Everyday life is getting more and more dynamic. It calls for agility and flexibility. And quite often for a certain degree of improvisation and stamina. In return, it offers more and more ways to pursue our dreams and live out our creative urges. In a nutshell, we’ve never had so much variety or freedom to shape our daily lives. The tradeoff is a little less structure and routine. We’re always available — we can always communicate and take in, process and share information. The lines between working hours, the workplace, free time and the personal sphere continue to blur. We’re always on the go. Mobility in the broadest sense is becoming a focal point of our age.
The new Audi Q5 follows a long tradition of flexibility on the move. Of the ability to respond to whatever the day holds in store. It combines elegant design with a high degree of functionality, comfort, style and dynamism. From skyline to seascape and from downtown to mountaintop. Every detail of the Audi Q5 is shaped by the signature Q design and embodies dynamism and composure. A sweeping, sharply undercut shoulder line dominates the side view. The flared wheel arches nod to the optional quattro all-wheel drive system, available also, if desired, with quattro ultra technology on four-cylinder engine models. The Audi Q5’s sculpted singleframe grille makes an eyecatching statement at the front end. There and at the rear, the new headlight design underscores the horizontal architecture of the lines. LED and Audi Matrix LED headlights with dynamic turn signals are optionally available. Sitting on the new Audi Q5’s shoulders, the exterior mirrors bring out the SUV’s sporty genes, just like the diffusor at the rear. The distinctive styling of the Audi Q5 segues into the interior, which offers more space for the driver as well as the front and back seat passengers than the previous model. Horizontal contouring reinforces the impression of width and comfort. Refaced equipment lines Basis, sport and design also offer a wide array of colors and materials for the interior, while seat options extend to an optional pneumatic massage function. The rear seat backrest is split into three segments, with optional longitudinal and angle adjustment. Depending on the rear bench position, the luggage compartment offers between 550 and 1,550 liters of space.
The drivetrain of the Audi Q5 has been redesigned fro the ground up. That’s also true of the optionally selectable 6-speed manual transmission and 7-speed S tronic, available according to choice of engine. Depending on the power plant chosen, quattro all-wheel drive with ultra technology is optionally also on board. The newly developed five-link axles coupled with the new electromechanical power steering system make for sporty yet comfortable handling. As for damping technology, the new Audi Q5 also offers choice: Audi drive select lets the driver set the optional adaptive air suspension to suit individual requirements. While the elevated ride height levels point to off-road capability — think ground clearance — a low level enhances handling and reduces drag at high speeds. At the same time, air suspension gives you the edge when pulling a trailer or transporting heavy loads. Its integrated level control automatically keeps suspension travel and hence ride comfort at a constant level.