Courtesy the 2.0-litre petrol unit, the Audi Q5 is claimed to do the 0-100kmph sprint in 6.3 seconds
The second generation of Audi’s midsize SUV, the Q5 was available only with a diesel engine since its launch in January 2018. Now, however, Audi has added a petrol engine to the mix, at the same price as the diesel variants. The Premium Plus variant is priced at Rs 55.27 lakh (ex-showroom pan-India), same as the respective diesel variant, while the more feature-rich Technology variant costs Rs 59.79 lakh (ex-showroom), irrespective of the engine option.
Powering the Q5 petrol is a 4-cylinder motor which develops 252PS of max power with 370Nm of peak torque. The transmission duties are handled by a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission which sends power to all four wheels through Audi’s Quattro system and Audi Drive Select with five different modes.
Audi claims that this is the most powerful engine in its segment and is capable of clocking the 0-100kmph sprint in just 6.3 seconds. Its top speed is rated at 237kmph. The same engine powers the bigger Audi Q7 as well. Visually, both the Q5 petrol and diesel look similar with the exception of badging at the rear - the diesel sports a 35 TDI badge, whereas the petrol comes with 45 TFSI. Also Read: Audi Q5 First Drive Review
Some of the standard features on the Q5 range include LED headlights with dynamic turn lights at the rear, electrically adjustable front seats with lumbar support and memory function for the driver, electric bootlid, 12.3-inch Audi Virtual Cockpit, 3-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors with rear parking camera, cruise control, quattro drivetrain, Audi Drive Select, adaptive suspension with damper control, eight airbags, ABS and EBD and tyre pressure monitoring system. Related: 2019 Audi A4 Facelift Revealed And The Changes Are..
Competition for the Audi Q5 petrol includes the Lexus NX 300h, BMW X5 and the Volvo XC60.
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