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Review: 2009 Audi Q5 3.2 Quattro is crossover magic - at a cost

Quality costs. Ask a recording engineer. For the same money you'll burn on a pile of inexpensive, non-serviceable gear whose greatest virtue is that "it works," you could alternatively purchase one channel's worth of serious equipment. The trade-off is that the real kit sounds great all the time, while the cheaper stuff never does. Boiled down to their essence, they both do the same thing, but it's the quality of the components and the careful construction that make all the difference. It's the same thing with the 2009 Audi Q5. $50,000 will put your rump in vast automotive acreage, but... Read More

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    Detroit: 2014 Audi SQ5 ditches diesel, still packs a punch
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    Over in Europe-land, the Audi SQ5 is a diesel-powered monster capable of sending a whopping 479 pound-feet of torque to its wheels. Naturally, this beast isn't coming to the States, but that doesn't mean we're missing out on the whole SQ5 experience altogether. At the Detroit Auto Show this week, Audi is debuting a new gasoline-powered version of the hot ...

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    Los Angeles: Audi torques the floor in LA with four new TDI oil burners
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    The diesels are coming. Well, one diesel engine sitting pretty under the shapely hoods of five Audi models: the A6, A7 and A8 sedans along with the Q5 crossover are joining the already available Q7, each powered by a 3.0-liter TDI engine offering up 240 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. Suffice it to say, we're pleased. Audi promises improvements ...

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    Official: Audi confirms four new TDI diesel models headed for US
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    Audi has thrilled the diesel fanatics among us this afternoon, by announcing its intentions to show a whopping five TDI diesel-empowered vehicles (four new) at the upcoming LA Auto Show. TDI versions of the Audi's A6, A7, A8 sedans and its Q5 crossover will be new additions to the automaker's US arsenal, while the Q7 TDI will continue as well. The news ...

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    Official: Audi SQ5 TDI Exclusive Concept will have limited 50-unit run
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    The Audi SQ5 only arrived a few months ago and already it has a sibling: the Audi SQ5 Exclusive Concept. To be shown at the Paris Motor Show and then produced in a limited run of just 50 units, the SQ5 exclusive has been given a near-bespoke makeover by the luxury-minded folks at Quattro GmbH for the purpose of "showcasing new design solutions in the ...

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    Videos: First look at Audi Q5 Hybrid ahead of LA debut *UPDATE
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    Audi has big plans for this year's LA Auto Show. The company plans to unveil an all-new hybrid version of its Q5, and a couple of videos of the machine have already made their way onto the internet. From what we can tell, power comes courtesy of a 208 horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine coupled to a 44 horsepower electric ...

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    Videos: First look at Audi Q5 Hybrid ahead of LA debut
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    Audi has big plans for this year's LA Auto Show. The company plans to unveil an all-new hybrid version of its Q5, and a couple of videos of the machine have already made their way onto the internet. From what we can tell, power comes courtesy of a 208 horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine coupled to a 44 horsepower electric ...

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    W├Ârthersee 2009: 408-hp Audi Q5 Custom Concept
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    Every year, Europe's Volkswagen and Audi faithful head to Austria and descend upon the Wörthersee for the annual GTI Meet, a huge annual gathering of the brands' aficionados. Over the past few years, the Wörthersee Tour has been home to the unveilings of several concept cars, such as the 650-horsepower VW Golf GTI W12 and the Audi TT Clubsport. ...

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    Audi A7 concept coming to Detroit Auto Show
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    While other automakers are fleeing Detroit's Cobo Hall, Audi has plans to make up for their absences. We already knew the V10-powered version of the R8 would be making its world debut at the North American International Auto Show next month and it looks like several more vehicles will be appearing as well. According the Detroit Free Press, a concept ...

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    LA 2008: 2009 Audi Q5 makes its North American debut
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    Although we've already seen the Audi Q5 in a variety of forms after its initial unveiling in Beijing this past July, the four-ringers decided to finally show off their cute 'ute in North America for the first time at the LA Auto Show. The compact(ish) CUV is packing the award-winning 2.0-liter TFSI gasoline engine putting out 211 hp and 258 lb-ft of ...

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    Pics Aplenty: Audi releases more images of new Q5
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    Click above to view high-res gallery of the Audi Q5 with new images Audi released the other half of its Q5 glamour shots over the weekend. We've updated the gallery with all of the images we could get our hands on (you can switch to a "high-res" view with the button on the upper right corner - perfect for saving desktops). Audi also tossed in several shots ...

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    Beijing 2008: Officially Official - It's the 2009 Audi Q5
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Audi Q5For months now we've seen spy photos and heard speculation about Audi's new Q5 CUV. Now, we finally have the official news on the latest entry from Ingolstadt. Unlike its big brother the Q7, the Q5 doesn't share an architecture with a VW model. The Q5 utilizes the same underpinnings as the A5 coupe and A4 ...

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    Audi Q5 to be built in China
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Audi Cross Coupe Quattro.We're less than 12 hours away from seeing the Audi Q5 officially revealed at the Auto China Show in Beijing, and according to Süddeutsche Zeitung, Audi's new cute 'ute will be assembled in Changchun, in northern China. The German rag cited unspecified China-based sources for the ...

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    Audi Q5 getting 7-speed DSG, Porsche variant on the horizon, again
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Audi Quattro Coupe Concept.The Audi Q5 will reportedly make its official debut at the Bejing Motor Show next month and with Porsche's increased stake in the Volkswagen group – going from 31-percent to more than 50-percent – that means that VAG and Porsche might begin to finally play nice again with ...

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    Autobild supposedly unveils Audi Q5
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    Click above for scans of the Audi Q5.The folks at Autobild are up to their usual shenanigans, publishing what looks to be the new Audi Q5 in all its glory. As is always the case with some of the German auto rags, we're unsure if these are official images from Audi or clever photoshops, but the proportions and details look spot-on.The front end seems to be a ...

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    Audi Q5 coming to LA
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    The Audi Q5 is coming to the city by the sea in November. The big, upscale brother to the VW Tiguan sits on the Modular Long Platform from the A5, and enters the MMA ring with the BMW X3 and Mercedes GLK. It is expected to get a wide variety of engines, from the marque's FSI fours, to diesels and perhaps even the 4.2-liter V8. It might also get a 6-speed ...

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    Audi's Q5 CUV coming to Geneva
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    As Audi's relentless quest to fill every conceivable automotive niche continues, the folks of the interlocking rings plan to unveil the Q5 at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show.According to AutoExpress, the Q5 will share its underpinnings with the recently released A5 and will draw on the styling cues forged by its big brother, the Q7 and the Cross Coupe quattro ...

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