Spy Video: 2017 Audi Q5 Spied Testing on a Highway in Spain

The all-new Audi A4 won't hit showroom floors until the end of 2015. But it's only the first of many new products planned by the company. Next will come the A5 coupe, followed by the A4 Allroad and, about a year from now, there will be a Mk2 version of the Q5.
Spy Video: 2017 Audi Q5 Spied Testing on Highway in Spain 1 photo
This is our second exclusive spy video of the Q5. Not much has changed, but we believe that this particular prototype has a more powerful engine, probably a V6.

Some of the changes that are going to happen aren't immediately apparent, since the prototype is covered in camouflage, but we think the same technological package used for the A4 sedan will be found here.

On the powertrain front, we suspect all the engines will be either 2-liter or 3-liter ones. The basic A4 brings a 1.4-liter TFSI mill, but we think it doesn't make any sense to offer it on the Q3.

Just like with the current Q5, the range will kick off with the 2.0 TDI, making 150, 163 or 190 PS. This will be joined by two 2.0 TFSI petrol engines delivering 190 and 252 hp.

Europeans will also be treated to a few 3.0 TDI diesels, producing 218, 272 and 320 PS (twin-turbo) in the case of the SQ5.

The hidden tech

Considering Audi's quattro engineers are reportedly working on a twin-turbo petrol engine with about 420 hp that will go into the RS4, we could see an AMG competitor made out of this new Q5. However, most sensible Audi buyers will be happier with the adaptive air suspension or optional quattro limited slip differential.

Of course, it's the options that make or break any German car. Let's start with the all-LED headlights. When the Matrix technology is added, they can dim the lights in a million different ways, protecting oncoming drivers, highlighting hazards and predicting corners.

On the inside, you may notice that the air conditioning controls are touch-sensitive and the all-digital speedometer has also been installed. The new Q5 will enter production in late 2016. It will be based on the same platform as the new A4 and Q7.

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