Audi Q5 Sportback 55 TFSI with quattro road test: how it goes, fuel consumption

Audi Q5 Sportback 55 TFSI with quattro road test: how it goes, fuel consumption


The The premium segment is divided into two major categories: on the one hand there are cars that want to inform you (but especially to inform others) that you drive a luxury car. On the other hand there are those – such as Audi – which instead they prefer to focus on humiliation and sobrietywithout showing off too much. As with this Q5 Sportback plug-in, the top model of the Ingolstadt house.



Audi Q5 Sportback 55 TFSI e, front 3/4 view

The front of the Audi Q5 Sportback – up to the pillar B – is same as the SUV version (this is our proof) which, resetting aside, started in 2016, and it shows. The tail, on the other hand, is modern, and the roof descends towards the light pillars, more balanced with a spoiler above the rear window of S line equipment. The whole thing works, because the Sportback is real less powerful than its sister in the SUV version tradition. They find the style and freshness of the line, and one minimal loss of space: that of the passenger without change, time Waivers in the trunk are limited to about ten liters to the hat box, about forty for lowering the backs of the sofa. It all also works from a commercial point of view: Audi tells us so three out of four customers now prefer the coupé versionand I don’t know how to blame them.



Audi Q5 Sportback 55 TFSI e, front view

AWARENESS It will be discreet and invisible, Audi Q5 Sportback, but in traffic will still be visible: mainly thanks toa large front grille that replaces the windshield of previous cars. The status of the German SUV comes from many other small details, such as red brake pads (400 Euros) or interesting animation of LED headlights and rear OLEDs when the engine is started (on request, in a package of 2,540 euros).


Audi Q5 Sportback 55 TFSI with comfortable rear seats

Audi Q5 Sportback 55 TFSI with comfortable rear seats

NUMBER IN HAND Let’s give some numbers, which never hurt: 4,689 mm long, 1,893 mm wide and 1,658 mm highThanks to’the level of sports suspension is 4 mm lower compared to the SUV version. There is a lot of space on board: four travel comfortably and comfortably, and even lanky people have no problem sitting back, under a sloping roof. The only person who does not fare well is the fifth middle passenger, who finds himself between the legs transmission tunnel of important hospitality. The trunk is well finished, and while it offers 65 liters of capacity to make room for the battery, capacity remains generous, from 455 to 1,365 liters. There is no problem for shopping and holidays, in short, even with the whole family. It also makes the German SUV more versatile than the competition sofa that slides about ten centimeters.


Audi Q5 Sportback 55 TFSI e, modern and useful dashboard

Audi Q5 Sportback 55 TFSI e, modern and useful dashboard

I don’t want to talk too much about the quality coatings, finishes and processing materials, which are of a high level. In a car like this, the most important thing is the experience, the feelings transmitted, and very few kilometers are enough to appreciate it. the comfort of the seats, they cover but softperforated leather steering wheel (also present on the large automatic gear selector cover) e ambient lighting that illuminates the cockpit when the evening falls. What I really appreciated inside the Q5 Sportback, however, is a calm environment that surrounds me as I drivewith the ability to filter the disturbance that comes from outside, whether it is noise or the badness of the road. Whether you’re sitting in the front or the back, you’re traveling in first class.


Audi Q5 Sportback 55 TFSI e, sports front seats

Audi Q5 Sportback 55 TFSI e, sports front seats

GOOD FAMILY You travel in comfort, and without sacrifice: Audi Q5 Sportback pampers its passengers but it is also a practical car at the same time, suitable for large families. Many storage areas are scattered everywhere, from the actions of the middle arm of the back sofa for a well-maintained cabin. It’s just pity for the small flaws, which for a car worth more than 80,000 euros make one’s nose turn up: I think hard plastic “below the belt”, or inside door pockets without soft or noise-reducing lining. Power seat adjustments are only available for a fee: as usual the “analog” ones..


Audi Q5 Sportback 55 TFSI e, main infotainment screen

Audi Q5 Sportback 55 TFSI e, main infotainment screen

TECHNOLOGY IN BONI As usual there are digital and customizable instruments in the video description (including always Attractive full-screen map view), with a 10.1” screen carved into the center of the dashboard that it uses complete and responsive infotainment system, with simple and easy-to-use graphics and special recharge functions. Everything is at your fingertips, even if the most detailed settings – such as customization of lighting or quiet speakers – they are immersed in the sub-menu. Simple three-zone climate control with physical buttons for adjustment, as well as buttons on the steering wheel, which return good tactile feedback and. they do not run the risk of being mistakenly operated. The only oversight that betrays a project that is no longer recent, odometer reset button near the dashboard.


