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2009 Audi Q5 shown in Beijing, coming to UAE

2009 Audi Q5 shown in Beijing, coming to UAE

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The compact Audi Q5, designed to go against the BMW X3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLK, has been unveiled at the Auto China show in Beijing. While it brings absolutely nothing original to the table, initial unconfirmed reports suggest it will be built in China as well as Germany.

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While tricking the public with “German” quality is nothing new for Audi, considering the TT is built in Hungary and the A3 in Belgium, Chinese production would be a suicidal leap off the deep end for the poor-performing luxury brand that, around here at least, survives on fleet-sales of A6 wagons to airlines and hotels. It is likely the German-built ones will come to the UAE.

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Engines for this all-wheel-drive vehicle will include an automatic-equipped 265 hp 3.2-litre V6 and probably a VW-sourced 200+ hp 2.0-litre turbo as well. Expect the Q5 to debut in Dubai and the GCC early next year.

For GCC-spec pricing and specs, visit the Audi Q5 buyer guide.

What do you think?

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Comments

  1. this looks much better than GLK…

  2. what if it was made in China? it doesn’t necessarily mean the standards are gonna sink right?

  3. afteralll we r gettin everything chinese now….soon we gonna get chinese assembled cars….

  4. all my R/C carS before was made in chaina, SO, i have no affair getting (made in china) car :mrgreen:

  5. the new 7 series from inside.i think merc is a lot better shame in bmw
    http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2009-bmw-7-series-dash/760249/

  6. This is an absolutely nice car regardless of where it is built, as I am sure Audi is not foolish enough to lower their standards. However, if this car is going to be priced at Dhs 150k plus, then it will be an absolute shame. I won’t be surprised if this will be true, as the shameful Tiguan is priced at a rediculous Dhs 120k!

  7. thes not a car !!! plaine

  8. I LOVE THIS CAR IM GETTING ONE!!

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