Audi has unveiled the long wheelbase Audi Q5 at the on-going Beijing Motor Show. Tailored for the Chinese market, the Audi Q5L measures 4.77 m in length and offers generous space inside the cabin to accommodate five adults comfortably. Audi’s long wheelbase Q5 is available in five equipment lines (Vogue, Lifestyle, Design, Sport and Sport Plus) and two performance versions of the 2.0 TFSI-the quattro all-wheel drive system is standard.
While Q5L is the first SUV from the German luxury car giant in the long wheelbase version, the company already offers A4L, A6L and A8L. Compared to the standard model, the length and wheelbase of the Audi Q5L has been extended by 88mm which carves out 110mm additional space at the back, offering more knee room to the rear passengers. Besides, the volume of the luggage compartment remains unchanged at 550 to 1,550L depending on the position of the rear seat system.
In terms of features, the three-zone deluxe automatic air conditioning, the Audi smartphone interface are offered with the base Vogue trim. While the MMI navigation plus and the fully digital Audi virtual cockpit are offered as additional bits on the Lifestyle variant. On the other hand, the Design, Sport and Sport Plus trims get the Bang & Olufsen Sound System with 3D sound.
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Audi’s pre-sense basic, pre-sense city safety systems and panoramic sunroof are standard on all lines. Customers also get an option for assistance packages for the city and suburban streets. The LED headlights with Matrix LED technology are available as an optional provision starting with the Lifestyle line.
Power on the Audi Q5L comes from the 2.0-litre TFSI efficient four-cylinder Turbo unit in 190hp and 252hp versions. The 0 to 100km/h sprint is achieved within 8.6 seconds for the 190hp version and 6.7 seconds for the 252hp unit. Transmission option includes a standard seven-speed S tronic gearbox supported by Audi’s quattro system which is also standard. Besides, it comes with multiple driving options including Comfort, auto, dynamic, efficiency and individual.