This 2017 Audi SQ5 appears to be the hottest version of Ingolstadt’s newly updated Q5 SUV. It actually offers less weight, improved powertrains, a bit more rear seat room as well as the latest suite of electronic driver aids.
The petrol V6 powerplant has been radically revised from the predecessor that wasn’t sold in Great Britain. Secondly, the supercharger on the old petrol version was changed for a twin-scroll turbo as its pre-boost plumbing actually cuts lag. The car maker’s so-called ‘B’ cycle valve timing ensures an economy-improving compression ratio soar. Evidently, power is still intact, though there’s 22lb ft more torque. Along with a 35kg weight loss, it guarantees a 0.8mpg fuel consumption improvement as well as a 10g/km fall to 189g/km of CO2.
5.4 seconds – that’s what the turbocharged 3.0L V6 petrol 2017 Audi SQ5 needs to reach 62mph. Its electronically limited top speed accounts for 155mph.
To make the most of this steeel beast one can order variable ratio dynamic steering, air suspension as well as a sport differential.