Audi Q5 News

  • 2021 Audi Q5 facelift spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    The second-generation Q5 is about to come in for a facelift.

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    No decision yet on Audi RS Q5

    Despite rumors to the contrary, Audi Sport's chief has revealed that a high-performance version of the Q5, the so-called RS Q5, isn't in the works. In an interview with Car Sales published Monday, Audi Sport Managing Director Oliver Hoffmann confirmed that no decision on an RS Q5 had been made. It...

  • 2020 Audi Q5 55 TFSI e
    2020 Audi Q5 55 TFSI revealed as first of Audi's next-gen plug-in hybrids

    After years of promises, Audi is finally ready to roll out plug-in hybrid versions of its core models globally. They will feature the automaker's next-generation plug-in hybrid powertrain, and the first of them was confirmed on Tuesday as the Q5 55 TFSI e. Others will include A6-, and A7- and...

  • Audi A8, A7, A6 and Q5 plug-in hybrids
    Audi readies A8, A7, A6 and Q5 plug-in hybrids for Geneva auto show

    After years of promising, Audi is finally ready to roll out plug-in hybrid versions of its core models globally. The automaker on Monday announced that plug-in hybrid versions of the Q5, A6, A7 Sportback and A8 will be presented next week during the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. The cars...

  • 2018 Abt Audi RS 5-R
    Abt Sportsline readies hot Audi RS 5 and wide-body SQ5 for SEMA

    German tuner Abt Sportsline has been showing up to the annual SEMA show for a number of years now. The company doesn't tend to dabble in over-the-top upgrades but what you do get is quality that matches what the OEMs are offering. Two standouts Abt is bringing to the 2018 SEMA show on next week are...

  • 2018 Audi Q5L
    Q5L is Audi's first long-wheelbase SUV

    Audi used this week's 2018 Beijing auto show to unveil the Q5L, the automaker's first long-wheelbase SUV. The vehicle will be built and sold exclusively in China where it caters to the market's seemingly endless appetite for chauffeur-driven vehicles. It joins an A4L, A6L and A8L in Audi's...

  • 2018 Audi SQ5

    Crossover SUVs provide practicality for daily adventures, but sometimes a touch of performance is desired. That’s where the 2018 Audi SQ5 comes in. It’s not a pudgy family truckster flopping into corners, nor is it a track slayer. The 2018 Audi SQ5 is a compact crossover SUV with special sauce. Here are 5 things you should know about the 2018 Audi SQ5: What’s under the hood? The Audi SQ5 is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 it shares with the S4 and S5, but it sounds different. Upon starting the SQ5 the engine gives a little bark and then settles into a burble. The...

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    Audi RS Q5 coming soon with RS 5’s 450-horsepower V-6

    A new generation of the Audi Q5 has just gone on sale and available in standard form and sporty SQ5 trim, the latter with a 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 good for 354 horsepower. Eventually, a high-performance RS Q5 will be added to the fold. It’s part of Audi Sport’s plan to add more SUVs...

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    2018 Audi SQ5 first drive review: practicality with a dash of performance

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  • 2018 Audi SQ5, 2017 Detroit auto show
    2018 Audi SQ5 debuts with 354 hp and 369 lb-ft

    Audi has a redesigned Q5 on sale this year, and the handsome SUV will be joined in showrooms soon by its sporty SQ5 variant. Revealed on Monday at the 2017 Detroit auto show, the redesigned SQ5 follows a familiar formula so is sure to be welcomed by Audi fans. Power comes from the new turbocharged...

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    2018 Audi Q5 first drive review: everything you expect, in a better package

    Sometimes, familiarity breeds discontent. Such was not the case with the Audi Q5, however. Though it first hit the market all the way back in 2008, the German automaker resisted updating its compact crossover until now—and that seemed just fine with its audience, which has snapped up around...

  • 2018 Audi Q5, 2016 Paris auto show
    2018 Audi Q5 revealed

    A redesigned Audi Q5 made its debut on Thursday at the 2016 Paris auto show, one that’s lighter, more dynamic and more fuel-efficient that the model it replaces. The vehicle features a design inspired by the larger Q7 and with its sculpted lines and bold grille appears much more masculine...

