Audi Q5 Review, Specification, Features, Price, And Launch Date

Audi About: 

Audi AG (German: [ˈʔaʊ̯diː ʔaːˈgeː]  is a German automobile manufacturer that designs, engineers, produces, markets and distributes luxury vehicles. Audi is a member of the Volkswagen Group and has its roots in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany. Audi-branded vehicles are produced in nine production facilities worldwide. The origins of the company are complex, going back to the early 20th century and the initial enterprises (Horch and the Audiwerke) founded by engineer August Horch; and two other manufacturers (DKW and Wanderer), leading to the foundation of Auto Union in 1932.

The modern era of Audi essentially began in the 1960s when the Auto Union was acquired by Volkswagen from Daimler-Benz. After relaunching the Audi brand with the 1965 introduction of the Audi F103 series, Volkswagen merged Auto Union with NSU Motorenwerke in 1969, thus creating the present day form of the company.

The company name is based on the Latin translation of the surname of the founder, August Horch. “Horch”, meaning “listen” in German, becomes “Audi” in Latin. The four rings of the Audi logo each represent one of four car companies that banded together to create Audi’s predecessor company, Auto Union. Audi’s slogan is Vorsprung Durch Technik, meaning “Advancement through Technology”. However, Audi USA had used the slogan “Truth in Engineering” from 2007 to 2016, and have not used the slogan since 2016.  Audi, along with BMW and Mercedes-Benz, is among the best-selling luxury automobile brands in the world.

Audi Q5 Review

Overview

Finding a car that features a minivan and an SUV in one can be tough especially if you are a first-time car buyer. You may be fascinated by the advertisements on your television but it can be difficult to decide particularly if you are unsure of the features that you need. If you are looking for a sleek crossover sports utility vehicle, you may want to take a look at Audi Q5, one of the hottest compact SUVs in India today.

Technical Specification Of  Audi Q5

QUICK FACTS
Fuel Type Diesel
No. of Gears 7 Automatic
Body Type SUV
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year, unlimited
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine Description 2967cc, V6, TDi
Maximum Power 240 Bhp @ 4000 rpm
Maximum Torque 500 Nm @ 1500 rpm
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
Top Speed (KMPH) 225
Mileage (City) 11.00 kmpl (approx.)
Mileage (Highway) 15.0 kmpl (approx.)
0-100 kmph 6.50 seconds
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Overall Length 4629 mm
Overall Width 1880 mm
Overall Height 1653 mm
Wheelbase 2807.0 mm
Ground Clearance 165.00 mm
Kerb Weight 2150.00 kg
CAPACITY
Seating Capacity 5
Fuel Tank Capacity 72.00 litres
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
Brakes Front Ventilated, Rear Disk
Suspension NA
WHEELS & TYRES
Alloy Wheels
 Yes
Tyre Size 235/60 R18
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Steering Adjustment (Rake)
 Yes
Steering Mounted Controls
 Yes
Rear AC Vents
 Yes
Remote Fuel Filler
 Yes
Steering Adjustment (Reach)
 Yes
Air Conditioner Climate Control
Power Steering Power
Rear Defogger
 Yes
Rear Washer & Wiper
 Yes
Rain-Sensing Wipers
 Yes
Power Windows
 Yes
Remote Boot Release  Yes

Exterior and Interior

Like most designs from Audi, the Q5 offers spade shaped headlights which also feature LED running lights. There is also some elegant detailing and boldness among the lamps together with a wing-shaped curve and sophisticated Q5 logos over the gauges.

Its corporate single-frame grille is emphasized as more attention to detail is given in Q5 to its perpendicular elements to highlight its height. Aside from its lavish external appearance, the Audi Q5 has a bigger back compartment which makes it the perfect car for travelling. The bigger seating capacity can also accommodate 4-5 adult passengers which make it a good choice for group travellers.

Dashboard and Storage

Unlike other cars, Audi Q5 offers a lot of practical storage sections. It has bottle holders, drink holders and onboard power outlets. On request, the Audi Q5 can be customized to have a climate-controlled drink holder; a special feature to keep drinks hot or cold. Another optional storage package includes a footwell which can be attached in the passenger-side and allows the installation of other various storage fixtures. The backrests for the rear seats are easy to fold down and are angle-adjustable.

