The Audi SQ5 is powered by a 2,995 cc, V6 TFSI engine with an output 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) takes 5.4 seconds and top speed is electronically governed at 250 km/h (155.3 mph). In the NEDC, the Audi SQ5 3.0 TFSI consumes just 8.3 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (28.3 US mpg) – a CO2 equivalent of 189 grams per kilometer (304.2 g/mi). This is 13 grams per kilometer (20.9 g/mi) less than its predecessor.
A fast and smoothly shifting eight-speed tiptronic handles the power transmission. The lower gears feature short, sporty ratios, while the upper gears are long so as to reduce 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 makes the sporty SUV even more agile. Its management is integrated into the control system of Audi drive select.
Even when stationary, an array of details underscore the dynamic aspirations of the SQ5. More strongly contoured, S-specific air inlets and the diffuser with a honeycomb grille augment the bold, sporty bumpers up front and in the rear. The exterior color panther black is reserved exclusively for the SQ5.
The SUV 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.
2017 Audi Q5 and Audi SQ5
|Length Width Height (mm)||4663 x 1893 x 1659||4671 x 1893 x 1635|
|Engine||2.0-litre TFSI Turbocharged||3.0-litre V6 TFSI Turbocharged engine|
|Power HP@RPM||252 @ 5000-6000||354 @ 5400-6400|
|Torque Nm@RPM||370 @ 1600-4500||500 @ 1370-4500|
|Gearbox||7-speed dual-clutch transmission, with ultra quattro AWD||8-speed tiptronic with DSP and sport, quattro permanent all-wheel drive with self-locking center differential|
|Fr Suspension||Independent-wheel suspension, five-link axle with front track rod,aluminum transverse link, subframe||Independent-wheel suspension, five-link axle with front track rod,aluminum transverse link, subframe|
|Rr Suspension||Independent-wheel suspension, five-link axle with rear track rod,resiliently mounted subframe||Independent-wheel suspension, five-link axle with rear track rod,resiliently mounted subframe|
|Brakes||Front: ventilated discs / rear: ventilated discs||Front: ventilated discs / rear: ventilated discs|
|Wheels||8.0J x 17 lightweight forged wheels||Cast aluminum flow forming wheels, 8.0J x 20|
|Tyres||235/65 R 17 tyres||255/45 R20 tyres|