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2020 Audi Q5 55 TFSI e plug-in hybrid revealed

The Audi Q5 55 TFSI e Quattro has been revealed, powered by a 185kW/370Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine paired to a 105kW/350Nm electric motor built into the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Total system outputs are rated at 270kW and 500Nm – the latter available from just 1250rpm...

2019 Audi Q5 recalled

Audi Australia has issued a recall for the 2019 model-year Q5 over concerns the master brake cylinder could fail. The German marque reports the aforementioned master cylinder made develop a leak as the wall thickness may not meet correct specifications, which could lead to a hydraulic brake system failure...

Audi Q5, SQ5, SQ7 Black Editions announced

Audi Australia has announced a trio of new Black Editions, based on the Q5, SQ5 and SQ7 SUVs. Each edition gets a range of appointment and equipment upgrades that are valued at over $10,000 respectively, with pricing kicking off at $80,300 before on-road costs for the Q5 45 TFSI Black Edition...

Audi A6, A7, A8, Q5 plug-in hybrids revealed - UPDATE

Audi has revealed its new range of plug-in hybrids, based on various model lines including the A6, A7, A8 and Q5. UPDATE, 25/2/19: Audi's local division has released a statement regarding the introduction of the new PHEV models in Australia...

2011-15 Audi A4, A5, Q5 recalled

Audi Australia has issued a recall for the 2011-2015 A4, A5, and Q5 model lines, over concerns a faulty heating element in the air-conditioning system could pose a fire risk. The German marque reports that the auxiliary heater element in the ventilation system may fail as the result of overheating "in the area of the connectors"...

Audi expands Takata recall

Audi has expanded the cars included in its Takata airbag recall, adding the previous-generation A4 Cabriolet to the list which already includes the A3 (8P), A5 Sportback (8T),  A5 Cabriolet (8F) and Q5 (8R). As with all Takata recalls, a combination of heat and humidity can make the airbag inflator propellant degrade...

2018 Audi Q5 recalled - UPDATE

Audi Australia has recalled two 2018 Q5s, over concerns their rear brake pistons are incorrectly coated. UPDATE, 08/08/2018: Audi has added another car to the recall. An updated VIN list is attached here.  According to the company, the issue could cause a long brake pedal travel and reduced overall braking effectiveness...

Audi joins Takata airbag recall

Audi Australia has issued a recall for the previous-generation Q5, A3 and A5 as part of the ongoing and ever-growing Takata airbag campaign. The German marque reported that affected vehicles are fitted with the more serious 'alpha' airbags – rather the less-dangerous, but still potentially deadly, 'beta' inflators...

Audi A4, A5, A6, A7 and Q5 recalled

Audi Australia has issued a recall notice for A4, A5, A6, A7 and Q5 models manufactured between January 2011 and March 2017 fitted with the 2.0-litre TFSI engine.  According to the German marque, moisture could find its way into electric components and cause overheating, or failure of the coolant pump...

Audi Q5 3.0 TDI: V6 diesel on sale from $83,900

Audi has announced pricing and specifications for the new Q5 3.0 TDI, the first non-performance six-cylinder version of the company's mid-size SUV. Kicking off at $83,900 before on-road costs, the new model is $1000 more affordable than the BMW X3 xDrive30d, and a significant $7200 less than the Mercedes-Benz GLC350d...

2017 Audi Q5 recalled

Audi has recalled Q5s fitted with a head-up display produced in June and July 2017, over concerns a defective weld joint could undermine the airbag's effectiveness. According to the company, a defective weld joint connecting the dash panel to a chute helping the airbag inflate correctly could distort that chute...