Where the Audi A7 will go heads on with the BMW X5, Audi also has a BMW X3 competitor designed the A5.

The Audi Q5 will be more of a crossover SUV like the Mitsubishi Airtrek and the Subaru Forester based on a car platform rather than built grounds-up from an SUV platform like the Q7/Touareg/Cayenne platform.

The Q5 will be based on an Audi A4 platform and will be powered by Audi’s 2.0 T FSI, 2.0 TDI and 3.2-litre V6 units.

The Audi Q5 is due for showrooms in 2007.