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2017 Audi Q5: Taking Notes From Mercedes GLC & Porsche Macan

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When it came to designing the 2017 Audi Q5 the engineers had two things in mind, the Mercedes GLC and the Porsche Macan.

It’s not difficult to see why people in the US like the Audi Q5 so much as the engineers designed it to offer a drive similar to that of the Porsche Macan. The development team worked on ensuring that it offered up a ride that was similar to that of the Mercedes GLC.

Just like the Mercedes GLC and the Porsche Macan, the Audi Q5 comes with air suspension that is an option. It is offered with four chassis setups and it relies on steel springs offering different settings. There is one for when driving normally, one for a sporty drive and one that is varied and which uses adaptive dampers.

The Audi Q5 also comes with another tweak if you choose the top of the line vehicle and this is the active rear axle torque vectoring systems. When going around corners at high speed the TVS will vary torque to the wheels and this means that the vehicle holds the corner as though on rails.

The Audi Q5 is now longer than before along with being wider and the vehicles handling is better than ever. This also means that the driver and the passenger are given more space in the cabin, including head and leg room. While the vehicle may have grown in size it has managed to lose 150 pounds.

So it looks like when the Audi Q5 was designed the designers took notes from the Porsche Macan and Mercedes GLC.

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