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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 second generation Q5 gets a smarter look, an upgraded cabin and more efficient diesel power to join the existing petrol and petrol plug-in options. There's a big step forward in media connectivity too. As ever, this mid-sized premium Audi executive SUV offers car-like driving dynamics that are great on tarmac and are even pretty effective for light off road use. In short, if you can afford it, you'd like one.

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Audi has improved its second generation Q5 mid-sized SUV. Jonathan Crouch takes a look at what's on offer.

Background

Three models dominate the executive mid-to-large section of the premium-badged SUV sector and this is one of them, Audi's Q5. It's almost faced stiff competition from its two arch-rivals, the BMW X3 and the Mercedes GLC but looks stronger against them thanks to the package of mid-term updates visited upon the revised Q5 model range we're going to look at here. Some things haven't changed though. As before, this is the kind of compact SUV you buy if you want 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 around three quarters of a million global owners feel was delivered on by the earlier versions of this car. But is this latest version good enough to continue to ask questions its rivals may struggle to answer? That's what we're going to find out.

Driving Experience

This isn't the most dynamic-handling premium-badged mid-sized SUV you can buy but it's arguably the one that rides best and is most refined. S tronic auto transmission and quattro 4WD are standard across the range. The key news on the engine front is the arrival of a lighter, cleaner, more powerful 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine for the 40 TDI quattro variants that most Q5 customers choose. Power for this powerplant has increased from 190 to 204PS and this unit now uses the brand's latest, more efficient so-called 'twin dosing' catalytic converter technology. The conventional engine alternative, as before, is the 2.0-litre 245PS petrol turbo unit fitted to the 45 TFSI variant. You may not have yet caught up with the fact that the SQ5 sporting model is now a mild hybrid 3.0-litre diesel (with 347PS and 700Nm of torque) and capable of 62mph in 5.1s en route to 155mph. You also may not be up to date with the fact that the Q5 range now offers a couple of TFSIe Plug-in hybrid options which uses a 3.0-litre V6 petrol turbo unit mated to a rechargeable 14.1 kWh lithium-ion battery capable of providing a WLTP-rated electric driving range of up to 26 miles. Most in search of a Q5 PHEV will choose the 50 TFSIe variant, which offers 300PS and makes 62mph from rest in 6.1s en route to 148mph. There's also a more potent 55 TFSIe model with 367PS which improves that figure to 5.3s.

Design and Build

Specific hallmarks distinguish the latest members of the growing Audi Q crossover family from the core range and this updated Q5 now moves more closely into step with them visually. Although the width and height of this mid-size SUV remain as before at 1.89 metres and 1.66 metres respectively, it's now 19mm longer at 4.8 metres, primarily due to its new, larger bumpers. To emphasise its Q credentials from the front, its octagonal Singleframe grille is shallower and appears wider than before. And the air intakes that flank it have grown in height and are now structured by trapezoidal insets. The headlights have a new daytime running light signature and there's wider availability of Audi's intelligent 'Matrix' beam technology. In profile this latest Q5 has a more streamlined look thanks to its redesigned sill insert. And at the rear, there's now a smart chrome trim element running between the light clusters and a redesigned lower diffuser insert too. Inside, the expansive sweep of the two-section dashboard bisected by its sculpted trim inlay will be familiar to Q5 drivers, as will the freestanding MMI display. Closer inspection will reveal that the monitor itself is now larger, measuring 10.1-inches diagonally across the range; but unfortunately, you have to do without the old lower rotary centre console controller that originally acted as the gateway to the MMI functions. Now it's necessary to either stab away at the touchscreen or use voice control. Still, the screen's processor now offers ten times more computing power than the old set-up. And the previously optional 12.3-inch fully digital Audi Virtual Cockpit instrument binnacle display is now standard. Otherwise, things are much as before. 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. 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 prices start at around £43,000 and the mainstream range is based around 'Sport', 'S line' and 'Vorsprung' trim levels. All variants now get a larger 10.1-inch centre-dash MMI infotainment screen and a standard Audi Virtual Cockpit 12.3-inch instrument binnacle screen. Even base 'Sport' versions get full-leather upholstery - there's alcantara and leather in the mid-range 'S line' versions or diamond stitched Fine Nappa leather with the top flight 'Vorsprung' trim. As befits their status, the 'Vorsprung' models also feature an extended upholstery pack which takes in the lower section of the centre console and the door armrests, plus full electric adjustment and a massage function for the front seats. The outer rear seats are also upgraded with heating to match the front seats - which are heated throughout the range. Across the range, you get front and rear parking sensors complemented by a reversing camera and cruise control, plus the 'Pre sense city collision avoidance and mitigation' system and 'hill descent control'. Q5 'Vorsprung' variants supplement this tally with upgraded adaptive cruise control and Pre sense systems, as well as assistants to take care of everything from manoeuvring into a parking space and then reversing out again to turning at junctions, monitoring blind spots and observing motorway lane boundaries.

