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Audi Q5: Updated quick reference data for US

Audi Q5
Here’s some updated info about the Audi Q5 for the US.

Key Summary Points
• Audi Q5 3.2 Premium quattro MSRP: $37,350
• The Audi Q5 builds on the foundation established by the Audi Q7, and it strengthens the brand’s presence in the crossover segment
• The Audi Q5 is offered with a 3.2 V6 FSI direct injection engine, quattro® all wheel drive, and six-speed Tiptronic transmission
• The Audi Q5 is the first Audi offering with Generation 3 MMI and navigation with real-time SIRIUS traffic information
• Audi is the first car company in the United States to sell 100% of its gasoline engines with FSI direct injection technology beginning with model year 2010. Audi began racing with FSI direct injection technology in 2000 at Le Mans and the American Le Mans Series with the R8 FSI prototype race car. Once this technology first became available for U.S. consumers in late 2004 with the introduction of the 2005 A6 3.2 FSI, the list of Audi vehicles with FSI direct injection technology has continued to grow.

Competitive Advantage Summary
• Unsurpassed fuel economy ratings of 18 mpg city / 20 mpg combined
• Best-in-class 4,400 pound towing capacity (others have 3,500 lbs. or less)
• Longest wheelbase in its class
• 3G MMI shows latest evolution of 3D navigation, joystick control for navigation map destination finding, updated graphical clarity, SIRIUS artist/title preview, SIRIUS traffic-based navigation, voice-based destination input control, and voice inputs such as “I’m hungry,” “I need money,” “I need gas” and “I need coffee” that will point to closest options within current vicinity
• Audi drive select option (unique to segment) helps the driver customize engine/throttle mapping, transmission shift characteristics, steering, and suspension
• Innovative ESP system recognizes when the roof rail crossbars are in place and adjusts accordingly
• Standard quattro all-wheel drive with rear-biased 40/60 asymmetrical system
• 3-zone climate control standard – unique
• Standard 12-way power front seats with leather seating surfaces throughout
• Standard rear reclining / sliding seats – unique
• 40/60 split rear seats fold from levers located inside rear cargo area
• Large center pass-through area built within the split fold rear seats – unique
• Superior interior storage spaces, including 1 liter bottle holders in each door
• Clamshell shape rear trunklid opening allows low and wide rear cargo entry point and is a very clean design execution for exterior rear lighting area
• Electronic dipstick allows customers to check the oil from inside the cabin

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Source: Fourtitude