POWER TO BURN
Add hairy–chested power to the Audi Q5’s expansive repertoire. First launched in 2017, the range has recently been bolstered by a burly V6 diesel engine which offers impressive acceleration, yet miserly fuel consumption.
It’s a timely addition to the Q5 range which features wholesale changes compared to its predecessor.
Engineering smarts are at the heart of this Q5.
The reintroduction of the 3.0TDI Q5 has caused quite a stir given that the famed performance model SQ5 recently switched away from a 3.0l Turbo Diesel V6 engine to a 3.0l Turbo Petrol V6.
This 3.0TDI Q5 model features an incredible 210kw of power and 620nm of torque, which for performance buyers makes it only 0.4sec off the 0-100kmh time of the new petrol sipping SQ5.
For the motorists not as interested in kilowatts and newton meters this new engine means smooth seamless acceleration with great response without the compromise of a heavy fuel bill.
Audi product planner Peter Strudwicke calls Q5 ‘the Goldilocks car’ – just the right size.
For families or those looking to get more than a small suitcase in the boot, he’s right.
For those who travel with passengers regularly, they’ll love the effortless power derived from this V6 oil–burner. Overtaking is simple and journeys up the range are a cinch.
Partnered to an eight–speed automatic with all–wheel drive, it carves up the bends with ease, while also operating near silently on the highway.