Sportback revolution continues with Q5 makeover
Invite to the latest in a growing checklist of SUV sports cars, the Audi Q5 Sportback. Which adheres to last year’s release of the e-tron Sportback and also Q3 Sportback, and also the market’s current trend for coupe-ifying essentially whatever.
Looking similar as its standard SUV sibling, the Sportback is ever before so slightly longer– 7 millimetres– yet has a similar drag coefficient of 0.30 Cd, with elevation and also width also the exact same. Which all instead elevates the concern, what’s the point?
Still. The boot area is 40 litres less than its bigger counterpart, standing at 510 litres, and also 1,480 litres with the rear seats folded down, while the optional back seat bench, which can be shifted side to side as well as has adjustable seat back angles, raises this to 570 litres.
Unsurprisingly, it likewise obtains much of the modern technology discovered in the Q5, consisting of THOSE fancy OLED taillights, including 3 special layouts, plus Audi’s most current MMI infomercial system coupled with a 10.1-inch touchscreen, and an optional 12.3-inch Online Cabin. As always, expect Audi’s normal suite of security and also chauffeur assist systems, too.
The Sportback does, however, include sporting activities suspension as basic, while optional adaptive air suspension enables ground clearance to be boosted by as much as 45mm. At higher rates, the body is automatically decreased 15mm for greater effectiveness as well as handling, plus pushing a switch in the boot decreases the rear axle by 55mm for easier loading. Creative.
In regards to engines, the version will be introduced with, in a similar way to the recently facelifted– yep, you thought it– Q5, a 201bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel motor providing 295lb feet of torque, and a seven-speed box, plus ‘twin-dosing’ technology to dramatically cut NOx exhausts.
Various other engines, consisting of four-cylinder fuels, a V6 diesel, a number of plug-in hybrids, and also an SQ5 Sportback, will sign up with the line-up later on. No information of an RS yet, yet provided there’s an RS Q3 Sportback, do not rule it out. Distributions are set to begin in the very first half of 2021.
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