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Audi’s best-selling model has gained three new limited editions, including one cutting the base price back below $70,000 – after a price rise in February pushed it over.


  • 2022 Audi Q5 pricing and specifications
  • 35 TDI Limited Edition offers front-wheel drive, sub-$70,000 price
  • Sport Limited Editions add some features, remove others
  • Range comprises five engines and 12 variants
  • Priced from $68,350 before on-road costs

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Above: Audi Q5 35 TDI Limited Edition.

The 2022 Audi Q5 and Q5 Sportback ranges have been expanded with a trio of special editions – including a new entry-level model dropping the price back below $70,000 before on-road costs.

On sale now, the three Q5 limited editions are badged 35 TDI Limited Edition, 40 TDI Sport Limited Edition and 45 TFSI Sport Limited Edition – and bring Audi’s medium SUV range to a total of 12 variants, across two body styles and five petrol or diesel engines.

Headlining the limited-run range is the 35 TDI Limited Edition, which cuts the price of entry to $68,350 plus on-road costs with a less potent 2.0-litre diesel engine, front-wheel drive – a first for the Q5 in Australia – and different, though not necessarily fewer, features.



While it’s marketed as a Limited Edition for now, Drive understands it’s set to join the range full-time next year.

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Above: Audi Q5 35 TDI Limited Edition.

Power in the 35 TDI comes from the 40 TDI’s 2.0-litre turbo diesel four-cylinder, though outputs are cut to 120kW and 370Nm (down 30kW/30Nm) – sent to the front wheels only through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. It’s aided by an upgraded 12-volt start-stop system.

Compared to the variant above it, the 35 TDI loses a larger digital instrument cluster (12.3-inch vs 7.0-inch) and wireless phone charging – but adds privacy glass, heated front seats and colour ambient lighting, for a price about $5000 lower (compared to a Q5 40 TDI).



Meanwhile, the Q5 40 TDI and 45 TFSI Sport Limited Editions sit above the existing Sport variants, and add 20-inch wheels, privacy glass and colour ambient lighting – but, with a $1400 lower price, miss out on a panoramic sunroof and wireless phone charging due to chip shortages.

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Above: Audi Q5 35 TDI Limited Edition.

Also missing on the Limited Editions by semiconductor shortages are key safety features fitted as standard to much more affordable cars: blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, rear autonomous emergency braking, and safe exit warning.

Interestingly, these features are listed as available on the standard Q5 range, according to Audi Australia’s spec sheet – however for the latest information, contact your Audi dealer.



Wireless phone charging and power steering column adjustment are listed as unavailable on the core range for the time being, however.

The 40 TDI and 45 TFSI share seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearboxes, 12-volt start-stop (mild-hybrid) systems and all-wheel drive, mated to a 150kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder in the 40 TDI, or a 183kW/370Nm 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder in the 45 TFSI.

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Above: Audi Q5 Sportback 40 TDI S Line

Meanwhile, stepping up to the 50 TDI S Line version of the Q5 ‘wagon’ adds a 3.0-litre turbocharged diesel V6, which routes 210kW and 620Nm to all four wheels through an eight-speed torque converter-type automatic transmission.



The flagship SQ5 adds a 251kW/700Nm version of the diesel V6, with an eight-speed auto and a more advanced all-wheel drive system capable of sending up to 85 per cent of power to the rear.

Zero to 100km/h sprint times are rated at 9.0 seconds for the 35 TDI, 7.6sec for the 40 TDI, 6.3sec for the 45 TFSI, 5.7sec for the 50 TDI, and 5.1sec for the SQ5.

Combined fuel consumption claims, by comparison, come in at 4.8 litres per 100 kilometres for the 35 TDI, 5.4L/100km for the 40 TDI, 8.0L/100km for the 45 TFSI, 6.8L/100km for the 50 TDI, and 7.0-7.1L/100km for the SQ5.



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Above: Audi SQ5 Sportback.

For a full list of standard features across each model variant, scroll down to the lists at the bottom of this story. A host of option packages and standalone items are available – explore these on the Audi Australia website here.

The prices listed for the Q5 range below incorporate increases of between $2800 and $3900 applied in February, due to rising material costs – rather than any additional standard features. Click here for the full story.

The 2022 Audi Q5 range is on sale now in Australia. For Drive’s full review of the new Q5 35 TDI Limited Edition, click here.

2022 Audi Q5 Australian pricing:

  • Q5 35 TDI Limited Edition – $68,750
  • Q5 40 TDI – $72,700
  • Q5 45 TFSI – $73,800
  • Q5 40 TDI Sport Limited Edition – $77,600
  • Q5 40 TDI Sport – $78,700
  • Q5 45 TFSI Sport Limited Edition – $79,400
  • Q5 45 TFSI Sport – $80,800
  • Q5 Sportback 40 TDI S Line – $82,200
  • Q5 Sportback 45 TFSI S Line – $90,800
  • Q5 50 TDI S Line – $94,900
  • SQ5 – $110,400
  • SQ5 Sportback – $116,400

Note: All prices above exclude on-road costs.

