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.


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