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Audi Q5 3.0T Quattro Review

Very little to in the new supercharged flagship Audi Q5… for the price

Audi Q5 3.0T Sportline review by John

The streets of Johannesburg are no stranger to the Q5 SUV. Its to the Q7 what BMW’s X3 is to the X5. pushes roughly just 200 units a month in SA, nearly the as the popular, but pricey BMW X3.

Unfortunately Benz has never brought its the good-looking GLK to the country.

The Audi Q5 supercharged Quattro Sportline on is the updated model, with not a new engine, but refreshed lighting sporting revised LED Daytime Lights, interior material and changes to the MultiMedia Interface

The Engine

For an SUV, the Audi Q5 off the mark extremely quickly, when in Dynamic Drive The supercharged unit pushes out and 400NM which means in just under 6 seconds. hot hatch territory!

There’s of torque off the line, but at speed the struggles to keep it in the ideal range.

When you need to there is loads of double from the superbly quick tiptronic box. In normal traffic in town it is a superb and the optional Audi Drive (R3 360 + R12 480 for Damping Control) is a must to the vehicle a polarized character you want it. This allows economy, comfort and other which change damper, mapping, gearbox and steering-feel

I was surprised to see that fuel got down to 11l/100km once a bit of highway driving had been

Handling and Ride

Handling is as flat as last year’s ratings around the corners, in dynamic mode, which the ride stiff, the steering and the gearbox and engine-response a lot more The 19-inch rims did have to do with the Audi Q5 crashing bumps in the road. Too much into a corner and Audi’s Quattro drivetrain comes in

The system does take a while to send the power to the wheels, which can leave time for the nose to wash Should you be one of the 2 buyers that are to take your Audi Q5 the Quattro system apportions well to the necessary wheel traction. Steering-feel is very at low speeds, but weights up nicely at

It’s not as meaty as I’d like, but is still an SUV in the end.


interiors are what every car interior wants to be when grow up. Materials are of such a quality, I found myself everything I touched was made by Unfortunately, the standard seats offer enough lateral and the steering wheel and footrest seemed in the way.

I’m also not a fan of Audi’s standard leather trim, I find it a bit and Vorsprungesque. There’s more enough space in the rear for and the boot is equally accommodating. fold flat easily pull levers in the boot and lock in place flat on the seat cushion, which is a touch.

The fact that is no USB port is ridiculous. Audi can SD cards till the cows home (there are two slots!), but I remember the last time brought an SD card to a party. the vehicle does have as standard and streams music this. MMI is a little more than BMW’s iDrive but it is to look at on the standard colour

I did find even with the it does require a little too looking down to function off the cuff. For some reason it t list songs in a playlist connected to the iPhone, so I had to select with my phone, which was As another high-tech option, a SIM card into the dash data contract) and the Audi Q5 has its own hotspot to connect to.


The Q5 Conclusion

There is genuinely little to fault, except for the Audi fare of: base-vehicle-and-spec-up-the-options As tested, this vehicle in at R697 680. That’s a amount of money for what is an sized SUV.

Look around: there’s the Evoque, which is smaller, or the Cherokee which is much and capable off-road. Keep the down on a smaller engine in the Q5 and you have an excellent SUV.


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