They can easily be accustomed by actuating the remote release lever in the luggage compartment. This compartment offers access to a second storage area beneath the floor which expands from 540 to 1,560 litres, equivalent to 19.07 to 55.09 cubic feet in volume. Other extras comprise a rail mounting kit which can be used as storage for extra luggage, a luggage compartment liner and a net partition.

Engine

Audi Q5 comes with three engine option: 1 petrol and 2 diesels. The 2.0 TFSi generates maximum power of 211 bhp with maximum torque of 350 nm. The 2.0 TDi develops the maximum power of 170 bhp with maximum torque of 350 nm. The 3.0 TDi Diesel generates maximum power of 240 bhp with maximum torque of 500 nm.

Variants

Audi Q5 is available in three variants: 2.0 TFSi, 2.0 TDi and 3.0 TDi.

Safety Features

Safety is one of the top concerns when it comes to driving since most road accidents are unexpected. Audi Q5 has special safety features to address these needs. Each Audi Q5 is installed with ABS brakes or anti-lock brakes that can automatically detect when a tire has stopped spinning under extreme pressure or slamming on the brakes. It is designed to modulate the brake pressure to allow the tire to revolve. This feature gives the vehicles ability to turn while slowing down or braking. It also has a stability control which mechanically senses when the vehicle’s usage limits have been exceeded. It cuts out engine power and activates select brakes to avoid the driver from losing control of the vehicle.

Each Audi Q5 is installed with front-impact airbags for both the driver and passengers to protect severe head injuries during an anterior crash. The side impact airbags installed for the front seats are designed to keep the torso in place in case there is a side impact collision.

Overhead airbags have also been put in place to protect the passengers’ heads in the event of a rollover or side crash. Aside from airbags, the vehicle has been programmed to automatically tighten seatbelts using pretensioners to keep the occupant in place during a collision. As part of its safety features, the Audi Q5 has been installed with a security system which detects unwanted vehicle intrusion. It is equipped with a device which disables ignition that will stop the engine from starting if the original Audi manufacturer key is not used.

Accessories

Accessories can be bought through legitimate Audi dealers. There are other dealers in the market who may offer lower rates but it would be better to buy from licensed stores to avoid problems in the future. Accessories can either be purchased at Audi outlets throughout India or online. Accessories include tools for in-car entertainment, child seats, sporty alloy wheels, Bluetooth hands-free system and other stuff to make your Audi environment more comfortable.

Value for Money

In 2009, Audi Q5 was introduced as one of the best cars with very desirable machinery but priced lesser than most of the larger 4×4 vehicles. When talking about fuel consumption and maintenance, Audi Q5 is definitely passable. As mentioned earlier, the V6 diesel engine is the most dominant engine yet consumes less fuel and leaves a cleaner engine so you do not have to worry about fuel malfunction and emission problems most of the time. Fewer engine drawbacks means less spending and more value for your money.

Other Technical Specification Of Audi Q5

EXTERIOR FEATURES
Body Coloured Bumpers
 Yes
Outside Rear-view Mirrors Driver Side Electric
Tinted Glass
 Yes
INTERIOR FEATURES
Sunroof
 Yes
ACTIVE & PASSIVE SAFETY FEATURES
Rear Seat Belts 3
Airbags 8
Parking Sensors
 Yes
BRAKING & TRACTION
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
 Yes
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
 Yes
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
 Yes
Traction Control
 Yes
LOCKS & SECURITY
Central Locking Remote
INSTRUMENTATION
Trip Distance 2
Tachometer
 Yes
LIGHTING
Xenon Headlamps
 No
Front Fog Lights
 Yes
Darkness Sensing Headlamps
 Yes
ORVM Turn Indicators
 No
INFOTAINMENT
Music System CD, MP3 player
SEATS & UPHOLSTERY
Leather Seats Optional
Folding Rear Seats
 Yes
Rear Centre Armrest With Cup Holder
Driver Seat Adjustment Manual

Source: autos.maxabout, Wikipedia.org.

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