The Audi Q5 (internally designated Typ 8R) is a compact crossover SUV which was released by German automaker Audi for the 2009 model year. It is built using the new Audi MLP platform (Modular Longitudinal Platform) which debuted in the 2007 Audi A5 coup. The Q5 is the second Audi model in the 'Q' range, after the full-size Q7. The Q5 slots above the brand new Q3, which is based on Volkswagen Tiguan. The Q5 will also serve as the platform for the upcoming Porsche Macan, due for introduction in Q2 2013. The vehicle was unveiled in 2008 Beijing Auto Show, and later in 2008 LA Auto show. Early models include 2.0 TFSI quattro (211PS), 2.0 TDI quattro (170PS), 3.0 TDI quattro. Initial vehicle models for US, Canada & Brazil include 3.2 FSI. The Q5 commenced shipments in October 2008 for Europe, and the first quarter of 2009 in North America. US model went on sale in 2009-03 as 2009 model year vehicle. Early models include 3.2 FSI quattro. 2.
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