Audi Q5’s diesel variant launched

March 28th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) German luxury car manufacturer Audi’s Indian subsidiary Monday launched a new diesel-engine variant of its luxury sports utility vehicle (SUV) Q5, priced at Rs.3,905,000 (ex-showroom Maharashtra).

“We are confident that the addition of the powerful 2.0 TDI q engine to the Audi Q5 range in India will strengthen and sustain our leadership position in the luxury SUV segment,” Audi India’s head Michael Perschke said.

According to Perschke, the new variant would ensure higher efficiency and dynamic performance.

The model boasts of a 170 horsepower engine and a maximum torque of 350 Nm at the rate of 1,750 rpm (revolutions per minute). The car is also equipped with a seven-speed automatic ‘S tronic’ transmission.

Deliveries will commence in April.

Currently, the company offers models A4, A6, A8, Q5, Q7, TT, super sports car Audi R8 and the recently launched Audi R8 Spyder cars in India.

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