Audi announced that the new SQ5 TDI will be launched on the European market in the summer of this year, and its owners will be able to rely on a maximum power of 347 horsepower and an impressive maximum torque of 700 Nm
The Audi SQ5 TDI is fitted with a 3.0 V-shaped V-shaped, six-cylinder turbo diesel that is combined with a MHT (mild hybrid technology, 48 V) hybrid auxiliary system to achieve better economy. The compact SUV model is also equipped with an eight-speed, robotic gearbox and quattro four-wheel drive system, and air suspension is available as an optional extra.
Audi says the SQ5 TDI will offer the opportunity for classical acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.1 seconds, a top speed of 250 km / h, and an average fuel consumption of the brand indicate that it will range from 6.6 up to 6.8 liters per 100 kilometers.
The standard suspension with damper control provides a lower ride height by 30 mm compared to a regular Q5, but there’s also an S-specific adaptive air suspension. Both setups are linked to the Audi drive select system. There’s also 21-inch wheels that can be fitted in place of the standard 20-inch units, along with either black or red calipers (six-piston front).
Visually, the SQ5 TDI looks similar to its petrol-powered sibling, with model-specific bumpers and a a diffuser insert with a honeycomb grille at the rear. The Singleframe grille gets double aluminum slats and twilight gray matte trim, while the side mirror caps sport an aluminum-look finish.
Inside, you get the usual mix of sporty goodies like S sport seats in leather and Alcantara that can be upgraded to fine Nappa leather with rhombus pattern and a pneumatic massage function for those who want some plushness. There’s also illuminated S-branded door sills, a choice of dash inlays (brushed aluminium, wood, carbon) and stainless steel pedals.