Road Test Audi Q5 3 0 TDI Quattro SA Car Fan

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Road Test: Audi Q5 3.0 TDI

Inside, our Q5 test vehicle was with luxuries, however, merely served to enhance is already a superbly appointed and quality interior. Looking these optional luxuries, as the panoramic sunroof, satellite park distance control camera, bluetooth cellphone and voice command recognition, the Q5 offers its occupants a supremely environment, with enough head and leg room to rival any saloon. Which is no surprise as the Q5 is built upon Audi s Longitudinal Platform (MLP) with that of the A4 sedan and A5 From a drivers perspective, all are within easy reach and in logical positions.

The Q5 provides ample visibility all angles and coupled with the distance control, as standard makes driving in town but intimidating. Audi s third-generation Media Interface (MMI) features a full colour, screen and works well the joystick controller. Admittedly it us a bit of time to get used to the system, but we to find our way around the menu s and use the without begging for help a 5-year old. Speaking of if we did have to ask one and once they d teaching us how to connect our cellphone via there is plenty of space for and their mates in the boot.

540-litres of luggage space can be to 1560-litres with the rear folded down more enough space for the majority of cargo needs.

The Drive

can we say, we were surprised and with the ride and handling of the Q5 3.0 TDI. Riding 200 mm above the and weighing in at 1 865 kg, we did not expect the compact SUV to the way the Q5 does. The steering is accurate, without providing much Body roll is minimal and the huge 255/45 R20 sized biting into the road, the Q5 is to negotiate turns at a surprising The athleticism of the Audi Q5 is partly due to the Drive Select (ADS)

The push-button system on the centre allows the driver to choose comfort, dynamic, and auto Switching between these creates a noticeable change in response, gear change the electronically controlled suspension and the power-steering ratio. When in mode the Q5 responds crisply to throttle and gear change providing genuine car-like which coupled with all-wheel drive, inspires and spirited driving even in a


As we mentioned, the ADS system is part of the equation that the Q5 the best compact SUV we ve tested, to The other part is the 3,0-litre TDI which pushes out 176 kW and 500 N.m of torque just 1500 rpm. refined, plenty of power and and relatively frugal consumption the 3,0-litre TDI a benchmark engine in our

To put the torque figure in perspective, the R8 5.2 FSI Quattro we tested last produces just 30 N.m more, but you to step on the gas to the tune of 6500 rpm to it all. Usually you d find a engine to be a relaxing drive on the road, where it would you to climb hills or overtake the fuss of changing down a or two. But with the Q5 this is experience no matter what the

Be it traffic or a cross-country sojourn, the Q5 it without batting an eye-lid and you arrive at your destination just as fresh as when you We should mention that the Q5 deliver its power to the road is a new S tronic gearbox. As with all gearboxes these days, it on the torque of the motor to bring down and provide lightening changes.

Changes can be made via the steering mounted paddle or the sequential style motion of the level.

What we like

elegant styling with provided by the LED lights and flowing

Brilliant diesel engine refinement and performance.

Audi Select gives you a boulevard or a performance SUV.

Comfortable and seats inside a luxurious its a great place to be.


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