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Audi Q5 2013 face-lift

2013 Audi Q5


Even though the title says “face-lift”, the new look of the Audi Q5 has only seen minor rearrangements. A bit of tweaking with the interior and some small changes to its face, however where the real changes occur is under the hood.

While not all the engine options will be available everywhere, however a couple of the now six different options will surely make it through; worth to mention the fact that four of the six engine options will feature some sort of 2.0-liter turbo four.

The diesel varieties will generate either 143 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque or 177 hp and 280 lb-ft; the gasoline counterparts on the other hand will offer 211 hp and 258 lb-ft or 225 hp and 258 lb-ft.

What should be noted is that the 211-hp version will get a bit of a boost from an electric motor, yes you read that right, the Q5 will also feature a hybrid option; it seems like absolutely everyone is trying to have their presence felt on the hybrid market and this is a trend that is only going to get more prominent, with even Ferrari announcing a future hybrid limited high-end model.

Returning to the hybrid Q5 option, the total power-train output for that version will be of 245 hp and 345 lb-ft of torque.

Amongst the six options, there are two six-cylinder versions, a 3.0-liter diesel generating 245 hp and 428 lb.ft of torque, and the other is a supercharged gasoline six plucked from the A6 and A7. It is however slightly detuned to only create 272 hp and 295 lb-ft. The company says that the car will get to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds and top out at a bit over 145 mph.

Audi haven’t announced yet which of the models will be available where, but one could speculate that the 2.0T gasoline engine, the hybrid option, and maybe even the V6 diesel as well as the gasoline six to be available in the U.S


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