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Hi, I am about to order a Q5 but I am having difficulty deciding on the final spec. Any thoughts on the following:

3.0 TDI vs 2.0 TDI, does the 2.0 have enough pull at speed for fast overtaking? Dealers don't seem to have demo cars with a 3.0 TDI

If going for the S-Line spec is it worth getting the Drive Select with Damper Control - is the ride really too firm with 20" wheels on British roads?

B&O?

Tech Pack?

thanks in advance for any opinions
 

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I have the 2.0 TDI and find it more than enough, pulls quite happily on the motorway and have to be carteful that the speedo doesn't creep up too quickly.

My Q5 has done just under 11K miles and I'm finding that as things loosen up it is feeling quicker ? My last car was T5 Volvo and obviously the 0-60 isn't as quick, but I'm more than happy with the torque for overtaking, enjoying not having to change down and love the average 36-38 MPG I get..

As with all things personal choice is always key, but I would strruggle to justify the extra ?KKK on the 3.0...

Have fun, whatevr you choose I'm sure you'll love it
 

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Hello,

I wouldn't miss the servotronic, and I also ordered front seat and mirror memory function because me and my wife are using the car several times each day, and I am tired of adjusting the seat and mirror to my positions.

I also went for S-Line but not the S-Line exteriour, because of cost. Anyway the more I am looking at it, I think I like the standard exteriour better, but that is my personal taste.

20" Rims (7 double spoke). I think this car looking really needs big wheels.

Expecting the car within a few months. Can't wait

-Roger
 
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I opted for the 2.0 TDI over the 3.0 TDI for MPG and cheaper road fund licenece (car tax)
I have not driven the 2.0 TDI yet in a Q5 but I have driven it in an A3 and it felt quicker than my 3.2 petrol A3.
I have driven the 3.0TDI Q5 and admittedly it was fantastic.
I guess it comes down to what you can afford over the long term.
As regards extras....The Ipod connection, interior light pack and heated seats were my first choices. It is along dark winter in scotland!!! Oh! Xenon lights are a must also but standard on the sline thankfully.
 

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I went for the 2.0 as well, due to wanting a manual gearbox. S-line, tech pack and bluetooth.
 
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In May I ordered a 3.0 TDI S-Line in Monza Silver with sunroof, B&O, privacy glass, rear bench seat plus, rear window blinds, interior lighting, tech pack, adaptive lights, hill hold assist, AMI, heated Nappa seats, folding mirrors and collapsible spare wheel.

Took delivery on Tuesday 1st Sept of a truly magnificent car.


If you have not driven a 3.0 TDI then you must - its incredibly smooth and very powerful. A real pleasure to drive. The adaptive headlights lights are also amazing!

Very very happy!
 

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Hi All,

This morning I test drove a 2.0TDi S-Tronic and I was very impressed. The car would be for my Wife, she's currently running a BMW 325 Touring and I thought we would need the 3.0TDI but the 2.0TDi seems to be more than up to the task.

Over a 40 min test drive I got 32.5mpg and couldn't believe how smooth a 4 cylinder diesel could be, however the demo car was on 20" 7 spoke Alloys which whilst looking great seemed to make the ride very unsettled.

Are the standard 19" wheels on the S-line much better or is the suspension just too stiff?

Jonathan
 
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Does the S-tronic require Hill Hold Assist?

Does the Tyre pressure monitor give individual tyre pressures or merely a low pressure warning?

I also drove a 2.0 TDI S-tronic with 20" wheels this morning - ride was ok, a little unsettled on rougher country roads, but not too bad, not a magic carpet ride though.
 

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The car I drove this morning didn't have the hill hold function, but I must admit I didn't try a hill start. I thought the electronic brake worked well - so much smoother than the mechanical release on the Mercedes C Class.

I don't think the car i drove had the Tyre monitor thing - we've got run flats on our current BMW and have had the warning message flash up on a few occasions over the last four years when there wasn't any problems.

What system does Audi use - does it use the special valves or just the speed of the rotation of the wheel, one of the chaps in my office had to repalce them on his Renault Espace at ?100 each or soemthing crazy.

Jonathan
 

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rmclachlan said:
What is rear bench seat plus?
It allows you to slide the entire rear bench 10 centimeters lengthways. Great leg room for normal conditions or more luggage space when needed. I find it useful.
 
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