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Audi Q5 Will Receive Updates, New Engines for 2013

The Audi Q5 will receive a host of updates for 2013, with a range of new engines that Audi says will make the Q5 more powerful and fuel-efficient.

Worldwide, the 2013 Q5 will receive new engines, including updated gasoline and diesel engines, and an all-new hybrid powertrain. The base 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gains 14 horsepower over the 2012 model, for a total of 225. A new turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 makes 272 horsepower. “The big news, however,” says Autoblog, “is the hybrid powertrain that pairs a 211-hp version of the 2.0-liter turbo four with a 54-hp electric motor, driving through an eight-speed automatic to all four wheels for a 7.1-second 0-62 time, a combined rating of 34 miles per gallon and an electric-only range of two miles at 37 mph.” Three diesel engines will also be offered in some markets, but Audi has not said which engines will be available in the Q5 stateside.

The EPA has yet to conduct fuel economy tests for the 2013 Audi Q5, but Audi says the new powertrains will be up to 15 percent more fuel-efficient. The Q5 will receive minor cosmetic updates for the exterior and interior as part of its mid-cycle refresh.

U.S. pricing for the 2013 Audi Q5 has yet to be announced, but Audi says in a press release that the MSRP will increase by about 150 euros, which is about $198 USD. The 2012 Audi Q5 starts at $35,600. The 2013 Audi Q5 is expected to hit dealerships later this summer.

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