Audi Q5 facelifted

Matthew Hayward
26 Apr 2012

Audi has given the Q5 a minor facelift, with a range of cleaner engines, new improved steering and a range of interior upgrades

The big changes for the 2012 Q5 are all under the skin, with an all-new line-up of more efficient engines. Performance figures remain exactly the same - while efficiency is up across the entire range by 15 percent.

Start-stop is now standard on all engines, while all new electro-mechanical steering is said to improve feedback as well as further improve efficiency.

Audi's top model, the Q5 3.0 TFSI S-line, features the same 3.0-litre supercharged V6 as the S4 - which produces 268bhp and 295lb ft of torque. The engine replaces the normally-aspirated 3.2 V6, and can push the car from 0-60mph in 5.9 seconds, while still returning a respectable 33.2mpg.

The exterior of the car has been mildly tweaked, with some new headlights, LED running lights and bumpers - as well as a many other detail changes. On the inside, there's a revised MMI system, a better steering wheel and a mildly re-styled centre console.

First deliveries of Audi's updated Q5 are expected in the UK in October, with order books opening in late May. Prices will start from £33,400.

 

Read more about:

Experience the thrill of driving every month with evo magazine, devoted exclusively to the greatest performance cars in the world. If you're passionate about performance cars then evo is your ultimate monthly read.