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Audi RS Q5 will be powered by the 2.9-liter bi-turbo V6 from RS 5 Coupe

Audi’s intention to bring out the Renn Sport Racing version of the Q5 was made clear when it unveiled the Audi SQ5 at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show early this year. Amazingly, the new Audi RS Q5 is expected to show off its high-performance nature by having under its elegantly sporty bonnet a powerful engine that is already fitted in the new Audi RS 5 Coupe.

Following the reveal of the SQ5 in January 2017, it was widely expected that Audi would take the wraps off the new RS Q5 at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March. To the dismay of many Audi fans and enthusiasts, that unveiling didn’t happen, and the guessing game for the new Audi RS Q5 continues. Of course, one of the matters being debated is the core of the any vehicle – the engine.

As revealed, the Audi SQ5 is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 TFSI aluminum engine that delivers 260 kW (354 hp) of max output and 500 Nm (368.8 lb.-ft.) of peak torque available between 1,370 rp and 4,500 rpm. This allows the SQ5 to sprint from zero to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 5.4 seconds on the way to reaching an electronically governed top speed of 250 km/h (155.3 mph).

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2017 Euro NCAP crash tests: Toyota C-HR, Audi Q5 and Land Rover Discovery SUVs earn five stars

We all want to know how safe our vehicles are on the road. Of course, carmakers do brag about the safety levels of their offerings, but it’s really up to unbiased assessment agencies to tell us the real deal. In Europe, the safety levels of new cars are tested by European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP). In fact, Euro NCAP just completed its latest round of safety tests, and the results were quite mixed.

For the latest round of testing, six vehicles underwent Euro NCAP’s stringent process: Audi Q5, Citroen C3, Fiat 500, Ford Ka+, Land Rover Discovery and Toyota C-HR. The results of the tests should make the people at Audi, Land Rover and Toyota leap for joy while leave those at Fiat and Ford scratching their heads. Euro NCAP’s overall safety rating is based on assessment in four important areas: Adult protection; Child protection; Pedestrian protection; and Safety Assist technologies. Vehicles are rated overall from one to five stars. The more stars a vehicle has, the safer it is.

According to Euro-NCAP, both the new Audi Q5 luxury SUV and Toyota C-HR subcompact crossover were able to earn five-star ratings from the assessment program, thanks to their good all-round performance. A five-star rating means these vehicles offer overall good performance in crash protection and are well-equipped with robust crash avoidance technology. In particular, the Toyota C-HR scored 95 percent for Adult protection; 77 percent for Child protection; 76 percent for Pedestrian protection; and 78 percent for Safety Assist technologies. The new Audi Q5, meanwhile, earned 93 percent for Adult protection; 86 percent for Child protection; 73 percent for Pedestrian protection; and 58 percent for Safety Assist technologies.

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Audi to launch RS Q5 at 2017 Geneva Motor Show

In a move toward building more SUVs and perhaps more projects in the future, Audi is about to introduce a brand new RS model this coming March. And guess what? The latest Audi to be wearing the Renn Sport Racing badge is none other than the Audi Q5. With that being said, the Audi RS Q5 will be the first in the model range to have the performance brand’s profile aside from of course, the existing Audi RS Q3.

With only a few weeks left before the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, Audi Sport’s Stephan Winkelmann has finally confirmed they are indeed showcasing 450 horsepower Audi RS Q5 at the event. In a statement, the former Lamborghini CEO mentioned about the significance of the upcoming motor show in Geneva and how the RS will be setting a new era for their B-segment.

Although the Audi RS Q5 will be using the SQ5 platform, the RS portfolio will definitely enhance its performance. Chances are great that it will be using an improved version of the SQ5’s current 3.0 liter V6 petrol engine. If not, then it could also make use of the 2.9-liter V6 engine from Porsche. Speculations are quite strong that its engine will be a joint development between Porsche and Audi. Either way, the RS Q5 is expected to accelerate from 0-62mph under five seconds. The SQ5, as we know, normally runs from 0-62 miles per hour in 5.4 seconds.

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2017 Audi Q5 shows its new design at Paris Motor Show

As the year 2017 rolls in, Audi is targeting to have another successful model: the second generation Audi Q5. The SUV will mix the sportiness you see in an Audi saloon with flexible interiors and a varied character. The new Audi Q5 was unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show and will set new standards in the SUV market in terms of driver assistance systems, efficiency and connectivity.