Cost of Ownership

This second generation Q5 took a big step forward in terms of efficiency - and that's reflected by the WLTP figures. The 40 TDI diesel variant manages up to 38.2mpg on the combined cycle and up to 134g/km of CO2. These excellent figures have been aided by the introduction of so-called 'twin dosing' catalytic converter technology for this variant's 2.0 TDI unit, which features dual AdBlue injection, significantly increasing emissions cleanliness. With 'twin dosing', AdBlue is injected upstream of two SCR catalytic converters arranged in series, with the result of cutting emissions of nitrogen oxide emissions by up to 80% compared with the previous 2.0-litre TDI engine. Elsewhere in the range, the SQ5's 3.0 TDI diesel delivers 32.5mpg and 229g/km. For the 45 TFSI petrol model, the figures are up to 32.1mpg and up to 199g/km. For the 50 TFSIe plug-in petrol/electric variant, it's up to 117.7mpg and up to 55g/km. A relatively slippery (for an SUV) Cd figure of 0.30Cd helps here. 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 SUVs, 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, the improved version of 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. 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
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
Packs
LED interior light pack - Q5
Non Smokers pack
Titanium black styling pack - Q5
Wheels
Tyre repair kit
20" 5 arm rotor design sport alloy wheels in gloss anthracite black, diamond cut finish
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
Hill hold assist
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
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 198
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 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 No
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 52.3
EC Urban (mpg) 47.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 7.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 7.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 7.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb 38.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 37.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 38.2
General
AdBlue Yes
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 190
Coin Description TDI Quattro
Coin Series Black Edition [Tech]
Generation Mark 1
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 WLTP
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
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1550
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 550
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 8,000 miles p/a £515.57 p/m £9.29 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £525.84 p/m £9.77 p/m
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £550.52 p/m £44.96 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £574.20 p/m £62.36 p/m
24 months 25,000 miles p/a £597.10 p/m £97.54 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £619.30 p/m £106.34 p/m
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £434.85 p/m £23.61 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £443.94 p/m £33.80 p/m
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £468.79 p/m £46.42 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £495.92 p/m £77.31 p/m
36 months 25,000 miles p/a £519.98 p/m £118.92 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £546.71 p/m £131.14 p/m
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £411.17 p/m £32.54 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £418.86 p/m £42.46 p/m
48 months 15,000 miles p/a £439.39 p/m £66.62 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £460.98 p/m £104.34 p/m
48 months 25,000 miles p/a £483.39 p/m £130.10 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £502.59 p/m £138.64 p/m
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £618.69 p/m £11.15 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £631.00 p/m £11.73 p/m
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £660.62 p/m £53.95 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £689.04 p/m £74.83 p/m
24 months 25,000 miles p/a £716.52 p/m £117.05 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £743.16 p/m £127.61 p/m
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £521.82 p/m £28.33 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £532.73 p/m £40.56 p/m
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £562.55 p/m £55.70 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £595.10 p/m £92.77 p/m
36 months 25,000 miles p/a £623.97 p/m £142.71 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £656.05 p/m £157.36 p/m
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £493.40 p/m £39.05 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £502.63 p/m £50.95 p/m
48 months 15,000 miles p/a £527.26 p/m £79.95 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £553.18 p/m £125.21 p/m
48 months 25,000 miles p/a £580.06 p/m £156.12 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £603.11 p/m £166.37 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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An excess mileage charge will apply if you exceed the contracted mileage. The exact charge will be confirmed on the official quotation prior to your acceptance to proceed

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
Audi Exclusive - Custom £2,400.00
Metallic - Floret silver £675.00
Metallic - Glacier white £675.00
Metallic - Manhattan 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
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