2016 Audi Q5 Changes, Under The Hood Review

I don’t know whether this is bad news or good news for Audi’s car enthusiasts because their future project called Q5 looks familiar with the outgoing model. The 2016 Audi Q5 changes have minor updates or only a few changes that I can found through this car. We know that many car manufacturers play safe in the market scene and they prefer to stand on their specialty for the future car. It means that they strengthen their position with minor changes of their flagship car. I think Audi wants to implement this strategy in order to save their rank in market scene now.

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2016 Audi Q5 Under the Hood

2016 Audi Q5 review

The details of 2016 Audi Q5 changes has been announced by Audi on their official website. I found turbocharged 2.0 L with four cylinder system of engine will lied under the hood of Q5 base model. It pumps out around 220 horsepower. If you do not like this speed, there are another option of 3.0T, SQ5 and TDI higher version with 3.0 L V6 engine. They produce 272 until near 354 horsepower. Meanwhile, you can choose TDI’s diesel version if you need better fuel economy system of Q5. However, the power is lower than base model at 240 horsepower.Moreover, hybrid version is also included in the new Q5 lineup. It has a turbocharged 2.0 L engine, of course, with an electric motor. The power is quite good for a hybrid at 245 horsepower.

For the transmission, all of these versions will be mated with eight-speed automatic gearbox plus AWD platform.

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2016 Audi Q5 Interior Design

2016 Audi Q5 interior design

If you want to know how many passengers are able to take a seat inside the new 2016 Audi Q5 changes, it is a five-seat passenger car. These seats are covered by leather upholstery which offer comfort ability of a sedan. Moreover, there is a ten-speaker audio inside the car to make your driving more entertaining with music. The front seats have featured with heated and ventilated system to give front passengers some easy access with the environment. Standard SUV navigation system such as Bluetooth, Wifi and seven inches of display screen can be found on the dashboard.

Release date and Prices

Based on the official website, the 2016 Audi Q5 changes will be priced at $40,900 as starting MSRP. This is quite affordable for mid-low class buyers. Meanwhile, the release date is predicted in the end of this year. There are many Audi’s lineup which will compete other car manufactures as 2016 model including this new Q5.

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