Audi South Africa is proud to announce the introduction of the all-new iteration of its best-selling SUV, the Audi Q5. The B-segment SUV combines the sportiness of an Audi sedan with a multifaceted character and a highly flexible interior. Whether in its connectivity, efficiency or driver assistance systems – the new Audi Q5 once again sets standards in its segment.

audiq5_0003_880x500The first Audi Q5 was for many years the world’s best-selling SUV in its class. Since its international launch in 2008, it has sold more than 1.6 million units worldwide. Launched in South Africa in 2009, it has sold 11,300 units locally.


The new Audi Q5 is launching in South Africa with two powerful and efficient engines: one TDI engine and one TFSI. They have added up to 20 kW of power, with fuel consumption however being significantly reduced.

The four-cylinder TDI has a displacement of 1,968 cc and is available with an output of 140 kW and 400 Nm of torque available between 1,750 and 3,000 rpm. It will take 7.9 seconds for the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h and corresponds to a top speed of 218 km/h. It has claimed combined consumption of 4.9 litres per 100km and a combined CO2 emissions figure of 129 g/km.

The further developed 2.0 TFSI has an output of 185 kW and 370 Nm of torque, yet it only consumes 6.8 litres of fuel per 100 km, which equates to 154 grams of CO2 per km. in this engine, the sprint from 0-100 km/h will take 6.3 seconds.

audiq5_0006_880x500Quattro ultra:

The new quattro drivetrain with ultra technology, also known as “quattro on demand”,  is standard equipment for the range. The quattro with ultra technology always disengages the rear-axle drive whenever it is not needed, and if necessary it can proactively re-engage it. The new concept boosts efficiency without reducing traction or driving dynamics. The intelligent operating strategy permanently monitors the route, driver and driving status, and predictively distributes the drive torque to the front and rear axle. The quattro drive is already active before the need arises.

Infotainment and driver assistance systems:

The MMI terminal in the centre console acts as the main control element. In the top infotainment system, the MMI navigation plus with MMI touch and an 8.3-inch display, a touchpad is integrated into the rotary pushbutton. It recognizes handwritten entries as well as gestures such as zooming.


Standard equipment

New trim lines provide numerous customization opportunities, for both the interior and the exterior. Besides the base model, there is also the Sport line which offers additional equipment to enhance the sporty look of the vehicle. The S line sport package is available for sophisticated customization, particularly for the interior. Audi offers the S line exterior package for a particularly dynamic appearance.

audiq5_0023_880x500The following equipment is available as standard on the 2.0T FSI 185 kW and 2.0 TDI 140 kW:

  • 17-inch wheels
  • Ambient lighting package (30 colours)
  • Audi drive select®
  • Audi sound system
  • Bluetooth interface
  • Collapsible spare wheel
  • Cruise control
  • Driver information system
  • Dynamic suspension
  • AUX-IN and USB
  • Electromechanical power steering
  • Energy recovery
  • Indirect tire pressure monitoring system
  • Leather multifunction plus steering wheel
  • Leather/artificial leather combination
  • LED rear lights
  • quattro® with ultra technology
  • Rear parking aid
  • Side airbags at front and head airbag system
  • Stainless steel loading edge protection
  • Three-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Start / Stop (petrol engines!)
  • Xenon headlights

In addition, the Sport models will feature the following equipment:

  • 18-inch wheels
  • Aluminium door sill trim
  • Bumpers in full paint finish
  • High gloss package
  • Interior inlays with aluminium
  • LED headlights
  • Line specific radiator grille
  • Line specific rear diffuser and air intakes
  • Sport seats
  • Steering wheel with chrome

The Audi SQ5 will have the following standard equipment over and above the rest of the range:

  • 20-inch wheels
  • 4-way lumbar support for the front seats
  • Exterior mirror housings in aluminium look
  • Frequency Alcantara/leather combination
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • High-gloss package
  • Indirect tire pressure monitoring system
  • LED headlights
  • LED rear lights with dynamic indicator
  • Luggage compartment lid, electrically opening and closing
  • MMI Navigation plus with Audi connect
  • Matt brushed aluminium inlays
  • Park assist including parking system plus
  • Pedals and footrest in stainless steel
  • quattro with self-locking centre differential
  • Roof spoiler
  • Scuff plates in door apertures
  • Side airbags at front and head airbag system
  • Sports steering wheel, flat bottomed
  • Sports seats in front
  • Start/stop system
  • Three-zone automatic air conditioning

SA Pricing

  • Q5 2.0 TDI quattro S tronic: R 698,000
  • Q5 2.0 TDI quattro S tronic Sport: R 748,000
  • Q5 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic: R 747,500
  • Q5 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic Sport: R 797,500
  • SQ5 3.0 TFSI quattro Tiptronic: R 1,044,000

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