Distinctive changes promise to maintain the 2012 Audi Q5 in its position as a leader among luxury crossover vehicles.
The Audi Q5 3.2 quattro models for 2012 offer the S line® package with key exclusives such as S line badging, the iconic Audi Singleframe® grille with vertical chrome accents, S line specific front and rear bumpers, S line interior doorsills and retractable, high- pressure headlight washers.
A choice of two engine sizes — the award-winning 2.0 TFSI® turbocharged direct injection and the agile 3.2 FSI® — provide the power and engineering craftsmanship that one expects from Audi. The 2.0T engine generates 211 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque at 4,300 and 1,500 rpm respectively, and the 3.2 liter puts out 270 hp and 243 lb-ft of torque at 6,500 and 3,000 rpm. Both power plants feature the Audi valvelift system, designed for increased power and torque while reducing fuel consumption.
The Audi Q5 2.0T quattro® utilizes an eight-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic®, while the 3.2 liter is mated to a six-speed automatic with Tiptronic. Both transmissions feature the dynamic sport shift program. Power is translated to the road via quattro permanent all-wheel drive to help ensure better grip on dry road surfaces and more confidence on slippery roads.
Many customers have cited the exterior design of the Audi Q5 as a primary purchase reason for choosing it over competitors in its segment. Low overhangs that lead to strong fender arches give the Audi Q5 a powerful stance. The sleek roofline and integrated body rails, add to the visual appeal of the vehicle and assist in maintaining a low drag coefficient of 0.33, which improves fuel economy and reduces wind noise. The Audi Q5 is constructed using Audi’s renowned ASF® technology that helps provide enhanced stability and also lightens the vehicle considerably. The distinctive Audi Singleframe grille and unmistakable LED daytime running lights, as well as the clean, dynamic lines, give the Q5 a design that looks as nimble as it handles.
The interior wood inlays on the door panels, center console and passenger dashboard evoke an inviting warmth. Components are well executed throughout the interior, with easy-to-read instrumentation, and easy-to-reach controls. The center console houses technologies for which Audi has built a reputation, with the Q5 offering Audi MMI®, available Audi MMI Navigation plus and Audi music interface. Interior space is abundant thanks to the long wheel-base of the Q5. Leather seating surfaces and available Milano leather seating surfaces make the Audi Q5 a place where drivers and passengers enjoy spending time.
Safety in the Audi Q5 is further enhanced in a number of ways, including both driver and front passenger advanced dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints, front seat-mounted side thorax airbag supplemental restraints (again for both driver and front passenger), plus Sideguard® head curtain airbags for both rows of seats. Driver assistance systems such as available Audi side assist and Electronic Stability Control can help drivers navigate the road.