July 7, 2008
Source: Audi AG
Text: Summary – Exterior – Body – Cargo Area – Interior – Engines – Drivetrain – Running Gear – Assistance Systems – Multimedia Systems – Equipment and Trim
The Audi Q5 is a versatile, lavish SUV in terms of its equipment and trim, too. All versions are factory-fitted with luxury features such as automatic air conditioning, an audio system and daytime running lights. Audi in addition offers a broad range of equipment options, some of them adopted directly from the luxury category. For individualists, there is a wide range of design packages to choose from.
The Audi Q5 has a comprehensive range of technical safety systems. These include two front airbags on either side with an adaptive operating principle that offers a particularly high level of protective potential, two side airbags at the front and two head airbags that unfurl along the entire length of the windows. All seats have three-point belts, with tensioners and belt force limiters at the front, and can be adjusted in height. In a rear-end collision, the integral head restraint system averts the danger of whiplash injuries.
Daytime running lights are another standard-fit safety feature that ensure that the premium SUV is easy to spot. Audi hill hold assist boosts safety when negotiating steep descents off-road. Furthermore, a tire pressure monitoring display is fitted as standard in the Audi Q5 3.0 TDI.
When it comes to comfort, the Audi Q5 is equipped with a whole raft of agreeable features. These include electrically adjustable, heated exterior mirrors as standard, four power windows, central locking with radio remote control and height-adjustable front seats. The electromechanical parking brake makes stopping and starting a very convenient affair, and automatic air conditioning keeps the interior climate agreeable at all times.
The chorus radio with a CD player, eight speakers and a 6.5-inch monitor hits just the right note, and the intelligent key serves as a memory chip for personal settings and vehicle data. 17-inch alloy wheels accentuate the Q5’s sporty appeal. The roof rails and inclinable seat backs provide extra variability for carrying sports equipment and luggage.
Refined highlights: S line and Offroad packages from quattro GmbH
Yet more highlights can be added optionally to the Audi Q5’s exterior. With its striking add-on parts and bumpers including a stainless steel underbody guard and 19-inch or 20-inch wheels, the Offroad styling package gives the premium SUV a potent, typical off-road look. The S line exterior package, on the other hand, adopts an ultra-sporty flavor for the bumpers and door trim strips, which are painted in the body color.
The S line sport package immerses the interior in cool black, with the inlays in matt aluminum or black piano finish providing subtle contrasts. The sport seats are upholstered in cloth/leather or a combination of perforated Alcantara and leather. The steering wheel, gear lever gaiter and floor mats have a special design. Cast alloy wheels measuring 19 or 20 inches in dimension and sport suspension from quattro GmbH enhance the dynamic performance of the Q5.
In addition, by way of introduction to its custom equipment range quattro GmbH can supply the Audi exclusive line as familiar from other Audi models, with color-contrasting interiors.
Audi also offers an extensive range of individual options for sport enthusiasts. As well as mechanical sport suspension, there are components for the hi-tech driving dynamics system Audi drive select, including dynamic steering and adaptive control for the shock absorbers. The selection of alloy wheels covers diameters from 17 to 20 inches.
The exclusive interior ambience is one of the Q5’s major strengths. Audi offers seven design packages, which introduce even more finesse into the interior. They combine various upholstery fabrics Havanna cloth, Micron cloth, a leather/Alcantara mix, Milano leather and Fine Nappa leather with the standard and sport seats as well as various inlays. Aluminum elements, a leather package and an interior lighting package complete the range of options.
Audi has developed a wide range of intelligent solutions for customers who are actively sporty in their leisure time. A rail system subdivides the cargo area variably, and small items can be stowed away quickly with the storage package. The sliding rear seat bench plus, complete with large load-through hatch, increases the size of the cargo area.
The equipment options list also includes an electric trunk lid, a dirt-resistant tray, a ski bag, a reversible mat, a pivoting trailer tow hitch and a front passenger seat with folding seat back.
Perfect view after dark: the adaptive light cornering light system
Where lighting is concerned, Audi offers xenon plus headlamps, the adaptive light cornering light system, a light and rain sensor and a new high-beam assistant. There is also an extensive range of equipment for passive safety including side airbags for the outer rear seats, an anti-theft alarm and Isofix child seat mountings for the front passenger’s seat, coupled with airbag deactivation.
Seating comfort can be even further enhanced by various luxury technologies. For additional journey pleasure, front seat heating and electric position adjustment with a memory function if desired are available, as well as sport seats and climate-controlled comfort seats with ventilation and automatic heating. Audi can also supply an electric lumbar support, a front center armrest and heating for the outer rear seats.
The optional three-zone automatic air conditioning, auxiliary heating system and sunroof are the key to the perfect feel-good climate on board the new Audi Q5. Alternatively there is the panoramic sunroof it comprises two large glass halves, the front one of which can be slid back over the rear one at the push of a button. A wind deflector keeps the level of wind noise down to a minimum and the roller sunblind is also power-adjusted.
The comfort attributes for the Audi Q5 include the extended parking brake function Audi hold assist, the driver information system, cruise control, advanced key vehicle access, the garage door opener, the automatic anti-glare interior mirror, the climate-controlled cup holder, two different multifunction steering wheels optionally with shift paddles for S tronic and two parking aids with acoustic and optical functions.
Sheer hi-tech: the assistance systems
The assistance systems have a sheer hi-tech character. These are the Audi parking system advanced with rearview camera, the lane departure warning system Audi lane assist, and Audi side assist, which provides a warning if it is dangerous to change lanes. The adaptive cruise control system maintains a constant speed and distance from the vehicle in front, and in emergencies braking guard instructs the driver to brake.
In the domain of communication and infotainment, the Audi Q5 offers a remarkably high-powered range of components. It begins at audio level with the chorus, concert and symphony radios, and extends through the Audi sound system right up to the high-end sound system from Bang & Olufsen. Features such as digital radio (DAB) reception and the Audi Music Interface for full integration of an iPod complete the program.
The Audi Q5 also breaks new ground for multimedia performance. MMI navigation plus operates with a large hard drive and two high-speed memory chips, and its large, high-resolution display can show the landscape in the form of a topographical relief. As well as the navigation systems there is the further improved, competition-beating MMI operating terminal. A TV tuner, a DVD player and various cell phone interfaces, always with Bluetooth, complete the range of multimedia equipment.
The equipment, data and prices stated here refer to the model range offered for sale in Germany. Subject to amendment; errors and omissions excepted.
Text: Summary – Exterior – Body – Cargo Area – Interior – Engines – Drivetrain – Running Gear – Assistance Systems – Multimedia Systems – Equipment & Trim