Audi has launched the petrol version of the second-generation Q5 in India. The version carries the 45 TFSI badge and is available in just a single-spec, fully loaded trim, which is priced at ₹55.27 lakh (ex-showroom).

The biggest change on the Q5 45 TFSI is, obviously, the new engine that sits under its bonnet. It is a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder, turbo-petrol unit which is good for producing 248bhp of power and 370Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, which feeds power to all the four wheels via the Quattro AWD system.

This is the same engine that powers the Q7 petrol as well, however, the Q7 sports the 40 TFSI badge as compared to Q5’s 45 TFSI. This is because the Q5 is lighter than the Q7, and with similar power and torque, the former should certainly prove to be faster. Hence the bigger numerical prefix as per Audi’s nomenclature.

Otherwise, the petrol Q5 remains identical to its equivalent diesel counterpart. In terms of equipment, it features Matrix LED headlamps, 8.3-inch floating infotainment screen, dual-zone climate control, Audi’s Virtual Cockpit, traction control, parking assist, etc.

With the Q5 petrol’s launch, the mid-size luxury SUV segment now has a good variety of petrol-powered options. BMW brought the X3 petrol to India recently, while not too long ago, Land Rover also updated the Discovery Sport with its new Ingenium petrol motor. The Mercedes GLC, on the other hand, has always been offered with a petrol option since its launch in India.

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