The new Q5 from Audi is offered in one petrol and two diesel engine options. The diesel versions will be powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine which generates about 187bhp, 12bhp more than the old Q5 and a 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine which will generate about 249bhp. The petrol version will get a 2.0-litre petrol engine which generates 249bhp of power. All engines are turbocharged and will come mated to either a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. The smaller diesel engine will be launched first, while the bigger diesel and petrol engine options will be introduced later. Additionally, the 187bhp diesel version will also get fuel saving Quattro with Ultra Technology four-wheel drive system that activates and deactivates the rear axle depending on power needs.
In terms of features, the new Audi Q5 will get the Drive Select function with five modes – Comfort, Efficiency, Auto, Dynamic and Individual as standard. Additionally, the Audi Q5 also gets two new modes – lift/offroad and allroad. The company offers 18-inch alloy wheels as standard, while the S line package offers 19-inch wheels. Moreover, customers can also opt for the optional 21-inch wheels.
The interiors are more spacious than ever and offer premium upholstery. The SUV gets a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel as standard and an optional ambient lighting that creates an attractive atmosphere in 30 different colours. The dashboard sports a high-resolution 12.3-inch screen and the top infotainment system gets an optional MMI navigation plus with MMI touch and an 8.3-inch display.
Speaking about safety, the new Audi Q5 is loaded with Adaptive cruise control (ACC), Audi pre-sense, park assist, airbags, ABS and much more. Owing to its impressive style and performance features, the new Audi Q5, post launch, will be a strong competitor to the Mercedes-Benz GLC in India.