Revised Audi Q5 on sale this summerAudi claims new Q5 engines improve efficiency
26 April 2012
Audi has updated its mid-size Q5 4x4. The latest Q5 will have a revised engine line-up when it goes on sale this summer.
Audi says the new engine and gearbox pairings are up to 15% more efficient than those they replace.
Revised Q5 engines
The updated Q5 will be available with four engine options – two turbodiesels and two petrols.
Diesel choices comprise a 175bhp 2.0 TDI, as well as a 242bhp 3.0-litre turbodiesel. A 2.0-litre turbo and a new supercharged 3.0-litre V6 – producing 222bhp and 268bhp respectively – make up the petrol engine range. All engines have stop-start to save fuel.
The most efficient unit is the 2.0 TDI, returning a claimed 53.3mpg and CO2 emissions of 139g/km in two-wheel-drive spec with the standard six-speed manual transmission. That means £120 annual car tax (VED).
Our testing recorded a combined 40.9mpg compared to Audi’s claimed 42.1mpg for the previous 170bhp 2.0-litre diesel, so we can see Audi’s efficiency improvements delivering tangible fuel savings.
Audi interior updates
The Q5’s interior has also been altered as part of the car’s revisions. However, the basic layout of the dashboard, which we found to be rather cluttered, remains.
Set to go on sale this summer, prices for the revised Q5 will start from £33,400.