The Audi SQ5 is Audi’s first foray into the growing SUV segment of high performance. Not to be confused with burning diesel sold exclusively in Europe, the US version derived platform as the Audi Q5 regular pattern. List of standard features Audi SQ5 has been updated to the latest model year, gaining xenon plus headlights along LED daytime running lights and the power lift-gate.
The Audi SQ5 is powered by a 3.0 liter TFSI V6 engine shared with the powerful S4 sports sedan. The mill of 354 horsepower and 346 pounds-feet sent. of torque to all four wheels through an eight-speed tiptronic transmission and the latest generation of the famous quattro all-wheel drive Audi. Not your average family-carrier crossing sprints from zero to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds and reaches the top speed that is electronically limited to 155 mph. Supercharger TFSI is mounted between the cylinder banks and gave a belt-driven crankshaft almost 20,000 rpm. Two inter-coolers keep the temperature under control even in the most extreme conditions. Torque Vectoring, a sport suspension and upgraded brakes at all four corners help the Audi SQ5 4400 pounds give the driver a driving experience of standing firm and fun.
The Audi Q5 Estate, Audi SQ5 are instantly recognizable, but super SUV gains a specific radiator grille adorned with brushed aluminum trim and aggressive body kit consisting of all large air intakes integrated into the front bumper, side skirts and a discrete spoiler mounted on top of the hatch. Alloy wheels wrapped in 20-inch low-profile tires and badges on the fenders V6T tops look luxurious.
Audi SQ5 Interior
Inside, the Audi SQ5 features a flat-bottomed steering wheel three-spoke multifunction, an instrument panel with white needles as pedals with aluminum inlay, gearshift paddles and leather upholstery. Like the regular Audi Q5, with 29.1 cubic feet of luggage space with the rear seats up and 57.3 with the seats. The Audi SQ5 is available with a color touch screen seven inch that allows passengers to control the infotainment system Audi MMI. The software can be ordered with Audi Connect, an optional feature that provides Internet connectivity in the car and the integration of Google Earth.
Audi SQ5 Features
The Audi SQ5 comes with an SD card, a subscription for 90-day trial to SiriusXM satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, 10-speaker system audio, color touch screen 6.5-inch stereo compatible with iPod and an information center for the driver including a trip computer, five-function digital display of speed and screen radio / phone. Just are standard xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights and a power lift-gate. The options list includes a set of 14 speakers Bang & Olufsen sound, HD Radio technology, a CD player in the dash, adaptive cruise control, four-year subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio and control system voice.
Audi SQ5 Safety
The Audi SQ5 come withe standard safety features include traction and stability control double-length front side airbags, side and front curtain and a monitoring system and tire pressure. Rear side airbags and blind-spot monitors are available at additional cost.
Audi SQ5 Competitors
The Audi SQ5 is a bit of an odd duck in the US, but buyers in the market for a crossover with sports car-like acceleration must also look at the more expensive Land Rover Range Rover Sport.