By: Atharie Al Salem
Audi Bahrain has announced yet another quattro drive as part of its S line package for the year 2022, and it is called the Audi Q5 Sportback. The sleek car finished with a Daytona Grey Pearlescent exterior was given to me for the day and I decided to take it to the desert to test its limits.
As a huge fan of race cars, I was pleased by the graphic interface that offered a speedy cruise mode as soon as I entered the car with other mode options to choose from. I was not expecting such a menu from an SUV, but this is not your average coupe.
I immediately selected the “dynamic” drive on the highway, which gave me a feel of the Q5 45 TFSI engine through its speed and powerful output as if I were driving on an actual racetrack. Through the ease of acceleration and speed, it was extremely comfortable as the car moved along the road like butter on toast. The Audi Q5 Sportback delivered a relaxed experience while the car revealed its sporty character.
The Audi smartphone interface was high-tech and easy to use, and the sound system was crystal clear as I played my favorite music on the way with no fuss whatsoever. Once I arrived at the desert, I decided to kick it up a few notches with the off-road drive option and tested the true durability of this SUV.
What resulted from a reckless and daring drive through the rocks and sand of the rough Bahraini terrain was a safe and easy release from strong braking points. This is attributed to the balanced chassis control, the sporty grip steering wheel, the tread of the Pirelli tyres on the Audi Sport GmbH alloy wheels, and the athletic seats which provide 4-way lumbar support.
All in all, I would say this car is perfect for the everyday driver that likes to switch up their cruising style and find new ways of enjoying their daily routes. The functionality of the vehicle is endless, and it suits beginner to advanced users with sophisticated parking, driving and lane change assistance accompanied with a 360 degree camera and a speed output of 252HP in its 2000cc capacity engine. I thoroughly enjoyed this vehicle and its convenient setup.
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