Spied: Facelifted Audi Q5 caught testing in Mumbai

19/05/2012 - 18:33 | ,  ,  ,  ,  ,   | Kaustubh Shinde

It is very easy to believe that this is going to be a Audi India’s year. The company has already snatched second position in the luxury car market from Mercedes. The Ingolstadt giant has also launched 2 products in the beginning of the year – Audi TT and the all new Audi A4. The next contender to wear the four rings badge will the Q3 which incidentally will also be the first rival to BMW’s X1 – BMW India’s strongest seller.

Facelifted Audi Q5 front IndiaFacelifted Audi Q5 rear India

But there is an another Audi in the pipeline. Yes, we are talking about the facelifted Audi Q5 which made its official debut at Beijing Motor show. Design wise, the all new Audi Q5 features

  • Revised six-point grille
  • Refreshed headlights
  • Slightly updated front bumper

Mechanically, the new Audi Q5 features an electrical power steering unit instead of an hydraulic one. The chassis has been modified for increased ride comfort.

Audi India currently offers the Q5 in a myriad of petrol and diesel options. While there is no confirmation from Audi’s side, we have a very strong feeling that the new updated version of these engines will debut with the all new Q5. The set of engines include:

Petrol Engines

  • 3.0-liter TSFI with two state of tune 272PS and 329PS.

Diesel engines

  • 2L TDI with 150 horses
  • 3L TDI with 240 horses
  • 3L twin turbo TDI power with 313 horses

Audi India may choose to continue the 2.0L TSi engine as an entry level variant of the Audi Q5. Audi India assembles the Q5 in the Aurangabad plant and most of the operation is CKD.

We can expect the facelifted Audi Q5 to be immediately launched after the much-awaited Audi Q3. Or Audi may choose to give us the new Q5 as a Diwali Gift.

Source: TeamBhp Member - TheRagingBull

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