2017 Audi Q5 Release Date, Review, News

The new Audi Q5 for 2017 is stylish, luxurious and comes with a fun-to-drive character offered in a whopping four engines. With the luxury and performance that comes with the Q5, its age is nothing but a number. Some of its highlights include a refined driving character, Hybrid’s and TDI impressive fuel economy ratings, top-notch craftsmanship, sporty handling, and of course, tons of luxurious features. Its release date should be expected early next year.

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For 2017, buyers should look forward to a standard panoramic sunroof, Audi Connect telematics, adaptive suspension dampers, and Bang & Olufsen premium sound system. Despite its age, the Audi Q5 doesn’t show anything to suggest it would be calling quits anytime soon.2017 Audi Q5 rear angel, tailpipe

With its engines ranging from sprightly turbocharged four-cylinder to a TDI engine, its performance is nothing short of breathtaking. Interior wise, you can expect a spacious seating and a high quality construction that puts the greying demeanor at bay. Honestly, the 2017 Audi Q5 hasn’t ageing a day if its updates are anything to go by.

True, 2009 might be a pretty long time for a car to remain in the market virtually unchanged in terms of design, however, the year-in year-out updates have given the Q5 a fresh and appealing style.

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Still, there are some things that Audi left out and which might work against it. They include: a missing navigation system, a firm ride, lacks conventional safety technologies, and USB ports are conspicuously missing.

Available Trims – Audi Q5

The new Audi Q5 for 2017 is available in a walloping seven variants arranged depending on the engine fitted: 2.0T Premium, 2.0t Premium Plus, 3.0 TDI Premium Plus, 3.0T Prestige, 3.0 TDI Prestige, and the top-of-the-line 2.0T Hybrid Prestige. The sq5, which is a high-performance version of the Q5, is reviewed individually.

Interior Changes & Exterior News – 2017 Audi Q5

The base 2.0T Premium trim comes with 18” wheels, a panoramic sunroof, a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, LED taillights and running lights, aluminum roof rails, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a power liftgate, automatic wipers, reclining and sliding 40/20/40-split folding rear seats, a 10-speaker premium sound system, Audi’s digital music interface, MMI interface, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, leather upholstery, eight-way power front seats, heated exterior mirrors, and climate control (tri-zone).

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Next up is the 2.0T Premium Plus trim that adds keyless entry and ignition, trunk-edge trim, auto-dimming rearview mirror, aluminum door sills, and driver memory settings.

Opting for the 3.0T Premium Plus trim gets you headlight washers, a supercharged V6 engine, and “S” line exterior styling.

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The 3.0T Prestige bundles rear parking sensors, a color trip computer, rear door sunshades, cooled and heated cupholder, a navigation system, 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, rear parking sensors, and Audi Connect online services.

Springing for the 3.0 TDI Premium Plus trim gets you headlight washers, and the “S” line exterior styling in addition to what the 3.0T Premium Plus trim tacks on.

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Lastly, the top-of-the-line 2.0T Hybrid Prestige comes bundled with hybrid-specific instrumentation, 19” wheels, and hybrid badging.

2017 Audi Q5 Engine Specs

The default systems available on every Q5 include an eight-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive.

Starting off the engine lineup is the 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that comes equipped under the hood of both the 2.0T Premium and Premium Plus trims. With the engine, expect an output of 220 hp and 258 lbs. of torque. EPA fuel economy ratings are 20/28/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2017 Audi Q5 engine

Next up is the 3.0T trims, which come equipped with a 3.0L supercharged V6 engine rated at 272 horsepower and 295 lbs. of torque. The estimated fuel economy ratings stand at 18/26/21 mpg. Additionally, the automatic stop-start system is also available.

For those looking for more power, the most likely powertrain for them would be the 3.0L turbocharged diesel V6 available for the 3.0 TDI trims, and generates 240 horsepower and 428 lbs. of torque. It offers the best of the bunch with its fuel ratings of 24/31/27 mpg.

2017 Audi Q5 V6 engine

Finally, the Hybrid mates both the 2.0T engine and a 54 hp electric motor and a battery pack. The result is the generation of 245 horsepower and 350 pounds of torque. According to Audi, the fuel consumption ratings are 24/30/26 mpg.

Release Date & 2017 Audi Q5 Price

The 2017 Audi Q5 Diesel will cost you an MSRP starting from $48,100, the Hybrid – $52,500, and the SUV – $$0,900. Release-date wise, expect the redesigned Q5 early next year.

