Audi has originally reported that it would offer the Q5 hybrid as launch model, but it was later reported that Audi suspended the plan because of unsatisfying crash test results for the nickel metal hydride batteries. In 2009, Audi announced it would resume the Q5 hybrid development. It included a 266V, 1.3kWh, battery pack. The Q5 has an all-electric range of about 3 km (2 mi) and maximum all-electric speed of 100 km/h (62 mph).
The production version would be on sale in 2012 for the Japanese market. The release in the U.S. market was scheduled for late 2011.
Carrying and towing capabilities
A sensor informs the ESP system if a roof rack has been mounted, which will cause the Audi Q5’s centre of gravity to be shifted higher in keeping with the roof load of up to 100 kg (220 lb). If a roof rack is present, the ESP engages earlier in the handling limit. Without a roof load, the driver is free to tap the full dynamic potential of the Audi Q5.
The Audi Q5 is capable of towing up to 2.0 tonnes; the standard hill descent control system makes it safe to navigate down steep inclines by regulating the preselected speed when driving at under 30 km/h (19 mph). The Q5 is also fitted with an advanced Trailer Stability Program designed to combat any unwanted snaking when towing a large trailer or caravan.
The new vehicle was expected to be built in Audi’s home town of Ingolstadt. An investment of ?300 million in production tooling and expansion was expected.
Audi also assembles its Q5 model in India to avoid import taxes and compete with BMW AG, Daimler AG and Porsche AG in the world’s second fastest-growing major economy. koenigsegg wallpapers, supercars wallpaper, lambo wallpapers, Audi Q5 wallpapers, rolls royce wallpapers
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