2011 New Cars: Europe

#BMW, #V-8

Audi Q5 2.0T

New: Two more gears; two fewer cylinders.

Noteworthy: The tree huggers might be glad that you chose the compact Q5 over the obese Q7, but the 3.2-liter V-6 under the hood still slurps down the dinosaur juice. That's solved for 2011 with the addition of a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and an eight-speed automatic. EPA ratings jump ten percent -- from 18/23 mpg to 20/27 mpg city/highway.

On sale: Now
BASE PRICE: $36,075
Specs: 2.0L turbo I-4, 211 hp, 258 lb-ft; 4-wheel drive

The Twitter Feed:
2011 is the year of the eight-speed automatic at Audi. You'll see it in A4, A5, and Q5 four-cylinder models and in all Q7s and A8s.

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