AUDI AG Chairman of the Board of Management Rupert Stadler says that because the first Q5 was the the best selling SUV for its segment for a number of years, designing the next generation Q5 presented a challenge that was both difficult and exciting.

Stadler explains that with the new Q5, the company is raising the bar and includes several innovations such as the quattro drive system that features ultra technology, the air suspension that has damper control, a new lineup of assistance and infotainment systems, and top-of-the-line engines.

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Audi has a dynamic start this year thanks to strong demand on models such as the A3, Q5 and A6, A7 and R8. In order to maintain the same path, the German manufacturer will boost output of its best-sellers and as a result it added 33 shifts at its German plants in January and February. In February alone, the German company added ten special shifts in Ingolstadt and three in Neckarsulm.

Meanwhile eight additional shifts are planned in Ingolstadt and two more in Neckarsulm this month. Board of Management Member for Production Dr. Frank Dreves: “Our Audi models are very popular all over the world; our order books are full. This makes us confident that we will grow again this year as well. For the coming months, we anticipate ongoing good utilization of capacity and additional shifts at our two domestic plants in Germany.”

“The Works Council approved the special shifts that the management applied for in the first few weeks of the year in order to make our manufacturing as economic as possible. The order situation is excellent and the additional shifts demonstrate the high flexibility of our employees. The workforce is thus making a significant contribution to the competitiveness of the production sites in Germany within the Group’s international production network,” stated the Chairman of Audi’s General Works Council, Peter Mosch.

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According to the latest reports from Autocar, it appears that the new Porsche Macan baby SUV will be a completely new car and not just a redesigned Audi Q5. These words came from Porsche’s R&D chief Wolfgang Hatz who also confirmed that the new crossover will make its world debut next year at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Moreover, Hatz also added that despite the fact that it is based on the Audi Q5, the German manufacturer modified every little thing on the Macan. So, everything is new: the engines, transmissions as well as the suspension. We do know that the Porsche Macan will use a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine delivering more than 370 hp.

This engine is based on the naturally aspirated 3.6-liter engine found on the bigger Cayenne but also on the Panamera and capable to deliver 300 hp. Hatz also added that Audi should have no fears that the Macan will steal its customers as the new crossover from Porsche wants to attract different people. What’s more interesting is that the Macan will be the first modern-day Porsche that will use four-cylinder engines. Still, these engines will not be available when the car will be launched.

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Audi’s SUV lineup available in the U.S. will be getting a Q5 TDI, which features a 3.0-liter V6 diesel powerplant with 245-hp and 428 lb-ft of torque. The current Audi Q5 is offered with three engine choices. The first is a 2.0-liter turbo-four that has an output of 211-hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Then there’s a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 (272-hp, 295 lb-ft of torque).

The third is a hybrid 2.0-liter turbo-four with a 44-hp electric motor that offers a combined output of 208-hp. The V6 diesel engine is the same powerplant used in the European SQ5 TDI model however, it would use a detuned version as the European-spec engine delivers 313-hp and 479 lb-ft of torque.

Audi claims that the diesel Q5 accelerate to 60-mph in less than 6.5 seconds. According to the European cycle, it can return about 37-mpg. EPA figures would be lower but we won’t know the exact figure until the model is about to arrive at showrooms in the summer.

Read the entire article Audi Q5 TDI to join U.S. lineup in 2014

At the Michelin Challenge Bibendum on May 18 to 22, Audi had put its experimental Q5 Hybrid Fuel Cell (HFC) on display. This event, which took place at old Berlin airport (Tempelhof), aimed to showcase sustainable mobility technologies.

Through the Q5 HFC, Audi studies whether combining hydrogen fuel cell technology with a hybrid drivetrain will lead to greater range and efficiency over a standard hydrogen-power car (which develops electricity for a vehicle to run).

Two high-pressure cylinders are featured on the Q5 HFC. The hydrogen in these cylinders is stored at a pressure rate of 700 bar (10,153 psi). The fuel cell is composed of a polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) and produces 98 kW (133 PS / 131 bhp).

