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Audi Q5 2019 pricing and specs revealed

The Audi Q5 2019 model range now follows the brand's new naming strategy, with 40 TDI, 45 TFSI and 50 TDI models available.

The Audi Q5 2019 range has been uncovered, with the German luxury SUV line-up embracing the brand’s new naming strategy across five trim levels.

The model line-up kicks off with the entry-level diesel Q5 40 TDI quattro, which is available in ‘design’ trim ($66,700 plus on-road costs), or in ‘sport’ guise at $71,500. The entry-level petrol model is the Q5 45 TFSI quattro, which is also available in ‘design’ ($67,650) or ‘sport’ guise ($73,600). The top of the range model is the 50 TDI quattro, at $84,700.

Let’s run through the engine specs of each of the Q5 models, all of which are all-wheel drive.

The 40 TDI quattro is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine with 140kW of power and 400Nm of torque. It uses a seven-speed dual-clutch auto, and fuel use is 5.3 litres per 100 kilometres for the ‘design’ model (5.5L/100km for the ‘sport’ model due to its bigger wheels).

The 45 TFSI quattro uses a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol turbo engine producing 185kW and 370Nm, again with a seven-speed dual-clutch auto. Fuel use is claimed at 7.1L/100km for the ‘design’ variant (7.3L/100km for the ‘sport’).

The range-topping regular Q5 is the 50 TDI ‘sport’, which uses a V6 turbo-diesel engine producing 210kW and 620Nm. It employs an eight-speed automatic transmission, and fuel consumption is rated at 6.3L/100km. 

All the Audi Q5 models run on automatic transmission. All the Audi Q5 models run on automatic transmission.

In the lower models the standard equipment highlights are determined by the ‘design’ or ‘sport’ designation.

The ‘design’ models run 18-inch alloy wheels, ‘manhattan grey’ exterior trim elements, a black grille, xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, electric front seat adjustment with driver’s side memory settings, leather seat trim, three-zone climate control, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, ambient interior lighting, 

The ‘sport’ versions have 20-inch wheels, full LED headlights and DRLs, body-colour exterior trim highlights, aluminium grille finish, sport front seats, the brand’s ‘virtual cockpit’ 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster display, black headlining, adaptive cruise control, active lane keep assist, “collision avoidance assist” which can increase steering torque if an accident is imminent, auto high-beam lights and auto-folding side mirrors.

The up-spec 50 TDI ‘sport’ adds heated front seats, side-dipping mirrors (in reverse), electric steering column adjustment with memory settings.

  • Both the 'design' and 'sport' versions have sat nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Both the 'design' and 'sport' versions have sat nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
  • All Q5 models are all-wheel drive. All Q5 models are all-wheel drive.

Q5 ‘design’ versions run a lower grade media system with a 7.0-inch screen, while ‘sport’ models have an 8.3-inch display (with included map updates and 10-gig media storage). Neither are touchscreen, but both have sat nav, USB and SD ports, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and Qi wireless phone charging. The lower grade models have eight speakers, while higher-spec models have 10, including a subwoofer. 

For those interested in a performance-honed petrol model, the SQ5 model - with its 3.0-litre V6 turbo engine churning out 260kW and 500Nm - remains available, priced from $99,500.

Audi Q5 2019 list pricing (before on-road costs)

40 TDI quattro design 2.0L auto AWD$66,700 
45 TFSI quattro design 2.0L auto AWD $67,650
40 TDI quattro sport 2.0L auto AWD$71,500 
45 TFSI quattro sport 2.0L auto AWD $73,600
50 TDI quattro sport 3.0L auto AWD$84,700 

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