SQ5: Slightly Quicker

Wheels (Australia) - - First Drives -

As much as we like the Q5 2.0 TFSI, there is a faster op­tion in the shape of the $ 99,611 SQ5. To that, you’ll need to add $ 2150 worth of air sus­pen­sion in or­der for it to ride ac­cept­ably on the stan­dard 21-inch wheels. The SQ5 gets per­ma­nent all-wheel drive and a 3.0 V6 petrol engine un­der the bon­net, in this in­stance good for 260kw/500nm, trans­lat­ing to 100km/ h in 5.4s, so it’s slower and thirstier than the old diesel SQ5. Cou­ple that with a bit of a meek per­son­al­ity and the SQ5 feels like it could use a bit more mon­grel about it.

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