Although Audi has never sold its SUVs in long-wheelbase versions in China before, it is now responding to the market's appetite for these stretched versions. The second generation Audi Q5 will become the first SUV from the four-ringed brand to go on sale in a long-wheelbase form.
The all-new Audi Q5 is 4,663 mm long, 1,893 mm wide and 1,659 mm tall. The Audi Q5 L is 4,765 mm long, 1,893 mm wide and 1,659 mm tall. While the SWB version has a 2,819 mm wheelbase, the LWB version has a 2,908 mm wheelbase. That’s an increment of 89 mm, and the change is apparent in the increased amount of space available for the rear-seat passengers.
Audi will offer the Audi Q5 L with a 2.0-litre TFSI turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine in 190 PS and 250 PS versions. The Chinese publication says that the Q5 L will have a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and Quattro permanent AWD system. The Q5 L’s launch is likely to take place in the first quarter of 2018. Indian launch of the second-gen Q5 (SWB) should also take place by early next year.
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