Audi of America said that as of July 9, the decision has been made to offer the Q5 in the U.S. with a 3.2-liter V6 FSI direct injection engine and a six-speed Tiptronic transmission.
Audi of America confirmed that the Q5 will be the first Audi offering here with the Generation 3 MMI (Multi Media interface) and navigation with real-time traffic information. The U.S.-spec Audi Q5 goes on sale in the first quarter of 2009 as a 2009 model-year vehicle. Pricing has not yet been announced.
The 3.2-liter V6 delivers 270 horsepower and 243 pound-feet of torque. Audi of America said the Q5 with this engine sprints to an estimated 60 mph in 6.8 seconds. It noted that the S tronic transmission will not be offered in the U.S., only the six-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission.
Source: Inside Line