|April 19, 2008
All-New 2009 Audi Q5 Quick Reference: USA Data
Source: Audi of America
VERSION DATE: April 14, 2008
INFO IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
The Audi Q5 builds on the foundation established by the Audi Q7, and strengthens Audi's presence in the SUV segment.
The Audi Q5 will be offered in the USA as a 3.2 V6 FSI direct injection with quattroŽ all wheel drive and a six speed Tiptronic transmission.
The Audi Q5 will be the first Audi offering with Generation 3 MMI, and navigation with real-time traffic information.
The Audi Q5 belongs to the IHG Small SUV segment, which is forecasted to grow dramatically over the next few years as new entrants arrive and customers replace their luxury sedans for luxury crossovers.
Key competitors are BMW X3, Infiniti EX35, Land Rover LR2 HSE, Lexus RX350, and the upcoming Mercedes Benz GLK and Volvo XC60.
Sporty proportions and muscular stance due to long wheelbase and wide body design.
Reduced front overhang adds to visual sportiness.
Elimination of roof joint strip, which lends to a high visual quality and minimized airflow noises.
Typical Audi interior design is modern and sophisticated, with clear attention to detail
Standard 18" wheels, full body monochromatic paint, LED taillights, and aluminum exterior trim.
New modular chassis architecture with longer wheelbase and wider track
Consistent use of high-strength and ultra-high strength steel grades for a highly rigid occupant cell with optimized deformation properties.
Hood and tailgate made from aluminum for lower weight and reduced opening and closing forces.
Extensive aluminum suspension componentry to reduce unsprung weight and enhance steering feel.
Compact trapezoidal-link rear suspension which enables a low cargo load floor and high luggage capacity.
3.2L V6 specifications:
FSI direct injection
Audi Valvelift System (AVS) variable intake valve lift
265hp - 243 lb-ft (3000-5000 rpm)
0-60 mph in 6.8 seconds (USA estimated)
quattro AWD - latest generation with asymmetric rear-biased torque split (40/60)
Tiptronic fast-shifting six-speed automatic transmission (S tronic will not be offered).
Innovations and available features
MMI operating logic standard (with central display screen)
Audi side assist
Dynamic ESP configuration (on road, off road, and roof cargo settings)
Audi Intelligent Key - stores service information in the key
Audi advanced key keyless entry and starting
Bluetooth hands-free telephone interface
Mercury-free Audi xenon plus headlamps with LED daytime running lights
LED tail lamps
Audi parking system advanced with rearview camera
Electromechanical parking brake
HDD-based Navigation system with real-time traffic information
Generation 3 MMI system
Thermal heated/cooled cupholder
Bang & Olufsen 505W 14-speaker sound system
Launch Timing and Pricing
USA Audi Q5 goes on sale first quarter 2009 as a 2009 model year vehicle, with pricing expected to be in line with its competitors.