The Audi Q5 is characterized by its sporty proportions; its body has flowing lines and athletically sculpted surfaces and looks as though it were carved from a single block. The tornado line running below the side windows cuts sharp edges above the wheels. The tailgate wraps around the body – a typical design element of all Audi Q models.
The roof line runs in a coupe-like arch that descends early; the A and C pillars are swept back significantly. Around the windows, the standard high-gloss package accentuates the vehicle’s styling, and a spoiler visually extends the roof line. The roof rails in anodized aluminum – or the optional black – and a crossbar are standard. The facelift has hardly changed the vehicle’s dimensions: the Q5 is 4,629 mm (182.24 in) long, 1,898 mm (74.72 in) wide and 1,627 mm (64.06 in) tall. Its wheelbase measures 2,812 mm (110.71 in), and its overhangs are short.
However, the vehicle’s styling has become more distinctive in many aspects; the front end appears lower and wider. The high-gloss black single-frame grille now has six corners, and its vertical chrome bars and the Audi rings have a sculptural look. The bumper is also new; it integrates large air inlets with high-gloss black inserts. The standard fog lights have chrome ring surrounds.
The new headlights give the Audi Q5 a resolute look. With the optional xenon plus lights, the highly efficient LED daytime running lights form a slender, visually uniform ring that almost follows the entire outer contour of the headlight unit. As an option, Audi can equip the Q5 with adaptive light, which integrates a dynamic cornering light and a static turning light.
The lights at the rear are undivided; wrap-around LED strips make their appearance in interplay with the xenon plus headlights. Because the tail lights cannot be seen when the tailgate is opened, lights have been added to the bumper on the Q5.
The diffuser insert has also been redesigned. The tailpipes of the exhaust system have chromes trim and are flattened at the bottom. The two-liter diesels have one tailpipe on the left, while all other engines have tailpipes on both sides.
Solutions for individualists: colors and add-on parts
Audi offers the updated Q5 in 15 exterior colors, of which four are new blends. The solid colors are Brilliant Black and Ibis White. The metallic paints are Arctic Silver, Cuvee Silver, Ice Silver, Glacier White, Maya Brown, Moonlight Blue, Monsoon Gray, Scuba Blue, Teak Brown and Volcano Red. The pearl effect colors Lava Gray, Phantom Black and Daytona Gray (for the S line sport package) round out the color palette. As an option, Audi can paint the SUV in any color that the customer wishes.
Customers can choose from three color versions for exterior add-on parts such as the lower sections of the bumpers and the door trim strips. The standard selection is black, or they can be painted in a contrasting color or the exterior color as an option. Another sporty alternative is the black Audi exclusive styling package (not for the 2.0 TDI with front-wheel drive).
Audi has configured the S line exterior package for those who like a dynamic look. It adds sporty touches to the bumpers, air inlet screens and the platinum gray diffuser insert.
The door trim strips are in the exterior color, and the roof spoiler has been lengthened. S line badges appear on the fenders and door sill trims, and the loading-sill protector at the rear glistens in stainless steel.
The optional offroad styling package from the Audi exclusive program gives the Q5 an exceptionally rugged look. Modifications here relate to the bumpers, air inlet screens, door trim strips, door sill trims and the loading-sill protector. Plastic add-ons extend the wheel housings, and stainless steel panels protect the underbody at the front and rear. The offroad styling package is available in conjunction with large wheels from the Audi exclusive program.
The equipment and data specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.