Ever wondered what the 2015 Porsche Cayenne and the 2015 Audi Q5 will look like? Well not many people have the idea of what they will look but here is a sneak preview of the features of the two vehicles and what they are expected to offer you. This article brings the comparison of these two models since they are direct competitors on the sporty and luxury SUV segment.
Just like every new model from Porsche lineup we are getting many different powertrains. Cayenne includes powerful diesel, hybrid and turbocharged gasoline units while the naturally aspirated models are rare. The 2015 Porsche Cayenne is said to benefit from having a 4.8 liter v8 twin turbocharged engine which runs on petrol. Most powerful engine will be responsible for an output of about 540HP and 550 lb-ft of torque. In addition it has a new plug-in derivative which is exposed by a charging cable which can be found hanging from a secondary filling cap.
Basically it will offer different engines and those will produce from 240 hp to 540 hp. Least powerful will be the 3.0 liter diesel unit with 240 hp but large amount of torque allowing good performances. Those that want more powerful diesel unit can opt for the 4.2 liter V8 version in Cayenne S that pumps out 382 hp and impressive 850 NM of torque.
2015 Porsche Cayenne Vs 2015 Audi Q5
On the other hand, the 2015 Audi Q5 has undergone very massive changes in its engine lineup and we have various engine types: the 2.0 liter TDI Quattro engine has a fuel economy of consuming 8.1 liters per 100 km on the city, 5.6 liters per 100 kilometers on the city and 5liters per 100 kilometers on a combined drive. It emits about 162g per kilometer of carbon dioxide making it one of the least emitters of CO2 in the atmosphere. Other types of engines consume more fuel and emit more CO2 in the atmosphere which makes the above one the most economical to use.
This all sounds great but it is a good question if it will be delivered to the U.S. market. What we do know is the fact that 2.0 liter and 3.0 liter turbocharged gasoline units will be offered. We do expect those engines to produce 220 hp and 272 hp which should be enough for most drivers. With the introduction of SQ5 model we will be getting much more powerful version of Q5 and it will certainly be able to compete with offer from Porsche.
The 2015 Porsche Cayenne has not changed much from its previous model and you require being keen to notice the minor changes it has undergone. What changes though are the fog lights, the center grille and the front turn signals. The center grille has been made rectangular from its usual gaping mouth which leads to reduction in size of air inlets to be in tandem with the grille. Turn signals have been moved a bit to reduce their floating appearance. Cruise control radar is repositioned to the center of the grille. The mirrors and the headlights have also been reshaped.
Comparison Of 2015 Porsche Cayenne And 2015 Audi Q5
The 2015 Audi Q5 as I said earlier has undergone major changes in its engine lineup. Body has also been modernized with improved aerodynamics to provide maximum driving comfort. Its seats and the interior have been upgraded using leather and higher quality materials while the infotainment system comes with many great features. With these changes and new offer it can stand head to head with main competitors.
The 2015 Audi Q5 will cost about $ 38,000 and the price will rise to more than $ 46,000 while the 2015 Porsche Cayenne will go for almost $ 50,000 with top of the trim model will cost more than $ 146,000. As for the release dates, Cayenne will be released in September this year before open for sale in Australia. Audi representative, Q5 is also expected this year.