2022 Audi Q5 Price and Specs Detailed: New Diesel Engine Arrives to Undermine BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC – Car News

Audi Australia has a new entry point into its popular Q5 luxury SUV range, with the arrival of the special edition 35 TDI to undercut the competition.

One of three new Special Edition variants to land, the 35 TDI uses a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, delivering 120kW/370Nm to the front wheels .

Priced at $68,350 before road charges, the Special Edition is $4,350 more affordable than the old base Q5 – the $72,700 40 TDI quattro.

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The 35 TDI will also be a permanent part of the Audi Q5 lineup going forward, although pricing for the non-special edition has yet to be revealed.

It should be noted that the special edition 35 TDI is, according to Audi, Australia’s most fuel-efficient diesel SUV thanks to a 12-volt mild-hybrid system and start-stop technology, and with a 70 litres, “allows a theoretical autonomy of more than 1400 km”.

Standard equipment on the special edition Q5 35 TDI includes 20-inch wheels, LED headlights, electronic tailgate, leather-trimmed interior, electronically controlled front seats, three-zone climate control and a ambient lighting.

Media task management is a 10.1-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, digital radio and an eight-speaker audio system.

Safety wise, the new Q5 comes with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring, Exit Warning, Lane Alert rear cross traffic, rear view camera, tire pressure monitor and eight airbags.

Special edition versions are also available for the 40 TDI Sport and 45 TFSI Sport, which feature unique 20-inch wheels, but lose a panoramic sunroof and telephone box lighting “due to current restricted availability”, according to Audi.

As such, the Special Editions are positioned below the Sport grades, priced at $77,600 (-$1,100) and $79,400 (-$1,400) respectively.

For reference, the 40 TDI uses a 150kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine, while the 45 TFSI is powered by a 183kW/370Nm 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine, but Audi quotes an output of 140 kW and 185 kW for the special editions.

2022 Audi Q5 Special Edition price before road charges

Variant Transmission Cost
35 TDI Automatique $68,350
40 TDI Automatique $77,600
45 TFSI Automatique $79,400

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