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L-R Mr. Rahil Ansari,Head, Audi India with Bollywood Star Nimrat Kaur at the launch of the Audi Q5 45 TFSI-001

Audi India have launched the petrol variant of the Q5 SUV that they launched in January this year. It comes with a 2.0-litre TFSI turbo-petrol engine, drive modes and quattro all-wheel drive.

Visually, and in terms of its underpinnings, this Q5 is no different from its diesel sibling, the only significant change is the engine. Find out all you need to know about the evolution of its platform, design inspirations and more in our Q5 diesel launch story. At the heart of this variant is a 2.0-litre TFSI turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine producing 252 PS and 370 Nm, essentially the same set-up that powers the Porsche Macan R4 – read our Macan review to find out what the engine is like. In the Q5, the engine is mated to a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission, and comes with equipped with Audi’s proprietary quattro all-wheel-drive technology. Audi claim that all of this combines to offer a top speed of 237 km/h, a 0-100 km/h time of 6.3 seconds, and an ARAI rated fuel efficiency figure of 12.44 km/l.

Other features in the Q5 petrol include LED lights, 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit infotainment, MMI control with touchpad, a panoramic sunroof, and more. The Q5 comes with safety and driver assists galore – ABS with EBD, ESC, eight airbags, auto-hold, hill-descent assist, and tyre pressure sensors among other things.

Rahil Ansari, Head, Audi India spoke at the launch, saying “We received over 500 bookings for the all new Audi Q5 TDI model within a month of its launch in India, a testimony to its leadership position in the segment. The Audi Q5 is one of the bestselling models in its class in India and with the launch of its petrol avatar; the Audi Q5 will further strengthen its foothold in the Indian market. With more power, a whole new design language and a host of new infotainment and innovative features, the new Audi Q5 45 TFSI is the best vehicle available for our customers who want to enjoy driving whether it is on or off the road.”

“In line with our petrol strategy we clearly want to increase the contribution of petrol variants in our total sales and with the launch of the Audi Q5 45 TFSI, our entire Q range is now available with petrol options. 2018 is the year of Audi progression and I am delighted to also showcase the soon to be launched Design Edition of the Audi Q7 and the Audi Q3. This is quattro power at its best,” added Ansari.

Price wise, you’re looking at shelling out Rs 55.27 lakh (ex-showroom) onward for the Q5 petrol. It will go up against the likes of the Volvo XC60, BMW X3, and Mercedes-Benz GLC. Rest assured we’ll be driving it soon, but, in the meantime,you can take look back at our road-trip to Kochi in the Q5 diesel, to gauge what the car looks and feels like.

 

 

 

 

About the author: Harket Suchde

 

Senior Correspondent at Car India Magazine, rock-n-roll kid, footy fanatic and gaming nut. You can hit me up on Twitter @thecrediblehark - I promise I'll respond...eventually.
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