New Q5 arriving in 2021
Audi Australia has announced pricing and specification for the new Q5.
The new Audi Q5 models have been confirmed for an Australian arrival in early 2021, bringing a host of new technology, equipment and new powerplants.
17 December, 2020
Since its first release, the Q5 has won a legion of loyal fans with its style and luxury finish, coupled with its tremendous versatility
Audi Australia has confirmed pricing and prettification for the new Q5 models due to start arriving in Australia early next year. The hugely successful mid-sized luxury SUV comes with revised exterior styling along with new interior technology and architecture and new powertrains, with two TDI drivetrains and one TFSI engine, available in five model variants – Q5 40 TDI quattro, Q5 45 TFSI quattro, Q5 40 TDI quattro Sport, Q5 45 TFSI quattro Sport and Q5 50 TDI quattro S line.
Power outputs range from 150kW in the Q5 40 TDI quattro, to 210kW in the range-topping Q5 50 TDI quattro S line. All variants feature quattro all-wheel drive and specification and equipment across the range is impressive.
The new styling is sharper and more muscular without being a radical departure from past Q5 models. The addition of new LED headlights as standard equipment for the Q5 provide both a practical and aesthetic addition, while the optional digital OLED tail lights are world first and provide the Q5 with another visual point of difference.
Depending on the model, 19 or 20-inch alloys wheels are standard and customers will be able to choose from 12 exterior colours and four interior colour schemes.
Since its first release, the Q5 has won a legion of loyal fans with its style and luxury finish, coupled with its tremendous versatility. The mid-sized body hits the mark with generous accommodation for up to five adults while still providing plenty of luggage space for all of life’s essentials – its 520 litres of storage space expanding to 1520 litres with the backrests folded flat.
That combination of ‘luxury vehicle with genuine practicality’ is once again at the heart of the new Q5 which raises the stakes considerably with its luxury appointment and a host of new technology.
The new cabin features leather seats – with four-way electric support on the front seats – 3-zone climate control air conditioning (with rear digital display), ambient interior lighting, front centre armrest and frameless auto-dimming interior mirror. The rear seats can also be adjusted 40:20:40 and optionally slide fore and aft for additional luggage space or legroom as required.
Technology has been seamlessly integrated throughout, with the Audi virtual cockpit plus across the range, with the new 10.1-inch high-resolution MMI touch display integrated into the sweeping dash design. Audi smartphone interface via Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay are of course standard, while additional features include Audi phone box light with wireless charging for mobile phones and two simultaneous Bluetooth connections, Digital DAB+ radio and a total of four USB outlets (two in the rear).
The new Q5 also sees the introduction of Audi connect plus, which provides the occupants with a wealth of real time information on everything from online traffic, weather conditions, fuel prices, parking information and Google Maps. Using the myAudi smartphone app, the driver is also able to lock and unlock the vehicle remotely as well as accessing services such as the emergency call function or even booking a service online, all thanks to the embedded SIM card.
As always, safety and driver assistance systems are state-of-the-art in the new Q5, with eight airbags and safety systems covering everything from active lane assist to Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), side assist, exit warning system and pre-sense rear to name just a few.
The range kicks off with the Q5 40 TDI ($68,900*) with its 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine producing 150kW and 400Nm of torque. Using a seven-speed S tiptronic with power going to all four wheels via Audi quattro all-wheel drive with ultra technology, it boasts a top speed off 222km/h and a 0 to 100km/h time of 7.6 seconds.
The new Q5 also sees the introduction of Audi connect plus, which provides the occupants with a wealth of real time information
Topping the range in terms of performance and equipment is the new Q5 50 TDI S line
In edition to its impressive performance, it also delivers tremendous fuel efficiency of 5.4 litres /100 km, thanks in part to its new 12V MHEV technology.
This engine is also equipped with twin-dosing Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), with double AdBlue injection to meet increasingly lower emission limits, and reducing the nitrogen oxide emissions of TDI engines by more than 90 percent.
The Q5 40 TDI Sport ($74,900*) shares this powerful efficient powerplant, with the Sport model riding on 20-inch rims and featuring additional equipment over the Q5 40 TDI.
The Q5 45 TFSI ($69,600*) and Q5 45 TFSI quattro Sport ($76,600*) are both powered by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine also with 12V MHEV, producing 183kW and 370Nm of torque and reaching 0-100km/h in 6.3 seconds.
Both the 40 TDI and 45 TFSI can also be optioned with the Assistance package for even greater depth of equipment.
In addition to riding on 20-inch wheels, both the Q5 40 TDI and 45 TFSI Sport variants carry additional equipment including Audi sound system (10 speakers, 180 Watts including subwoofer), sport front seats with heating and driver memory function and an electric steering column with memory and easy entry functions as well as a panoramic sunroof.
These Sport models also feature adaptive cruise control with Stop&Go (including traffic jam assist, collision avoidance assist and turn assist as part of their safety suite, while 360-degree camera and park assist add an extra ell of convenience.
Topping the range in terms of performance and equipment is the new Q5 50 TDI S line ($89,600*). Its 3.0-litre, V6 engine with 48-volt mild-hybrid technology (MHEV), producing 210kW and 620Nm of torque. With its eight-speed tiptronic and a quattro system that features a self-locking centre differential, the top line Q5 hit 100km/h from standstill in 5.7 seconds.
The 50 TDI S line is distinguishable from its stablemates by its S line exterior design package, the honeycomb pattern on the front grilled finished in titanium black, distinctive front bumper design with trapezoidal elements on each end featuring matt aluminium inserts that tie in with the rear diffuser finished with selenite silver trim.
At release early next year, a limited number of Q5 Launch Editions will be available with both the TDI and TFSI powerplants and equipped with unique luxury and styling features. Designated the Q5 40 TDI quattro Launch Edition ($78,300*) and Q5 45 TFSI quattro Launch Edition ($80,800*), these special editions will include the likes of metallic paint and 20-inch bi-colour alloy wheels in Falx design as well as the black exterior styling package with black roof rails, carbon exterior mirrors and privacy glass.
Inside they will feature the colour ambient lighting package and illuminated front door sills, as well as leather appointed seat upholstery in a choice of black or rock grey with contrasting stitching, the extended upholstery package including door armrests and lower centre console in man-made leather with contrasting stitching.
Customers looking to further enhance their Q5 will also be able to opt for the Comfort package and the Technik package, both of which will be available on the Sport, S line and Launch Edition).
The new Audi Q5 models, including the special Launch Editions will be available in Audi dealerships early next year, and will also be available to order through the Audi online purchase platform at audi.com.au.
(*Manufacturer List Pricing [MLP] – excludes dealer delivery and government statutory charges)
(Vehicle shown is an overseas model)
At release early next year, a limited number of Q5 Launch Editions will be available with both the TDI and TFSI powerplants
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