Q5 2012-2017 2.0 TFSI Quattro Technology Review
Audi India has produced several splendid vehicles for the country's automobile market including the Q5 SUV. This luxury vehicle comes in numerous trim levels among which, Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI Quattro Technology is the top end petrol variant. This variant is equipped with a powerful 2.0-litre TFSI petrol mill that is capable of producing 221.3bhp in combination with a mammoth torque output of 350Nm. This vehicle has an eye-catching external appearance as it is fitted with stylish cosmetics like LED daytime running lights, xenon headlamps and a set of stylish alloy wheels. Coming to the interiors, it has a large cabin space that can host seating for a total of five passengers. Its interiors are done up with Milano leather upholstery, which is available in two shades, Black and Pistachio Beige. As far as its features are concerned, this SUV is equipped with advanced Audi Drive Select system that has four different modes like Comfort, Dynamic, Efficiency and Individual. It changes the characteristics of suspension, steering and performance of engine depending upon the mode selected by driver. The company has placed this SUV against the likes of BMW X5 and Volvo XC90 in the luxury SUV segment.
This vehicle has a large body structure that comes equipped with several signature cosmetics. To start with its rear, it has a sleekly structured taillight cluster that has all LED brake lights and turn indicators. It surrounds a wide tailgate, which is neatly decorated with a stylish company's logo and variant badging. The windscreen has a concave structure and is further accompanied by a spoiler along with high mount LED brake light. Its rear bumper is in a two-tone look as it comes fitted with a protective cladding along with two exhaust pipes. Its side profile too gets protective under-body claddings, which gives it a rugged appeal. This Technology trim is blessed with a set of 18-inch alloy wheels, which are further covered with tubeless radial tyres of size 235/60 R18. Its door handles along with the waistline moldings are treated in chrome, whereas its external wing mirrors are treated in body color. Coming to the front, this vehicle has a large hexagonal shaped radiator grille that has a thick chrome surround. It is flanked by a stylish headlight cluster, which is equipped with xenon plus headlamps and signature LED DRLs and turn indicators. The front bumper has a pair of air ducts, which contributes towards better air intake.
This Audi Q5 TSFI Technology trim has a spacious cabin that is done up with extensive use of Milano leather upholstery. At the same time, there is a lot of chrome used for dashboard, steering wheel, AC vent surround and door panels, which gives a luxuriant look to the cabin. Furthermore, its dashboard along with door trims are decorated with wood inserts, which further emphasizes its elegance . Its cockpit has two ergonomically designed seats among which the driver's seat has electrical adjustment facility including a memory package. While the rear seats have reclining function and can be folded in 40:20:40 split ratio. At the same time, both the front and rear seats have center armrest along with cup holders, which adds to the conveniences. Its dashboard is integrated with a three-spoke leather steering wheel that is mounted with audio and call function switches. At the same time there is an instrument panel, AC unit, glove box compartment and accessory power sockets are integrated to the dashboard. This SUV is also affixed with a panoramic glass roof in two sections, which can be operated electrically.
Engine and Performance:
Powering this vehicle is the 2.0-litre TSFI petrol engine that is incorporated with advanced direct fuel injection technology and Audi valve lift system. It is based on dual overhead camshaft valve configuration with 4-cylinders and 16-valves. It is further incorporated with a turbocharger that helps it to unleash a maximum power of 221.3bhp in the range of 4500 to 6200rpm that results in a commanding torque output of 350Nm between 1500 to 4500rpm. This motor is paired with a sophisticated 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission gearbox that transmits the torque output to all four wheels with the help of quattro permanent all-wheel drive system. This vehicle takes only about 7.1 seconds to reach a 100 Kmph speed mark from a standstill and it can reach a top speed of 222 Kmph.
Braking and Handling:
Its front wheels have been fitted with superior ventilated disc brakes while the rear ones have been paired with conventional disc brakes. It is assisted by the anti lock braking system and emergency brake assist system . At the same time, it is also incorporated with an anti-slip regulation and electronic brake force distribution, which improves the agility of this SUV. Its front axle is fitted with five link suspension whereas its rear axle is coupled with trapezoidal-link system. Both these axles are further loaded with gas type shock absorbers, which helps it to deal with shocks caused on roads.
This Audi Q5 TSFI Technology trim has been equipped with several innovative comfort features. It comes with a list including driver information system with color display, auto release function, cruise control system, front center arm rest and comfort rear head rest. In addition to these, it has an advanced 3-zone automatic air conditioning system that keeps the entire ambiance pleasant. It is also integrated with an Audi parking system plus including a rear view camera that provides excellent assistance to the driver while parking. On the other hand, this SUV comes integrated with an advanced infotainment system featuring a concert radio, Audi music interface, preperation for rear seat entertainment, voice dialogue system, DVD player, navigation system, Bluetooth interface and Audi Sound system.
This luxury SUV is integrated with sophisticated safety features that provides proper protection to the passengers inside. It is built with a lightweight steel material that includes crumple zones and impact protection beams, which deals with the kinetic energy caused in case of a collision . It is blessed with safety aspects like four airbags, tyre pressure monitoring display, collapsible steering wheel, ISOFIX child seat mounting, first aid kit with warning triangle and anti-theft alarm with tow away protection.
1. Advanced quattro and Audi drive select functions are a main highlight.
2. Ample interior space and advanced comfort features.
1. S line exterior package can be offered as standard.
2. Fuel economy is too low than other competitors.