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Audi Q5 DIESEL ESTATE 40 TDI Quattro Black Edn 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]

Audi Q5 40 TDI Quattro Black Edn 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi Q5 40 TDI Quattro Black Edn 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi Q5 40 TDI Quattro Black Edn 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi Q5 40 TDI Quattro Black Edn 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi Q5 40 TDI Quattro Black Edn 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi Q5 40 TDI Quattro Black Edn 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi Q5 40 TDI Quattro Black Edn 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi Q5 40 TDI Quattro Black Edn 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi Q5 40 TDI Quattro Black Edn 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi Q5 40 TDI Quattro Black Edn 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
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Audi Q5 40 TDI Quattro Black Edn 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi Q5 40 TDI Quattro Black Edn 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi Q5 40 TDI Quattro Black Edn 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi Q5 40 TDI Quattro Black Edn 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi Q5 40 TDI Quattro Black Edn 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi Q5 40 TDI Quattro Black Edn 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi Q5 40 TDI Quattro Black Edn 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi Q5 40 TDI Quattro Black Edn 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi Q5 40 TDI Quattro Black Edn 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi Q5 40 TDI Quattro Black Edn 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]

Key Info Compare

  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG50.40
  • 0-62mph8.1 secs
  • Top Speed136 mph
  • C02148 g/km
  • BHP190
  • Torque295 lbs/f
  • P11D33%

Review

Audi's understated Q5 continues its subtle conquest of the premium mid-sized SUV sector. This second generation model gets a range of more efficient engines and even more car-like driving dynamics that are great on tarmac and are even pretty effective for light off road use. There's loads of advanced technology and a beautifully practical interior crafted in Audi's own inimitable style. In short, if you can afford it, you'd like one.

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Audi's second generation Q5 is a premium mid-sized SUV that builds upon the solid sales foundation established by its successful predecessor. Jonathan Crouch takes a look at what's on offer.

Background

The second generation version of Audi's Q5 premium mid-sized SUV might not appear to be much different from its predecessor but take it from us: almost everything that could have been improved on this car has been. There's sharper looks, extra technology and more efficient engines that have reduced running costs. Audi, you see, doesn't do things by halves. Some things haven't changed though. As before, this is the kind of mid-sized SUV you buy if, rather unreasonably, you want something with reasonable mastery of the mud as well as the motorway. Something that'll look great in the driveway, keep you mobile in a snowy snap and shrink around you when a twisting road opens up ahead. It's a demanding brief that nearly half a million global owners felt was achieved by the original version of this car. But is this second generation version good enough to take on tougher rivals that promise much the same thing? That's what we're going to find out.

Driving Experience

Most Q5 customers will want the 190PS 2.0 TDI diesel engine used in the volume '40 TDI quattro' variant, but low mileage owners shouldn't discount the much improved 245PS 2.0 TFSI petrol unit in the alternative '45 TFSI quattro' derivative. The drivetrain of the second generation Q5 has been redeveloped from the ground up - take the revised six-speed manual transmission and the more efficient seven-speed S tronic auto 'box for example. The standard quattro 4WD system is improved too, using Audi's 'ultra' technology to always disengage the rear-axle drive whenever it isn't needed: if necessary, the system can then proactively re-engage it. The most powerful variants can be ordered with an optional sport differential at the rear axle which distributes torque between the wheels for sharper handling. And all models get Torque vectoring for extra cornering precision. Dynamically, Audi has tried to make this Q5 feel sporty yet extremely comfortable. Creating the basis for this are the newly developed five-link suspension set-ups and also the new electromechanical power steering system. Choose a model with adaptive damping and you'll be able to tailor the ride quality via the various settings of the standard 'Audi drive select' vehicle dynamics system. You can do the same thing with the even more sophisticated adaptive air suspension package that's available as an option. Those venturing 'off piste' will be interested in the two new settings added to the 'drive select' set-up - 'lift/offroad' and 'allroad'.

Design and Build

Compared to the previous model, this second generation Q5 has grown in nearly all of its dimensions and takes a defined and taut stance on the road. A sculpturally flared Singleframe grille with a solid frame dominates its aerodynamically flat front end. This feature is flanked by headlights that use either xenon or full-LED technology - or buyers can order Audi's advanced adaptable Matrix LED system as an option. A distinctively curved and strongly undercut shoulder line gives structure to the side view. The strongly emphasised wheel arches are a reference to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system, and the low greenhouse tapers back down early. Just as at the front, horizontal lines at the rear aim to convey an image of width and presence. The tailgate wraps around the C-pillars - a typical feature of Audi Q models. At the wheel, a three-dimensional trim strip runs across the entire width of the instrument panel and here's a re-designed three-spoke multifunction steering wheel. This remains a five-seat model and the rear seat is split into three segments. Longitudinal and seat back angle adjustment are optional. Depending on the rear seat position, the basic volume of the luggage compartment ranges from 550 to 610-litres, 10-litres more than in the previous Q5. When the rear bench is folded down, this volume grows to 1,550-litres.

