2013 Audi SQ5 TDI | Review-Price-Interior-Exterior-Engine. || Audi prepped the 24 Hours of Le Mans race to be the official venue for the debut of their all new SQ5 TDI, the first S model in the history of Audi with a diesel engine. The SQ5 will be powered by the all-new V-6 turbo diesel engine boasting two turbochargers which Audi has been working on for various models in the lineup. This engine produces a total of 313 hp and 479.42 lb ft of torque between 1,450 and 2,800 rpm. This power is enough to sprint the SUV from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds and up to a top speed of 155 mph, but also deliver a fuel economy of 32.67 US mpg.
Compared to a standard Q5, the new SQ5 TDI version will be distinguished by a platinum gray single-frame grille with galvanized double bars in an aluminum-look finish, a new roof spoiler, and modified bumpers. Audi is getting serious with its performance line of SUVs. The RS Q3 concept debuted less than two months ago, and now the German premium manufacturer is using the 24 Hours of Le Mans race to launch the production version of a high-performance Q5 diesel called the SQ5 TDI.
Based on the recently face lifted Q5, the SQ5 TDI is powered by the twin turbo 3.0-liter diesel V-6 in the A6 TDI Avant. The turbo-diesel engine makes 313 hp at 4500 rpm and 479 lb ft of torque from 1450 to 2800 rpm. That’s too much torque for Audi’s seven speed dual clutch transmission, which is why an eight speed torque converter automatic is used. Audi estimates the sprint from 0 to 62 mph will take just 5.1 seconds, while top speed is a governed 155 mph. These figures stand in remarkable contrast to the SQ5 TDI’s consumption habits the SUV gets 33 mpg in the European cycle, a figure that sounds realistic based on our experience with an A6 Avant featuring this very powertrain.
Audi pulled the wraps off of the 2013 SQ5 TDI at the 24 Hours of Le Mans today, marking the first time the German automaker will make an S-branded SUV and an S car powered by diesel fuel.
2013 Audi SQ5 TDI Price :
2013 Audi SQ5 TDI Price. – The new Audi SQ5 TDI will go on sale in the first quarter of 2013, with prices starting at €58,500, about $78,000 at the current exchange rates.
2013 Audi SQ5 TDI Interior :
2013 Audi SQ5 TDI Interior. – The interior is designed in black, and a silver headlining is optional. The electrically adjustable sport seats are upholstered in Pearl Nappa leather and Alcantara, which are available in three colors. Trim panels consist of brushed aluminum, or CFRP, piano finish black or aluminum beaufort as options. The scales of the instruments are gray, and their needles are white; the pedals and shift paddles glisten in an aluminum look. Features such as the S gear shift knob, S badges on the door sill trims, on the start button and on the specially shaped steering wheel, the S welcome screen and the light package accentuate the interior with special highlights.
Differentiating the SQ5 TDI from lesser Q5s is a platinum-grey single-frame grille with the S-trademark galvanized double bars in aluminum finish. The exterior upgrades are rounded out with details like modified bumpers, a larger roof spoiler, aluminum-capped mirrors, a new rear diffuser, SQ5 TDI hatch badges, and quad exhaust. Audi will offer the SQ5 in just two colors: the Estoril Blue pictured here or Panther Black.
2013 Audi SQ5 TDI Exterior :
2013 Audi SQ5 TDI Exterior. – The exterior mirror housings are designed in an aluminum look; xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights are included as a standard feature, and the exhaust system dominates at the rear with four elliptical tailpipes. Audi also offers the optional crystal effect exterior colors Estoril Blue and Panther Black on the new top model.
Inside, Audi has given its midsize crossover the full S treatment with black trim and sport seats shod in either Pearl Nappa leather and Alcantara or optional full leather. Brushed aluminum inlays are standard trimmings to accent the black cabin, but can be swapped out for piano black, Carbon Atlas, or new aluminum and Beaufort wood trim bits. For customers who want a brighter interior, there is a light silver headliner can be selected. Aluminum-look pedals and grey-backed gauges remind drivers that they’re in an Audi S car; lest they forget, there are S badges on the black brake calipers, door sills, unique steering wheel, start button, shift knob, and infotainment system welcome screen.
2013 Audi SQ5 TDI Engine :
2013 Audi SQ5 TDI Engine. - Audi prepped the 24 Hours of Le Mans race to be the official venue for the debut of their all-new SQ5 TDI, the first S model in the history of Audi with a diesel engine. The SQ5 will be powered by the all-new V-6 turbo-diesel engine boasting two turbochargers which Audi has been working on for various models in the lineup. This engine produces a total of 313 hp and 479.42 lb-ft of torque between 1,450 and 2,800 rpm. This power is enough to sprint the SUV from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds and up to a top speed of 155 mph, but also deliver a fuel economy of 32.67 US mpg.
Unlike the RSQ3 that debuted at the Beijing earlier this year, Audi intends to put the SQ5 TDI into production and begin European deliveries early next year. Most importantly, the SQ5 is powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo diesel V-6 that produces 313 hp and a reasonably massive 479 lb-ft of torque that peaks as low as 1450 rpm. The compact crossover will make the sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 5.1 seconds and top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph. Audi also claims that it will be able to return the equivalent of 33 mpg on the European cycle and tow up to 5291 lbs. An eight-speed automatic transmission sends that power through the brand’s Quattro all wheel drive system to all four wheels, with automatic torque vectoring between wheels. Source: topspeed.com, netcarshow.com, Neocarsuv.blogspot.com.