2021 Audi Q5 Interior
Functions on demand: book anytime post-purchase
An important new feature in the updated Audi Q5 is “functions on demand”, which allows customers to book functions such as MMI navigation plus and the Audi smartphone interface anytime they wish post-purchase via the myAudi smartphone app or myAudi online portal. The functions are then activated over-the-air via a cell data bundle. There is a choice of three usage periods: one month, one year or open-ended.
Driveline: powerful performance, low emissions
The upgraded premium SUV comes to market in Europe as the Audi Q5 40 TDI (fuel consumption combined in l/100 km: 5.4-5.3* (43.6-44.4 mpg US); CO2 emissions combined in g/km: 143-139* (230-224 g/mi)). Its powerful two-liter four-cylinder diesel generates 150 kW (204 PS) and 400 Nm of torque (295 lb-ft). The aluminum crankcase weighs approx. 20 kilograms (44.1 lbs) less than that of the previous engine, while the crankshaft is around 2.5 kilograms (5.5 lbs) lighter.
The mild hybrid system (MHEV) contributes to the low fuel consumption. A belt-driven starter/generator (BSG) supplies the 12-volt vehicle electrical system, which incorporates a compact lithium-ion battery. The BSG recuperates braking energy and stores it in the battery. The MHEV system enables the Audi Q5 to coast with the engine off, and allows for start-stop mode at speeds below 22 km/h (13.7 mph). Overall, this results in a fuel-efficiency improvement of approx. 0.3 liters per 100 kilometers (62.1 mi). The Audi Q5 40 TDI (fuel consumption combined in l/100 km: 5.4-5.3* (43.6-44.4 mpg US); CO2 emissions combined in g/km: 143-139* (230-224 g/mi)) accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in
7.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 222 km/h (137.9 mph).
The powerful diesel engine is not only efficient, but also clean – meeting the requirements of the latest Euro 6d-ISC-FCM emissions standard and EU 6 AP. Nitrogen oxide emissions are reduced significantly thanks to a new twin-dosing SCR system with dual AdBlue injection. The urea solution is added upstream of two SCR catalytic converters arranged in series. More engine versions will follow after the launch of the updated Q5: two further power variants of the four-cylinder TDI, a V6 TDI and two 2.0-liter four-cylinder TFSI engines. The successful Q5 TFSI e with plug-in hybrid drive will also be offered again in two output variants.
In the Audi Q5 40 TDI (fuel consumption combined in l/100 km: 5.4-5.3* (43.6-44.4 mpg US); CO2 emissions combined in g/km: 143-139* (230-224 g/mi)), a seven-speed S tronic sends the engine power to the quattro all-wheel drive with ultra technology, which also contributes to efficiency. In normal operation, it sends all the power to the front wheels. If all-wheel drive becomes necessary e.g. in slippery conditions or during dynamic driving, two clutches connect the rear wheels to the driveline in fractions of a second – in many situations, this happens predictively. In terms of traction and performance, the system leaves nothing to be desired.
The running gear: even more comfort and agility
Both sporty and comfortable – the well-balanced running gear is a great strength of the Audi Q5. The multilink suspension front and rear are exceptionally lightweight, thus improving not only handling, but also efficiency. Available as an option for the Q5 is Audi’s dynamic steering, which varies its ratio by up to 100 percent in accordance with speed and steering angle.
Q5 customers can choose from four setup options. The sports suspension offers an alternative to the standard suspension. The standard suspension with steel springs is also available with damper control and delivers a broad spread between comfortable and dynamic. As well as damper control, the adaptive air suspension can also vary the ground clearance of the bodyshell in five stages, which makes it an exceptionally good match for the Q5.
The Audi drive select handling system, which influences the characteristics of several technical components, is part of the standard equipment package. The driver can choose from up to seven profiles, including off-road and all-road (with air suspension). The hill descent assistant provides support on steep inclines. The Audi Q5 runs as standard on 17-inch alloy wheels. The advanced line and S line come with 18-inch wheels, while Audi and Audi Sport also offer further 19, 20 and 21-inch wheel designs.
2021 Audi Q5 Exterior Detail
Driver assistance systems: Vorsprung in safety and comfort
The updated Q5 also comes with a comprehensive set of assistance systems. The Audi pre sense city system comes as standard, and helps avoid collisions with road users in front of the vehicle or mitigate their consequences. The optional turn assist, collision avoidance assist and exit warning systems also contribute to overall safety. Adaptive cruise assist can largely relieve the driver of accelerating, braking and lane-keeping maneuvers for long periods, while predictive efficiency assist supports an anticipatory driving style and lowers fuel consumption.
Market launch: autumn 2020
The Audi Q5 is built at the San José Chiapa plant in Mexico and will come to international markets in fall 2020. The starting price in Germany for the Q5 40 TDI (fuel consumption combined in l/100 km: 5.4-5.3* (43.6-44.4 mpg US); CO2emissions combined in g/km: 143-139* (230-224 g/mi)) is 48,700 euros.
edition one: exclusive looks paired with special details
Customers can now order a special edition of the redesigned Audi Q5 named “edition one”. The exterior design is based on the S line exterior, further enhanced by the black trim package. The specific design elements set sporty accents with a black Audi insignia front and rear as well as on the rear doors, black roof rails and black exterior mirrors as well as carbon door trim. On entering the vehicle, the Audi rings are projected onto the ground by LED lights. The equipment package also includes red brake calipers, 19-inch wheels and sports seats. The exterior paint colors are glacier white and myth black in addition to new shades, district green and ultra blue.
2021 Audi Q5 Front View 3/4
Fuel consumption of the models named:
*Information on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions as well as efficiency classes in ranges depending on the tires and alloy wheel rims used.
Audi Q5 40 TDI:
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 5.4 – 5.3 (43.6-44.4 mpg US)
Combined CO2 emission in g/km: 143 – 139 (230-224 g/mi)