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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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    Spy Shots: Porsche Cajun prototype caught wearing Audi duds in Sweden
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    'Tis the season, or so they say. But we're not talking about the holidays. We're talking about the season for cold-weather testing of new prototypes up in northern Sweden. After our intrepid shutter-bugs snapped an updated Mercedes-Benz GLK taking its licks in the snow way up there near the arctic circle, now they've caught this Audi Q5 test mule. Only ...

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    Spy Shots: Porsche Cajun mule spied wearing Audi Q5 skin
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    Well well well, what do we have here? Looks like an Audi Q5. But what of those black fender flare extensions? Are we looking at a Q5-S or even a Q5-RS? Considering that it was snapped entering the Porsche test facility at the Nürburgring, our sources suggest what we're actually looking at is a very early development mule for the new Porsche ...

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    Spy Shots: Are you the Audi Q5 S? *UPDATE
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    Italian anticipazioni: Audi Q5 almost here
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    Our sources indicate this rendering from OmniAuto.it is very close to what Audi's upcoming Q5 will look like. Although this looks like a photograph on an Italian web site, it is really a rendering that looks nearly identical to the Q5 spy shots we showed you in February. When it debuts later this month at the Beijing Motor Show, expect the engine to be a ...

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    Spy Shots: Audi Q5 barely covered
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    Audi is looking to get the most out of the modular long platform that underpins the current A5 and the future A4, and the Q5 looks like the obvious next step. The folks over at World Car Fans have published shots of Audi's future crossover with barely any camo, and the general theme looks to be "fancy Tiguan". The wide, low slung SUV look is alive and well ...

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    Spy Shots: Audi Q5 takes shape
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    The small luxury crossover is quickly becoming en vogue, with the success of the X3, the new LR2, and the RDX helping their respective companies add sales while bolstering their bottom lines. With its grandios expansion plans over the next few years, Audi can't be held out of this burgeoning luxury 'ute market for long, and it's preparing the Q5 to add more ...

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    Audi ready to milk A5 line with multiple versions
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    Audi has said that it wants to double the number of vehicles it offers by 2015. With 22 vehicles currently in the mix, adding coupes, convertibles, avants and sportbacks will help significantly expand the range in addition to new models like the Q5 SUV, A7 coupe-like-sedan, and A1 compact. Yes, you did hear the term "sportbacks" earlier. Rupert Stadler, ...

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    Spy Shots: Audi A5 coupe
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    Fourtitude has nabbed some spy shots of the upcoming Audi A5 wearing original skin for the first time, and clearly its design will be the spitting image of the Nuvolari concept that appeared at the 2003 Detroit auto show. The A5 also looks like it will be a longer, more accommodating coupe than the TT, which can be cramped for those who are gifted in ...

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    Spy Shots: Audi Q5
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    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 ...

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    Spy Shots: Audi Q5 and A4
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    Audi's not resting on its laurels after the much-anticipated debut of its new TT coupe. A pair of new prototypes has been caught testing that show a future small SUV and the next A4 sports sedan. The small SUV will be called the Q5 and enter an increasingly crowded entry-level luxury market for softroaders that includes the BMW X3 and upcoming Lincoln MDX ...

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