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2021 Audi Q5 Sportback and SQ5 Sportback sacrifices area for model for $48,895

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The Q5 is the newest Audi SUV to get the Sportback therapy. The 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback and performance-oriented SQ5 Sportback ought to hit United States showrooms later this yr, with pricing beginning at $48,895 for the Q5 and $57,195 for the SQ5.

As with the electrical E-tron Sportback, the principle distinction between the Q5 Sportback and the mannequin it is primarily based on is a sloping, coupe-like rear roofline. This reduces rear headroom and cargo area (Audi quotes 24.7 cubic ft of cargo area with the rear seats up, and 51.9 cubic ft with the seats folded, in comparison with 25.8 cubic ft and 54.0 cubic ft for the usual Q5), however creates a sleeker look that’s proving fashionable with luxurious SUV consumers.

As with the up to date 2021 Q5, the Sportback will get OLED taillights, however solely on the SQ5 within the high Status trim stage. Every taillight is cut up into three segments every, permitting for higher effectivity and a wider vary of attainable lighting signatures, in accordance with Audi. All Sportback fashions get customary LED headlights, whereas matrix LED headlights are non-compulsory.

The Q5 Sportback will get a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4, producing 261 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The engine is coupled to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, with efficiency-focused Quattro with Extremely Expertise all-wheel drive system customary. Audi reckons the Q5 Sportback will do 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds.

The sportier SQ5 Sportback is powered by the identical 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 because the customary SQ5, making 349 hp and 369 lb-ft. The V-6 is coupled to an 8-speed automated transmission, once more with customary Quattro all-wheel drive. The larger engine’s further grunt is sufficient to knock 1.0 second of the Q5’s 0-60 mph time, in accordance with Audi. The SQ5 additionally will get customary adaptive dampers and an non-compulsory air suspension that enables the motive force to regulate each firmness and journey peak.

A ten.1-inch touchscreen is customary, however as an alternative of Audi’s customary MMI infotainment system, it runs the brand new MIB3 system from sibling model Volkswagen. Wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are customary, together with Audi’s Built-in Toll Module. A 12.3-inch Digital Cockpit digital instrument cluster and 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system are non-compulsory.

Sportback fashions get a good array of normal driver-assist tech, together with lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. Adaptive cruise management with Site visitors Jam Help (out there on the Premium Plus and Status trim ranges), can preserve a set following distance at speeds as much as 95 mph in regular freeway driving, or 40 mph in site visitors jams, in accordance with Audi.

Manufacturing for North America can be dealt with at Audi’s manufacturing unit in San José Chiapa, Mexico, the place the usual Q5 is constructed.

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