Q5 is available in two engine variants. The petrol engine is a 208 Bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder, TFSI engine whereas the diesel engine is a 236 Bhp 3.0-litre V6. Both the engines are mated through a 7-speed S tronic transmission to a permanent all wheel drive system. The V6 diesel can rise up to 225kmph while the petrol engine can go till 222 kmph. The acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes only 6.5s for the diesel while it takes 7.2s for the petrol variant.
Design And Comfort
The Q5 is a strikingly good design. The car is really compact (its actual dimensions being 4629mm in length and 1880mm in width)for its segment. This helps it to easily maneuver through Indian traffic stricken roads and parking is also easy. But the Q5 gives an illusion of being bigger and looks canningly similar to its big brother Q7. The front is adorned by the Audi-characteristic gaping grill and the daytime running LED lights adjacent to the headlights. LED tail lights are available as options on the well designed rear ends.
There's plenty of room for four adults and still room for 540 litres of luggage, which is virtually trebled with the rear seats down. The rear seats fold and recline, and there's the option of runners that gives them 100mm of fore and aft travel. A folding front passenger seat is also an option. The front console is carried from A4 and is easy to operate and nice to look at. There are many advance d features like Audi's MMI (Multi Media Interface) system, which uses a dashboard screen and control knob to control audio, navigation, suspension, and other functions, three- zone climate control, navigation system with real-time traffic information, Keyless entry and starting, Rearview camera and Power tailgate. Audi Drive Select, which allows for driver control of engine, transmission, steering, and suspension settings is optional. The interiors actually cut you off from the external world and give a felling of peaceful comfort exclusive to your Audi.
Ride And Handling
The ride is excellently firm due to the amazing Quattro four wheel drive technology. In fact the ride is so good that it feels more like a hatchback than an off-roader with the thrills still there. There's immense grip, solid body control and nicely weighted steering. The Quattro for wheel drive assures that you have maximum grip and comfort throughout the ride by distributing the load and power on all wheels proportionately to the type of surface and the speed.
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The safety features available include ABS, Traction control, Antiskid system, Curtain side airbags, Front and rear side airbags. The body is highly rigid and can withstand most of the collisions with great protection for the passengers.
Audi Q5 Price, Variants And Color
The two variants are available in six attractive colours. The prices are Rs. 40, 92,268 for the 2.0 TFSI Quattro version and Rs. 44, 54, 620 for the 3.0 TDI Quattro version.
Audi Q5 Mileage
Accessible with petrol and diesel engines with automatic settings, the compact SUV Audi Q5 conveys an average mileage of 7-10 km/l on both versions.