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2017 Audi A5 Release Date, Review, News

The new 2017 Audi A5 has a lot to offer especially of you are looking for a luxurious and stylish two-door sedan. Some of its upsides include a standard all-wheel-drive system, a confident handling, classy styling, and a beautifully trimmed cabin. Its release date should be expected before this fall.

A first in the 2017 A5 include Bang & Olufsen sound system, standard Audi Connect online services and S Line package. Also, the optional collision mitigation system has been dropped, as is the Prestige trim model.

The new A5 comes with top-notch features ranging from the subtly sexy exterior to the high-quality cabin. In a nutshell, the new 2017 Audi A5 drives and feels classy. Under its hood, things are still top-rated. It comes with a standard all-wheel-drive system, a turbocharged engine, and a well-tuned suspension system that turn any driving experience into a pleasure cruise.

2017 Audi A5
2017 Audi A5

Add in the convenience and range of comfort features and you’ve got yourself a luxurious car that will undoubtedly revitalize your once boring life. However, despite the praise, not everything in the A5 is bulletproof. It still comes with its own share of downsides including an unremarkable acceleration, it lacks a USB port and Bluetooth connectivity, but you can get the latter at an extra cost (seriously!), and base MMI system has an awkward control layout.

Other better alternatives to consider in the segment include 2017 Audi TT, 2017 BMW 2 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2017, and 2017 BMW 4 Series.

Audi A5 – Available Trims

The A5 offered in both coupe and convertible body styles, comes in only two trims: Premium and Premium Plus.

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The Premium model comes standard with a tilt-only sunroof, Bluetooth phone connectivity, automatic xenon headlights, fender badges and door sill inserts, 18” alloy wheels, split-folding rear seatbacks, a 10-speaker sound system, 10-way power front seat, Audi’s propriety digital music interface, a 6.5” touchscreen interface, automatic climate control system (tri-zone), foglights, and HD and satellite radio.

2017 Audi A5 front
2017 Audi A5 front

Picking the Premium Plus model gets you Bang & Olufsen sound system, front heated seats, keyless entry and ignition, driver memory settings, auto-dimming mirrors, and heated exterior mirrors.

Starting off the option list is the MMI Navigation Plus package for the Premium models. It adds DVD/CD player, console mounted controls, a color-driver information system, Audi Connect online services, blind-spot monitor, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, and Bluetooth streaming media.

2017 Audi A5 back
2017 Audi A5 back

Getting the Sport package gets you a sport steering wheel with shift paddles, 19” wheels, faux-suede upholstery, automatic transmission calibration, a sport-tuned suspension, an aero-body kit, neck-level heating system, gloss black interior trim, throttle and automatic transmission calibration, and front sport seats. Stand-alone options include wood interior trim and various wheel designs.

2017 Audi A5 interior
2017 Audi A5 interior

2017 Audi A5 Engine Specs

A 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 220 horsepower and 258 pounds of torque powers the all-wheel-drive 2017 Audi A5. An eight-speed automatic transmission system is standard on the convertible but optional for the coupe, while the six-speed manual transmission system is standard for the coupe.

During our own test drive, the manual-equipped 2017 Audi A5 dashed from 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds, which is the class average.
The coupe’s fuel economy ratings stand at 22/31/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 20/31/25 mpg for the automatic-equipped 2017 Audi A5.

Safety wise, buyers should expect side curtain airbags, auto-delay off headlamps, daytime running lights, front fog/driving lights, ventilated front disc, dual front side-mounted airbags, disk sensing headlamps, turn signal mirrors, 2 rear seat headrests, tire pressure monitoring, post-collision monitoring, a rearview camera, antilock disc brakes, and traction and stability control.

Price & Release Date – 2017 Audi A5

The 2.0T Premium Quattro will cost you an MSRP starting from $40,500, the 2.0T Premium Plus Quattro – an MSRP starting from $42,800, the 2.0T Premium Quattro (convertible) – $47,900, and 2.0T Premium Plus Quattro (convertible) – an MSRP starting from $50,200.

We should expect the vehicle to head to U.S dealerships before this fall.

