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Audi Q5(8R)
2009 Audi Q5 (Europe)
Manufacturer Audi AG
Parent company Volkswagen Group
Production 2008–
Assembly Ingolstadt, Germany
Changchun, China
Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
Shah Alam, Malaysia (Euromobil)
Class Compact crossover SUV
Body style(s) 5-door estate/wagon
Layout longitudinal front engine,
quattro permanent four-wheel drive
Platform MLB/MLP
Engine(s) 2.0L TFSI I4
2.0L TDI diesel I4
3.0L TDI diesel V6
3.2L V6 FSI
Transmission(s) 6-speed Manual
6-speed Tiptronic
7-speed S Tronic
Wheelbase 2,810 mm (110.6 in)
Length 4,630 mm (182.3 in)
Width 1,880 mm (74.0 in)
Height 1,650 mm (65.0 in)
Related Audi A4
Audi S4
Audi A5
Audi S5

The Audi Q5(Internally Designated Typ 8R) is a compact crossover SUV which was released by German automaker Audi for the 2009 model year.[1] It is built using the new Audi MLP platform (Modular Longitudinal Platform) which debuted in the 2007 Audi A5 coupé. The Q5 is the second Audi model in the "Q" range, after the full-size Q7. The Q5 slots above the future Q3, which will be based on the Volkswagen Tiguan.

First generation

Vehicle models

Initial vehicle models for US and Canada include 3.2 FSI. Brazil also.

The vehicle was unveiled in 2008 Beijing Auto Show.[2]

The Q5 commenced shipments in October 2008 for Europe, and the first quarter of 2009 in North America.

US model went on sale in 2009-03 as 2009 model year vehicle. Early models include 3.2 FSI.[3]

Indian models went on sale in 2009-06, and were initially built from Audi's Ingolstadt facility but now its built from its Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India plant. Launch models include 3.0 TDI, 2.0 TFSI (211PS).[4][5]

Middle East models went on sale in 2009 Q2. Launch models include 2.0 TFSI (211PS), 3.2 FSI.[6]


Petrol engines
Model Year Engine type Power, torque@rpm
2.0 TFSI 2009- 1,984 cc (1.984 L/121.1 cu in) I4 turbo 180 PS (132 kW/178 hp)@4000-6000, 320 N·m (236 ft·lbf)@1500-4200
2.0 TFSI 2008- 1,984 cc (1.984 L/121.1 cu in) I4 turbo 211 PS (155 kW/208 hp)@4300-6000, 350 N·m (258 ft·lbf)@1500-4200
3.2 FSI 2009- 3,197 cc (3.197 L/195.1 cu in) V6 270 PS (199 kW/266 hp)@6500, 330 N·m (243 ft·lbf)@3000-5000
Diesel engines
Model Year Engine type Power, torque@rpm
2.0 TDI 2009- 1,968 cc (1.968 L/120.1 cu in) I4 turbo common rail 143 PS (105 kW/141 hp)@4200, 320 N·m (236 ft·lbf)@1750-2500
2.0 TDI 2008- 1,968 cc (1.968 L/120.1 cu in) I4 turbo common rail 170 PS (125 kW/168 hp)@4200, 350 N·m (258 ft·lbf)@1750-2500
3.0 TDI 2008- 2,967 cc (2.967 L/181.1 cu in) V6 turbo common rail 240 PS (177 kW/237 hp)@4000-4400, 500 N·m (369 ft·lbf)@1500-3000

180PS 2.0 TFSI and 143PS 2.0 TDI engines were introduced in Europe beginning in 2009.[7]


Petrol engines
Model Year Standard Optional
2.0 TFSI (180PS) 2009- 6-speed manual -
2.0 TFSI (211PS) 2008- 6-speed manual, 8-speed Tiptronic 7-speed S tronic
3.2 FSI 2009- 6-speed Tiptronic, 7-speed S tronic -
Diesel engines
Model Year Standard Optional
2.0 TDI (143PS) 2009- 6-speed manual -
2.0 TDI (170PS) 2008- 6-speed manual 7-speed S tronic
3.0 TDI 2008- 7-speed S tronic -

German models include standard 7-speed S tronic transmission for all V6 models.

