Audi SQ5 3,0T FSI QUATTRO Tiptronic
08/12 13,24 L/100 km 9 613 km
During a recent trip to the filling station, a pair of petrol attendants panned the SQ5 for its most controversial styling cue: those fake exhaust outlets. Yes, the quartet of chrome-edged orifices you see here are in fact not orifices at all and are instead blanked off with black plastic (Audi isn’t the only brand guilty of this trick). Drop to the floor to peer behind these faux exits (as said attendants did) and you’ll spy a single modest pipe at each end.
Street-cred issues aside, the SQ5’S exhaust system delivers a broad aural range spanning from open-road refinement to full-throttle vigour. – Ryan Bubear