2022 Audi Q5 e-Tron SUV

MSRP $50,000 - $54,600

Ranked #20 in Midsize Suv

2022 Audi Q5 e-Tron SUV Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 27, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The top-tier brands are burning midnight lamps, sweating hard, and are aiming to be leaders in the electrification trend. Each week there are numerous new vehicle announcements, and the entire Volkswagen group is trying to catch up. Among those, Audi and Porsche have already delivered the best products, but there are more to come. The 2022 Audi Q5 e-tron is one of these anticipated vehicles that has been captured numerous times now, wearing the clumsy camo-wrap that automakers utilize to hide the fresh and mint designs from the eyes of the public. 

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Pros

Streamlined design with sharper lines and curves

Luxuriously appointed cabin

Efficient powertrain with ample power

Cons

Considerably pricier than the gasoline-powered Audi Q5

Three-row configuration might reduce cabin space

What's New?

Luxury based EV platform – PPE (Premium Platform Electric)

A completely new model for 2022

A roof spoiler

Distinguishable styling over the regular Q5


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$50000

bodystyle

4dr SUV

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

Base$50,000 onwards

S Line Premium Plus$54,600 onwards

S Line Premium$54,600 onwards

S Line Prestige$54,600 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Audi Q5 e-Tron SUV in Brilliant Black color
Brilliant Black

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But we have gathered information about the 2022 Audi Q5 e-tron and this preview would uncover the most striking details about powertrain, range, interiors, and modernized attire. The Q5 e-tron would be co-developed with the upcoming Porsche Macan EV as both of them are built on the same VW ID.4 platform.

2022 Audi Q5 e-Tron SUV Front Angle View
2022 Audi Q5 e-Tron SUV Rear Angle View

2022 Audi Q5 e-Tron SUV Features

The Q5 e-tron is expected to be available in a few different trims and configurations, but detailed information about the different options is not available yet. The car is expected to be available in RWD as well as e-quattro AWD variants. The luxury and feature set options would be similar to the ongoing models of the Audi Q5 lineup with many extra e-tron specific features included in the cabin and technology. The following table depicts the expected main features in the Audi Q5 e-tron.

Trim

2022 Audi q5 e-tron

MSRP

$80,000

Features

Matrix-design LED headlights

 

Augmented reality Heads Up Display

 

Audi virtual cockpit plus

 

Leather seating surfaces

 

Bang & Olufsen sound system with 3D sound

 

Audi adaptive cruise control with Traffic Jam assist and active lane assist.

 

Top View camera with Virtual 360 view

 

Audi pre sense 360

 

Multi-zone climate control system

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As of now, we don’t know exactly how the Q5 e-tron is going to be specced or how many variants are surely going to be available. but it would be best to opt for the Q5 e-Tron in the e-quattro AWD configuration with the required powertrain option. This could enable the owner to exploit the most out of the SUV.

2022 Audi Q5 e-Tron SUV Engine and Performance

 The 2022 Audi Q5 e-tron is in development and there have been no official announcements about the same. But we expect the same to be unveiled by the end of 2022 or the beginning of 2023 and could range around the $80,000 price bracket.

2022 Audi Q5 e-Tron SUV Engine Bay

What to expect under the hood of the 2022 Audi Q5 e-tron?

There have been no announcements nor any whistle-blowers that could excite the Audi fan crowd. For now, the sister brand Porsche, which has been working on the all-electric Macan has hinted at some details. Since the 2022 Audi Q5 e-tron will be based on the jointly developed Premium Platform Electric, the standard models will be equipped with a single motor attached to the rear wheels. 

Moreover, there will be an option to add another motor to the front wheels, unlocking an eAWD layout. The PPE is estimated to host a maximum system voltage double that of MEB (Modular E-Antriebs-Baukasten - translating to Modular Electrification Toolkit). For now, the exact power figures are unknown, but they will definitely be higher than the Audi e-tron GT, which produces 552-electric horses.

