Audi unveiled the 2013 version of the Q5 a few days ago with subtle styling details, and big improvements in fuel efficiency. Now we got this promo video which gives us a better look at the exterior as well as the interior of the new model. On the face of it, the Q5 should be a more exciting car than its little brother Q3, which, to put it nicely, is boring. The Q5 has a nice interior, greater off-road capability and a range of sophisticated powertrains including three TDI and two TFSI engines.
Also new for the Q5 is the hybrid version – available only in some markets. The Audi Q5 hybrid quattro, the first hybrid model from Audi, is designed as a highly efficient parallel hybrid. Propulsive power is supplied by a 2.0 TFSI with 155 kW (211 hp) and 350 Nm (258.15 lb-ft) of torque as well as an electric motor with a peak output of 40 kW (54 hp) and peak torque of 210 Nm (154.89 lb-ft). Together, the two power sources can briefly output a system power of 180 kW (245 hp) and a system torque of 480 Nm (354.03 lb-ft).
The Audi Q5 hybrid quattro accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 7.1 seconds and can reach a top speed of 225 km/h (139.81 mph). In pure electric mode, it can cover up to three kilometers (1.86 miles) at a constant speed of 60 km/h (37.28 mph). In this mode, its top speed is 100 km/h (62.14 mph), while its combined fuel consumption is just 6.9 liters per 100 km (34.09 US mpg).