Market and Model

The price positioning of this second generation Q5 hasn't changed very much, so most mainstream models will continue to sell in the £40,000 to £57,000 bracket. There's the choice of 'Sport', 'S line', 'Black Edition' and 'Vorsprung' trim levels. The key option is the 'Audi Virtual Cockpit' a 12.3-inch screen that completely replaces the dials in the instrument binnacle. The MMI terminal in the centre console acts as the main control element. In the top infotainment system, the optional MMI navigation plus with MMI touch and an 8.3-inch display, a touchpad is integrated into the rotary pushbutton. Many Q5 owners will want to order the upgraded 'multi-fuction steering wheel plus' and some may also want the optional Head-up display. The Audi navigation system will also be popular, the latest set-up able to 'learn' your regular routes and suggest optimised planning for your next trip. As ever with an Audi, media connectivity will be key to many customers. 'MMI navigation plus' uses the 'Audi connect' module to integrate a LTE module and a Wi-Fi hotspot. And a free 'Audi MMI connect app' allows you to monitor your car from your 'phone. You can connect in your handset via the 'Apple CarPlay' or 'Android Auto' systems - and boost its reception via the optional 'Audi phone box' feature. Kids will like the 'Audi tablet' system which provides for rear seat entertainment.

Cost of Ownership

This second generation Q5 has taken a big step forward in terms of efficiency, thanks to a 90kg weight saving over its predecessor. This comes mainly courtesy of the fact that steels with maximum tensile strength and aluminium form an intelligent material mix in the body. It also helps in this regard that the MK2 model Q5 stands at the top of its class in its aerodynamics. The four-cylinder versions attain a cd figure of 0.30 with the aerodynamically optimised roof. As a result, the 40 TDI diesel that most customers buy manages up to 51.4mpg on the combined cycle and up to 144g/km of CO2 (both WLTP figures converted back to NEDC). And residuals? Well, trying to buy a used Q5 is quite a depressing experience as they cling onto their value with some tenacity. This is great news for the new buyer and part of a trend certain to continue with this MK2 model. After the usual three year / 60,000 mile ownership period, expect it still to be worth around 45% of what you originally paid for it.

Summary

Whether your destination is Sainsburys or the annual family skiing trip to Crans Montana, you'll feel better about doing it in an Audi Q5. In between, in contrast to larger, plusher and thirstier 4x4s, you won't get that nagging feeling of using a sledgehammer to crash a nut when it comes to meeting your real motoring needs. Nor, when you're alone on a twisty B road, should you need to wish you'd bought something sportier. Of course, this second generation model now faces much tougher competition, but the well considered package of changes made to this smarter, better equipped and higher-tech mid-sized premium SUV should keep it very competitive with cars like Mercedes' GLC and BMW's X3 in the chasing pack. Certainly it's not cheap - but then neither is anything else in this segment and at least you'll get a decent part of your money back at resale time. True, it doesn't have the showiness of a Range Rover Evoque or the ultimate handling feedback of a BMW X3, but many will still find this Audi a perfect balance between these two extremes. Resolutely hi-tech and resolutely real world, the Q5 remains resolutely right.

