Crossover Audi Q5 appeared in the model line of the brand in 2008. Machines were produced in factories in Germany, China and India, and cars for the Russian market in 2009-2015 were made in large-scale way in Kaluga.
The car was equipped with a gasoline turbo engine 2.0 TFSI (180-230 hp), an atmospheric engine V6 3.2 FSI with a power of 270 hp, as well as two-liter and three-liter diesel engines. Cars were equipped with a six-speed "mechanics" or a seven-speed robotic gearbox, and in the US market there was a variant of the 3.2 FSI with a six-speed "automatic".
Most versions of the Audi Q5 had a permanent all-wheel drive, but in some countries the front-drive variant was offered - with a basic two-liter diesel and "mechanics". In 2011, the hybrid version of the crossover appeared with a two-liter petrol turbo, electric motor and automatic transmission.
After the restyling of 2012, the exterior and interior of the Audi Q5 remained virtually unchanged, but the new petrol engine was replaced by a new V6 3.0 TFSI compressor with a power output of 272 hp, and petrol versions were not equipped with robotic gearboxes, but with eight-speed automatic transmissions.
In 2013, the conveyor got a "charged" version of the Audi SQ5.