2017 Audi SQ5 showcased at the Geneva Motor Show
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Will go on sale in Germany in mid-2017.
Audi is showcasing the 2017 Audi SQ5 at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The S performance variants sit at the top of the second generation Q5 range.
Compared to 2017 Audi Q5, the 2017 Audi SQ5 is 8 mm longer and 24 mm lower, and has a 5 mm longer wheelbase. It is 35 kg lighter than the previous generation model. On the outside, the performance variant features LED headlights, sporty bumpers with S-specific air inlets, S-specific radiator grille with double aluminium slats and contrasting trim elements in matt twilight gray, S logo with red rhombus, 21-inch wheels, aluminum-look exterior mirrors, S-specific twin exhaust tailpipes, aluminium rear diffuser clasp and LED tail lights with dynamic turn signals. To further set apart the SQ5 from the Q5, customers can specify it with the exclusive panther black colour.
The interior is dark-toned to continue the sporty theme inside the vehicle. Illuminate door sills bearing exclusive S logos, contrasting stitching on the leather steering wheel and sport seats, stainless steel pedals and footrest and aluminium-look shift paddles round up the enhancements. All-new Audi SQ5 buyers can specify the S sport seats in Alcantara/leather as an upgrade in fine Nappa leather with diamond pattern and a pneumatic massage function.
The 2017 Audi SQ5 is powered by the 3.0-litre TFSI turbocharged V6 petrol engine that develops 260 kW (354 PS) between 5,400 rpm and 6,400 rpm and 500 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm. Power is sent to the wheels via the 8-speed Tiptronic transmission and distributed between them via the Quattro permanent all-wheel drive system. The all-new SQ5 can sprint from 0-100 km/h in 5.4 seconds and claim an electronically governed top speed of 250 km/h. Its sales will commence in Germany in mid-2017.