Colin-on-Cars – Audi Q5 Sportback added to the list

The third crossover utility vehicle in the Audi range, Q5 Sportback, is now locally available with three variants plus one SQ5 option available with two engine options.

A 2,0-litre TDI engine is responsible for propulsion in the Q5 Sportback 40 TDI quattro. It produces 140 kW and 400 Nm of torque, and accelerates the large CUV from 0 to 100 km/h in 8,1 seconds on its way to a top speed of 220 km/h.

A seven-speed S tronic and the efficient quattro drive with ultra-technology provide the power transmission for the four-cylinder diesel engine. In normal driving conditions, it directs the torque exclusively to the front wheels. The moment all-wheel drive is required, two clutches instantly activate the rear axle, even predictively in many situations.

With the 2.0 TFSI, a four-cylinder petrol engine, the Audi Q5 Sportback 45 TFSI quattro sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 6,3 seconds and takes it to a top speed of 237 km/h. The petrol engine produces 183 kW and 370 Nm of torque.

Like the two-litre TDI, it uses a seven-speed S tronic transmission and the quattro drive with ultra-technology, while a 12 V mild hybrid system (MHEV) increases the efficiency. Its belt-driven starter-alternator can recover energy when decelerating and store it in a compact lithium-ion battery.

Audi offers the new crossover utility vehicle in the ‘Advanced’ and ‘S line’ exterior trim lines. Differences lie in the Singleframe, the side air inlets and in particular the rear bumper as well as the wheel size and design.

The luggage compartment has a volume of 510 litres, which increases to 1 480 litres when loaded to the roof and with the rear seats folded down. Audi also offers the newest member of the family with the optional rear seat bench plus (standard on the SQ5), which can be shifted laterally and has adjustable seat back angles.

Thanks to its tight setup, the standard sport suspension offers direct contact with the road. Audi also offers an alternative suspension with controlled dampers or the versatile and comfortable adaptive air suspension. It adjusts the ride height over a wide range of 60 mm. The ground clearance can be increased by as much as 45 mm when driving on unpaved roads, while the body is lowered by 15 mm when driving fast.

For the controls, displays and infotainment, the Q5 Sportback takes over from the Q5 with the third-generation modular infotainment system or MIB 3. When fully equipped with the optional Technology Package, the digital Audi virtual cockpit plus (with 12,3-inch display), the MMI navigation plus infotainment system (paired with a 10,1-inch touch display) and Audi connect infotainment services, offer integrated convenience and connectivity to the driving experience.

At the forefront of the range is the Audi SQ5 Sportback TFSI. Its cultivated 3,0-litre petrol engine produces an output of 260 kW and 500 Nm of torque. An actuator in the exhaust system lends the sound tone and richness. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is claimed at 4,9 seconds, with a top speed of 250 km/h (electronically limited). An eight-speed tiptronic handles the power transmission in the S model, while the quattro permanent all-wheel drive transfers the torque variably as needed to the front and rear axles.


Audi Q5 Sportback 40 TDI quattro Advanced    R960,000

Audi Q5 Sportback 40 TDI quattro S line            R1,000,000

Audi Q5 Sportback 45 TFSI quattro S line          R1,050,000

Audi SQ5 Sportback TFSI quattro                       R,1,355,000

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