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Driver Convenience
Audi parking system plus with front and rear sensors
Audi Pre sense collision avoidance
Cruise control + speed limiter
Audi connect safety and service (e-call)
Audi drive select
Audi phone box with wireless charging
Audi smartphone interface
Audi virtual cockpit - 12.3" high resolution LCD digital instrument cluster display
Automatic start-stop system with coasting functionality and efficiency programme
Electro - mechanical power assisted steering
Hill hold assist
MMI navigation plus with 8.3" colour MMI screen and MMI touch
Power tailgate
Service interval indicator
Voice control system
Entertainment
Audi sound system
2 X SD card slot
Audi music interface
CD player
DAB Digital radio
MMI radio plus with 7" colour MMI screen and MMI controller
Exterior Features
Solid paint
Towbar preparation
Acoustic windscreen
Air inlets in matt titanium black with blades in matt aluminium silver
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Automatic headlight levelling
Black roof rails
Body colour bumpers
Body colour rear diffuser with matt aluminium silver surrounds
Body colour underbody protection
Chrome exhaust tailpipe
Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
Front and rear electric windows
High beam assistant
LED headlights with LED rear lights + dynamic rear indicators
Light and rain sensor for auto activation of lights and windscreen wipers
Loading sill protector in stainless steel
Privacy glass with front acoustic glazing
Rear wiper
Titanium black door mirror housings
Interior Features
Alcantara/leather upholstery
2 x USB charging port with aux input socket
3 rear headrests
3 spoke flat bottom high multi-function leather steering wheel
40/20/40 split folding rear seat with rear centre armrest
Black cloth headlining
Contrast stitching on seats, steering wheel and gear lever gaiter
Deluxe 3 zone electronic climate control
Front centre armrest
Front sport seats with S embossed logo
Front/rear floor mats
Heated front seats
Height adjustable front head restraints
Height/reach adjustable steering column
ISOFIX child seat mounting and top tether
Luggage compartment carpet
Manual seat adjustment with 4-way electric lumbar support
Perforated leather gearknob
Removable luggage compartment floor
Stainless steel pedals
Sunvisors with vanity mirrors
Tool kit
Trunk roller cover
Wheels
Tyre repair kit
20" 5 arm rotor design sport alloy wheels in gloss anthracite black, diamond cut finish
Packs
LED interior light pack - Q5
Non Smokers pack
Titanium black styling pack - Q5
Safety
3 point seatbelts on all seats
6 airbags - Driver, front passenger, curtain and side airbags
Electromechanical parking brake
Electronic stabilisation control including ABS, ASR and EDL
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Hill descent control
Multi collision brake assist
Pop-up bonnet for pedestrian protection
Pre sense city
Seat belt force limiter
Seatbelt monitoring
Tyre pressure warning
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Security
Anti theft alarm
Anti-theft wheel bolts
Keyless Go access/ignition system
Remote central locking
Technical
Diesel particulate filter
Dynamic suspension
Quattro on demand
Trim
Black piano finish inlays
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 146
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 194
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1968
Compression Ratio 16.5:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 81
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 95.5
Engine Layout NORTH SOUTH
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Gears 7 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission SEMI-AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 50.4
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 52.3
EC Urban (mpg) 47.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 7.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 7.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 7.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb 38.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 36.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 38.2
General
AdBlue Yes
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 190
Coin Description TDI Quattro
Coin Series Black Edition [Tech]
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 32E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 93
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 86
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 73
NCAP Safety Assist % 58
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 12
Service Interval Mileage 9000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 8.1
Engine Power - BHP 190
Engine Power - KW 140
Engine Power - RPM 3800
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 295
Engine Torque - MKG 40.8
Engine Torque - NM 400
Engine Torque - RPM 1750
Top Speed 136
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 255/45 R20
Tyre Size Rear 255/45 R20
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style 5 ARM ROTOR
Wheel Type 20" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height (including roof rails) 1659
Length 4663
Wheelbase 2819
Width 1893
Width (including mirrors) 2140
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 65
Gross Vehicle Weight 1965
Max. Loading Weight 195
Max. Roof Load 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1700
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1770
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11.7

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £495.99 p/m £14.99 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £565.99 p/m £58.99 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £621.99 p/m £84.99 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £463.99 p/m £25.99 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £532.99 p/m £72.99 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £587.99 p/m £105.99 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £445.99 p/m £40.99 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £492.99 p/m £91.99 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £535.99 p/m £143.99 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £594.99 p/m £16.99 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £679.99 p/m £70.99 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £745.99 p/m £101.99 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £556.99 p/m £30.99 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £639.99 p/m £86.99 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £705.99 p/m £126.99 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £535.99 p/m £48.99 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £591.99 p/m £109.99 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £642.99 p/m £172.99 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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* This deal is subject to a £199 inc vat£165.83+vat document fee.

Selected Options
Optional Extras
Exterior Features
Audi exclusive paint £2,400.00
Electric panoramic glass sunroof £1,400.00
Manual folding towbar £765.00
Metallic paint £675.00
Pearlescent paint £675.00
Special solid paint £675.00
Interior Features
Fine Nappa leather upholstery with diamond stitching £1,150.00
Rear seat bench plus FOC
Packs
Comfort and sound pack with reversing camera - Q5 £1,395.00
Parking Assistance Pack - Q5 £1,350.00
Storage pack - Q5 £175.00
Tour pack - Q5 £1,250.00
Paintwork
Metallic - Azores green £675.00
Metallic - Floret silver £675.00
Metallic - Glacier white £675.00
Metallic - Java brown £675.00
Metallic - Manhattan grey £675.00
Metallic - Matador red £675.00
Metallic - Monsoon grey £675.00
Metallic - Moonlight Blue £675.00
Metallic - Mythos black £675.00
Metallic - Navarra blue £675.00
Pearl - Daytona grey £675.00
Solid - Brilliant black FOC
Solid - Ibis white FOC
Special solid - Quantum grey £675.00
Special solid - Turbo blue £675.00
Technical
70 litre fuel tank and 24 litre AdBlue tank FOC
Trim
Alcantara/leather - Rotor grey with anthracite stitching FOC
Alcantara/leather -Black with rock grey stitching FOC
Fine nappa leather - Black with Rock Grey stitching £1,150.00
Fine Nappa leather - Rotor grey with anthracite stitching £1,150.00
Wheels
Collapsible spare wheel with Car jack £200.00
* option prices shown are estimated