German carmaker Audi revealed a new model for the first time at the North American International Auto Show, the new Audi SQ5 powered by a 3.0-liter TFSI V6 engine. The gasoline unit is capable of generating 354 horsepower and 470 Nm of torque. This model was actually developed especially for the US, Canada and China. The output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.3 seconds and to reach a top speed of 250 km/h. The fuel consumption reaches 8.5 liters per 100 km and the CO2 emission level reaches 199 g/km. To transfer the output to the wheels, the car uses an 8-speed Tiptronic transmission and Quattro permanent all-wheel drive. The transmission offers two modes and also the driver can switch gears manually via the standard shift paddle on the steering wheel.
The Audi SQ5 TFSI has a 30 mm lower chassis and the springs and shock absorbers are tuned for a sporty and balanced setup. To send the output to the road, we have here 20-inch wheels covered in 255 / 45-series tires. There are also some 21-inch wheels available. The SQ5 badge can be seen on the brake calipers on the front axle. The model comes with the optional Audi drive select system, which allows the driver to switch among several modes in different systems.
On the inside, the instruments feature gray dials and white numerals. The pedals and shift paddles also have a shiny aluminum-look finish. As standard, designers have provided power-adjustable sport seats covered in pearl Nappa leather and Alcantara with four different colors of leather optional. According to the manufacturer, the new Audi SQ5 TFSI will arrive in dealerships all across the US in the third quarter of 2013 and it is the sporty top model in its series, according to a lot of enthusiasts.
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