2017 Audi Q5 – INTERIOR – S line. The interior of the new Audi Q5 has a sporty look, its styling is elegant and light, and its controls – already intuitive and simple – have been further improved. The steering wheels have been redesigned – with four or three spokes in the Q design. A flat-bottomed steering wheel with a new multifunction key layout and shift paddles is available as an option. In controlling the automatic transmission from the gear selection lever, it is now easier to switch to the S program; this just requires a single button press.
The new, highly-efficient automatic air conditioning system also exhibits improvements. The optional seat heating and ventilation features can be adjusted over three levels directly from control keys. The displays on the center console are illuminated in white, the instrument needles have been upgraded, and the steering wheel stalks and ignition key have been redesigned.
The optional MMI navigation plus now performs its tasks with just four fixed keys for the Navigation, Telephone, Radio and Media areas. The volume dial has a skip function for advancing through song titles. Only one button is now needed to operate the Audi drive select dynamic handling system – another optional feature.
The front seats – both with height adjustment – offer excellent body motion control and support. An adjustable center armrest with a storage compartment and drink holders is standard. As an option, Audi can install electrically adjustable seats, with a memory function on the driver’s side, and four-way electric lumbar support. Seat heating is also an option for the rear outer seats.
The soft upholstered climate-controlled comfort seats with their perforated leather covers are an especially luxurious option. They can be ventilated over six stages by small fans. If the system detects that excessive cooling is occurring, seat heating is automatically activated. Sport seats with lumbar support and removable seat cushions are available as an alternative in the S line sport package, the Audi exclusive line and in some design packages.
All Q5 passengers enjoy plenty of space for head, arm, legs and feet, and vehicle entry is also very comfortable. The seatback angles of the rear bench seat can be adjusted over a range of 24 to 30 degrees, and the L-shaped head restraints hardly affect visibility in the interior mirror. Other options that make life in the vehicle more convenient are temperature-controlled drinks holders and a versatile storage package.
Material selection and usage reflect uncompromising quality thinking at Audi; the Q5 interior has been further refined. The panel on the instrument cluster is gray, and the insert on the center console around the automatic air conditioning panel and radio is high-gloss black. Controls for air conditioning and infotainment, the window lift buttons, air nozzles and mirror adjustment switches have elegant chrome rings.
Standard inlays in the Audi Q5 are plastic in monometallic platinum and truffle beige. Available options include aluminum and three qualities of wood: walnut burl balsamico brown, ash grain brown naturelle and the sophisticated wood veneer oak beaufort. Piano finish black, carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) and six qualities of fine wood from the Audi exclusive program round out the available options.
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