Audi Q5 petrol variant uses a 2.0-litre turbocharged TFSI unit good enough to produce a maximum power output of 252 hp and 370 Nm peak torque
Audi India has launched the petrol variant of Q5 SUV in the domestic market and it has been priced right from Rs. 55.27 lakh for the Premium Plus model while the Technology trim costs Rs. 59.79 lakh (ex-showroom, pan India prices). The Ingolstadt-based manufacturer has introduced new petrol version in a bid to offer more buying for the customers.
The German marque has steadily upped its focus on India in recent years and the Q5 petrol comes as part of that strategy. As for the exterior, the petrol-powered Q5 looks similar to its diesel counterpart with single-frame thick chrome-finished front grille, LED Daytime Running Lights, Matrix LED headlamps, curvy bodywork from certain angles and the robust stance is ensured by the signature silhouette.
It is bolted on with same alloy wheels as in the diesel model, which entered market only earlier this year. The obvious visual difference is the addition of 45 TFSI badge on the back. The Audi A5 petrol version uses a 2.0-litre turbocharged TFSI unit good enough to produce a maximum power output of 252 hp and 370 Nm of peak torque.
It is connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that sends to all the four wheels via Audi Quattro system. The Q5 rivals against the likes of Mercedes-Benz GLC, BMW X3, Lexus NX300h, Range Rover Evoque, Volvo XC60 and Jaguar F-Pace in the mid-size luxury SUV space. Driver will also have the choice to select between Comfort, Dynamic, Efficient, Auto and Off-Road driving models in the Q5.
Stepping inside the cabin, the owners will be treated with updated Audi MMI comprising of 8.3-inch infotainment system operated via rotary knob, beige and black two-tone leather upholstery, wireless smartphone connectivity, Head-Up Display, three-zone climate control, power adjustable front seats, 12.3-inch Audi Virtual Cockpit instrument cluster, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functions, Bang & Olufsen audio, etc.
The list of electronic driver aids comprises of adaptive cruise control, pre-sense front and rear, park assist, blind spot warning, active lane assist and collision avoidance assist among others.