Engaging performance and handling meet carefully considered everyday practicality in the newest incarnation of the brand’s iconic luxury mid-sized SUV. The Audi Q5 has long set the benchmark for its class and the impressive level of equipment coupled with superb design and execution once again has set the standard.
An evolution of style
Beautifully balanced and proportioned, the new Audi Q5 is at once familiar but brings its own distinctive character and a sharper, more aggressive edge in the new design language. The dynamic nature of the Q5 remains at the core of the new design and elements such as the wider octagonal Singleframe grille and the sculptured flanks build on that aesthetic. The diffuser with its horizontal trim stretching across the rear likewise sends a clear, but subtle message as to the potential of the new Audi Q5.
Functional and striking
For the first time in a Q model, Audi is introducing OLED lighting technology, heralded for its versatility, efficiency and superior visibility. Available as optional equipment, the active lighting technology groups the OLEDs into small, individually controllable segments with a three-dimensional layout producing an impressive light arrangement. In addition, depending on the driving mode, the character of the tail light signature changes automatically when in use. The OLED rear-light cluster is also equipped with proximity detection, so that if a road user approaches a stationary Q5 from the rear to within less than two metres, all the OLED segments light up in warning.
With its combination of size, performance and appointment, the new Audi Q5 strikes the perfect balance of luxury and versatility – a premium vehicle that deals effortlessly with the real needs of everyday life.
From hands free operation of the rear tailgate to the rear seats which can be folded to allow multiple configurations, the Q5 takes everything in stride and makes every outing a true pleasure.
Refined driving dynamics
The Audi Q5 has always impressed with its driving dynamics, performance and efficiency, and these traits have been taken to a new level in the new Audi Q5. With its choice of petrol or diesel powerplants and quattro drive as standard, the new Q5 is both supremely surefooted in all conditions and lacks for nothing in terms of acceleration and top end performance. In addition, the driver can further tailor key driving characteristics using the Audi drive select to best suit the conditions and driving style.
Both engines are also equipped with cutting-edge 12 volt Mild Hybrid technology (MHEV) – a mild hybrid system which adds to the efficiency of the new Audi Q5. With its 12 volt electrical system and compact lithium-ion battery, the system allows the Q5 to recuperate braking energy and store it in the battery, as well as allowing the vehicle to coast with the engine off for short periods, instantly and imperceptibly starting again the second it is required. This and the ability for the start/stop mode to operate at speeds below 22km/h contribute to fuel efficiency without comprising the impressive performance.
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Room to move
The interior of the Q5 has always been a highlight even in a vehicle that excels right across the board. With generous room for five adults as well as their luggage and equipment, accommodation is of the highest order.
That feeling of space is further accentuated by the elegant interior architecture, with its clean lines and beautiful finish. Even at night that elegance is highlighted with the ambient lighting subtly highlighting the interior dimensions, while the optional colour ambient lighting on the Sport model allows you to further tailor the mood inside the new Audi Q5.
The very latest in on board automotive technology, infotainment and connectivity has been seamlessly integrated into the elegant new Audi Q5, designed for intuitive ease of operation. From the standard Audi virtual cockpit with its choice of three visual layouts, to the new 10.1-inch MMI touchscreen display allowing control of myriad vehicle functions, the Q5 is a technological tour de force.
Wireless Apple CarPlay provides the added convenience of easy connectivity and an extensive range of Audi connect plus services, such as the online point-of-interest search and navigation with Google Earthᵀᴹ¹, make for an effortless journey.