Audi Q5: A Size Smaller Than the Q7
AUBURN HILLS, MI – The 2009 Audi Q5, which is a smaller version of the house-sized Q7, has adrag coefficient of 0.33, and in an effort to keep weight below the vehicle,the hood and tailgate are made from aluminum, according to www.latimes.com.
TheU.S.-spec Q5 will come with one engine and transmission combination. The formerwill be a 3.2L gasoline-powered V-6 pushing 265 horsepower, and the latter is asix-speed Tiptronic gearbox.
Featuresinclude a thermal heated/cooled cup holder and Bang & Olufsen audio systemlinked to a multimedia interface displaying real-time traffic updates. The Q5goes on sale early next year at a price expected to be in line with its rivals,including the BMW X3, which costs $38,000.