The brand new 2012 Audi Q5 has been unveiled. Although the previous version was deemed quite spectacular, there have been a number of upgrades and updates with Audi’s latest version.

Exterior look

In terms of the exterior there hasn’t been many upgrades. Audi decided to go keep the vehicle’s foundations and classy look without rebranding it completely. This will help attract the same type of market base and achieve similar sales figures from last year. There is a newly design front grille, keeping with Audi’s next generation of design. The bumpers are slightly modified to make room for the differently styled front air intakes. Interestingly there will be four new exterior colours available upon the car.

The headlights have been upgraded, which are optionally catered for xenon headlights to be installed and LED running daytime lights.

Interior

The interior will have three new optional colour schemes. There will be an glossy black chrome trim inside the cabin along with a chrome trim. High quality entertainment systems will be included too.

Engine changes

This time round there will be cleaner and engines which contain greater power too. This includes a 2.0 TSI which is able to hit an almighty 222 BHP which is an increase of 14 BHP compared to the previous engine. The fuel economy has been increased to 34.9 MPG, which is an upgrade of 2.3 MPG.

Although the 3.2 litre engine has been decreased in terms of size to a 3.0 litre TFSI V6, there is still a power increase of 2 BHP with the engine producing a total of 2 BHP altogether. The fuel economy has been improved with this particular engine by 2.8 MPG with the total MPG of the vehicle being 33.2 MPG.

The new 2.0 litre TDI diesel engine is 7 BHP better off than the previous 168 BHP engine that it replaces. The average fuel economy is 47.1 MPG.

The new 3.0 TDI V6 diesel engine is able to produce 242 BHP. The previous 3.0 TDI was only able to produce a maximum of 238 BHP. The average fuel economy is 44.1 MPG which is great improvement of 6.5 MPG in total.

As usual stop start technology will be standard upon every trim of the Audi Q5. There will be a six speed manual gearbox as standard on the four cylinder models. The 3.0 TFSI variant will receive an eight speed automatic gearbox as standard. This will be an optional extra for the 2.0 TFSI variant.