TDI® in the Audi Q5.

In other words: where is the tank?

One in every two Audi cars sold today is a diesel. What sounds perfectly normal now was cause for huge excitement 20 years ago, when Audi revolutionised the market with the first 2.5 litre TDI engine. Since then, developments such as common rail technology have made TDI even more efficient.

Injectors ensure the fuel is finely and precisely distributed. Consequently, since the first TDI, the engines have become more economical, whilst specific output has increased. So it was only logical that a diesel car should then enter the world of motorsport. And successfully too: in 2006, Audi was the first car maker to win the Le Mans 24 Hours with a diesel-powered race car, the Audi R10 TDI – and then went on to repeat this victory several times over, most recently in 2011.

Whether they have 105 or 130 BHP of power – the 2.0 TDI engines in the Audi Q5 are convincing from the very first metres. The 2.0 TDI quattro S tronic engine with 130 BHP reaches its maximum torque of 380 Nm at just 1,750 rpm and develops its power evenly, filling you with fascination. You reach 100 km/h in 9.0 seconds.

In addition to the standard catalytic converter and diesel particulate filter, the Audi Q5 2.0 TDI quattro S tronic is equipped with a nitrogen oxide catalytic converter (DeNOx catalytic converter) with AdBlue®* tank. Combined with other innovations and highly efficient recirculation, a substantial reduction of the nitrogen oxide emissions is thus achieved.

The most powerful diesel engine in the Audi Q5 is a 3.0 TDI engine with 180 BHP and 580 Nm, which accelerates your car from 0 to 100 km/h in only 6.5 seconds. But even if you’re not in the process of overtaking, you can fully enjoy the superior driving feeling: sporty and demanding – yet at the same time relaxing and efficient, because the start-stop system and recuperation are standard in all models with TDI engine.

*Registered trademark of the Verband der Automobilindustrie e. V. (VDA).

Consumption and emission values:
Fuel consumption, combined: 6.4–5.3 l/100 km
CO2 emission combined: 169–139 g/km