Model

2022 Audi Q5 e-tron

2022 Jaguar I-Pace

2022 BMW iX electric SUV

2022 Porsche Macan EV

MSRP

$80,000(est)

$71,4500

$85,000(est)

$80,000(est)

Engine

Single electric motor

Dual electric motors(integrated front and rear)

Dual Synchronous water-cooled electric motors

Single electric motor

Transmission

1-Speed Automatic

Automatic

Direct drive

1-Speed Automatic

Horsepower

N/A

394-hp

500-hp(estimated)

N/A

Torque

N/A

513 lb-ft

N/A

N/A

0-60 MPH

N/A

4.5 secs

<5 secs

N/A

Top Speed 

M/A

124 MPH

N/A

M/A

If the rumors are true, then both the 2022 Audi Q5 e-tron and all-electric Porsche Macan will overpower Jaguar I-Pace and the upcoming BMW iX electric SUV. Although, until the arrival of the Q5 e-tron GT, it’s hard to predict, with the anticipated figures, the Audi electric SUV looks promising as compared to both the Jaguar I-Pace and BMW iX electric SUVs.

How does the 2022 Audi Q5 e-tron Handle?

The 2022 Audi Q5 e-tron is still under development under the experienced hands of Audi engineers. With regards to that, the brand’s reputation is expected to avouch an engaging driving experience. With electric motors, there will be instant torque, but the standard model won’t be neck-snapping quick as compared to all-wheel-drive models, those will be fitted with more power with their dual-motor setup. The 2022 Audi Q5 e-tron will be similar in size to the gas-powered Q5 sibling, but it might be heftier owing to batteries. But that does not mean that the Q5 e-tron would be any slower. 

The battery pack setup would be fitted to the floor of this SUV. This placement would offer a lower center of gravity, hence, fewer body rolls and a quicker pace around the corners. The upcoming 2022 Audi Q5 e-tron is also expected to feature adaptive air suspension to cushion the uneven surfaces in the oncoming path. It would also incorporate torque vectoring that would distribute power to each wheel individually that would enhance both the ride quality and handling attributes.

2022 Audi Q5 e-Tron SUV Fuel Economy

The 2022 Audi Q5 e-tron will be based on the PPE platform, which will be aiming for figures exceeding Audi’s very own e-tron GT. The targeted maximum figure could be around 341.7 miles. It will also facilitate two battery options. The Volkswagen group has been sweating hard on the new PPE platform and has targeted squeezing out more than 370 miles with the new platform that will debut the 2022 Audi Q5 e-tron and Porsche Macan Electric.

The PPE platform allows better outputs and new technologies and thus higher performance levels. It has double the maximum system voltage to that of the MEB platform featured in recently announced Audi electric vehicles. This would uncap the charging capacity of 350kW, and trigger a quicker recharge time of just 20 minutes for 0 to 80 percent of battery levels.

Model

2022 Audi Q5 e-tron

2022 Jaguar I-Pace

2022 BMW iX electric SUV

2022 Porsche Macan EV

MPGe (city)

N/A

80

N/A

N/A

MPG e(Highway)

N/A

72

N/A

N/A

MPGe (Combined)

N/A

76

N/A

N/A

Range (miles)

>340

234

300

>340

Both the 2022 Audi Q5 e-tron and Porsche Macan EV are aiming for more than 340 miles of range in a single charge. With these figures, they should easily demote the likes of Jaguar I-Pace and BMW iX electric SUV. While the Jaguar I-Pace is a familiar electric SUV in the market, it comes with a 440V charging rate that can recharge the batteries in 1.5 hours. The BMW iX will be offering a 100kW charging rate that would revive the batteries from 10 to 80 percent in under 40 minutes. By these figures, it’s sure that both these rivals will be held up at charging stations, while the 2022 Audi Q5 e-tron will carry on with the journey.

2022 Audi Q5 e-Tron SUV Interior

The most dexterous of the cameraperson has failed to acquire spy shots of the interiors of the 2022 Audi Q5 e-tron. But based on what was unveiled with the e-tron GT, one can easily expect premium and solacing interiors with top-notch materials. Like the gas-powered Q5 sibling the Q5 e-tron should make space for five passengers with a fair amount of room for each individual.

2022 Audi Q5 e-Tron SUV Front Seats

The interior can be expected to feature various customization options including different leather seating surfaces as well as creature comfort options. The interior is also expected to have futuristic trims, elements, and touches all around. The Q5 e-tron is expected to be equipped with multi-zone climate control also.

