The Audi Company is famous for its fantastic Q lineup, and each model in this lineup is special and excellent. Each model has something that is extraordinary, and that makes it better than its main rivals. The same case we can expect with the redesigned Q5 model for 2018. Named, 2018 Audi Q5, this SUV will be available next year. The one excellent and freshly news is that this model already debuted at the 2016 Paris Auto Show on this Thursday.
What we saw on that Auto Show, and what we can expect from this latest model? We saw that the exterior design of this model is inspired by the Q7 model (larger brother of Q5). That certainly means that the exterior will be extraordinary. Of course, there is going to be some differences, but that is normal because this is a totally different model. The Q5 model from Ingolstadt, Germany has the biggest success on market of all cars. Because we can expect a continuation of that trend and with the newly model as well.
New Audi Q5 2018 Redesign
The exterior design of this model is exceptional. As we wrote, the new Q5 will be almost copy/paste by larger Audi SUV’s but of course with some slight differences. We can definitely expect some modification in dimension. This model will be larger than its predecessor, more precisely; its length will be now 183.6 inches and its wheelbase stretches to 111.6 inches. That certainly means more space and better comfort for the passengers inside. Furthermore, the complete chassis will be improved and it will be made using strong and durable but in the same time light materials.
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The front fascia of this model will be almost completely the same as in larger Q7, just a bit smaller of course. Here we can notice that front grille also reminds on Prologue concept, with a silver edge and Audi logo in the middle. The headlights are very stylish and significantly thinner than on 2016 model. Also, it will have stronger illumination, and thanks to the newest LED system, driving in foggy or rainy condition will be very easy. The front bumper is a similar size as year older model. Another obvious detail is large air intakes as well as small but strong fog lights. The same system will power all the lighting on the vehicle, and as we already say, the word is about the LED technology. At the back, this model will feature more expressive taillights. At the sides, the approaching and the better Q5 so far will ride on very large and elegantly designed aluminum wheels – 18 inches.
2018 Audi Q5 Interior design
The interior design of the resulting model is maybe the best part of this vehicle. Everything inside the cabin is simply perfect(see images). First of all, we can start from the so many high-quality materials and high-tech features. Besides leather, we can expect some wooden and aluminum and carbon fiber parts, which are becoming standard. The dashboard is very nice and it is simple organized and it is a typical Audi dash. The first thing that you see is an 8.3-inch MMI display above the dash. Also, we can expect and 12.3-inch TFT display, known as Virtual Cockpit from Audi. Furthermore, all 2018 Audi Q5 seats in the cabin are of course wrapped in the high-quality leather and they are very adjustable and they have heaters.
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Some of other standard materials inside the cabin include:
– Audio Theft Deterrent,
– Steering Wheel Controls,
– MP3 Player,
– In-Dash Mounted Single CD,
– 40-20-40 Folding Split-Bench,
– Tilt and Telescopic steering wheel,
– Leather Steering Wheel,
– Front Cupholder, Rear Cupholder,
– Cruise Control,
– Dual Zone Front Automatic Climate control,
– Driver Foot Rest,
– Carpet Floor Trim,
– Trip Computer,
– Air Filtration, and many others as well.
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Engine and Performance
Beneath the hood, the most recent model will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine that will be capable of generating up to 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. The new Q5 2018 engine will run with help of improved to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. As we know, the last model had a max output of 220 ponies and 258 lb-ft. According to Audi, the most recent model will have acceleration time from 0-60 mph in 6.4 seconds. The manufacturer claims that the handling will be also better thanks to the updated MLB platform. According to EPA, this model will have a fuel consumption of around 20/27/22 in the city/highway/combined. The top speed will be around 155 mph.
2018 Audi Q5 Price and Release date
This model debuted at 2016 Paris Auto Show, but the release date of the 2018 Q5 and its production for the dealerships around the world will be next year. The starting price of the latest and redesigned 2018 Audi Q5 will be around $41.850.
2018 Audi Q5 pictures