  • Teaser for new Audi Q5 debuting at 2016 Paris auto show

    It seems like Audi’s original Q5 has been with us forever but soon a successor will arrive. We’ve been spying prototypes for more than a year and on Wednesday Audi finally confirmed a debut for its new Q5 on September 29 at the 2016 Paris auto show. The market launch is likely to take place around spring 2017, meaning we should see the vehicle arrive as a 2018 model. Judging by our spy shots, the new Q5 will feature similar proportions to the outgoing model. There are clear influences from the latest Q7 in the design and those taillights look similar to the units on the latest A4...

  • 2018 Audi Q5 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 Audi Q5 spy shots

    Audi's next-generation Q5 is now in the final stages of development. The new crossover SUV, which for the United States will be sourced from a plant in Mexico, will debut later this year and is expected in local showrooms next spring. It will most likely arrive as a 2018 model. There’s no...

  • 2016 Audi SQ5 TDI Plus
    Audi Ups Power On SQ5 TDI With Plus Trim: Forbidden Fruit

    Audi is working on a new generation of its Q5, but to send out the current model with a bang the German automaker is launching a new, more powerful version of the SQ5 TDI model. The new version adopts Audi’s Plus labeling and makes its debut on September 15 at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show...

  • Delphi’s self-driving Audi Q5 prototype
    Delphi’s Autonomous Audi Q5 Successfully Completes Cross-Country Trip

    A couple of weeks ago, an Audi Q5 packed with automotive supplier Delphi’s autonomous car technologies set out on a coast-to-coast trip, departing San Francisco and ending up in New York City nine days later. Nearly 3,400 miles were covered, and according to Delphi an impressive 99 percent of...

  • 2013 Audi Q5
    First Details On The Next-Gen Audi Q5

    Audi’s Q5 crossover has been on the market since the 2009 model year and received an update for 2013 to keep it looking fresh. However, development of a successor is well underway and we have some new details on the vehicle. The next-generation Q5 for the U.S. market will be produced at...

  • 2014 Audi SQ5  -  First Drive, September 2013
    2014 Audi SQ5 first drive review

    Is the Audi SQ5 a bona fide performance model, or is it a great pretender? We've wondered about the SQ5's credentials ever since the brand confirmed this performance version of the Q5 crossover, its 354-horsepower output, and its 5.1-second 0-60 time. And in the absence of established head-to-head...

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    Are you looking forward to the arrival of the Audi SQ5?

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    2014 Audi SQ5 Priced From $52,795

    The 2014 Audi SQ5, Audi’s first crossover to wear its sporty S label, has been priced from $52,795, including an $895 destination charge. The vehicle will be available for sale later this summer where it will go up against the likes of the BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLK Class. However, the Audi...

  • Audi SQ5 TDI Exclusive Concept, 2012 Paris Auto Show
    Audi SQ5 TDI Exclusive Concept: 2012 Paris Auto Show

    Audi’s Q5 crossover is the latest model to get the Audi Exclusive touch, though it’s still in the concept phase and so far confirmed only for Europe. Audi Exclusive is the personalization service for the brand with the four rings, offering customers of its cars upgrades such as special...

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    Audi Picks San José Chiapa As Location Of New Mexican Plant

    In April, Audi confirmed Mexico as the country where it would build its first North American plant. This week the automaker has revealed the exact location for the plant: San José Chiapa, in the Mexican state of Puebla. The location is an obvious one due to the area’s existing...

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    2012 Audi Q5 Recalled For Sunroof Flaw

    Volkswagen is recalling some 13,172 model year 2012 Audi Q5 crossovers, built between June 21, 2011 and December 9, 2011. At issue is a front sunroof glass panel that may not have been manufactured to specifications, and can shatter in extremely cold temperatures. While no accidents or injuries...

  • Audi SQ5 twin-turbo performance diesel crossover
    Audi SQ5 TDI Preview: 313-HP, Twin-Turbo Diesel Crossover

    Rumors of a performance diesel version of the Audi Q5 emerged just days ago, and now Audi has delivered the goods: the Audi SQ5, powered by a 313-horsepower, 479 pound-feet of torque twin-turbo 3.0-liter diesel V-6 engine. That's a lot of grunt for a relatively compact crossover, and the...

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