Q5 2012-2017 2.0 TDI Technology Review
This Audi Q5 2.0 TDI Technology is the mid range variant in its model lineup. The company has powered it with a 1968cc diesel engine, which is skillfully mated with an automatic transmission gear box. The luxurious internal cabin is fitted with ample safety and comfort features. Some of these include lighting package for enhancing the ambiance of the cabin, internal rear view mirror with anti glare function, a three zone surround climate control, a navigation system with real-time traffic information, rear view camera, power tailgate, keyless entry and a wireless cell phone link. It also comes with an Audi drive select feature that helps in controlling the engine, transmission, steering, and suspension settings. This SUV comes with a minimum ground clearance of 200mm that helps in dealing with terrains and a large wheelbase of 2807mm, which ensures a spacious cabin inside. Its overall length is 4629mm along with a decent height of 1655mm and a total width of 1898mm that includes external rear view mirrors. At the same time, it has a 540 litre boot compartment and a 75 litre fuel tank as well. The company is selling this variant in quite a few exterior paint options, which includes a Ibis White, Moonlight Blue Metallic, Cuvée Silver, Maya Brown, Monsoon Grey and a Walnut Brown metallic finish for the buyers to choose from.
To begin with the side profile, it is designed with body colored door handles and automatically adjustable outside rear view mirrors. These ORVMs have memory function and a side turn indicator. The wheel arches are equipped with a classy set of 17 inch alloy wheels, which are covered with 235/65 R17 sized tubeless radial tyres. The rear profile is equipped with a number of features and gives the SUV a complete look. he windshield is integrated with a defogger along with a wash and wipe function as well. The sporty rear spoiler has been fitted with a LED stop lamp. Then it comes with an expressive boot lid, which is treated with chrome, a distinctively designed LED taillights cluster and a body colored bumper with fog lamps. On the other hand, the frontage is designed with a chrome garnished aggressive radiator grille, which is fitted with a prominent company insignia in the center. This grille is flanked by a neatly carved headlight cluster that has xenon plus automatic headlamps. These come with durable gas discharge technology and it also has daytime running lamps, automatic headlamp washer and wiper. The large windscreen has a grey strip and acoustic glazing for improving its insulation and reduces the outside noise. It is also integrated with a pair of rain sensing wipers. Apart from these, this variant is equipped with a panoramic glass roof that comes with electrical control, a couple of silver roof rails complement the look with body colored door handles and chrome finished exhaust pipe.
The internal section of this Audi Q5 2.0 TDI Technology variant is incorporated with a lot of sophisticated features, which gives the occupants a luxurious feel while traveling. The seats are well cushioned and covered with Milano leather upholstery. Electrically adjustable driver seat comes with memory function and 4-way lumbar support. The dual tone dashboard is equipped with a 4-spoke leather wrapped steering wheel, driver information system with color display and a few other aspects as well. Apart from these, it is blessed with a number of storage spaces, lighting package, comfortable rear headrests, front center armrest, a multi-functional steering wheel with audio, call and a cruise control feature as well.
Engine and Performance:
This variant is blessed with a 2.0-litre, In-line turbocharged diesel engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 1968cc. It is integrated with 4-cylinders and can generate 174.3bhp at 4200rpm along with a maximum torque of 380Nm between 1750 to 2500rpm. This power plant is skilfully coupled with an 7-speed S-tronic automatic transmission gear box, which sends the engine power to its all wheels. The engine is incorporated with a common rail based direct injection fuel supply system, which allows it to generate about 14.16 Kmpl on the bigger roads, while in the it can produce close to 10.6 Kmpl. This utility vehicle can reach a maximum speed of 200 Kmph. At the same time, it takes about 9 seconds for crossing the speed barrier of 100 Kmph from a standstill.
Braking and Handling:
The braking mechanism is quite advanced and all its wheels are fitted with ventilated disc brakes. For enhancing the braking mechanism and preventing it from skidding, the company has fitted it an ABS (anti lock braking system) along with emergency brake assist, cornering brake function, traction control system , anti skid system, hill descent and dynamic stability control as well. On the other hand, it has an electro-mechanical power steering system, which is speed sensitive. It is tilt and telescopic adjustable that makes the handling quite convenient. The front axle is assembled with a five link type of mechanism, while the rear is fitted with trapezoidal link with independent suspension. It is further assisted by gas filled shock absorbers for all its wheels.
This Audi Q5 2.0 TDI Technology is the mid range variant and equipped with a number of refined features, which gives the occupants a luxurious feel, while traveling. The list includes a multi-functional steering wheel that is mounted with audio, cruise and call control buttons, an advanced air conditioning unit with three zone automatic climate control system, front center armrest, comfort rear headrest and so on. It is blessed with a highly advanced music system with a symphony radio, Audi sound system and music interface, Bluetooth connectivity and other input options along with speakers . Apart from these, it is bestowed with voice dialogue system, rear view camera along with parking sensors, suspension with damping control, driver information display, drive select function, storage package, adjustable head restraints for all occupants and 4-way lumbar support.
This variant is packed with an innovative set of protective features and some of them are seat belts for all passengers with ISOFIX point for child seat, an anti theft alarm with tow away protection, first aid kit with warning triangle, tyre pressure monitoring display, collapsible spare wheel and several other features. It has a full size airbag for all the occupants along with side airbags, which protect the passengers in case of any collision. Apart from these, the car makers has given it a fully galvanized body structure with crumple zones that enhances the safety of the passengers sitting inside.
1. Audi drive select system is an added advantage.
2. Lavish internal cabin with innovative safety aspects.
1. Spares and maintenance cost is too high.
2. Presence of service stations can be increase.