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The long version of the successful Q5, stretching 4.77m long and offering plenty of space, is aimed specifically at customers in China.

29 Apr 2018 | International News : China

Audi customers in China traditionally prize cars with roomy interiors and high prestige value. Audi currently offers three models with an extended wheelbase - the A4L, the A6L and the A8L. Now the Audi Q5L is being added. It celebrated its world premiere at the Beijing Motor Show, one of the most important automobile shows in the world.

The wheelbase and length of the Audi Q5L have each increased by 88mm
The Audi Q5L is the first Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) from the brand in a long version. Compared to its original base, its wheelbase and exterior length have each increased by 88mm.

This benefits passengers in the rear seat, who gain an additional 110mm of knee room. Depending on the position of the rear seat system, the volume of the luggage compartment remains unchanged at 550 to 1,550 litres.

Buyers of the Audi Q5L can choose between the Vogue, Lifestyle, Design, Sport and Sport plus equipment lines, depending on the engine. These differ in many exterior and interior details. Even the Vogue base model of the Q5L comes with convenient three-zone deluxe automatic air-conditioning and the Audi smartphone interface on board. Starting with the Lifestyle model line, the high-end operating system MMI navigation plus and the fully digital Audi virtual cockpit are added. The Design, Sport and Sport plus lines also include the Bang & Olufsen Sound System with 3D sound.

The Audi pre sense basic and Audi pre sense city safety systems come standard in all lines; in addition, there are assistance packages for the city and for suburban streets. Starting with the Lifestyle line, LED head lights are available as an option with the highly convenient Matrix LED technology. The panoramic glass roof is also standard.

The drive system in the Audi Q5L is a bestseller on the Chinese market; the powerful and efficient four-cylinder turbo 2.0 TFSI. It is available with 187bhp or with 249bhp. It accelerates the SUV from 0-100 km/h in 8.6 or 6.7 seconds, respectively. A standard seven-speed S-tronic transfers the power to the quattro with ultra-technology, which is also standard.

Like the Q5 with a normal wheelbase, Audi also produces the Q5L in a joint venture with FAW-VW in CKD production in the Changchun plant in northern China. A part of the prefabricated components come from Audi's plant in San Jose Chiapa, Mexico. With the new Q5L, Audi is seeking to further expand its strong position in the Chinese SUV market. Sales will launch in summer 2018.

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