2023 Audi Q5 plug-in hybrid price and specs: Due in Australia this year

2023 Audi Q5 plug-in hybrid price and specs: Due in Australia this year

Plug-in hybrid powertrain has returned to Audi Australia showrooms after a five-year absence with a new version of the popular Audi Q5 mid-size SUV.

  • 2023 Audi Q5 55 TFSI e – prices and specifications
  • First Audi plug-in hybrid in Australia since 2018
  • Available in Estate and Sportback body styles
  • Starting at $102,900 plus road charges

the 2023 Audi Q5 55 TFSI e Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) was confirmed for Australia in the second half of this year at a price of US$102,900 plus road costs.

The Q5 PHEV – or Q5 55 TFSI e Quattro S Line in full – is Audi’s first plug-in hybrid to be sold in Australia since the large SUV Q7 E-Tron was canceled in 2018 (not to be confused with today’s E-Tron electric range).

It’s available to order now and starts at $102,900 plus road as a traditional Q5 wagon, or $110,200 plus road as a coupe-style Sportback—about $18,000 to $20,000 more than the next gasoline models below.

Both versions powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with 195kW and 370Nmpaired with a 105kW/350Nm electric motor for a total performance of 270kW and 500Nm.

A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission sends power to all four wheels, for a claimed 0-100km/h acceleration time of 5.3 seconds – the fastest Q5 on sale, barring the SQ5 performance hero.

Audi claims the 14.4kWh battery (net or 17.9kWh gross) on board can deliver up to 55km of electric range (based on European WLTP testing).

The Q5 PHEV’s battery can be charged from empty to full in “roughly” 2.5 hours on a 7.2 kWh AC home wall box, while charging from a 240 volt home socket is also possible using one of two included with the cables contained in cars is possible.

There are four PHEV-specific modes: Hybrid (which mixes petrol and electric propulsion), EV (which runs on electric propulsion only), Hold (which uses the motor to maintain the battery’s state of charge), and Charge (which charges the battery). . with petrol flow).

Standard equipment is broadly similar to the higher-end Audi Q5 petrol models, including LED or Matrix LED headlights (depending on body style), 20-inch wheels, dual interior screens, leather seats, 10-speaker stereos and a hands-free power tailgate , and a range of advanced security features.

A Tech Pack is available as an option for the plug-in hybrid – but each body style adds a different set of features when that option box is ticked. See below for a list of standard features, pricing, and options.

the 2023 Audi Q5 55 TFSI e Quattro S Line plug-in hybrid is available to order now ahead of first deliveries expected early in the second half of this year (likely as a 2024 model year vehicle).

Competitors for the new Audi include the Volvo XC60 Recharge PHEV, the Lexus NX450h+, the BMW X3 xDrive30e and the soon-to-be-discontinued Mercedes-Benz GLC300e.

  • Q5 35TDI – $67,900
  • Q5 40 TDI Quattro – $75,500
  • Q5 45TFSI Quattro – $75,800
  • Q5 40 TDI Quattro Sport – $81,500
  • Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport – $82,800
  • Q5 Sportback 40 TDI Quattro S Line – $83,400
  • Q5 Sportback 45 TFSI Quattro S Line – $92,000
  • Q5 55 TFSI e Quattro S Line – $102,900 (New)
  • Q5 Sportback 55 TFSI e Quattro S Line – $110,200 (New)
  • SQ5 TDI Quattro – $112,200
  • SQ5 Sportback TDI Quattro – $118,000

Note: All prices above do not include road costs such as registration and stamp fees, which vary in each state and territory.

2023 Audi Q5 55 TFSI e standard equipment:

  • S Line exterior styling package
  • 20-inch Audi Sport light-alloy wheels in 5-spoke design
  • Red brake calipers
  • LED headlights with static turn signals
  • LED taillights with static turn signals
  • 10.1″ infotainment touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, DAB digital radio, satellite navigation
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Leather-covered upholstery
  • Electrically adjustable front seats with seat heating, four-way lumbar adjustment
  • driver seat memory
  • 40:20:40 split-folding rear seats
  • Air conditioning with three-zone automatic climate control
  • 30-color ambient cabin lighting
  • Audi sound system with 10 speakers
  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Hands-free power tailgate
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Four USB ports
  • Illuminated S door sill panels
  • Power folding side mirrors with heating, memory and auto dimming
  • Aluminum inner liners
  • Aluminum roof rails
  • Eight airbags
  • Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop and go, traffic jam assistant
  • 360 degree camera
  • Automatic parking
  • hill descent control

2023 Audi Q5 Sportback 55 TFSI e adds (via Wagon):

  • Matrix LED headlights with dynamic turn signals, headlight washers
  • S Line interior package with badge and seat embossing
  • Upholstery in nappa leather
  • Sport seats in the front
  • Brushed aluminum inner liners
  • No roof rails – available as an option for the Sportback.

The $4,900 Tech Pack option for the Q5 55 TFSI e-Wagen adds:

  • Matrix LED headlights with “scrolling” indicators
  • Scrolling rear LED turn signals
  • headlight washer system
  • Head-Up Display
  • Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system with 19 speakers and 755 watts

The optional $4700 tech package for the Q5 Sportback 55 TFSI e adds:

  • OLED taillights
  • Head-Up Display
  • Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system with 19 speakers and 755 watts

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Alex Misoyannis

Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017 when he launched his own website Redline. He worked for Drive in 2018 before joining CarAdvice in 2019 and becoming a regular journalist on the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role in Alex’s life, from leafing through car magazines at a young age to growing up with performance vehicles in a car loving family.

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