Audi Q5 | Drive unit and chassis | Audi SA

One strength of quattro:
recognising the right moment.

Ready for virtually any surface. And the challenges ahead. The all-wheel drive quattro with ultra technology. For all four-cylinder engines with permanent all-wheel drive, quattro ensures that your Q5 remains efficient, dynamic, and safe without compromising traction.

If quattro is not required, it is disabled, thereby helping the driver to save on fuel. Of course, the all-wheel drive remains permanently available. If the driving situation requires quattro, it is always ready. It allows for the balanced distribution of forces on many roads.

Attenuates almost everything. But not enthusiasm for driving.

The optional adaptive air suspension adjusts the attenuation forces of each wheel to the driving situation. This depends on terrain, driving style, and the selected Audi drive select mode. High precision and within milliseconds. With various freely selectable height levels, you can compensate for nearly any unevenness. The attenuation control permanently equalises weight.

For more comfortable loading, the body can be lowered by up to 55 mm using a button in the boot. With Audi drive select, the character of the vehicle can be modified to make it more efficient, more comfortable, or more dynamic. But always completely individual.

No compromises are made when it comes to power, while helping to save on fuel.

The Audi Q5 will initially be offered with 3 strong and efficient engines: one TDI and 2 TFSI. The 2.0 TDI engines in the new Q5, which feature 140 kW of power, are highly efficient.

Both top engines combine whopping power with efficiency. The enhanced 2.0 TFSI can deliver up to 185 kW of power but only requires 6.8 litres of petrol for 100 km – a CO2 equivalent of 154 g/km.

The entire powertrain of the Audi Q5 has been developed from scratch – the same applies for the six-speed manual transmission, the seven-speed S tronic and the eight- speed tiptronic. The automatic drive features a fuel-saving freewheeling function. They are controlled with a selector lever or shift paddles on the steering wheel. In both cases, the signal transmission is electronic.