2013 Audi Q5 completely updated to impress customers
The Audi Q5 competes in one of the hardest fought markets in the entire automotive world. Lexus derives much of its revenue, and a fair percentage of its overall sales from the RX350 luxury crossover. Lexus created this segment and has dominated since. However, Audi has been hard at work trying to chip away at the Lexus with a design many find appealing. For 2013 Audi makes major changes to improve its chances in the showroom.
Power and Fuel Economy Improvements
Starting with the powertrain is always a smart move, and Audi’s new engines are all state of the art. Every one of its options includes direct fuel injection and also automatic stop/start. These features improve fuel economy by about 15% across the board and horsepower is up substantially as well. The top of the line engine will move the Q5 from a standstill to 60 in about 6.5 seconds which was Mustang GT territory until a few years ago. The top of the line fuel economy approaches 37 MPG highway. Clearly, the Q5 can appeal to a wide range of buyers needs in terms of performance and fuel economy. Audi is also introducing a hybrid model it calls its first production hybrid. The four cylinder engine is mated to an electric motor for power equaling a six-cylinder, but with the fuel economy of a four.