- Might be powered by a 249bhp 2.0-litre petrol mill
- Design and features will be similar to the diesel model
- Launch as a part of adding more petrol models to line-up
Audi India will launch the Q5 powered by a petrol engine tomorrow. The carmaker had already launched the diesel variant of the car in January 2018, and it was also the first launch from the manufacturer this year.
The automaker has not officially announced the engine specifications yet, but we expect it to be powered by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, which is offered with the Q7 40 TFSI. It produces 249bhp of power and 370Nm of torque, and comes mated to an eight-speed tiptronic automatic transmission. However, the Q5 is expected to get a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
In terms of design and features, the petrol Q5 will be similar to the diesel trim. It is likely to get an 8.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 12.3-inch Audi Virtual Cockpit. The car might be equipped with a three-zone automatic climate control, power tail gate, wireless charging, airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control and even adaptive dampers.
Audi had revealed its plans of adding more petrol models to its range by 2020 in India. This is the second generation Q5 that debuted at the start of this year in two trim levels powered by a 188bhp 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine. The upcoming petrol Q5 will rival the recently launched BMW X3 xDrive30i and the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 in the Indian market.