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Audi Q5 Contract Hire and car leasing coming soon

posted on May 22 2008 by Kyle McWilton

Audi Q5 Contract Hire and car leasing coming soon

Audi Q5 Contract Hire and car leasing coming soon! Register your interest with the car leasing Team today on 01273 789 900 and we will keep you updated with prices and availability as we get closer to September, alterantively you can view the latest Audi Q5 deals on our website.

Audi are upping the ante in the compact SUV sector with its all-new Q5. The new car on the block is aimed squarely at the Freelander 2 and X3, combining smart styling with Audi's famous quattro four-wheel-drive system. Measuring 4.63 metres, the Q5 is longer than its closest rivals, but Audi claim it will be the sportiest compact SUV around when it hits UK showrooms from this September.

The moment you catch sight of the Q5 there's no mistaking its distinctive Audi grille, while its optional LED daytime running lights borrow heavily from the new A4. From therear, the tailgate is aluminium to reduce weight, just like the bon- net. LED light clusters provide a new fresh look at the back.

The alloy roof rails boosts practicality and an extra-large panoramic sunroof features on the options list. Car leasing and Contract Hire customerswill get the choice of three exterior packages. Standard Q5s feature black body trim, but customers will also be able to select a full body-colour option or even pick a contrasting shade. The sporty S Line versions provide a more aggressive look, and for those not doing the school run there is anoptional off-road package includes beefy underbody protection and bigger alloy wheels.

It goes without saying that Audi is renowned for its quality interiors and the Q5 won't disappoint, with wood, aluminium, chrome, leather and Alcantara all featuring inside. The Q5 scores for practicality withrear seat backs tilting, and an optional sliding bench is available to boost loadspace or rear legroom. The 540-litre boot trumps the 480 litres available in the BMW X3 and extends to 1,560 litres if you fold the rear seats.

If you want to spec your Audi A5 there is the A6 Avant-style load-securing system, which uses floor-mounted rails to stop small items from sliding around. The extensive options list includes everything from a folding front passenger seat to a climate-controlled cup-holder and powered tailgate. To ensure that the Q5 is better to drive than its rivals, Audi Drive Select allows owners to tune the suspension settings. Meanwhile, the firm's Dynamic Steering system varies the gearing of the rack, depending on road speed, and can even apply corrective inputs to improve on-the-limit safety.

A trio of engines is available, comprising one petrol and a pair of oil-burners. The revamped 2.0-litre T FSI unit delivers 208bhp and 350Nm of torque, taking the Q5 from 0-62mph in 7.2 seconds and giving 27.6mpg. The 168bhp 2.0 TDI returns 35.1mpg, while the flagship 236bhp 3.0 TDI does 30.5mpg euro and can race from 0-62mph in 6.5 seconds. Gearbox options include a conventional six-speed manual, although a seven-speed twin-clutch S tronic will be available on the 2.0T FSI and 3.0 TDI models.