Car News 22 Jan 2016

New Audi Q5 gets RS performance boost

Audi’s second-generation Q5 SUV will be faster and more powerful than ever before with the introduction of the range- topping Q5 RS.

The new model will extend Audi’s RS line-up to meet growing global demand for performance-based SUVs.  The Q5 RS will be powered by a new twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine, which will also feature in the new RS4 and RS5, due out later this year.

Power output will exceed 450bhp and the new model will receive a dual clutch S tronic gearbox and a Torsen torque-sensing four-wheel drive system.

Audi plan to launch the Q5 RS in the second half of 2017.