Expect the SQ5 to be on Roads in 2013
Audi has recently announced to introduce a new member in the Q family as Audi SQ5. The model is going to be the first in the S series to boast a diesel engine with twin turbochargers. The schedule date has not been announced but it’s said that it will be available in the market for sale probably in the first quarter of 2013. The Q5 is among the top selling product by the brand and holds a feasibly strong grip in the market due to it’s mid size shape and features to carry it anywhere.
The all new Audi SQ5 will be powered by a 3.0 V6 TDI engine with twin turbochargers that produces 313hp of power with 650Nm of torque between 1450 to 2800 rpm. It’s mated with an 8-speed tiptronic transmission and Quattro all wheel drive system. The engine has been highly précised for high-performance concept at all situations. The electromechanical steering in the Audi SQ5 is sensitive and much efficient. The fuel consumption is marked to be around 32.67mpg which is a remarkable figure for any SUV with such a high torque and power. It sprints from 0-62mph in merely 5.1seconds and has a top speed of 155mph (250kmph).
The interiors of the SQ5 are available in black trim with sportier appearance. The power adjustable seats are covered in Pearl Nappa leather/Alcantara. Brushed aluminum has been used in inlays. The luggage capacity is 1560 liters which is ideal for any sort of journeys.
The exteriors distinguish the SQ5 from the normal Q5 with few smart changes. The bumpers have been modified to make the appearance bold from both front and rear. The front grille is been replaced with a platinum grey single frame grille with aluminum finish. The exterior mirrors are also kept in aluminum look as is in all the S models. The car has been done with crystal effect paint and is available in either Estoril Blue or Panther Black. The body is connected to road through 20” alloy wheels as standard with 5-parallel spoke design.
Expect the car to be launched at the price tag of €58,500 probably in the initial of 2013 on the roads of Europe first and thereafter the other parts.