The Chinese customer loves big cars. He loves sprawling space in the rear. And more and more, he also loves SUVs. Say: the long-wheelbase versions of sedans are all well and good, but who wants to be in the "middle Kingdom" really on top of it, which must now stretch also seats its high. Audi has recognized this clearly and has presented at the Beijing Motor Show in 2018 (25. April to 4. May) the new Q5L. He is the first SUV of the brand with the long wheelbase and adds to the Ingolstadt-based XXL Crew A4L, A6L and A8L.
Whether the exaggerated, Dark-Magenta is also a concession to the Chinese taste, we do not know. The extension of Q5 by 88 mm, but it's not. The length of the X3-opponent to 4,77 meters, the wheelbase is increased accordingly to 2.91 meters. Audi promises, especially for the rear passengers significant value. The Knee room in the back to grow stately eleven inches. This means: Even the gigantic most Chinese can, in the future, lounging in the Q5-to-rear, as in a First-Class Lounge. Interesting: The trunk volume is 550 to 1,550 liters unchanged.
In the new Q5L customers can choose from five equipment lines. Three-zone automatic climate control and Audi Smartphone Interface, there is already the basic version of "Vogue". The higher versions of the "Lifestyle", "Design", "Sport" and "Sport plus" offer, among other things, the great MMI Infotainment including Virtual Cokpit, LED headlights or a panoramic glass roof.
Is driven by the Beanpole-Q5 of two 2.0-Liter petrol with 190 or 252 HP. A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission is also all-wheel drive series, such as the quattro. From 0-100 km/h comes in 8.6, respectively, in 6.7 seconds. The Q5L is built for China, in a Joint Venture with FAW-VW in the North China Changchun plant. Market will start in the summer of 2018.(sw)