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Preview: 2013 Audi Q5 engine options

audi-q5Audi recently unveiled its refreshed Q5 crossover, which is set to be in showrooms before the end of the years as a 2013MY.

When you go around the new Q5 designers did not implement a lot of major changes but the a lot of tweaking happened under the skin like a revised lineup of engines which now includes an option to get a Q5 hybrid.

The 2013 Q5 by Audi comes with six engine options: three powertrains will be TDI turbodiesels, two will be TFSI petrol engines, and the hybrid.

All of the engines will have direct fuel injection equipped with forced induction. They will also have a start-stop system to help on the fuel economy department. Although these engines boast of better performance, their fuel economy has been improved by as much as 15%.

For the Audi fans in the United States, the Audi Q5 will have a base model that is equipped with a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine while the range topper will get a supercharged V6 under its hood. In between the two will be the hybrid version which will have a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor that would be launched soon.

The transmission will will come as an 8-speed automatic with some markets getting an option to have a 6-speed manual gearbox or a dual clutch S tronic with seven speeds. There will also be options to get the Q5 as a front wheel drive ride and as an all wheel drive quattro.

For the based 4-cylinder engine of the Audi Q5, it will be a 2.0L turbocharged TFSI that gives out 225 horses and a torque of 258 lb-ft. The supercharged 3.0L V6 that takes the place of the older 3.2L makes 272 horsepower and a peak torque of 295 pound-feet. The supercharged V6 can bring the Audi Q5 from o to 60 miles per hour in just 6.0 seconds.

The Audi Q5 Hybrid teams up a 2.0L TFSI turbocharged engine with an electric motor. The tandem is connected in parallel and transfers all the power to the ground via an 8-speed automatic gearbox.

A Tale of Two Audi R8: Spyder and e-Tron wows Frankfurt motor show

The recent auto show in Frankfurt was graced by two Audi R8 facing two different directions. On one platform is the R8 Spyder and the other is the e-Tron Concept. The Audi 2011 Spyder zooms on a V10 with a Lamborghini DNA while the 2009 concept car e-Tron is undeniably all-electric green.

The Audi R8 Spyder sports a V-10 5.2L power plant in its engine bay that is capable of giving out 525 horsepower with a torque of 391 pound-feet. The R8 Spyder speeds up from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds. Top speed is pegged at 195 mph despite an additional 200 pounds compared to the coupe with a hard top.

It comes with a soft top as originally preferred by the engineers in Germany. Other sleek features are seat capable of bouncing off heat and seatbelts with built in microphones to make hands free mobile phone calls easier to handle.

Audi R8 e-Tron Audi R8 Spyder Photo

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