Immensely powerful Audi SQ5 TDI heads to production

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At this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, Audi showcased the immensely powerful SQ5 SUV. The Audi SQ5 is the first ever diesel model to wear an ‘S’ badge.

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Now, news comes in from Germany that the Audi management is convinced about its chances in the real world, and has decided to put the Concept SQ5 into production for a mind boggling price of 65 lakhs!

What is different about the Audi SQ5 TDI?

Audi SQ5 TDI exterior changes

  • New bumpers
  • New grille
  • Spoiler mounted at the tailgate
  • 20-inch alloys
  • Aluminum-like side mirror covers
  • 20-inch alloys

Audi SQ5 TDI interior changes

  • Fine Nappa leather sport seats
  • Multifunction sports steering wheel
  • Revised instrument cluster
  • S badges around the cabin

Audi SQ5 TDI mechanical changes

  • A twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 TDI engine that develops 309 hp/650 Nm
  • Suspension has been tuned and the body has been lowered by 3cm
  • 8-speed tiptronic transmission
  • Quattro all-wheel drive

The Audi SQ5 sprints from 0-100 kph in just 5.1 seconds, and accelerates all the way to 250kph. As this is a diesel variant, the fuel economy stands at 13.8kpl.

The presentation of the new limited edition will take place at the Paris Motor Show that is held in later September. Only 50 models will be produced and deliveries will begin next year.


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