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Redesigned Inside and Out, Audi’s New Q5 Arrives in Autumn

The new and improved Audi Q5 opens will be priced from €40,395 for the 2.0TDI 143 version when it arrives here in September. The engine range has been updated significantly and with enhanced performance and improved fuel economy. The 2.0TDI 143 with 320NM of torque is the entry point to the range and with emissions lowered to just 139g, it now qualifies for tax band B. The 2.0 TDI 177 with 380NM of torque (with S tronic and quattro drive) delivers 47.1mpg on the combined cycle. The 3.0 TDI delivers 245BHP and 580NM of torque. This acclaimed V6 diesel has been completely redesigned and now combines the potential for up to 44.1mpg according to the combined cycle test (previously 37.6mpg) with a torque increase of 80Nm over its predecessor, for even more forceful acceleration. The New S Q5 TDI is Audis first diesel powered S model and is priced at €72,700 OTR and launches in quarter one 2013 in Ireland.

All trim lines receive equipment enhancements for the new PI model. Bluetooth interface and spare wheel are now standard across the range. All versions also gain the new more efficient electromechanical power steering for 2013, providing improved handling dynamics and reduced Co2 emissions. SE versions gain seat heating and automatic boot lid for 2013 in addition to the existing Milano leather upholstery, wood inlays, 18” alloy wheels, colour driver information system and colour co-ordinated bumpers and retain the same premium of €2,500 over entry models. A new option for 2013 models is the Q5 S Line version available for €3,385 above SE versions. Fitted with equipment familiar to S Line aficionados, the Q5 S Line adds Xenon Lights with LED daytime running lights, S Line sports package, S Line exterior package, 18” S Line sport alloy wheels, Leather / Alcantara S Line embossed sports seats and S Line 3 spoke multifunction leather steering wheel. 

The new Q5 is available to order from your local Audi dealer from July and first customer deliveries can be expected in September 2012.

22nd July, 2012

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