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Audi adds more powerful 3.0 TDI V6 diesel to Q5 range




Audi has added a more powerful diesel variant to its popular Q5 mid-size SUV range in the form of the V6-powered 3.0 TDI quattro.

Slotted between the petrol-powered 2.0 TFSI quattro and the SQ5 performance flagship, the new 3.0 TDI quattro produces 210kW of power and a full 620Nm of torque available from just 1500 rpm. Athletic acceleration is assured, reaching 100km/h from rest in just 5.8 seconds. This is not to the detriment of fuel economy, with a combined consumption figure of just 6.3 litres per 100km.

Power from the 3.0 TDI V6 engine is channelled through the eight-speed tiptronic automatic transmission, and then through the quattro all-wheel drive system with a mechanical centre differential that distributes torque 40:60 front-to-rear under normal driving conditions.

The Audi Q5 3.0 TDI has been awarded a 5-star EuroNCAP and ANCAP safety rating, thanks to an impressive array of standard safety and driver assistance features.

These include:

  • Audi pre-sense city with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) and pedestrian detection (up to 85 km/h)
  • Exit warning system
  • Cross traffic assist
  • Audi side assist blind spot warning system
  • Audi active lane assist
  • Audi pre-sense basic (belt tensioning, window closing and other preventative measures if an emergency is detected)
  • Audi pre-sense rear (warns following traffic if they are at risk of running into the rear of the car)
  • Parking system plus with rear-view camera
  • Adaptive cruise control with Stop&Go including traffic jam assist and distance indicator
  • Collision avoidance assist
  • Audi pre-sense front (collision warning up to 250km/h)
  • High-beam assist

Key equipment highlights of the Q5 3.0 TDI include:

  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • Leather appointed seats, with sport front seats
  • 40:20:40 split-fold rear seats
  • Convenience key (hands-free entry and engine start)
  • Multifunction steering wheel, with shift-paddles
  • 3-zone climate control deluxe air conditioning, with digital rear display
  • Audi sound system with 10 speakers including subwoofer and 180w output
  • 360 degree camera
  • Park assist
  • Memory function for the driver’s seat
  • Exterior mirrors with heating, folding, auto-dimming and memory functions
  • Electrically adjustable steering column with memory and automatic entry and exit functions
  • Heated front seats

Pricing (excluding on-roads)

Q5 design 2.0 TDI quattro S tronic 140kW $65,900
Q5 sport 2.0 TDI quattro S tronic 140kW $70,700
Q5 sport 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic 185kW $73,211
Q5 sport 3.0 TDI quattro tiptronic 210kW $83,900

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