US and Canadian Q5 3.2 FSI models include 6-speed Tiptronic as standard transmission. US and Canadian Q5 2.0T TFSI models include 8-speed Tiptronic as standard transmission.[8][9]

All models include quattro AWD.


Audi Q5 interior

Harmon/Becker Automotive Systems produced Audi's new updated Multi Media Interface (MMI) technology for Q5. The new system includes navigation, communication, and wide-screen entertainment. A three-dimensional orientation view with true-to-scale terrain and photorealistic depictions of key landmarks will also be generated. Included features in this new system are USB storage media (iPod or MP3), satellite radio, and an integral four-band GSM mobile/cell phone (SIM card ready) with Bluetooth connectivity.

S line package includes 20-inch S line wheels, headlight washers, sport steering wheels with shift paddles, brushed aluminium inlays, S line aluminium door sills, and a black headliner. The Offroad exterior package includes front and rear underbody protection panels, along with flared fender and door sill protection.

Carrying and towing capabilities

A sensor informs the ESP system if a roof rack has been mounted, which will cause the Audi Q5's centre of gravity to be shifted higher in keeping with the roof load of up to 100 kg (220 lb). If a roof rack is present, the ESP engages earlier in the handling limit. Without a roof load, the driver is free to tap the full dynamic potential of the Audi Q5.

The Audi Q5 is capable of towing up to 2.0 tonnes; the standard hill descent control system makes it safe to navigate down steep inclines by regulating the preselected speed when driving at under 30 km/h (19 mph). The Q5 is also fitted with an advanced Trailer Stability Program designed to combat any unwanted snakeing when towing a large trailer or caravan.

Audi Cross Cabriolet quattro concept (2007)

It is a concept vehicle for the then upcoming Q5. It is a 2-door convertible with 3.0 TDI engine rated 240 PS (177 kW/237 hp) and 500 N·m (369 ft·lbf), quattro permanent four-wheel drive, 8-speed automatic transmission, Copper Sunset body, LED headlights, 21-inch wheels with 265/35R21 tyres, seats with White Stone leather upholstery, MMI, 505W Bang & Olufsen sound system and internet radio, CDC (continuous damping control) shock absorbers, electric ride height adjustment (40mm), 380/356mm front/rear ceramic brake discs with 6-piston monobloc aluminium front, and floating rear callipers, Audi drive select.[10]

The vehicle was unveiled in 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show.[11]

Audi Q5 custom concept (2009)

It is a concept vehicle that includes an enhanced engine, 7-speed S tronic transmission. The 3.0 TFSI V6 engine was rated 408 PS (300 kW/402 hp)@6000-7000rpm and 500 N·m (370 lb·ft)@3000-5500rpm. Other features include ceramic brakes, active sound exhaust system, 90 millimeter wider track, 60 millimeter lower ride height, 21-inch wheels of 7 twin-spoke design, modified air intake, cooling water strut brace in engine compartment, stainless steel-plated pedals, S line sport seats, panorama roof system, "Wörthersee 09" adhesive film, textile floor mats with "Wörthersee 09" print application, Audi drive select vehicle dynamics system, parking aid with rearview camera, voice control, Audi lane assist lane change assistant, headlight range control with cornering lights.

The vehicle was unveiled in Wörthersee Tour 2009.[12]

Audi Q5 hybrid

Audi was originally reported that it would offer Q5 hybrid as launch model,[13] but it was later reported that Audi suspended the plan because of unsatisfying crash test result for the nickel metal hydride batteries.[14] In 2009, Audi announced it would resume the Q5 hybrid development.[15]

Production version would be on sale in 2012 for Japanese market.[16]


The new vehicle will be built in Audi's home town of Ingolstadt. It will need an investment of EUR 300 million in production tooling and expansion.[17]

Audi also assemble its Q5 model in India to avoid import taxes and compete with BMW AG, Daimler AG and Porsche AG in the world's second-fastest growing major economy.

The first public introduction of the Audi Q5 was at the 2008 Beijing Auto Show on 19 April 2008 (alongside the similarly-competitive Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class.

See also


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