Diesel high per­former

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sound ac­tu­a­torac­tua in the ex­haust sys­tem – a

loud­speal­oud­speaker of sorts in the engine bay.

SPRSPRINT

The SQ5 TDI sprints from zero tto 100km/h in 5.1 sec­onds and ttop speed is any­one’s guess, bbut fast. On the other side of tthe ledger is fuel con­sump­tion rarated at a mere 7.2 litres/100km. InIn­no­va­tive ther­mal man­age­ment, the starstart-stop sys­tem and the reg­u­lated oiloi pump all con­trib­ute to this fig­ure­fig­ure. A fas­fast and smooth-shift­ing eight­speed tip­tronic and quat­tro per­ma­nent all­wheel drive with torque vec­tor­ing trans­fer the power of the V6 diesel to the road.

DY­NAM­ICS

Electro­mechan­i­cal power steer­ing in the SQ5 TDI is sen­si­tive and highly ef­fi­cient. The sport sus­pen­sion low­ers the ve­hi­cle body by 30mm. The stan­dard 20-inch wheels fea­ture a five par­al­lel-spoke de­sign and are fit­ted with 255/45 tyres. Audi of­fers op­tional wheels mea­sur­ing 21 inches in di­am­e­ter.

The black brake calipers on the front axle sport S badges.

The op­tional Audi drive-se­lect sys­tem can be ex­panded upon re­quest to in­clude the dy­namic-steer­ing sys­tem with its step­lessly vari­able steer­ing ra­tio.

STYLE

The most eye-catch­ing de­sign cues are the plat­inum grey sin­gle-frame grille with its gal­vanised dou­ble bars in an alu­minium-look fin­ish, the roof spoiler and the mod­i­fied bumpers.

The high-gloss pack­age and the alu­minium-look ex­te­rior mir­rors ac­cen­tu­ate the area around the win­dows.

The body in­cludes a high pro­por­tion of ul­tra-high-strength steels, mak­ing it very light, safe and rigid.

As is typ­i­cal for an S model, the in­te­rior has black trim and ex­udes a sporty el­e­gance.

Lug­gage ca­pac­ity is as much as 1560 litres, mak­ing the SQ5 TDI the ideal car for sporty and ac­tive cus­tomers.

It is also an un­usu­ally pow­er­ful tow­ing ve­hi­cle, with a rated tow­ing ca­pac­ity of up to 2.4 tonnes.

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