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Above: Audi Q5 35 TDI Limited Edition.

2022 Audi Q5 35 TDI Limited Edition standard features:

  • 20-inch Audi Sport alloy wheels
  • LED headlights, daytime-running lights and tail-lights
  • 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen with wireless/wired Apple CarPlay, wired Android Auto, satellite navigation and digital radio
  • 7.0-inch driver instrument display
  • Eight-speaker, 100-watt sound system
  • Four USB ports
  • Leather-appointed upholstery
  • Power-adjustable heated front seats with four-way lumbar support
  • Leather steering wheel with paddle shifters
  • Tri-zone climate control
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Hands-free power tailgate
  • 40:20:40 split-folding rear seats
  • Heated exterior mirrors
  • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection (forward-facing)
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Cruise control
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Automatic high beams
  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • Currently unavailable due to semiconductor shortage: blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, rear AEB, safe exit warning

2022 Audi Q5 40 TDI and 45 TFSI add (over 35 TDI Limited Edition):

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Currently unavailable, but usually fitted: wireless smartphone charging
  • Privacy glass, heated seats and 30-colour ambient lighting removed vs 35 TDI

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Above: Audi Q5 45 TFSI Sport.

2022 Audi Q5 45 TFSI and 40 TDI Sport add (over base 45 TFSI and 40 TDI):

  • Adaptive cruise control with stop and go
  • Higher-speed autonomous emergency braking with intersection detection
  • Semi-autonomous parking
  • Power-folding side mirrors with heating, auto dimming, memory and passenger-side auto-dipping
  • 360-degree camera
  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • 10-speaker, 180-watt sound system
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Heated front sports seats
  • Memory for driver’s seat
  • Black cloth headlining

2022 Audi Q5 45 TFSI and 40 TDI Sport Limited Edition add (over Sport):

  • 20-inch Audi Sport wheels
  • Privacy glass
  • Colour ambient lighting
  • Currently unavailable: panoramic sunroof

2022 Audi Q5 50 TDI S Line adds (over Sport, non Limited Edition):

  • S Line package, with unique interior and exterior details
  • Illuminated S sill plates
  • Aluminium rhombus interior inlays
  • Head-up display
  • Currently unavailable: power-adjustable steering column

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Above: Audi SQ5 Sportback.

The entry-level Q5 Sportback, the 40 TDI S Line, slots between the base and Sport Q5 wagons in terms of standard features. Over the unnamed base Q5 variants, the Q5 Sportback 40 TDI S Line adds:

  • Unique 20-inch wheels
  • S Line styling package
  • Illuminated S sill plates
  • Aluminium rhombus interior inlays
  • Black cloth headlining
  • Power-folding heated side mirrors with passenger-side auto-dipping (no memory)
  • Semi-automatic parking
  • 360-degree camera

2022 Audi Q5 Sportback 45 TFSI S Line adds (over Sportback 40 TDI S Line):

  • 20-inch Audi Sport alloy wheels
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop and go
  • Upgraded autonomous emergency braking with intersection detection
  • Matrix LED headlights with scrolling indicators
  • Auto-dimming and memory functions for side mirrors
  • Panoramic glass sunroof
  • Fine nappa leather seat upholstery with contrast stitching and diamond-patterned quilting
  • Heated front seats
  • Driver’s seat memory functionality
  • Sliding and reclining rear seats
  • Matte brushed aluminium inlays
  • 10-speaker, 180-watt sound system

2022 Audi SQ5 and SQ5 Sportback add (over next grades below):

  • 21-inch Audi Sport alloy wheels
  • Adaptive coil-spring sport suspension
  • Red brake calipers
  • Privacy glass
  • Premium exterior paint
  • Full S exterior styling pack
  • Head-up display (new for Sportback; already standard on 50 TDI wagon)
  • Colour ambient interior lighting
  • 19-speaker Bang and Olufsen premium sound system
  • Variable front headrests
  • Synthetic leather-wrapped centre console and armrests
  • New for Sportback vs 45 TFSI, but currently unavailable: power steering column adjustment
  • No-cost option: ventilated front seats, without diamond quilting/S embossing

For a full list of the optional packages available, view the specification guides on Audi’s website.



Alex Misoyannis

Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017, when he started his own website, Redline. He contributed for Drive in 2018, before joining CarAdvice in 2019, becoming a regular contributing journalist within the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role throughout Alex’s life, from flicking through car magazines as a young age, to growing up around performance vehicles in a car-loving family.

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