Audi SQ5

March 9, 2017
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Audi SQ5 3.0 TFSI Audi SQ5 3.0 TFSI

High power, a discreet understatement, ample features and a high degree of everyday practicality – all of these strengths come together in the Audi S models. Each model applies its power to the road with quattro permanent all-wheel drive.

The Audi SQ5 features a V6 TFSI engine with a displacement of 2,995 cc. This delivers a performance of 260 kW (354 hp). The turbocharged aluminum engine delivers a constant 500 Nm (368.8 lb-ft) of torque from 1,370 to 4,500 rpm. The sprint from zero to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) is completed in 5.4 seconds and the top speed is electronically governed at 250 km/h (155.3 mph). In the NEDC, the new Audi SQ5 3.0 TFSI consumes 8.3 liters of fuel per 100 kilometer (28.3 US mpg) – a CO2 equivalent of 189 grams per kilometer (304.2 g/mi). Compared with its predecessor, this is a reduction of 13 grams per kilometer (20.9 g/mi).

A fast and smooth-shifting eight-speed tiptronic transmits the power in the new Audi SQ5. The lower gears feature short, sporty ratios, while the upper gears are long so as to reduce the engine speed and fuel consumption. Provided that the function is activated in Audi drive select, the transmission automatically switches to freewheeling mode as soon as the driver lifts their foot off the gas pedal at speeds between 55 and 160 km/h (34.2 and 99.4 mph), ensuring even greater fuel efficiency.

The quattro permanent all-wheel drive contributes to the sporty handling. During normal driving, it distributes the engine power with a slight rear-axle bias. The optional sport differential further optimizes handling by actively distributing torque between the rear wheels via two superposition stages. This increases the agility of the new Audi SQ5 even further. Its management is integrated into the control system of Audi drive select.

Even when stationary, an array of details underline the dynamic characteristics of the new Audi SQ5. The bold, sporty bumpers up front and in the rear are complemented by more strongly contoured, S-specific air inlets and the diffuser with a honeycomb grill. The exterior color panther black is reserved exclusively for the new Audi SQ5.

The new Audi SQ5 is at the forefront of its segment with a wide range of driver assistance systems. The systems come from the full-size class; their intelligent interplay represents another step on the road to piloted driving. Audi offers the same systems for the SQ5 as it does for the Q5.

Audi SQ5
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 8.5 – 8.3 (27.7 – 28.3 US mpg)
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 195 – 189 (313.8 – 304.2 g/mi)
(Figures vary depending on engine/transmission/wheels/tires)


The equipment and data specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.

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