Audi Q5 S-line

The 2010 Audi Q5 was penned to balance on the fine line between utility and desirability, by providing the ride height and visibility of an SUV and the superior ride quality and competent handling characteristics of an Audi sports sedan. It features a lightweight and efficient 3.2 FSI V6 under the hood and the world-class capability of quattro all-wheel drive. Easily identifiable and built with a distinctly sporty flavor, the 2010 Q5 is a modern SUV for today’s driving environment.

With a bold, single frame grille and sculpted headlights, the Q5 is unmistakably Audi. Strong fender arches define the profile of the SUV and offer a subtle hint at the power of the 3.2 FSI engine within. A sleek roof line and integrated body rails help the Q5 to maintain its class-leading 0.33 drag coefficient, improving fuel economy and reducing wind noise inside the cabin.

A wide track and low front and rear overhangs give the Q5 a capable stance, indicating that it is a versatile vehicle, ready to take on anything. Toward the rear, a large hatch makes loading and unloading cargo easy. Bright LED tail lamps draw attention to the rear, flowing along the body lines of the Q5 to create continuity from front to back. Subtle sport accents, like a small rear spoiler, bold dual-exhaust ports and a multitude of available wheel choices keep visual excitement in the small SUV.

Well appointed even in base trim, the 2010 Q5 leaves little to ask for, but buyers may choose from a number of option packages to fit the luxury SUV to their lifestyles. Those include the Q5 3.2 Premium, Q5 3.2 Premium Plus and Q5 3.2 Prestige. The Q5 3.2 Premium benefits from a host of standard equipment, including Electronic Stabilization Program® with an Anti-Lock Brake system, Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Electronic Differential Locks, as well as Anti-Slip Regulation. The combined effect is a more stable platform and a new level of control from Audi. Hydraulic Brake Assist is standard as well and provides an extra burst of braking power in emergency situations.

Outside, the Q5 3.2 Premium benefits from unique 18-inch alloy wheels, and standard heated external mirrors prepare the Q5 for cold weather. Stylish halogen head lamps define the front of the vehicle and make use of daytime running lights for added safety. Attractive brushed aluminum trim on the functional roof rack and around the privacy- glass side windows gives the exterior of the Q5 a touch of class.

The interior of the 2010 Q5 3.2 Premium enjoys a leather-wrapped, four-spoke multifunction steering wheel on a manual tilt/telescopic column. Fine leather and 12-way adjustable seating in the front joins details like brushed aluminum air vent bezels and warm wood accents. The Q5 3.2 Premium continues to deliver buyers unmatched convenience with a central locking system, power windows with one-touch up/down feature and cruise control as standard equipment. The Q5 also offers buyers a suite of technology, including Audi MMI® radio plus system, which allows the driver to control the infotainment, climate and vehicle setup. A six-channel DSP 10-speaker sound system floods the vehicle with sound from SIRIUS® satellite radio.

The Q5 3.2 Premium Plus adds to the compliment of equipment on the Q5 3.2 Premium with Audi xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights and a panoramic sunroof. Auto-dimming rearview mirrors, heated seats with driver memory function and HomeLink® garage door opener also are part of the package. Bluetooth® hands-free phone preparation and the world-renowned Audi music interface with iPod® cable rounds out the already impressive array of technology aboard the Q5.

Buyers looking for the most from their Q5s may choose the Q5 3.2 Prestige. The package includes all of the equipment found on the Q5 3.2 Premium Plus and adds 19-inch alloy wheels. A Bang & Olufsen sound system joins Audi advanced key and Audi MMI® Navigation plus to give the Q5 3.2 Prestige the absolute best in available technology. Finally, an innovative thermo cup holder is capable of heating or cooling drinks.

A number of option packages further improve the level of customization available in the Q5. An S line package gives the SUV a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, paddle shifters and a black headliner inside, while the exterior sees stylish 20 inch wheels and unique front and rear fascias.

Audi Drive Select also is available on the Q5 and allows the driver to adjust a number of vehicle parameters to suit his or her tastes. Those include steering, engine, suspension, and transmission settings. Three modes allow for the perfect driving experience, and if the vehicle is equipped with MMI®, there is a customizable setting, dubbed “individual,” that allows drivers to adjust each parameter according to their liking.

Source: Audi press

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