Model

2022 Audi Q5 e-tron

2022 Jaguar I-Pace

2022 BMW iX electric SUV

2022 Porsche Macan EV

Passenger Capacity

N/A

5

5

N/A

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

N/A

39.1/57.6/40.9

N/A

N/A

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

N/A

37.8/54.6/35

N/A

N/A

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

N/A

23.1

N/A

N/A

Since each of the above SUVs falls in the premium and luxury SUVs segment, they will be flourished with relaxing ergonomics, top-tier materials, and sophistication. While the lack of numbers will prevent comparing the roominess of the cabins, they are all expected to grab the eyeballs of the occupants with distinctive design, striking elements, and numerous creature comforts. The 2022 Audi Q5 e-tron will also feature all the top-tier creature comforts like:

  • Power adjustable seats with heating and ventilating functions for the front and heating for the rear seats
  • Multi-zone automatic climate control
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power tilt/telescopic leather-wrapped steering with heating function
  • Panoramic sunroof

2022 Audi Q5 e-tron: Infotainment and Connectivity

The 2022 Audi Q5 e-tron will be packed with advanced tech-bits like every other model in the lineup. As there is no confirmed list of infotainment and connectivity highlights, we anticipate it to be closely related to its e-tron GT sibling. The 2022 Audi Q5 e-tron would surely incorporate Audi virtual cockpit that adds a high-definition digital instrument display with gauges designed to help the driver maximize efficiency, recuperation, and range. 

2022 Audi Q5 e-Tron SUV Front Seats

While the infotainment touchscreen should be 10.1-inches or bigger featuring the Audi MMI touch response system. Other standard features could include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, Bluetooth, HD Radio, Wi-Fi hotspot, and more. The infotainment highlights of the upcoming Audi Q5 e-tron is anticipated to feature:

  • Audi MMI touchscreen infotainment unit
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration
  • WiFi hotspot
  • Audi Virtual cockpit
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • HD Radio

2022 Audi Q5 e-Tron SUV Exterior

The 2022 Audi Q5 e-tron has been captured in various spy shots wearing the usual camo-wrapping. Yet only the sharpest eyes can figure the silhouettes and the aggressive front fascia with sleek LED headlights and massive Audi hexagonal grille, similar to the e-tron SUV. From the rear, the camo-Audi seems to sport a quad round headlight setup which is very unusual, but this could be Audi’s way of fooling the hastily following shutterbugs. The best view of the 2022 Audi Q5 e-tron would require immense patience until the brand unveils the vehicle.

2022 Audi Q5 e-Tron SUV Side View

Model

2022 Audi Q5 e-tron

2022 Jaguar I-Pace

2022 BMW iX electric SUV

2022 Porsche Macan EV

Curb Weight (lbs.)

N/A

4784

N/A

N/A

Length (in.)

N/A

184.3

N/A

N/A

Width (in.)

N/A

84.2

N/A

N/A

Height (in.)

N/A

61.6

N/A

N/A

Ground Clearance (in.)

N/A

5.6

N/A

N/A

Wheelbase (in.)

N/A

117.7

N/A

N/A

The camo-wrapped 2022 Audi Q5 e-tron took no time to crash the internet and the media was luring over the aggressive front and sporty side stance. The silhouette was closely in resemblance to that of the gas-powered Q5, but the rear was differentiated with uncommon taillights.

  • Matrix-design LED headlights
  • 18/19-inch alloy wheel options
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Optional adaptive air suspension
  • Metallic, Pearl, and Audi exclusive color options

2022 Audi Q5 e-Tron SUV Safety

The Audi Q5 e-tron is expected to feature regenerative braking along with the basic set of safety features. The platform on which the Q5 e-tron would be built is expected to be a rigid and safe one with impressive quality. The Q5 e-tron is also expected to feature Audi pre sense safety package as standard along with high tech safety features including -

  • Audi adaptive cruise control with Traffic Jam assist and active lane assist
  • Top View camera with Virtual 360 view
  • Audi pre sense 360
  • Park assist
  • Audi pre sense city

2022 Audi Q5 e-Tron SUV Final Verdict

The 2022 Audi Q5 e-tron will further expand Audi’s electrified portfolio. It will also benefit future buyers with unrivaled ranges with the PPE platform that is being developed conjointly by Porsche and Audi. The spy shots reveal that the 2022 Audi Q5 e-tron will have a familiar stance, but distinctive cosmetic elements. But for now, the official unveiling will be awaited to add further information about the upcoming 2022 Audi Q5 e-tron.