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
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
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:
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.