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2017 Audi A4 Release Date, Specs and Info

The new Audi A4 for 2017 might lack the exciting or fresh character as newer rivals, but the vehicle still debuts as a well-rounded and practical vehicle that makes it an enticing choice for an entry-level luxury sedan. Some of the refreshing features for 2017 include a responsive handling, a high-quality cabin, a comfortable driving dynamic, and a roomy backseat among others.

Audi has also deleted the high-rated Prestige trim level that was available in the 2015 Audi A4. Also, the equipment has been reshuffled for the new model’s trims. For instance, the three-spoke steering wheel, and heated mirrors are now available as standard features on the premium trim, while the cruise control available on the existing A4 is no longer offered.

2017 Audi A4
2017 Audi A4

The new 2017 Audi A4 is still based on the A4’s full redesign that debuted six years ago, and would easily be voted as the eldest statesman in the entry-level luxury sedan segment. You will see some evidence that the vehicle is aging by looking at the A4’s spec sheet. For instance, the 2017 A4 doesn’t come with a USE port. This is a letdown from Audi considering that the feature is routinely provided in economy cars, even though Audi ranks high among reputable luxury sedans.

Hopefully, the new 2017 Audi A4 still comes with lots of appealing aspects that have characterized Audi cars. To wit, the ride is compliant and serene even at top speeds, while the AWD configured A4s come with a spirited and downright athletic driving. Also, the new Audi comes with a refreshed MMI interface that combines user friendliness and contemporary designs.

As appealing as you may find the A4 to be, it still scores poorly on certain fronts. In a nutshell, some of the cons include lack of a USB port, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity isn’t standard, and the vehicle’s steering is uninspiring especially at speed above 60mph.

Audi A4 – Available Trims

For 2017, the five-passenger Audi A4 will come in only two trims: base Premium and the range-topping Premium Plus. Both the 2017 Audi Allroad and 2017 Audi S4 are reviewed separately.

Exterior Pictures & Interior Redesign – 2017 Audi A4

As already mentioned above, the new Audi A4 will be provided in only two trims. Buyers should look forward to the following equipment and technology levels to come equipped in the base 2017 Audi A4 Premium trim: LED taillights, Audi proprietary audio interface, auxiliary audio jack, satellite radio, Audi’s MMI infotainment system, leather upholstery, automatic wipers, LED accents, a sunroof, 17” wheels, “S” sport styling details, an eight-way power front seats, automatic xenon headlights, a 10-speaker sound system, Bluetooth audio ad phone connectivity, automatic climate control, foglights, 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, heated mirrors, and a 6.5” touchscreen display.

2017 Audi A4 front
2017 Audi A4 front

The 2017 Audi A4 Premium Plus adds to the above with driver memory settings, heated front seats, 18” wheels, auto-dimming mirrors, and keyless entry and ignition.
Several packages are offered in terms of options. The Convenience package is optional for the Premium trim and comes bundled with a 14-speaker sound system, blind-spot monitor, a rearview camera, blind-spot monitor, Bang & Olufsen stereo system, voice controls, a navigation system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, Wi-Fi hotspot capability, parking sensors, an upgraded MMI interface, mobile app integration, rear parking sensors, DVD player, and a color trip computer.

2017 Audi A4 back
2017 Audi A4 back

As for the Premium Plus trim, buyers should expect several optional packages. They include the Sport package that comes bundled with steering wheel-mounted shift paddles, adjustable drive settings, front sport seats, and a lowered suspension system. The Sport Plus comes with flat bottomed sport steering wheel, a gloss-black styling accents, summer performance tires, a black cloth headliner, and 19” wheels.

2017 Audi A4 interior
2017 Audi A4 interior

Engine Specs – 2017 Audi A4

2017 Audi A4 engine

A 2.0L TDI engine powers the 2017 Audi A4 and is rated at 220 hp and 258 lbs. of torque. Both the CVT and the front-wheel-drive systems are available as standard features. Also, you can opt for the all-wheel-drive system which is available with either an 8-speed auto or a six-speed manual. The CVT-equipped A4 sprints from 0-60 mph in just 6.6 seconds.

Fuel economy ratings for the CVT-equipped A4 stand at 25/31/27 mpg in the city/highway/combined, while those for the manual-equipped model drop to 22/32/26 mpg.

Price & Release Date – 2017 Audi A4

According to reliable sources, the Audi A4 for 2017 base 2.0t Premium trim will cost you an MSRP starting from $45,525. As for the release date, available data indicates the vehicle should be expected in the 2nd Q of 2017 at least for USA market.

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