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Audi has strengthen its Q5 lineup in Australia by adding the powerful Q5 3.0 TDI, which will be available in dealerships in September at $83,900, without the destination fee.

It will thus join the rest of the four variants, with prices to be listed below:

2018 Audi Q5 Lineup – Prices in Australia:

2018 Q5 Design 2.0 TDI quattro S tronic 140 kW – $65,900
2018 Q5 Sport 2.0 TDI quattro S tronic 140 kW – $70,700
2018 Q5 Sport 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic 185 kW – $73,211
2018 Q5 Sport 3.0 TDI quattro tiptronic 210 kW – $83,900
2018 SQ5 3.0 TFSI quattro tiptronic 260 kW – $99,611.

Shawn Ticehurst, director product and pricing at Audi Australia, has explained the need for a more powerful and versatile in the Land Down Under:

“The 2.0 TDI and TFSI four-cylinder engines have impressed owners with their versatility of use – a great balance between performance and efficiency. However, our customers have been clear in expressing their desire for an even more powerful model in the range, and so we are delighted to add the new 3.0 TDI V6 to our Q5 line-up to satisfy those customers.”

From a visual standpoint, the 2018 Audi Q5 Sport 3.0 TDI features adaptive LED headlights and 20-inch alloy wheels, while the interior is highlighted by leather upholstery, three-zone climate control or 180 W ten-speaker sound system.

Technology wise, the new Q5 3.0 TDI comes with the latest gadgetries such as full digital 12.3-inch virtual cockpit instrument cluster with plenty of apps, adding 8.3-inch high-res touchscreen with MMI navigation, high-speed 4G LTE connection with Google Earth and Google Search functions via data SIM card, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, 3D maps and so on.

As for performance under the hood, the new 2018 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI comes with a turbo-diesel V6 configuration, developing 210 kW and impressive 620 Nm of torque. This allows a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.8 seconds. The fuel consumption on a combined cycle is also rated at as low as 6.3L/100km.