Expected to make its debut in the second half year 2015, the 2016 Audi Q5 compact SUV is a model which flaunts super-stylish exteriors and spacious interiors, built to the latest technology to provide incredible performance and a comfortable experience during long drives. As before, in the offer will be three trim levels: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige.
The redesigned 2016 Audi Q5 flaunts an MLB platform, which combines a mixture of stainless steel and aluminum . This makes the streamline-shaped SUV pretty light and fuel economical. The exterior features angular contours with vivid headlamps of Matrix Beam, that utilize LED technology to maintain sharp, consistent brightness. Interested buyers may choose between rear wheel drive or all wheel drive models, and also between 21 inches wheels or 20 inches wheels. Also to the standard equipment on all models comes the Panoramic sunroof.
2016 Audi Q5 Interior
The Audi Q5 2016 boasts of a luxurious cabin that is well constructed from high-end materials. Even automotive journalists agree to the fact that the interiors are pretty roomy with the ample space in the front and rear seats, owing in part due to the adjustability features of rear seats. In spite of the space, dashboard buttons as well as controls are within reach to the driver. The easy tilting and telescoping properties of the steering wheel allows drivers to maintain a relaxing driving position at all times. Added to that, is the power-adjustable seats in the front as well as reclining, sliding rear seats which only serve to raise the bar of the Q5 quality. Q5 comes equipped with attractive features like a multi.speaker audio system, adaptive cruising, Bluetooth audio pairing, parking sensors, improved MMI navigation system to gauge directions, a satellite radio and much more. The panoramic roof enhances the level of comfort during long drives, while the Audio Connect lends wi-fi to about eight devices.
The 2016 Audi Q5 includes a cargo space of 29.1 cubic feet behind the rear seats, combined to it is the low load floor, which makes it easy to load items.
Engine Specs and Performance
Audi has offered 5 different engines for every taste, 2.0 TFSI, 2.0 TFSI Hybrid, 3.0 TFSI, 3.0 TDI and tuned 3.0 TFSI V6 available in the SQ5 version.
The reason which sets apart the 2016 Audi Q5 luxury crossover from its rivals is the fact that it combines fuel economy along with base engine performance, into one lethal package that is hard to resist.
This best-standing compact SUV is powered by a turbocharged 2 litre-4-cylinder engine, that amounts to a 220 horsepower. The automatic transmission is of eight speed, which ensures quick acceleration and athletic landing at top speeds. The engine lends robust power for the automobile to make smooth and timely shifts. The high torque of 258 lb-ft allows it to whisk away along turns effortlessly, thus making the drive less risky and more fun. With its benchmark 0-60 mph sprints in 7 sec, riders can enjoy a sports car-like experience in the Q5.
The second on offer is a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 TFSI petrol engine with 272 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Fuel consumption in the city for this unit is about 18 mpg on the highway is 26 mpg.
The engine with the lowest fuel consumption is 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 diesel (EPA city / highway fuel economy: 24/31 mpg), it develops 240 hp and 428 lb-ft of torque and accelerates 0-60 mph in 6.5 sec.
For lovers of green technology, Audi has prepared a hybrid version of the Q5, combination of 2.0-liter gasoline engine and electric motor / generator, provides total 245 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque, with EPA city / highway fuel economy: 24/30 mpg.
The most powerful version is definitely the 2016 Audi SQ5, with a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine that produces 354 horsepower @ 6.000 to 6.500 rpm and 346 lb-ft of torque, and accelerates 0-60 mph about 5.1 sec. EPA fuel economy for this engine is: city / highway- 17/24 mpg.
All variants drives famous Quattro drive and are coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission, which has the option of manual gear selection.
Price and Release date
The 2016 Audi Q5 is slated to hit the markets in mid 2015. Retailers and manufacturers are facing quite a bit of competition from its rivals like BMW X5, Range Rover and Mercedes GLK, and thus the price of the Audi Q5 with 2.0 TFSI and the basic “Premium” equipment package ranges from $ 40.900, the most expensive is SQ5 with “Prestige” trim level and cost (MSRP) $ 60.800.