The second generation Audi Q5 will be made on the MLB platform Volkswagen (abbreviated from Modularer Längsbaukasten, ), from the same set of components from who is made the chassis of the final version of the A4. This will contribute the new Q5 to have a very low weight, about 100kg less than the current model.
For the first time, Audi will unveil a version of the Q5 with front-wheel drive, while that drive of all four will have the latest version of the Quattro system, which when it needed it’s turning off the drive to the rear wheels during the everyday movement, in order to save fuel (as in the new A4 Allroad)
The basic version will have a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine of 190 hp with front-wheel drive, while more stronger is expected to be a 2.0 liter 250 horsepower and drive to all four wheels.
Diesel variant in the basic version is also expected to have a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder engine with 190 hp, with CO2 emissions of less than 125g / km. It will be coming in version with manual gearbox or an automatic dual-clutch S-tronic.
More powerful diesel variants will be a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engines of 218 and 272 horsepower with automatic transmission and Quattro drive exclusively in a stronger engine.
Strongest versions of the engine will be incorporated into SQ5 and RS Q5 models and should arise later, and SQ5 should have a 6-cylinder diesel engine with over 344 horsepower, while the RS Q5 (expected in 2017) will be petrol engine with twin-turbo engine and more than 456 horsepower. Announcements plug-in Hybrid version with a petrol engine and two electric motors and CO2 emissions of less than 90g / km.
The biggest changes compared to the current model will be in the interior, which will be equipped with new materials and greater legroom in the rear seats (due to larger wheelbase) and will be built and the latest version of the navigation system of Audi, including latest Google Maps and Virtual Cockpit.
The new Q5 should hit the market in the last quarter of 2016 with a starting price of around 40,500 euros for the basic model and 41.500 for Quattro model.