NEW FOR 2015:
Audi's mid-range Q5 crossover moves into 2015 with no notable changes. It continues to be offered with five powertrains: a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder (2.0 TFSI; 220 hp/258 lb-ft of torque); 3.0L supercharged V6 (3.0 TFSI; 272 hp/295 lb-ft); 3.0L turbodiesel V6 (TDI; 240 hp/428 lb-ft); 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder with electric motor (Hybrid; 245 hp/354 lb-ft), and an uprated version of the supercharged V6 (SQ5; 354 hp/346 lb-ft). All engines use an eight-speed automatic transmission, and Quattro all-wheel drive.
Trim levels are Komfort (2.0 TFSI), Progressiv (2.0 TFSI, 3.0 TFSI, TDI, SQ5), and Technik (2.0 TFSI, 3.0 TFSI, TDI, SQ5); the Hybrid model is sold in a single trim.
Standard kit in 2.0 TFSI trim includes 18-inch wheels, storage package, four-spoke steering wheel, black roof rails, manual-dimming rearview mirror, heated side mirrors, power tailgate, LED taillights, single-zone climate control, leather seats, satellite radio, aluminum trunk sill protector, heated front seats, metallic platinum inlay, alarm, automatic lights and wipers, 10-speaker stereo, interior LED lighting, Audi music interface, power front seats, drive lumbar adjustment, 60/40 split rear seat with recline and fore/aft adjustment, aluminum door sill inserts, Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, fog lights, and Bluetooth.
Progressiv trim adds aluminum-look roof rails, high-gloss window and grille surrounds, rear parking sensors, headlight washers, Audi drive select, intelligent keyless entry, aluminum satellite inlays, three-zone climate control, driver seat memory, auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass, power-folding side mirrors, and colour driver information display.
Technik trim includes a garage door opener, Audi side assist, panoramic sunroof, heated rear seats, and adaptive headlights with cornerning function.
TDI and 3.0 TFSI models come in Progressiv and Technik trims, and come equipped similarly to the 2.0 TFSI.
Hybrid models build on Technik trim, and add S line bumpers, parking system with backup camera, DVD player, navigation, Hybrid-specific door sill inserts, three-spoke steering wheel, and a speech dialogue system.
SQ5 models are equipped like their less-powerful siblings in both Progressiv and Technik trims, but get a sport suspension, and sport seats.
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