INGOLSTADT, GERMANY – Details surrounding Audi’s anticipated Q5 SUV, set for launch later in 2008, have been further fleshed out, according to the Web site

The mid-sized SUV, gunning directly for X3 market territory, will have a host of typically efficient Ingolstadt technologies beneath its contemporary styling — which contributes greatly to the low 0.33 drag coefficient.

All Q5s will feature quattro permanent all-wheel drive distributing power in a 40:60 split between the front and rear wheels, producing slightly rear-biased, sporty characteristics according to Audi. If traction conditions deteriorate torque can be split in a 65-percent ratio to the front wheels, or as much as 85 percent to the rear.