The new Audi Q5 has received a wonderful refreshed look, inside out. There is now a brand new set of engines upon the vehicle which make the vehicle more economical and efficient. Audi claim that the car is now up to 17% better off in terms of efficiency.

Two petrols and two diesels with a hybrid to follow

The engine line-up is set to include a hybrid which is set to be made available at a later date. At the beginning, there will be two petrol and two diesel engines made available.

Distinctive

The Audi Q5 hybrid will not adopt a CVT gearbox. Instead there will be an 8 speed transmission gearbox. This has come as quite a surprise to many as most hybrid vehicles adopt a CVT gearbox. The lithium ion battery is weighty but placed in an appropriate location in the vehicle. When the hybrid model is released, it will be easily distinguished from it’s 10 spoke wheels which will be either 19 or 20 inches, depending on the taste of the driver.

Improvements in terms of efficiency

The diesel engines will typically offer more efficiency. The 2.0 litre four cylinder engine will provide 47.1 MPG which an improvement from the current generation of 1.5 MPG. The 3.0 litre V6 is able to achieve 44.1 MPG. This time round there is an improvement of 6.5 MPG. In terms of acceleration there is no improvement as the 0 – 62 MPH timing remains at 6.5 seconds.

The 2.0 litre TFSI petrol engine provides a greater deal of efficiency too. The 3.2 litre V6 engine has been dropped. It has replaced with a 3.0 litre supercharged V6 engine which is able to output a maximum of 272 BHP. This in essence records a time of 5.9 seconds from 0 – 62 MPH. Surprisingly this particular model returns 33.2 MPG.

The eco friendly technology stems all the way down to the steering. The electromechanical steering saves energy and therefore increases efficiency.

Not much change on the outside

Around the exterior there is not much a change. There are stylish running daytime lights included which are common amongst Audi A8’s. There are brand new bumpers with stylish exhaust pipes, upgrading the car’s look slightly. The brand new front grille brings an element of class to the vehicle. There are now four brand new colours to choose from.