Rumour: Audi Q5 petrol to be launched on June 28, 2018

Audi is reportedly planning to launch a petrol variant of the Q5 on June 28, 2018. 

Reports suggest that the petrol Q5 is likely to be offered with a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that is currently available on the Q7 40 TFSI. It produces 248 BHP @ 5,000-6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 370 Nm @ 1,600-4,500 rpm and comes paired with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. However, the Q5 is expected to get a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

In terms of features, the petrol Q5 will get an 8.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 12.3-inch Audi Virtual Cockpit. The car is likely to come equipped with a 3-zone automatic climate control, wireless charging, power tail gate, adaptive dampers, airbags, ABS with EBD and electronic stability control (ESC) among others. 

The second generation Audi Q5 was launched in India in January this year. It is offered in two trim levels and is powered by a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine that produces 188 BHP @ 3,800-4,000 rpm and a peak torque of 400 Nm @ 1,750-3,000 rpm. Power is sent to all four wheels via a 7-speed automatic gearbox and Quattro all-wheel drive system.

The petrol Q5 will compete with the recently launched BMW X3 xDrive30i and Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 in the Indian market.

Source: Autocar India

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