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Audi Q5 Sportback 55 TFSI e, German plug-in test

Audi Q5 Sportback 55 TFSI e, German plug-in test

Let’s start with some numbers: the 55 TFSI e quattro version is the most powerful in Audi’s Q5 rangealso in the Sportback version: the two thousand cylinder 265 HP turbo petrol engine is surrounded by a 105 kW (143 HP) electric motor, for system power of 367 hp, mated to a 7-speed Stronic dual-clutch gearbox and quattro permanent all-wheel drive. The maximum torque is 500 Nm, the maximum speed of 239 km / hand Zero-hundred is covered in 5.3 seconds.


Audi Q5 Sportback 55 TFSI e, drop-down roof spoiler

Audi Q5 Sportback 55 TFSI e, drop-down roof spoiler

DRIVING PLEASURE The result, as you can easily imagine, is a car with fast response, very fast, always and in all situations with driving mode on. The Q5 Sportback always moves precisely, safely and reliably: Sporty suspension and active steering as standard keep the car precise when cornering. The addition of an adapter suspension (on request for 2,420 euros) improves the dynamic behavior, reduce the roll in the transfer of cargo. It’s only by overdoing it when cornering that the rear end reacts with warmth.


Audi Q5 Sportback 55 TFSI and, almost 60 kilometers of autonomy in EV

Audi Q5 Sportback 55 TFSI and, almost 60 kilometers of autonomy in EV

The battery under the trunk has one total capacity of 14.4 kWhaverage value for first generation plugins, and warranty EV range of about sixty kilometers (moving at a constant speed of 70 km / h). In real traffic conditions, or at high speeds, efficiency pays off with the car’s massive bulk (2,150 kg): range is reduced accordingly, but remains more than enough for a home office.


Audi Q5 Sportback 55 TFSI e, digital dashboard

Audi Q5 Sportback 55 TFSI e, digital dashboard

USAGE Unless you keep it charged all the time, in daily use The Q5 Sportback is likely to appear as an electric car, with a fuel consumption of around 1.2-1.5 l/100 km. Once the batteries have run out, to activate the Efficiency operating mode, the values ​​read on the MotorRing are 9.8 liters per 100 kilometers in the citywhich comes down to 8.3 l/100 km on the main road and on 7.2 l/100 km in additional urban areas.

FAST SHIPPING The on-board charger has a power of 7.4 kWwhich allows you to do full of electrons in two and a quarter hours for public alternating current poles, while the same operation is required for a house socket about seven o’clock. common cables for public and domestic charging, she crammed herself into a not-so-pretty bag put on the stem.


Audi Q5 Sportback 55 TFSI e, red brake calipers

Audi Q5 Sportback 55 TFSI e, red brake calipers

Audi Q5 Sportback 55 TFSI and quattro is available only in rich S line and S line with trim levels (that of our test), and the price of 78,600 And 80,700 euros respectively. Usually in this model we already have everything you need, from the excellent three-zone climate control (and stability). to the electric gate with sensors under the bumper, from 20 alloy wheels to efficiency level 2 ADAS.


Audi Q5 Sportback 55 TFSI e, four rings in the large front grille

Audi Q5 Sportback 55 TFSI e, four rings in the large front grille

THE BILL IS GOING FAST The car I’ve been driving these weeks draws on Audi’s long list of optionsincrease profits LED matrix lights (Euro 1,340), alloy wheels 21″, adapter suspension and sporty details like red-painted brake calipers (400 euros). The final bill? 92,505 euros. Considering the severity of the winter, I wouldn’t mind i electric heated seats (Only 460 euros for those in front, 840 euros for each person). The engine and powertrain are unchanged – but with fewer horsepower – for the version 50 TFSI and quattro, with a price tag starting at 66,800 euros.

Heat engine

1,984 cc, four-cylinder turbo petrol

Heat engine power

195kW (265 hp)

Electric motor power

105kW (143hp)

General strength

270kW (367hp)

Torque in general

500Nm

Exchange

Strong report 7

Tension

Combine quattro with advanced technology

Full speed

239 km / h

Acceleration 0-100km/h

5.3 seconds

Total battery capacity

14.4 kWh

IV freedom

56-59km

Oil consumption

1.6 – 1.8 liters / 100 km

IV use

21.1 – 21.8kWh/100km

CO2 emissions

39 – 43 g / km

Height

4,689 mm

Height

1,893 mm

Height

1,658 mm

Steps

2,819 mm

The stem

455 / 1,315 liters

Weight

2,150kg

Price

80,700 euros