Audi launches fastest diesel SUV
The fastest diesel SUV on the planet has arrived in Australia, powering in at an exceptional $89 400.
The SQ5 TDI is the first diesel S model from Audi, and is powered by a high-performance 3.0 TDI Biturbo engine which reaches 100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds.
Despite the SQ5’s incredible performance, the same efficiency technologies that led Audi’s TDI supercars to six victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, deliver significant fuel-saving benefits to customers. Sipping just 6.8 litres per 100 km, the SQ5 TDI also qualifies for reduced Luxury Car Tax (LCT), allowing Audi to pass these cost savings on to buyers.
‘‘It is testament to Audi’s desire to offer exceptional performance and exceptional value that we’ve been able to make the extraordinary SQ5 available to Australian customers at such a keen price point,’’ Audi Australia managing director Andrew Doyle said.
“This kind of potent performance has never been available in a vehicle like this before and is clear proof that Audi’s modern engine technology is class-leading. The Q5 model range has already proven immensely popular with Australian customers who want everyday versatility in a sophisticated package. Combine that with Audi’s Le Mans-winning high-performance TDI technology and you have a sophisticated SUV that is versatile, vigorous and very efficient,’’ Mr Doyle said.
The 3.0 TDI Biturbo engine is charged by two turbochargers, producing 230 kW in power and delivering 650 Nm of torque between 1450 and 2800 rpm.
The V6 diesel has a displacement of 2967 cc displacement and is designed as a twin-turbo unit. A flap joins the two turbochargers which are arranged in series. The cooling of the cylinder heads, control times and strokes of the intake camshafts, the pistons, their spray oil cooling and the piston rods have been adapted to the highperformance concept. The common rail system builds a pressure of up to 2000 bar and can execute up to eight partial injections into the cylinders.
A sound actuator in the exhaust system gives the twin-turbo-V6 a deep sonorous sound.
The Audi SQ5 TDI handles the sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds, and its top speed is 250 km/h. Its combined fuel consumption is only 6.8 litres per 100 km on average.
An eight-speed tiptronic shifts quickly and smoothly, driving power through the quattro permanent four-wheel drive system.
For a full rundown on the SQ5 TDI call into the Audi Centre Shepparton, 325 Midland Highway, or phone Kelvin on 5822 5811.
The first diesel S model from Audi, the SQ5 TDI, is powered by a high-performance 3.0 TDI Biturbo engine and reaches 100 km/h in an impressive 5.1 seconds