2018 Audi Q5 offers highest EPA-estimated fuel economy in competitive segment

  • The Audi Q5 features a new generation of quattro® all-wheel drive with ultra® technology that can help contribute to improved fuel efficiency
  • With an EPA-estimated 25-mpg city/highway combined fuel economy rating, the 2018 Q5 achieves a +3 mpg improvement over its predecessor, the 2017 Q5
  • Offering exceptional driving dynamics and efficiency, coupled with the benchmark infotainment and connectivity systems, the 2018 Audi Q5 arrives in dealer showrooms this month

 

HERNDON, Virginia, March 29, 2017 – With a competitive segment-leading, EPA-estimated 25-mpg combined fuel economy rating, the 2018 Audi Q5 offers exceptional driving dynamics, performance and efficiency, and is arriving in dealer showrooms this month.

Featuring a new generation of quattro® all-wheel drive with ultra® technology, that helps to optimize performance and efficiency, the Q5 achieves EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 23 mpg city and 25 mpg combined, a +3 mpg improvement over its predecessor model. No other luxury SUV in its competitive segment offers higher EPA-estimated city or combined mileage.

quattro® with ultra® technology

The new quattro® all-wheel drive system with ultra® technology is the most radical evolution of quattro since its introduction in the early 1980’s on the Audi Quattro Coupe. Created by Audi engineers, quattro® with ultra® technology utilizes an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch along with a decoupling rear axle differential to achieve fully variable torque distribution. This allows for intelligent, proactive control of the all-wheel drive system to help predictively modify the torque application as the driver demands or the road conditions require.

Unlike other on-demand all-wheel drive systems that can take up to two seconds to fully engage, quattro with ultra technology works electromechanically, and can be fully engaged in under 250 milliseconds. A series of pins, levers and springs engage and disengage a unique front-multi plate clutch, to divide torque between the front and rear as needed, while a rear dog leg clutch connects and disconnects the prop shaft and rear differential for maximum efficiency.

In addition, sensors monitor situations all over the car, such as wheel slip, cornering speed and engine torque. All of this data is processed by a computer that is running simulations every 10 milliseconds, estimating what traction will be like 500 milliseconds into the future. When the system expects that torque will exceed available traction, the system engages quattro in half the time before it is even needed, with no perceptible difference from a traditional all-wheel-drive system.

First introduced on the 2017 A4 allroad, quattro with ultra technology is now available on the 2017 A4 with manual transmission, the 2018 A5 Coupe with manual transmission and the 2018 Q5 2.0T.

2018 Audi Q5

Featuring a new 2.0-liter TFSI® four-cylinder engine, coupled with a seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission, to produce 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, the Q5 can sprint from 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds, 1.1 seconds faster than its predecessor.

With a number of standard driver assistance systems, including Audi pre sense basic and city, and infotainment features including the available Audi virtual cockpit, the Q5 is not only efficient, but is also designed to help drivers navigate the road and traffic while making their driving experience more enjoyable.

From its improved efficiency, to its exceptional driving dynamics and advanced technologies, the 2018 Q5 further enriches the highly versatile segment leading Audi nameplate.

Competitive Luxury SUV Segment EPA-estimated Fuel Economy Compared

 

City

Highway

Combined

2018 Audi Q5

23 mpg

27 mpg

25 mpg

2017 Acura RDX AWD

19 mpg

27 mpg

22 mpg

2017 BMW X3 xDrive28i

21 mpg

28 mpg

24 mpg

2017 Infiniti QX50 AWD

17 mpg

24 mpg

20 mpg

2017 Jaguar F-PACE 35t

18 mpg

23 mpg

20 mpg

2017 Lexus NX 200t AWD

22 mpg

28 mpg

24 mpg

2017 Lexus RX 350

20 mpg

27 mpg

23 mpg

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 4MATIC

21 mpg

28 mpg

24 mpg

2017 Volvo XC60 AWD (Turbo)

20 mpg

29 mpg

23 mpg

2017 Volvo XC60 AWD (Twin-charged)

20 mpg

27 mpg

22 mpg

*Based on EPA estimates available at time of publication.

 

For more information, please visit www.audiusa.com.

Highest fuel economy claim based on EPA estimates available at time of publication.

2018 Audi Q5 achieves an EPA-estimated 23 city/27 highway/25 combined mpg. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors including your driving habits and vehicle condition. See www.fueleconomy.gov for more information.  Audi of America, Inc. defines the competitive segment as the 2018 Audi Q5, 2017 Acura RDX AWD, 2017 BMW X3 xDrive28i, 2017 Infiniti QX50 AWD, 2017 Jaguar F-PACE 35t, 2017 Lexus NX 200t AWD, 2017 Lexus RX 350, 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 4MATIC, 2017 Volvo XC60 AWD turbo and the 2017 Volvo XC60 AWD twin-charged.

Always pay careful attention to the road, and do not drive while distracted.

Driver assistance features are not substitutes for attentive driving. See Owner’s Manual for further details, and important limitations.

 


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