Most of you probably do not know, but the Audi SQ5 was the first model to wear the S/RS performance badge and also come with a diesel unit. Audi is known for choosing diesel units, but time has come for them to really test their theory and see if they are right. According to the carmaker, the aforementioned model would need AdBlue to meet US emissions regulations and the package for this system was not possible at the moment. In the end, the specialists have decided to replace the diesel engine with a gasoline-powered V6 which came from the Audi S4/S5.
The North American version of the models came with a 3.0-liter V6 unit capable of generating 354 horsepower and 347 lb. ft. of torque. This output means that the engine received a boost of 82 horsepower and 52 lb. ft. of torque in comparison to the Q5 equipped with a 3.0-liter unit. To transfer it all the power to the wheels, the engineers have equipped the model with a dual-clutch transmission with a DCT feel. Thanks to this amount of power produced, the vehicle can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds and to accelerate and reach a top speed of 155 mph. The specialists have decided to offer a complete package to improve the model and this is how, the new SQ5 received stiffened suspension, bigger front brakes, instant throttle response and a lot more.
In case you are interested to know, the specialists did not make any changes in terms of steering which is a bit disappointing. To transfer all the output to the road, the Germans came with 21-inch, split-spoke wheels covered in summer tires. The front seats are 12-ways of adjustment improving the quality of the ride for the front occupants also with a lot of headroom and a panoramic roof offered as standard. The starting price has been established at $51.900. These are all the details available for the model, for now.
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