Only a few months in the past, Audi took the veils off the Q5 and SQ5 Sportback fashions. The pair takes intention on the BMW X4 and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe, providing Audi followers a “sleeker” choice of the Q5 that was by no means obtainable till lately.

The system for the Q5 Sportback is easy – take a regular Q5 and add a roofline that slopes gently in direction of the rear of the automotive. Moreover the raked roof, a lot of the SUV is borrowed from the common Q5. That features the broader and flatter “singleframe” grille, trapezoidal LED headlights, and new tail lights with elective OLED expertise, joined collectively by a chrome bar.

The warmer SQ5 Sportback TDI mannequin distinguishes itself with a extra aggressive bodykit, quad tailpipes, 20-inch wheels (could be upgraded to 21-inch models), and large 375 mm rotors up entrance with six-pot clampers. There’s additionally the customary S badging on the grille, tailgate, and within the cabin.

At the moment, the Q5 Sportback could be had with litre turbocharged petrol and diesel engines, each producing 204 PS and paired with a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission. The SQ5 TDI, in the meantime, will get a litre twin-turbo diesel V6 that makes 341 PS and 700 Nm of twisting torque at 1,750 to three,250 rpm. An eight-speed computerized gearbox sends drive to all 4 wheels (quattro), permitting it to do the zero to 100 km/h dash in 5.1 seconds.

Common Q5 Sportback fashions additionally get quattro AWD, and can be found with a gentle hybrid system. The latter permits the automotive to coast with the engine off and have interaction the start-stop system when decelerating from 22 km/h. Two plug-in hybrid variants with differing outputs might be launched afterward. Adaptive dampers and air suspension are elective, which permits experience peak to be adjusted in 5 phases by as a lot as 60 mm.