The Audi Q5 (Typ 8R) is a compact luxury crossover SUV produced by Audi since 2008,using the Audi MLP platform (Modular Longitudinal Platform) which debuted on the 2007 Audi A5.
A concept vehicle for the then upcoming Q5, this was a 2-door convertible with 3.0 TDI engine rated 240 PS (177 kW; 237 hp) and 500 N·m (369 lbf·ft) torque, quattro permanent four-wheel-drive, 8-speed automatic transmission, Copper Sunset body, LED headlights, 21-inch wheels with 265/35R21 tyres, seats with White Stone leather upholstery, MMI, 505W Bang & Olufsen sound system and internet radio, CDC (continuous damping control) shock absorbers, electric ride height adjustment (40 mm), 380/356 mm front/rear ceramic brake discs with 6-piston monobloc aluminium front, and floating rear callipers, Audi drive select. The vehicle was unveiled in 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show.
The vehicle was unveiled in 2008 Beijing Auto Show,and later in 2008 LA Auto show. Early models include 2.0 TFSI quattro (211PS), 2.0 TDI quattro (170PS), 3.0 TDI quattro. Initial vehicle models for US, Canada & Brazil include 3.2 FSI. The Q5 commenced shipments in October 2008 for Europe, and the first quarter of 2009 in North America. US model went on sale in March 2009 as 2009 model year vehicle. Early models include 3.2 FSI quattro. 2.0 TFSI quattro (211PS) was added in 2011 model year. Indian models went on sale in June 2009, and were initially built from Audi's Ingolstadt facility, but now its built from its Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India plant. Launch models include 3.0 TDI, 2.0 TFSI (211 PS). Middle East models went on sale in 2009 Q2. Launch models include 2.0 TFSI (211 PS), 3.2 FSI.Japanese models include 2.0 TFSI quattro (211 PS), 3.2 FSI quattro.