2013 Audi Q5 gets a host of engine upgrades
For 2013, Audi have given their Q5 crossover a mid-life facelift. The styling updates are subtle, so are the interior enhancements.
However, changes under the hood are substantial. The 2013 Q5 will now be available with three diesels, two gasoline engines and even a hybrid powertrain.
The smaller 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine can be ordered in two states of tune, with 143 hp or 177 hp. There is also a 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine on offer which produces a very healthy 245 hp.
The range of petrol engines start with the 225 hp turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cylinder. If you fancy more power you can opt for the new 272 hp supercharged 3.0-litre V6 which replaces the outgoing 3.2-litre V6 motor.
The highlight however is the hybrid powertrain. It pairs a 211bhp turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cylinder with a 54 hp electric motor. Torque-multiplying responsibilities are shouldered by an 8-speed automatic that transfers power to all four wheels. The claimed time for the 0-100 kph dash is 7.1 seconds and the mixed-cycle fuel economy is rated at 6.92 l/100 km. If driven by electric power only, range is barely 3.2 km at 60 kph.
Prices for the Audi Q5 for GCC have yet to be announced. Only the petrol engines will likely be offered in the UAE. Expect its introduction by early next year.
Keep track of updates in the Audi Q5 buyer guide.