The current Q5 has been around since the late 2008, so it is an old model even though it was facelift a couple of times in its life. While the current US model does feature a few styling notes which the European one doesn’t have, it is still the same basic car. Because of that, Audi will replace the Q5 with a brand new 2016 Audi Q5 which is now going to use the new modular VW platform. This will allow Audi to make a sportier as well as lighter Q5 without making too many compromises. The new Audi Q5 2016 will probably be launched in early 2016, at lease as concept vehicle.
2016 Audi Q5 redesign
While the previous model was good, the newer one is expected to be better. Thanks to the new platform, the 2016 Audi Q5 should get the adaptive suspension of the other Audi models which would allow it to not only be comfortable but also sporty as well. The exterior design will also change dramatically with the introduction of a new design scheme which is going to be similar to the new Q7. This means sharper lines as well as a cleaner design, all of which should make the new Audi Q5 2016 quite handsome.
On the interior we are going to see improvements as far as the quality of the materials go and also the layout of the interior.
The next 2016 Audi Q5 will still use the same flat bottom steering wheel as before but this time there is going to be a new infotainment system which will provide 4G connectivity as well as satellite radio and navigation. The seats will remain the same, offering the perfect combination between comfort and lateral support.
2016 Audi Q5 specs
There are two petrol engines and hybrid option under the hood. The base 2.0-liter TFSI powerplant delivers 220 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque while bigger 3.0-liter V6 TFSI produces 272 horsepower and 295lb-ft of torque. The 2016 Audi Q5 TDI will be available with 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 which will be good for 240 horsepower and 428 lb-ft of torque. Paired with a 8-speed automatic gearbox and the quattro all-wheel-drive system it should allow the new Q5 to hit 60 MPH in as little as 6.5 seconds and accelerate up to a maximum top speed around 130 MPH!
The best part about the Audi Q5 2016 performance is going to be the over 28 MPG on average fuel economy which together with the performance it offers is a tough combination to beat. The Q5 Hybrid combines 2.0-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine with electric motor and this powertrain produces 245 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque (combined petrol engine and electric motor output).
The most powerful model is SQ5 that comes with 3.0-liter supercharged V6 FSI engine that delivers 354 horsepower and 346 lb-ft of torque. This powerplant helps it to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds and it can reach top speed of 155 mph.
|Model||Engine||Horsepower (@ rpm)||Torque lb-ft @ rpm||Acceleration (0-60 mph)||Top speed||MPG|
|Q5||2.0 TFSI||220 @ 4.450 – 6.000||258 @ 1.500||7.0 sec||130 mph||20/28/23|
|Q5||2.0 TFSI hybrid||245 @ 4.300 – 6.000||354 @ 1.500 – 4.200||6.8 sec||130 mph||24/30/26|
|Q5||3.0 TFSI||272 @ 4.780||295 @ 2.150||6.0 sec||130 mph||18/26/21|
|Q5||3.0 TDI||240 @ 3.750 – 4.000||428 @ 1.750 – 2.250||6.5 sec||130 mph||24/31/27|
|SQ5||3.0 TFSI||354 @ 6.000-6.500||346 @ 4.000-4.500||5.1 sec||155 mph||17/24/19|
Release date and price of new Audi Q5 2016
It seems that the next Audi Q5 will be available in second half of 2015, most likely in the start of the fall. It will receive minor upgrades to the engines, its styling as well as a brand new interior. The base price on the other hand won’t change, so according to Audi it will start just above $49,000 for a 2016 Audi Q5 TDI which is a massive sum of money for a medium size crossover. Audi said that it costs as much because it is one of the best, if not the best, crossover SUV in its class and not just that.
|Q5||2.0 TFSI||Tip 8 q||$40.900||$42.750||—|
|Q5||2.0 TFSI hybrid||Tip 8 q||–||–||$52.500|
|Q5||3.0 TFSI||Tip 8 q||–||$46.000||$53.500|
|Q5||3.0 TDI||Tip 8 q||–||$48.100||$55.600|
|SQ5||3.0 TFSI||Tip 8 q||–||$53.300||$60.800|
Destination and delivery charges for 2016 Audi Q5 are $925.
See more: http://www.audiusa.com/models/audi-q5