The Indian subsidiary of the German luxury automaker Audi has launched the 2018 Audi Q5 petrol variant priced at Rs 55.27 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The automaker had launched the Q5 diesel in India only early this year in January. The 2018 Audi Q5 petrol has been launched in two variants- Technology and Premium Plus, while the Premium Plus variant costs Rs 55.27 lakh (ex-showroom India), the Technology variant comes with a price tag of Rs 59.79 lakh (ex-showroom India).
Commenting on the launch, Rahil Ansari - Audi India head said, "In line with our petrol strategy, we clearly want to increase the contribution of petrol variants in our total sales and with the launch of the Audi Q5 45 TFSI, our entire Q range is now available with petrol options. The Audi Q5 is one of the bestselling models in its class in India and with the launch of the petrol variant; the model will further strengthen its foothold in the Indian market. We received over 500 bookings for the all new Audi Q5 TDI (diesel) model within a month of its launch in India, a testimony to its leadership position in the segment."
Under the hood, the newly launched Audi Q5 petrol version comes powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre TFSI engine that churns out a maximum power of 248 bhp and is capable of developing a peak torque of 370 Nm. The engine is mated to a seamless 7-speed dual clutch transmission and features Audi's signature Quattro all-wheel-drive system. Also, the engine is capable of doing 0 to 100 kmph in a claimed time of 6.3 seconds with a top speed of 237 kmph.