At the auto show in Paris 2016 the world premiere of the new Audi Q5 II generation crossover who came to replace the highly successful model of the first generation, which sold over eight years sold over a million copies. Audi Q5 2017-2018 in a new body received an evolutionary design, and most of all changed the front of the machine. Utility has got a modified radiator grille with a wide rim, which is adjacent to the head optics and front bumper became stricter. In general, the design of new products exterior became more sharp edges, refreshing image of “peek-a-fifth”, that can be even more individualized – the choice of buyers invited for five styling packages: Design, Design Selection, Sport, S Line and S Line Sport. Wheels are available with diameters from 17 to 21 inches. Salon predecessor of today have significantly out of date, so that the interior of the new Audi Q5 2017 against this background looks very impressive. But surprisingly, for some reason in this car manufacturer has refused the use of its new chips – exhibited in a long series of air ducts on the front panel.
Instead, they are more traditional air vents, and a stand-alone screen MMI multimedia system (maybe 7.0 or 8.3 inches) for some reason is not removed. But the air conditioner unit with touch-sensitive buttons, a tiny gearshift lever characteristic shape and touch panel on the dashboard with a handwriting recognition feature on the site. Manufacturer reports about that in the five-seater cabin of the new Audi Q5 2017-2018 was slightly larger, for a fee you can order a massage function on the front seats and the rear sofa with adjustable length and slope of the backrest, plus an entertainment system for rear passengers with large monitors.
The basis of the new Audi Q5 II lay MLB Evo modular platform – both the older crossover of Q7, models from which went further and optional air suspension. The design of the machine was more aluminum and high-strength steels, reducing weight by 90 kg, despite the slightly increased dimensions. The length of the Audi Q5 2017 in a new body is 4663 mm (+ 23), the wheelbase has grown to 2 819 (+ 10), the width – 1 893 (+ 13), height – 1659 (+10). Cargo capacity, depending on the position of the sofa back, ranging from 550 to 610 liters, and when folded backside compartment size increases to 1 550 liters. Suspension front double wishbone and rear, electromechanical power steering is now – is located on the rail. If necessary, customers can pay for adaptive dampers, and can take whose presence allows the force to increase the ground clearance by an additional 60 mm or vice versa – priopustit back for easy loading/unloading of the luggage compartment. On machines with pneuma can change the ground clearance at five fixed positions, and in the Audi Drive Select electronics modes there are two additional setting options (now seven): lift/offroad and allroad. Recent work adapting the chassis, engine and gearbox for driving in difficult road conditions. The powertrain lineup for the new Audi Q5 2017-2018 5 at first appears only one petrol engine – a 2.0-liter “turbo” TFSI power of 252 hp, but the four diesel engines – the two-liter TDI is a return on 150, 163 and 190 forces, as well as the 3.0-liter V6 TDI, issuing 286 “horses” and 620 Nm of torque. Only for the last proposed 8-band Machine (the rest of the versions put the 6-speed manual or S tronic robot) and full-fledged permanent all-wheel drive. The initial 150-strong modification is to the front, but the extra charge is offered quattro ultra (the rest goes to the database), breaking the rear axle in normal conditions to save fuel. Later, we are waiting for the emergence of a hybrid, “heated” version SQ5, and in the future it is possible and the emergence of a full-fledged “charged” version of Q5 RS, which was not its predecessor.
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Production of the new crossover established the company in Mexico, its European sales will begin in early 2017 (at € 7700 more expensive than the previous generation of machines). In addition to a number of the above options, the car can also be retrofitted with a matrix head optics Matrix LED, electronic instrument panel Audi Virtual Cockpit, multifunction steering wheel with heating, Bang & Olufsen sound with the effect of surround sound, illumination of the interior, “smart” navigation and weight of electronic assistants.