Audi launched the Petrol version of the 2018 Q5 today at a price of Rs.57.27 Lakh. The Audi Q5 45 TFSI comes powered with the 2.0 TFSI engine with a total output of 248bhp with a 7-speed S tronic transmission.
Audi had launched the Diesel version of the 2018 Q5 earlier in January this year and with today launch completes the lineup for the German SUV. The 2018 Audi Q5 45 TFSI is available in two variants, Technology and Premium Plus. The Premium Plus variant is priced at ₹ 55.27 lakh, the Technology variant is priced at ₹ 59.79 lakh ex-showroom India.
The 2018 Audi Q5 petrol is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre TFSI engine that belts out 248 bhp and develops a peak torque of 370 Nm. The engine is mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission (DSG) and Audi’s patent Quattro all-wheel-drive system.
Mr. Rahil Ansari, Head, Audi India said “We received over 500 bookings for the all new Audi Q5 TDI model within a month of its launch in India, a testimony to its leadership position in the segment. The Audi Q5 is one of the bestselling models in its class in India and with the launch of its petrol avatar; the Audi Q5 will further strengthen its foothold in the Indian market. With more power, a whole new design language and a host of new infotainment and innovative features, the new Audi Q5 45 TFSI is the best vehicle available for our customers who want to enjoy driving whether it is on or off the road, In line with our petrol strategy we clearly want to increase the contribution of petrol variants in our total sales and with the launch of the Audi Q5 45 TFSI, our entire Q range is now available with petrol options. 2018 is the year of Audi progression and I am delighted to also showcase the soon to be launched Design Edition of the Audi Q7 and the Audi Q3. This is quattro power at its best”.
Visually, there is no cosmetic difference between the petrol and the diesel variant except for the ’45 TFSI’ badge at the rear on the Petrol while the diesel version sports the ’35 TDI’ badging on its tail. The 2018 Audi Q5 petrol comes with the same design and styling like its Diesel sibling, namely Audi’s signature single-frame grill with chrome treatment that is flanked by a pair of sharp-looking LED headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lamps, five-spoke alloy wheels.
Inside the cabin too the styling remains identical to the Diesel version with beige and black dual tone interior and wooden inlays on the dashboard and centre console, updated Audi MMI system with an 8.3-inch display with navigation, Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system, 12.3-inch virtual cockpit instrument cluster, smartphone integration, intelligent voice dialogue system, wireless charging for Qi-enabled phones, 10GB worth storage space for your music, navigation, three-zone climate control, cruise control, leather upholstery and power-adjustable front seats upholstered in leather, rear view camera, park assist, hill descent assist, 8 airbags, tyre pressure monitoring system, electromechanical parking brake to name a few of its features loaded.