Audi Q5 will be unveiled tomorrow at the 2008 Beijing Auto Show (known as 08 Auto China), but here are the first official images just a few hours before its official debut. After the Q5’s launch on the Chinese market Audi will also bring the Q7 SUV. The production of the Q5 on the Chinese market will begin in August 2009.
Audi Q5 getting 7-speed DSG, Porsche variant on the horizon, again
While there's no new information about the Porsche, Audi's Q5 will be revealed packing the new seven-speed dual-clutch S-tronic gearbox mated to a longitudinal engine. The real benefit of the new DL500 transmission is that it can handle torque output up to 405 lb.-ft. and engine revs of 8,500 rpm. The new tranny will disseminate throughout the rest of the Audi lineup in coming years, first in Quattro models, including the new A4, and then on down to the automaker's front-wheel-drive models.
2009 Audi Q5 Photos & Pictures
About 2009 Audi Q5
2009 Audi Q5 is to be equipped with VW's new 7-speed DSG transmission plus entry level FSI petrol and diesel engines. The Q5 is based on Audi's new MLP architecture which also serves as the foundation for the new A5 and A4. The Audi Q5 is on schedule with production starting at Ingolstadt before summer. The Q5 will then see its European release towards the end of this year as a 2009 model year. However, U.S. debut is pushed back almost one year with its public debut in Detroit 2009.
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