speed: 140mph

6.5 seconds

Power: 245hp at to 4,500rpm

Torque: 580Nm at to 2,750rpm

In the Metal:

Audi’s new Q5 has a mild visual freshen up, it could go unnoticed if you don’t opt for one of the new or wheel designs — or the snazzy Xenon plus with their distinctive LED running lamps front and The bonnet and front bumper are while the large grille has re-profiled. Minor tweaks to the include a slight change to the and exhaust outlets, plus a of the under-bumper ‘diffuser’.

Changes to the interior are even restrained, focused on enhancing the high perceived quality and more personalisation options in of trim materials and colours. The have been tweaked and the MMI is simplified. As ever it’s a offering.

Driving it:

There been few changes to the Q5’s Audi has altered the spring and settings and added electromechanical steering across the line-up. for efficiency rather than any benefit and the steering isn’t an of the revised car we’d get excited The base model is comfortable and it does is smooth, from the to its noise suppression and the operation of its and gearbox.

The latter, a six-speed manual is long of throw, but it’s not a car you along in any case. There’s performance from the entry-level engine, though you need to it if you want to keep up decent cross-country. Do so and, while it is vibration-free, it doesn’t sound all good. It’s best to a life on the motorway with the control set. The 3.0-litre TDI is a gem though, hushed most of the and sounding good when not quiet.

It’s effortlessly as well giving the Q5 real on the open-road. We’d prefer the automatic to the S tronic dual-clutch but even so it’s a great

The Q5 handles in a tidy, safe and the quattro four-wheel drive enhances security on the road it’s difficult to force the Q5 putting a wheel wrong even with the electronic turned off. ‘Dynamic’s is standard in the UK and it improves the Q5’s control over the softer offered in other countries, but it is comfortable over all — on larger alloy wheels.

you get for your Money:

Audi Q5 Electric Cars

Audi SE, S line and S line plus Somewhat surprisingly, it reckons the majority (42 per cent) will pay for the top — indicating that a highly style-lead market. At a the Q5 has 18-inch alloys, leather a leather multi-function steering cruise control, Bluetooth, parking sensors, three-zone control and auto lights and

For a Ј2,400 premium S line add sports seats in Nappa 19-inch alloys, a choice of or sports suspension, S line bits inside and out and those and LED lights.

An extra Ј2,500 for S plus buys 20-inch satnav, Audi parking plus, an electric tailgate, glass and metallic paint.


Audi produces a wide range of engines for the Q5, but not all are in the UK. We tried out the Q5 Hybrid, which an electric motor with a TFSI petrol engine. The powertrain is used in the A8 Hybrid, but it the SUV better, where it’s and refined.

Peak system power is yet it manages 41mpg on the combined

At launch, diesel buyers the option of this 3.0 TDI model and a unit with 177hp also partnered with the S transmission. A manual gearbox be offered with this in as will a 143hp variant though it appears that the UK not get any front-wheel drive versions.

alternatives are both TFSI of 2.0- and 3.0-litre capacities, out 225- and 272hp respectively. At the excellent Tiptronic transmission is though the 2.0-litre petrol will gain a manual in time, along with a 180hp option.

Audi Q5 Electric Cars
Audi Q5 Electric Cars
Audi Q5 Electric Cars
Audi Q5 Electric Cars
Audi Q5 Electric Cars

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