| A little sister to the Q7, and only shorter by around 40 cm at 4.63 metres long, the Audi Q5 SUV has plenty to talk about. The design is carefully thought out and efficient, as is the custom of the Ingolstadt manufacturer, even if the Q5 will not in truth tower over the competition, with its relatively low 1.65 m of height. But this is enough to enable a cx of just 0.33. Transmission is of course to all four wheels and the chassis is dynamically regulated (electronically) where the suspension and steering are concerned. |
Under the bonnet, Audi is fitting the 170 bhp, 350 Nm 2.0 TDI Common Rail diesel to the Q5, as well as the famous 240 bhp, 500 Nm 3.0 TDI. This latter can be allied to the new double clutch 7-speed S-Tronic gearbox (not to be mixed up with us?). These two TDI engines are already well represented in the P-Tronic catalogue, and will therefore be available for the Q5 as soon as it is launched in September.