As expected, Audi revealed the facelifted version of the Q5, its mid-class SUV. For those who expected a dramatic change they’ll have to look another SUV as the Q5 received only a new set of headlights, a front grille but also a new set of tail lamps and an air diffuser. Moreover, the 2013 Audi Q5 comes with four new colors and with a total of 15 colors. The updated SUV is 4.63 meters (15.19 feet) long, 1.90 meters (6.23 feet) wide and 1.65 meters (5.41 feet) tall. The interior was also updated and many of the user controls have narrow chrome trim, while the steering column control stalks, ignition key and instruments were given subtle modifications. The narrow panels of the center console are now finished in high-gloss black. The MMI navigation has now four buttons and its volume dial has an additional skip function. Other improvements are found on the controls for the seat heating, the new highly efficient air conditioning system, the Audi drive select system and the multifunction steering wheel. The 2012 Audi Q5 Facelift also features three new interior colors, three fabric and three leather qualities and a total of 35 different combinations.
The S line sport package offers a black interior, sport seats and elegant trim but also a new set of 19-inch wheels with 235/55 tires, a sport suspension and the exclusive exterior color Daytona Grey, pearl effect. For those who want more, there is the Audi exclusive program and and Audi exclusive line which offers other exclusive choices. Under the hood, the Audi Q5 was also updated and now all the engines are more powerful. The most efficient Q5 series engine is the 2.0 TDI and this is offered in two versions. The first version comes with 105 kW (143 hp) and 320 Nm (236.02 lb-ft) of torque – combined with a manual transmission and front-wheel drive this engine has an average fuel consumption of 5.3 liters of diesel per 100 km (44.38 US mpg) – and a CO2 equivalent of 139 grams per km (223.70 g/mile). The 75 liter (19.81 US gallon) fuel tank enables driving ranges of up to 1,400 km (870 miles).
The second version of the 2.0 TDI delivers 130 kW (177 hp) and 380 Nm (280.27 lb-ft) of torque (with S tronic and quattro drive) and has a fuel consumption of 6.0 liters per 100 km (39.20 US mpg). The 3.0 TDI delivers 180 kW (245 hp) and 580 Nm (427.79 lb-ft) of torque. Always paired with a seven-speed S tronic and quattro drive system, the Q5 3.0 TDI pushes the Q5 from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 6.5 seconds and has a top speed of 225 km/h (139.81 mph). Its combined fuel consumption is just 6.4 liters of fuel per 100 km (36.75 US mpg). The new 2.0 TFSI gasoline engine delivers 165 kW (225 hp) and 350 Nm (258.15 lb-ft) and when using a manual transmission it has a fuel consumption of 7.6 liters per 100 km (30.95 US mpg).
The 3.0 TFSI engine replaces the old 3.2-liter engine and delivers 200 kW (272 hp) of power and 400 Nm (295.02 lb-ft) of torque. With this numbers, the vehicle is able to hit 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 5.9 seconds and a top speed of 234 km/h (145.40 mph). Combined fuel consumption is 8.5 liters per 100 km (27.67 US mpg). The Audi Q5 Hybrid Quattro comes with the 2.0 TFSI with 155 kW (211 hp) and 350 Nm (258.15 lb-ft) of torque as well as an electric motor with a peak output of 40 kW (54 hp) and peak torque of 210 Nm (154.89 lb-ft). The Q5 Hybrid delivers a total output of 180 kW (245 hp) and a system torque of 480 Nm (354.03 lb-ft). It can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 7.1 seconds and can reach a top speed of 225 km/h (139.81 mph). Its combined fuel consumption is just 6.9 liters per 100 km (34.09 US mpg). Pricing for the 2013 Audi Q5 starts at 39,900 euros for the model fitted with the 2.0 TDI engine.