2014 Audi Q5 Hybrid Shows Guts of 2.0-liter TFSI: 245HP and 354 Lb-Ft … Without The Electrics!

The Audi Q5 is really becoming a huge, huge success for Audi in America.

Unlike many markets, there really is no volume ceiling in the premium mid-size SUV segment.


Without stats on hand: the Q5 in any flavor and any color is definitely one of the fastest cars out the door of Audi dealers nationwide.

The Flavors include the below options, with a Hybrid snuck in at the buzzer. Pricing for the Hybrid Prestige matches the SQ5 with a base price in the $52,000 range.

What seems most exciting about the Hybrid is that its wick is cranked far higher than expected.

To hit 30 MPG highway and 6.8-seconds to 60-mph: the Hybrid’s 2.0-liter turbo four makes 245 horsepower between 4300 and 6000 RPM.

This single gasoline engine itself also makes… wait for it:

354 pound-feet of torque.

354 pound-feet of torque between 1500 and 4200 RPM.

So this is a hot truck, even in Eco guise. The Hybrid electrics add 54 horsepower when possible, but are mainly for city efficiency purposes.

The key option for the Q5 Hybrid seems to be one of its cool blue/green/tan color choices for the exterior. And these fantastic 20-inch turbine alloys in dark grey.

Looks very good from the front. Only the lack of quad tail pipes out back makes the Hybrid (on 20-inch wheels) seem visually weaker than the SQ5. The Hybrid has one subtle pipe.


2014 AUDI Q5 hybrid – As Shown $52,600

Engineering | Performance

  • Engine type Four-cylinder
  • Displacement (cc)/Bore and stroke (mm) 1,984/82.5 x 92.8
  • Horsepower (@ rpm) 245 @ 4,300-6,000 8
  • Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) 350 @ 1,500-4,200 8
  • Engine block Cast iron
  • Cylinder head Aluminum alloy
  • Valvetrain 24-valve DOHC with valvelift system
  • Induction/Fuel injection Turbocharged/TFSI®
  • Acceleration (0-60 mph) 6.8 sec.
  • Top track speed 130 mph 9
  • Towing capacity (lb) 4,400 (maximum towing capacity) /440 (tongue weight)

Electrical System

  • Hybrid motor 54 hp, water-cooled, three-phase AC electric motor/generator
  • Hybrid system battery 266 volt, 72-cell, lithium-ion battery


Transmission | Drivetrain

  • Transmission Eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission with Audi quattro® all-wheel drive
  • Gear ratios: 1st 4.714
  • Gear ratios: 2nd 3.143
  • Gear ratios: 3rd 2.106
  • Gear ratios: 4th 1.667
  • Gear ratios: 5th 1.285
  • Gear ratios: 6th 1.000
  • Gear ratios: 7th 0.839
  • Gear ratios: 8th 0.667
  • Gear ratios: Reverse 3.317
  • Gear ratios: Final Drive 3.076



  • Type Electromechanical power steering system
  • Ratio 15.9:1
  • Turning diameter (curb-to-curb) (ft) 38.1


  • Front Five-link front suspension
  • Rear Trapezoidal-link rear suspension


  • Front (in) 13.6 (ventilated disc)
  • Rear (in) 13.0 (ventilated disc)


  • Material Fully galvanized steel unibody with aluminum hood and tailgate and multi-step anti-corrosion protection

Warranty | Maintenance

  • Warranty 4-Year/50,000 mile Audi New Vehicle Limited Warranty
  • Maintenance 12-Month/5,000 mile (whichever occurs first) NO CHARGE first scheduled maintenance

Exterior measurements

  • Wheelbase (in) 110.5
  • Length (in) 182.6
  • Height (in) 65.0
  • Overall width with mirrors (in) 82.2
  • Overall width without mirrors (in) 74.7
  • Track front (in) 63.7
  • Track rear (in) 63.5
  • Curb weight (lb) 4,431
  • Drag coefficient (Cw) .33

Interior measurements

  • Head room with sunroof (in, front) 39.4
  • Head room with sunroof (in, rear) 39.0
  • Head room (in, front) 38.1
  • Head room (in, rear) 37.7
  • Leg room (in, front) 41.0
  • Leg room (in, rear) 37.4
  • Shoulder room (in, front) 57.7
  • Shoulder room (in, rear) 56.4
  • Cargo volume (cu ft, cu ft, rear seatbacks up/folded) 29.1/57.3
  • Seating capacity 5

EPA estimates | Capacities

  • City 24 mpg 10
  • Highway 30 mpg 10
  • Combined 26 mpg 10
  • Engine oil (qt) 4.9
  • Fuel (gal) 19.0
  • Recommended fuel Premium
  • Emissions rating ULEV II





Exterior – Standard Equipment

  • Audi Singleframe grille
  • Adaptive xenon plus headlights LED daytime running lights
  • Automatic headlights
  • LED taillights
  • Power-adjustable, power-folding, auto-dimming, heated exterior side mirrors with memory
  • Front and rear fog lights
  • Headlight washing system
  • Quad exhaust outlets
  • Aluminum trim around exterior windows
  • Aluminum roof rails
  • Power tailgate open/close
  • LED turn indicator lights integrated into the exterior side mirrors
  • Heated windshield washer nozzles
  • Audi S exterior appearance (Platinum Gray Audi Singleframe  grille, Aluminum-optic exterior side mirror housings, body-colored extended side sills and integrated rear tailgate spoiler)


  • Three-zone automatic climate control
  • Three-spoke multifunction flat-bottom sport steering wheel with shift paddles
  • Tilt and telescopic manually adjustable steering column
  • Power windows with one-touch up/down operation and pinch protection
  • Decorative interior inlays
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Dual front sun visors with lighted vanity mirrors
  • Manual rear-side sunshades
  • Rear cargo cover, tilts when tailgate is opened
  • Thermo cupholder
  • Auto-dimming interior rear view mirror with digital compass
  • Aluminum door sill inlays


  • Leather/Alcantara  seating surfaces
  • Twelve-way power front sport seats including four-way power lumbar adjustment
  • Sliding 40/20/40 split folding rear seat with pass-through and adjustable recline
  • Heated front seats
  • Driver seat memory

Infotainment | Technology

  • Audi MMI  Navigation plus with voice control system
  • Audi connect  with six-month trial subscription
  • Bang & Olufsen  Sound System with 14 speakers and 505 watts
  • Color driver information system
  • HD Radio™ Technology
  • SiriusXM  Satellite Radio with 90-day trial subscription
  • SiriusXM  Traffic with four-year subscription
  • Cruise control with coast, resume and accelerate features
  • Audi music interface with iPod  integration
  • BLUETOOTH  wireless technology preparation for mobile phone
  • BLUETOOTH  streaming audio
  • Garage door opener (HomeLink )
  • Audi advanced key—keyless start, stop and entry
  • Parking system plus with rear view camera
  • Audi side assist
  • Audi drive select
  • Rain/light sensor for automatic windshield wipers and headlights
  • Adaptive xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • Audi MMI  Navigation plus with voice control system
  • Bang & Olufsen  Sound System with 14 speakers and 505 watts
  • Audi connect  with six-month trial subscription
  • Audi side assist




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