AUDI Australia has expanded its Q5 medium SUV range with the introduction of the ultra-efficient 35 TDI Limited Edition variant.
Priced from $68,350 (plus on-road costs), the new entry point to the Q5 range offers a theoretical single-tank driving range of over 1400km. What’s more, Audi Australia says that (also newly introduced) Sport Limited Edition variants offer a significant price advantage when compared with their Sport siblings, with some items – such as the panoramic sunroof and phone box light – omitted due to restricted availability.
The Sport Limited Edition variants do, however, receive a generous number of standard inclusions, such as 20-inch Audi Sport alloy wheels in a 10-Y-spoke design (35 TDI variants), privacy glass, as well as a colour LED interior ambient lighting package. The 21-inch Audi Sport 5-arm polygon design alloy wheels are available optionally from $1250.
The Q5 35 TDI Limited Edition, which can be considered a “launch version”, is powered by a mild-hybrid variant of its 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine (120kW/370Nm) thqt drives the Audi’s front wheels via a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The new variant is said to dispatch the 0-100km/h dash in 9.0 seconds. Importantly, its fuel consumption is rated at just 4.8 litres per 100km on the combined ADR 81/02 cycle.
Externally, the Q5 35 TDI Limited Edition features LED headlights, daytime running lights and taillights, as well as cornering and all-weather lights. Audi convenience key, electric tailgate with gesture control, heated side mirrors, heated washers, heated windscreen and aluminium-finish roof rails are also included.
Inside, the model benefits from leather-appointed upholstery, electrically adjustable front seats (with four-way lumbar support), leather-trimmed multifunction steering wheel (with shift paddles and hands-on detection), tri-zone climate control, an auto-dimming frameless rear-view mirror, 40:20:40 split-fold rear seats and floor mats front and rear.
On the infotainment front, the Q5 35 TDI is equipped with a 7.0-inch high-resolution instrument display, Audi’s 10.1-inch MMI navigation plus system with Audi connect plus, Apple CarPlay (wireless) and Android Auto (wired) connectivity, digital radio reception (DAB+), an eight-speaker/100W audio system, and dual USB outlets front and rear.
Like all Q5 variants, the 35 TDI features numerous standard safety and driver-assistance technologies, such as Audi pre sense city with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) including pedestrian detection, Audi pre sense rear and -basic, active land assist and lane change (blind spot) warning, exit warning, rear cross-traffic assist, cruise control with speed-limiter function, high-beam assist, Audi parking system plus with rear camera, hold assist, hill descent control, tyre-pressure sensors, Audi drive select and eight airbags.
Like all Audi vehicles, the Q5 35 TDI is backed by a five-year warranty. Five-year service plans are available for purchase at any time during the first 12 months of ownership and are priced from $3140.
“The Q5 35 TDI offers a new entry point to our most popular SUV model, the iconic Audi Q5,” said Audi Australia general manager of marketing, Nick Reid.
“With the introduction of this model and the curation of our two Sport Limited Edition models, we are ensuring that we are bringing the most attractive vehicles possible to the premium market at this time.
“Beyond the current Limited Edition offer, we expect that the 35 TDI model will occupy a permanent position in the Q5 range.”
The new Q5 35 TDI Limited Edition and Q5 Sport Limited Edition variants are available from Audi dealers now.
2022 Audi Q5 pricing*:
|35 TDI Limited Edition (a)||$68,350||(new variant)|
|40 TDI quattro S tronic (a)||$72,700|
|45 TFSI quattro S tronic (a)||$73,800|
|40 TDI Sport Limited Edition (a)||$77,600||(new variant)|
|40 TDI quattro S tronic Sport (a)||$78,700|
|45 TFSI Sport Limited Edition (a)||$79,400||(new variant)|
|45 TFSI quattro S tronic Sport (a)||$80,800|
|50 TDI quattro tiptronic S-line (a)||$94,900|
|SQ5 3.0 TDI quattro (a)||$110,400|
2022 Audi Q5 Sportback pricing*:
|40 TDI quattro S line (a)||$82,800|
|45 TFSI quattro S line (a)||$90,800|
|SQ5 3.0 TDI quattro (a)||$116,400|
*Pricing excludes on-road costs.