Long-wheelbase version of Q5 is Audi’s first stretched SUV

Audi has revealed a longer version of the Q5 for the Chinese market at the Beijing motor show.

The Q5L, as it is called, has a wheelbase and total length that’s 88mm longer than the standard car. This helps free up 110mm of extra leg room for rear passengers.

The boot capacity remains unchanged at 55 litres with the back seats up or 1550 litres with them folded down.

Audi has launched the long-wheelbase Q5 to appeal to China’s unique demand for models with more space for rear passengers.

The Q5L is the brand’s first stretched SUV model. It joins the A4L, A6L and A8L in the Chinese line-up.

Power is provided by a turbocharged 2.0-litre, four-cylinder TFSI engine producing 187bhp or 249bhp. Those outputs offer 0-62mph sprint times of 8.6sec and 6.7sec respectively.

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Audi will produce its Q5L in Changchun, China, as part of the FAW-VW joint venture of its parent company, the Volkswagen Group.

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25 April 2018

Why do we always get this guff about the unique Chinese demand for room in the back. I have a Q5 and would much rather have a LWB model than move up to a Q7 - we have just never been offered it.

25 April 2018
reckless fox wrote:

Why do we always get this guff about the unique Chinese demand for room in the back. I have a Q5 and would much rather have a LWB model than move up to a Q7 - we have just never been offered it.

Guess why Audi would much rather have you buy a Q7 than a Q5 LWB?

25 April 2018
giulivo wrote:

reckless fox wrote:

Why do we always get this guff about the unique Chinese demand for room in the back. I have a Q5 and would much rather have a LWB model than move up to a Q7 - we have just never been offered it.

Guess why Audi would much rather have you buy a Q7 than a Q5 LWB?

Maybe because you wish to move 7 people at a time

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

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