Audi Q5: used car test –

What good is a three-year-old Audi Q5 under 30,000 euros?

This used Q5 has left a lot of feathers. But there is an understandable reason for this. Here comes the used car test.

D.a one can only wonder! Such a lavishly equipped Audi Q5 for well under 30,000 euros? Alone the Only three years ago, the price for all extras was a whopping 25,000 euros: including such valuable items as panoramic roof, head-up display, sliding rear seat, swiveling trailer coupling, large S-Line and assistance package, matrix LED headlights – wow! However, that is also completely official Mileage of over 150,000 kilometers, but that is with Q5 not uncommon – and actually not a problem either. The next bizarre: manual gearshift! Extremely rare at Q5, well over 90 percent of customers opted for the dual clutch transmission. Out Q5-Tests, we only know the DSG – and have always been enthusiastic. Because the double clutch shifts almost as smoothly and smoothly as an automatic converter. The long-term durability of the DSG is also in good shape. The Manual transmission in our test car, on the other hand, feels completely finished. No exact guidance, gnubbelig at the stop, and the clutch sometimes tears – oha!

€ 18,230

Audi Q5 2.0 TDI quattro s-line, diesel

118,900 km
130 kW (177 hp)

Diesel, 6 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 159 g / km *

€ 18,790

Audi Q5 2.0 TDI, diesel

149,697 km
140 kW (190 hp)

Diesel, 4.8 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 126 g / km *

€ 18,990

Audi Q5 2.0 TDI, diesel

145,274 km
140 kW (190 hp)

Diesel, 4.8 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 126 g / km *

€ 19,390

Audi Q5 2.0 TDI Quattro Clima Sihzg gloss package, diesel

99,600 km
130 kW (177 hp)

Diesel, CO2 0 g / km *

€ 19,979

Audi Q5 2.0 TDI quattro S line, diesel

78,000 km
130 kW (177 hp)

Diesel, 6 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 159 g / km *

€ 20,780

Audi Q5 2.0 TDI quattro S line Sport, diesel

112,149 km
140 kW (190 hp)

Diesel, CO2 0 g / km *

€ 20,890

Audi Q5 2.0 TDI quattro S-Line “, diesel

84,990 km
130 kW (177 hp)

Diesel, 6 l / 100km (comb.) CO2 159 g / km *

78224 Singen, Gohm + Graf Hardenberg GmbH

52349 Düren, DE GmbH Düren

52349 Düren, DE GmbH Düren

49688 Lastrup, Peek Motors GmbH & Co. KG

26135 Oldenburg, Audi Center Oldenburg

48153 Münster, Senger AZ Münster GmbH | Audi Center Münster

74523 Schwäbisch Hall, Auto Koch GmbH

Warped undercarriage due to constant contact with curbs

Audi Q5 2.0 TDI

Something is wrong here: The Q5 pulls to the right. This is accompanied by shocks from the drive train under load.

© Sandra Beckefeldt / AUTO BILD

On the country road it is noticeable that that Steering wheel slightly crooked stands and the Q5 pulls to the right. There are also under load worrying jolts from the drive trainwhich increase when the steering wheel is turned. We couldn’t find out what caused these bumps, even on the lifting platform, where the Q5 made a good impression with dry drive. But it seems reasonable to assume that the Drive suspension damping elements worn and the excessive winding of the motor and transmission is causing the noise. The reason for the warped undercarriage, on the other hand, is quickly apparent: through constant contact with curbs, they are The flanks of all tires are literally ground away. What beginner was just with this one Q5 on road? The answer: a lot. Three small holes in the exterior mirror housings reveal: This Q5 was once a driving school car. Aha! That explains why the chassis and drive train suffered so much. Because the trailer hitch was also regularly in use for the B96 driving license.

Technical data: Audi Q5 2.0 TDI
engineFour-cylinder, turbo, lengthways in front
Valves / camshafts4/2
Displacement1968 cc
power140 kW (190 PS) at 3800 rpm
Torque400 Nm at 1750 rpm
Maximum speed223 km / h
0-100 km / h7.6 s
Tank / fuel70 l / diesel
Gear / driveSix-speed manual / all-wheel drive
Length / width / height4663/1893/1659 mm
Trunk volume550-1550 l
Empty weight / payload1902/538 kg

Despite the driving school blessings, the Q5 qualitatively okay

Audi Q5 2.0 TDI

Also on board: sharp-resolution virtual cockpit, pixel errors are very rare.

© Sandra Beckefeldt / AUTO BILD

Sunroof, navigation system, voice input and the assistance systems work perfectly. Tightens in danger “Audi pre sense “the seat belts and close the windows. Also there is little to complain about the condition of the interior. Only the steering wheel has become greasy from the sweaty hands of the learner drivers. In such cases, conditioners treat the leather with a special gasoline. The only thing that strikes you is that the Manual seat height adjustment levers are worn out on both sides and rub against the plastic lining of the front seats. Like the zigzagging window lifters, that doesn’t really fit into the picture, despite the history of this vehicle. Because despite his driving school injuries he is Q5 qualitatively okay and free of any rattle, still springs tight. A food for thought at the end: Comparable Q5 without driving school costs at least 30,000 euros. For covering the dark circles under our eyes, a good 2000 euros are due. Then the holes in the exterior mirrors have also disappeared. But the strange feeling in my stomach should stay. (More information, tests and videos about the Audi Q5)

Conclusion: The price is tempting in view of the equipment, one is more recommendable Q5 but from a well-groomed hand. It is then available with fewer extras for the same tariff, and it is a really solid thing.

Cost: Audi Q5 2.0 TDI
Test consumption7.4 l D / 100 km
CO2197 g / km
inspection300-650 euros
Liability (15) *456 euros
Partially comprehensive (25) *197 euros
Fully comprehensive (23) *505 euros
Vehicle tax (Euro 6)269 ​​euros
Spare part prices **
Alternator (AT)1115 euros
Starter (AT)1059 euros
water pump719 euros
Timing belt759 euros
Main silencer685 euros
Front left fender, painted898 euros
Brake discs and pads738 euros
* Online tariff of the HUK24 insurance: registration in Hamburg, drivers only policyholders and partners (25 years old), annual mileage 15,000 km, no-claims class 1; ** Prices including wages and 19 percent sales tax

* Further information on the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions and, if applicable, the power consumption of new cars can be found in the “Guide to Official Fuel Consumption”, which is available free of charge at all sales outlets and from “Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH” (www


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