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Audi Q5 ESTATE 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic

Stock Offer Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Stock Offer Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
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Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic
Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport 5dr S Tronic

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG0.00
  • 0-62mph6.4 secs
  • Top Speed147 mph
  • C02164 g/km
  • BHP245
  • Torque273 lbs/f
  • P11D36%

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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Entertainment
Audi sound system
2 X SD card slot
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
Aluminium roof rails
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Automatic headlight levelling
Body colour bumpers
Body colour door mirrors
Chrome exhaust tailpipe
Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
Front and rear electric windows
LED rear lights
Light and rain sensor for auto activation of lights and windscreen wipers
Loading sill protector in stainless steel
Matt selenite silver underbody protection
Privacy glass with front acoustic glazing
Rear diffuser strip in selenite silver
Rear spoiler
Rear wiper
Side skirts in matt selenite silver
Twilight grey matt radiator grille with matt aluminium horizontal chrome struts
Xenon headlights with LED Daytime running light
Interior Features
Twin leather upholstery + front sports seats
2 x USB charging port with aux input socket
3 rear headrests
3 spoke high multi-function leather steering wheel with shift paddles
40:20:40 split folding rear seat with rear centre armrest
Cloth headlining
Deluxe 3 zone electronic climate control
Door sills with aluminium inlays
Front centre armrest
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
Removable luggage compartment floor
Sunvisors with vanity mirrors
Tool kit
Trunk roller cover
Packs
LED interior light pack - Q5
High gloss pack - Q5
Non Smokers pack
Wheels
18" 5 arm star design alloy wheels
Tyre repair kit
Driver Convenience
7" Colour driver information system
Audi connect safety and service (e-call)
Audi drive select
Audi parking system plus with front and rear sensors
Audi Pre sense collision avoidance
Audi smartphone interface
Automatic start-stop system with coasting functionality and efficiency programme
Cruise control + speed limiter
Electro - mechanical power assisted steering
MMI Navigation
Mobile telephone preparation - bluetooth interface
Power tailgate
Service interval indicator
Voice control system
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
Dynamic suspension
Quattro on demand
Trim
Aluminium rhombus inlay
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 164
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 193
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 201
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 193
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1984
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 82.5
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 92.8
Engine Layout NORTH SOUTH
Fuel Delivery TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears 7 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission SEMI-AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 39.2
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies No
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 8.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 8.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 8.5
WLTP - MPG - Comb 33.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 31.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 33.2
General
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 245
Coin Description T FSI Quattro
Coin Series Sport
Generation Mark 1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 34E
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) 6.4
Engine Power - BHP 245
Engine Power - KW 180
Engine Power - RPM 5000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 273
Engine Torque - MKG 37.7
Engine Torque - NM 370
Engine Torque - RPM 1600
Top Speed 147
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle WLTP
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 235/60 R18
Tyre Size Rear 235/60 R18
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style 5 ARM STAR
Wheel Type 18" 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) 70
Gross Vehicle Weight 2010
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1550
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 550
Max. Loading Weight 260
Max. Roof Load 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 2400
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1750
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11.7

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