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Audi has reportedly presented to its U.S. dealers the three new cars that will be appearing at the Geneva Motor Show, according to sources. These are a new Q3 SUV in bright orange, a Q5 Hybrid, and an A3 sedan concept that’s a preview of the next-generation A3 model. Fans are most excited about the A3 sedan, a model meant for the U.S. market where small sedan body styles are preferred over hatchbacks.

The source added that the next A3 will be available in 5 different body styles, including a 2-door cabriolet, a 3-door coupe/hatch, a 4-door sedan and as the Q3 crossover with an Avant version also being considered. The 3-door coupe/hatch is expected to be similar to the A5 coupe in styling.

The design of this A3 model will have more similarities to a scaled-down A4 than to the VW Golf appearance. In addition, this car will be longer, lower and wider than the existing version. More legroom is offered by the sedan variant than the current A4.

Read the entire article Audi will present new Q3 SUV, Q5 hybrid, A3 Sedan Concept at 2011 Geneva Auto Show

Audi has officially revealed at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show the new 2011 Audi Q5 Hybrid Quattro, which is its first model fitted with two drive systems. Specs of this car include a 2.0-liter TFSI gasoline engine that can deliver peak output of 155 kW (211 hp) and a maximum torque of 350 Nm (258.15 lb.-ft.) that is available at between 1,500 rpm and 4,200 rpm. This 2.0-liter TFSI gasoline mill can also be found on the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

The 2.0-liter TFSI gasoline engine in the new 2011 Audi Q5 Hybrid Quattro is complemented by a permanently energized synchronous machine that acts as an electric motor. Thanks to this electric motor, the Q5 Hybrid Quattro get an extra 33 kW (45 hp) of motive power as well as 211 Nm (155.63 lb.-ft.) of peak torque. The synchronous machines also act as a starter and, while decelerating, as a generator.

With the combination of the 2.0-liter TFSI gasoline engine and the synchronous electric motor, the new 2011 Audi Q5 Hybrid Quattro boasts of 180 kW (245 hp) of total output as well as 480 Nm (354.03 lb.-ft.) of with a system torque.

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After we revealed you the first specs of the car yesterday, Audi officially introduced today the 2011 Q5 Hybrid Quattro, its first model fitted with two drive systems.

As expected, the car is powered by a 2.0 TFSI gasoline engine, found also on the Golf GTI, and capable to deliver 155 kW (211 hp) and a maximum torque of 350 Nm (258.15 lb-ft) permanently available at 1500 to 4200 rpm. Still, this engine is helped by a permanently excited synchronous machine that serves as an electric motor, but also as a starter and – during deceleration – as a generator.

This motor delivers up to 33 kW (45 hp) of power and 211 Nm (155.63 lb-ft). The total output delivered by the Q5 Hybrid Quattro is 180 kW (245 hp) and a system torque of 480 Nm (354.03 lb-ft). With these numbers, the car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 miles) in 7.1 seconds while the top speed is electronically limited to 222 km/h (137.94 mph).

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It’s not a secret anymore that Audi is working on a hybrid version of the popular Q5 crossover, but until now there were no details regarding the technology which will be used on this new model from the German manufacturer.

Still, according to some unnamed Russian sources, AutoWeek was able to find out the first details and specs of the new Q5 Hybrid.

So, it appears that the 2011 Audi Q5 Hybrid will be powered, as expected, by a 2.0-liter TFSI engine delivering 2011, but also by a 45 hp electric motor. The total output of the car will be 240 hp and a whooping 480 Nm of torque.

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Although we’d like to see the RS versions of the Audi Q5 and Q7, it appears that the German manufacturer doesn’t intend to create these models in order to compete with cars such as the Bmw X5 & X6 M or the Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG. These words came from Stephan Reil, chief of Audi's division known as quattro GmbH.

This means that cars such as the Audi Q5 Custom Concept, which previews the RS version of the Q5 crossover will not be produced.

For those who don’t know, the Q5 Custom Concept made its debut last year, at the Wörthersee Tour 2009 and was powered by a 3.0-liter TFSI V6 engine (found also on the Audi S4) delivering an impressive 408 hp. The car could accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.4 seconds while the top speed was electronically limited to 250 km/h or 155 mph.

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According to the latest reports, it appears that the 2011 Audi Q5 Hybrid will finally make its debut in November, at the 2010 LA Auto Show. Still, there are no details regarding the technical part of this car, but some sources say that the Q5 Hybrid will receive a 2.0-liter TFSI petrol engine delivering 2011 hp but also an electric motor delivering 45 hp, which means that the Q5 Hybrid will deliver a total output of 256 hp.

