• Sep 21, 2006
With the Q7 doing pretty well for Audi dealers, it shouldn't come as a big surprise that the automaker's working on another SUV to go up against BMW's smaller X3. Here we offer spy shots of that upcoming model, to be dubbed Q5 when it hits showrooms in early 2008. Hans Lehmann over at Hidden Image speculates that this model appears to be sitting on a platform using parts from both the A4 and A6, making the Q5 name at least sensible.
Styling should follow the Q7 model but in something like 3/4 scale. Probably no third row seating either. Having both the Q5 and an Allroad in the same lineup might seem a bit redundant though, so perhaps the latter is not long for the U.S. market. Lehmann also maintains that drivetrains will most likely be borrowed from the (recently freshened) Touareg and utilize Audi's Quattro system providing rear-biased all-wheel drive. Follow the link for more full-size shots and an artist's rendering.

[Source: Winding Road]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm sorry, but that just looks like some guy wanted to "pimp" his S4 Avant... he took the inner exhaust tips off, got some RS4 fog light fascias, and... I don't even want to know what he was thinking with the tupperware.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Apparently Audi is putting a big emphasis on V8s for the US market. Since the vehicle's also going to be larger than the BMW and future Benz equivalents and coupled with a V8, I belive it's going to be rather competitive with the larger eurolux SUVs.

      On a slightly related note, why don't all of Mercedes' sport utes save the original G feature M nomanclature? Meaning the GL would be M, the current ML would stay as it is and the eventual GLK would be MLK. Wouldn't that make more sense? It parallels the S-SL-SLK group, and would leave the G with its own letter dedicated to the models with more focus on offroading. What Mercedes has decided to do instead seems like a mistake to me.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is a mule. Current A4 body over Q5 mechanicals.
      • 7 Years Ago
      When is Q5 due in South Africa?
      • 8 Years Ago
      What a great vehicle, my friend has just bought one and they look amazing
      • 8 Years Ago
      If this is a true version of the Audi Q5. It does not surprise me. Audi has been very quick in bringing new cars to the market lately. They're also different variations of one single design. Nothing seems to be original or stand out within their line now.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Note that the first picture shows a building in the back with a Jaguar logo. That building is right next to Germany's famed Nurburgring track where many manufacturers conduct testing. Clearly they were testing it there and probably on the surrounding rounds. Just an FYI in case anyone's interested!
      • 8 Years Ago
      It looks nothing like a smaller version of the Q7 in it's shape or proportions, its and A4 with new front fascia, and raised suspension. I'm pretty sure that this is the new allroad... the proportions of it are bang on to the A4, there is no way that is the new Q5.
      Rick
      • 8 Years Ago
      Can anyone say a 20-30k more expensive Subaru wagon?
      • 8 Years Ago
      "It also looks nothing like the artist's rendition for whatever that is worth."
      It's worth nothing. You're looking at a mule with an A4's body, why should it look anything like the Q5 will?
      • 8 Years Ago
      all of u shut up. Let's wait for that Q5 to arrive before we can talk. This Mule looks awesome, think about it with the same Mean Mr Muscle arches and with Q7 looks, i'm in love. So now I see why the Q7 has a V12 TDI, whats the use of 2 SUV's under the same name plate if they have identical engines, the Q5 V8 should be awesome, say it SUPER TRUMP.