The Audi SQ5 is Audi’s first foray into the growing high-performance SUV segment. With the diesel combustion model exclusively in Europe, the North American version of the super ‘ute rides on the same platform as the regular car derived Audi Q5 sold not to be confused. The standard features for the Audi SQ5 has been updated for the latest model year, wins xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights and a power tailgate.
The Audi SQ5 is powered by a 3.0-liter TFSI V6 engine, which tells the powerful Audi S4 sports sedan with power. The mill sends 354 horsepower and 346 lb-ft. Torque to all four wheels via an eight-speed tiptronic and the latest generation of quattro Audi’s famous four-wheel drive. No ordinary family hauler, the crossover sprint from zero to 60 mph just in 5.1 seconds and reaches top speed that is electronically limited to 155 Calm. The TFSI arranged the loader in between the cylinder banks and centrifuged through a crankshaft driven belt almost 20,000 rpm. Two intercooler keep the temperature under control, even under the most extreme conditions. Help Torque Vectoring, sports suspension and upgraded brakes at all four corners, the 4400-pound Audi SQ5 the driver with a fun and sure-footed driving experience.
Audi SQ5 Interior
Inside the Audi SQ5 offers a three-spoke multi-function flat-bottom steering wheel, a tailor-made instrument cluster with white hands, pedals with aluminum inserts, shift paddles and leather. Like the regular Audi Q5, it offers 29.1 cubic feet trunk with the rear seats folded flat and 57.3 with the seats. The Audi SQ5 with a seven-inch color touch screen, the passengers to control the Audi MMI infotainment system allows. Complete with panoramic views and a high-resolution 3D satellite and aerial images, The software can be ordered with Audi Connect, an optional feature which brings Internet connectivity and the industry’s first Google Earth integration.
Audi SQ5 Features
The Audi SQ5 comes with an SD card slot, the 90-day trial subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, a 10-speaker audio system, a 6.5-inch color touch screen, iPod compatible stereo – and a driver information center including a five-function on-board computer, a digital speedometer and a radio / telephone display. New standards are xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights and a power liftgate. The list of options includes HD Radio technology, 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen Sound System, adaptive cruise control, an in-dash CD player, a four-year subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio and voice control.
Audi SQ5 Safety
The Audi SQ5 standard safety features include dual front, front side and full-length, the side curtain airbags, the traction and stability control systems and a tire pressure monitoring system. The Audi SQ5 rear side airbags and blind spot monitors are available at an additional cost.
Audi SQ5 Competitors
The Audi SQ5 is a bit of an odd duck in the United States, but the buyer should be in the market for a crossover with sports cars such as acceleration to look in more expensive Land Rover Range Rover Sport.