Audi presents its third CUV, the Q5 Sportback

The myAudi app tightly connects the car with the customer’s smartphone and allows for remote functionality to key safety, convenience and security features.

Following the Q3 Sportback and the e-tron Sportback, Audi now presents its third crossover utility vehicle, or CUV: the first-ever Q5 Sportback. Topping the model line-up is the SQ5 Sportback TFSI. Its three-litre TFSI offers concentrated power of 260kW and 500Nm. The Q5 Sportback offers an animated rear light signature that includes a dynamic coming and leaving home lighting scenario, which is a typical Audi trademark. The long wheelbase of 2.82 metres provides ample room on board. The luggage compartment has a volume of 510 litres, which increases to 1 480 litres when loaded to the roof and with the rear seats folded down. A power tailgate is standard. In combination with the optional convenience key, it can be opened with a simple foot gesture. Thanks to its tight setup, the standard sport suspension offers direct contact with the road. Audi also offers an alternative suspension with controlled dampers or the versatile and comfortable adaptive air suspension. It adjusts the ride height over a wide range of 60mm. The ground clearance can be increased by as much as 45mm when driving on unpaved roads, while the body is lowered by 15mm when driving fast. This reduces drag while increasing efficiency at the same time. The engine range at launch: one TFSI and one TDI engine The Audi Q5 Sportback will be launched on the market in South Africa with two engine versions. Their power output ranges from 140kW to 183kW. A 2.0 TDI engine is responsible for propulsion in the Q5 Sportback 40 TDI Quattro. It produces 140kW and 400Nm and accelerates the large CUV from 0 to 100km/h in 8.1 seconds on its way to a top speed of 220km/h. Digital and intuitive: controls and connectivity For the controls, displays and infotainment, the Q5 Sportback takes over from the Q5 with the third-generation modular infotainment system, or MIB 3. When fully equipped with the optional Technology Package, the digital Audi virtual cockpit plus (with 12.3-inch display), the MMI navigation plus infotainment system (paired with a 10.1-inch touch display) and Audi connect infotainment services offer integrated convenience and connectivity to the driving experience. The myAudi app tightly connects the car with the customer’s smartphone and allows for remote functionality to key safety, convenience and security features. Sporty top-of-the-range model: the Audi SQ5 Sportback TFSI At the forefront of the range is the Audi SQ5 Sportback TFSI. Its cultivated three-litre petrol engine produces an output of 260kW and 500Nm. An actuator in the exhaust system lends the sound tone and richness. Acceleration from 0 to 100km/h is claimed at 4.9 seconds, with a top speed of 250km/h (electronically limited). A fast and smooth-shifting eight-speed tiptronic handles the power transmission in the S model, while the quattro permanent all-wheel drive transfers the torque variably as needed to the front and rear axles. The suspension of the Audi SQ5 Sportback TFSI is able to handle the performance of the powerful petrol drive with supreme ease. The standard adaptive air suspension combines dynamism and comfort through ideal spring and damper coordination. This system regulates damping and vehicle level automatically depending on the load, while also enhancing driving dynamics and comfort for long journeys. Pricing is as follows (inclusive of all taxes) and comes standard with a five-year Audi Freeway Plan: • Audi Q5 Sportback 40 TDI quattro Advanced: R960 000 • Audi Q5 Sportback 40 TDI quattro S line: R1 000 000 • Audi Q5 Sportback 45 TFSI quattro S line: R1 050 000 • Audi SQ5 Sportback TFSI quattro: R1 355 000. Source: QuickPic

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