Audi @ paultan.org PACE – Q2, second-gen Q5 debut

The largest shock on the paultan.org Premium Auto Automotive Expo (PACE) in Setia Metropolis Conference Centre at this time was from Audi. Official distributor Euromobil is displaying two new-to-Malaysia fashions, which at the moment are open for reserving – the Audi Q2 and the second-generation Q5.

The Q2 was an all-new mannequin for Audi when it debut in March 2016 as probably the most compact member of the model’s Q vary of SUVs. Sitting under the Q3, Q5 and Q7, the Q2 is a cool crossover that’s even smaller than the Q3, which battles the BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA. At four,191 mm lengthy and 1,794 mm extensive, the raised five-door hatchback is 197 mm shorter and 37 narrower than the first-gen Q3.

We shall be getting the Q2 in 1.four TFSI COD S tronic kind. Which means a 1.four litre turbo engine with 150 hp and 250 Nm of torque from 1,500 to three,500 rpm. This is similar engine used within the second-gen Volkswagen Tiguan right here, and it’s mated to a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch computerized gearbox.

The “COD” means “cylinder on demand” cylinder deactivation, which shuts down two cylinders whereas coasting when engine velocity is between 1,400 and three,200 rpm. That is in fact to save lots of gas, and the speed FC is 5.Three litres per 100 km, or 18.9 km/l. Zero-100 km/h acceleration is finished in eight.5 seconds and high velocity for the 1,280 kg mini SUV is 212 km/h.

The Q2 that we’ll get is in Sport kind, which is extra stylish and “high-spec wanting” than the non-Sport purple showcar we've got right here, which can be a 1.four TFSI COD S tronic. The show automobile rides on 17-inch 5-V-spoke wheels – 18- and even 19-inch Audi Sport wheels are additionally obtainable.

Based on Euromobil gross sales personnel, the CBU imported Q2 will arrive by the tip of the 12 months for under RM230ok. That places it barely under the MINI Cooper S Countryman Sports activities, which is domestically assembled.

Transferring on, the second-generation Audi Q5 will lastly arrive in January subsequent 12 months, in response to Euromobil employees. The worth shall be “under RM360ok” and for that you simply get a 2.Zero TFSI quattro with 252 hp and 370 Nm of torque. As discovered within the A4 2.Zero TFSI quattro, the turbo-four is paired to a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission. Zero-100 km/h is finished in 6.Three seconds and high velocity is 237 km/h.

This Singaporean unit is claimed to be consultant of but to be confirmed Malaysian specs, coming with LED headlights, 19-inch machined alloy wheels, keyless entry, push-button begin, powered entrance seats with driver’s aspect reminiscence, triple-zone auto local weather management, the 12.Three-inch Audi digital cockpit instrument show, an MMI navigation plus system with MMI contact and an eight.Three-inch display, a reverse digital camera and a handsfree powered tailgate.

At RM360ok, the Q5 is priced barely above the BMW X3 xDrive30i, much less highly effective Mercedes-Benz GLC 250 4Matic and Volvo XC60 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid. Nevertheless, the Audi is a CBU import whereas the remainder are CKD domestically assembled.

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