The Audi Q5 Quattro SUV has always been a favorite amongst rich expats who want to cruise comfortably in the desert surrounding the Dubai city. Breaking into the desert during the weekends is one of the favorite past times of many expats working in the region and what better way to enjoy their break than to drive in a multi-terrain cruiser like the 2017 Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI Quattro Sport.
The Audi Q5 is one of the best heavy-duty cruiser’s in the premium segment as it is most comfortable means of family transport in the UAE. The SUV competes in a segment dominated by key players like the BMW X3 and hence Audi is seen improving the Q5 Sport on a continuous basis.
However, Audi has induced a large number of changes in the 2017 Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI Quattro Sport and the SUV can now be considered as one of the most technologically advanced SUVs. The Audi Q5 also comes in an S-line trim version that has been equipped with posh styling elements.
The Audi Q5 is equipped with advanced driver assistance systems like the Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), blind spot warning, cross traffic alert, semi-autonomous parking and a exit warning system. The vehicle is also equipped with a rear-view camera.
The SUV is equipped with the advanced Audi Pre-sense technology that automatically activates certain safety mechanisms when the cameras and sensors detect any untoward incident. The car’s 12.3-inch virtual cockpit is an impressive screen that provides all key details related to driving details, trip computer, infotainment and satellite navigation.
The infotainment system includes features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Various connectivity ports provided in the car include USB ports, wireless charging port, a wireless hotspot and connection for Bluetooth phone and audio streaming.
The Audi Q5 Quattro has been fitted with a two-liter 4-cylinder engine that delivers a power of 225 hp and a torque of 350 Nm. The vehicle has a top speed of 222 km/h and it can sprint from 0-100 km/h in 7.1 seconds. The engine is combined with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission system that complements well with Audi’s all new ‘Quattro ultra’ AWD system.
Audi introduced the ‘Quattro’ AWD system for delivering better fuel efficiency. Even though it acknowledges that most of the Q5 users do not prefer an AWD, Audi still went ahead to install the ‘Quattro’ AWD system because the technology enables the vehicle to occasionally shift to a FWD when it detects a greater level of friction and efficiency losses.
The base price of the 2017 2017 Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI Quattro Sport is AED 171,300 and the starting price of the S-Line trim version of the 2017 Audi Q5 is AED 212,000.