The new Audi Q5 was a global success when it comes to the roads for the first time. Its sharp and attractive design will continue to the next 2016 Audi Q5. The new Audi Q5 2016 will arrive in 2016 with the base price around $32,000. Based on the new platform this midsize SUV will come with better numbers than its predecessor.
2016 Audi Q5 redesign
The new 2016 Audi Q5 will be built on the advanced MLBevo platform. That means the new Audi midsize SUV will be lighter with better performance, handling and fuel efficiency. Building with this platform presumes using lightweight materials like high strength steel and aluminum. With this innovation the new Audi Q5 2016 will lose around 220 pounds. Comparing to the current model future 2016 Q5 will have soft lines and it will be more angular. On the front it will feature large grille, sharper LED or laser headlights, foglights integrated into heavy bumper. It will also come with S-line packages, matte paint options, and larger wheels. Interior will have leather upholstery even with lower trim levels. It will also have an advanced infotainment system with satellite navigation, satellite radio, and just like the new Audi TT it will come with new instrument screen with Drive Select mounted on steering wheel.
Audi Q5 2016 specs
The new 2016 Audi Q5 will have three engine choices. First one will be 2.0-liter TFSI that will produce 245 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. Other two engines are two diesel engines: 2.0-liter TDI with 190 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque and 3.0-liter V-6 TDI that produce 272 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. The 3.0-liter diesel could come with triple-turbocharger which will boost power to respectable 354 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. The reason that third charger is there is that the Audi wanted to eliminate turbo lag. So engineers installed third charger which is an electric E-boost device that will boost the torque curve on lower rpms.
Beside classic engine there will be Audi Q5 2016 e-tron Quattro, the plug-in hybrid, as a leader of the mpg scale. The powertrain of this model will be combination of 2.0-liter inline-4 with 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque and electric motor that delivers 109 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque equivalent.
2016 Audi Q5 release date and price
The new 2016 Audi Q5 will be built in Mexico, in new plant in San Jose Chiapa. The new Audi midsize SUV will come in 2016 with the base price starting at $32,000. The main competitors to the Audi Q5 2016 will be Mercedes GLK, BMW X3, Range Rover Evoque and Porsche Macan.