This means that the car will use the same technology found on the Audi A8 Hybrid Concept, unveiled back in March at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. According to Audi, the A8 Hybrid delivers the same power as a V6 engine, but with a fuel economy like a modest four-cylinder unit.

The A8 Hybrid Concept can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 7.6 seconds and has a top speed electronically limited at 235 km/h (146.02 mph).

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The Audi Q5 was able to influence them not only through its seat comfort and space, but also through its superb handling and adaptability. It also received high ratings in the interior and exterior design categories.

The technicians among the jury had special appreciation for the new performance SUV's ease of repair and environmental friendliness. The new Audi Q5 merges the vitality of a sports vehicle with a highly adaptable interior and a wide variety of choices for leisure and family.

Three powerful, economical engines, quattro fixed all-wheel drive and agile suspension form the foundation of a remarkable technological package for on-road and off-road applications. The ground-breaking S tronic seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and the Audi drive select handling system are among its other attractions.

Read the entire article 2008 Audi Q5 receives Golden Steering Wheel award

Since the safety of cars is one of the prime considerations among families, carmakers are competing to get the highest safety ratings from both the IIHS and NHTSA. This is the reason why luxury vehicles are either at the top or near the top of the safety list.

This is true with the new 2009 Audi Q5 which comes with most of the safety elements currently offered on the market, causing it to top both the IIHS and NHTSA safety tests. Audi's concern for both motorists and their passengers are reflected on the superb ratings of the Audi Q5.

IIHS rigid testing requires top marks for side, front and rear impact tests, including standard stability control for a vehicle to get the honor of the Top Safety Pick, as the Q5 has managed to do.

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Watch out for this new entry-level diesel engine that can found in the Audi Q5 SUV and the A4 Allroad Quattro crossover. A new base gasoline unit in the form of the 2.0 TSI is also available for the Q5.

The diesel engine is a 2.0-liter TDI with common rail high-pressure injection that produces 143 hp and a maximum torque of 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm.

The base 2.0-liter TSI makes 180 hp and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque from 1,500 to 3,900 rpm. Both engines are linked to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Audi claims that the 2.0 TFSI accelerates the Q5 from 0 to 100km/h (62mph) in 8.5 seconds while returning an average fuel consumption of 8.4 liters per 100km or 28.0mpg US.

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Audi revealed its plans to invest in fixed assets for the years 2009 until 2012. This marks its continued investment not just in new products but in innovative technologies and is expected to reach a total of 7.3 billion euros.

Audi Group said that it intends to continue this for the next few years. An estimated 80%, or about 5.9 billion euros, will be allocated to product development where the brand expects to enhance its standard drivelines.

It will also include the development of new models specifically for the hybrid and electric segment. Audi expects to increase its portfolio from 34 models to 42 by 2015. By next year, the brand intends to launch new series models.

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the safety recall of about 6,000 model year 2009 Audi Q5 units, which have been found to be at risk of its trim covers getting loose once the head airbag is deployed.

The NHTSA's official website states that a defective cover piece mounted on the A-pillar can detach if the head airbag is deployed and hit the front seat occupants of the vehicle. It's expected that Audi will inspect the faulty parts free of charge and replace them if necessary.

This news is surprising since the Audi Q5 received a top NHTSA safety pick earlier this year after scoring five-star for the safety of both the driver and the passenger in NHTSA's frontal crash tests.

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Aside from the all-new A8 and updated Q7, Audi said that there will be other vehicles that would also get to benefit from its new eight-speed gearbox. Dealer order guides for the 2011 model year, the octo-cog-swapper is will be seen throughout the Audi line-up in the next year, with the company targeting around 70% of it US sales volume to come equipped with the new gearbox.

For the 2011 model year, the A4 2.0 TFSI quattro sedan and Avant will have an eight-speed, along with the A5 2.0 TFSI quattro coupe and cabriolet (the manual six-speed will only be available on the coupe).

Furthermore, the revised Q7, with its new high- and low-output 3.0-liter supercharged V6s (cribbed from the S4 and A6), will take the place of the 3.6-liter V6 and 4.2-liter V8 for the 2011 model year.

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