Audi SQ5 TDI was launched at 2012 Paris Motor Show, the strongest SQ5 available, equipped with a 3.0-liter TDI engine and 313 hp. The model will be available in early future and is the first Audi S equipped with a TDI engine.
Audi just presented at 2012 Paris Motor Show the new SQ5 TDI, the first diesel model in the S range. Along with this variant, the German manufacturer has also presented the Audi SQ5 TDI Exclusive Concept, a limited series of this model.
Paris 2012 Live – Audi SQ5 TDI photo gallery
Audi SQ5 TDI – Design, Interior, Engine
The new SQ5 TDI has a V6 twin-turbo 3.0-liter unit that develops 313 hp and 650 Nm. The standard model is offered with a ZF eight-speed transmission, which enables acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h, electronically limited. Average consumption is only 7.2 liters/100km.
In comparison with the standard version, SQ5 TDI Exclusive Concept was painted with “Aral Blue crystal effect” paint, side mirrors now have caps that look just like aluminum, xenon lamp units and LED daytime running lights. Let’s not forget the exhaust system with two double pipes.
Inside, the model has a multifunctional sports steering wheel and a new gear knob, both dressed up in black Nappa leather. The two elements have white stitching, same as the board and armrest.
The ceiling is upholstered with Alcantara and stitching is all white while the trend is continued on the door sides.
Audi SQ5 differs from the GQ range by a more aggressive bumper design, new grille and a mini spoiler mounted on the tailgate.
The suspension was also modified for sporting behavior and ride height has been lowered by 30 mm. Wheels used for Audi SQ5 are 20-inches in size and 21 as optional.
On the German market, Audi SQ5 TDI price will start from 58,500 Euros, while the Exclusive Concept version will be built in only 50 copies and will start from 92,000 euros.
Audi SQ5 TDI Video Live from 2012 Paris Motor Show
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