Combining the muscular athleticism of the Audi Q5 with the excitement and power of Audi’s S model, the SQ5 fuses sportiness and practicality in one irresistible package.
The SQ5 includes countless touches that subtly set it apart from the Q5, starting most obviously with 20-inch alloy wheels, aluminium-effect wing mirror housings and ‘S’ body styling. Bright Xenon headlights illuminate the road ahead, while a rear spoiler and chrome rolled twin tailpipes hint at the car’s potency for anyone driving behind.
Upgrading to the Plus trim brings you 21-inch titanium-effect wheels with a high-gloss finish, black styling details, rear privacy glass and a sensor-based parking system to help you avoid parking scrapes and keep the metallic paint in showroom condition.
Open the door and you’re immediately greeted by aluminium scuff plates with the SQ5 logo, hinting at the upgraded interior that awaits. Inside you’ll find sumptuous Nappa leather upholstery that is echoed on the armrests, luxurious soft-touch materials at every corner, and a comprehensive sound system, all combining to create a cosseting environment that’s a pleasure to spend time in.
Electric windows all around and tri-zone climate control will ensure all five passengers stay cool, calm and comfortable. A generous 540-litre boot will swallow practically everything an average family will throw at it, while standard split-folding rear seats will help you carry more awkward items when the SQ5 needs to act as a moving van.
Power comes from a 3.0 TDI twin-turbo engine in two states of tune: standard 321bhp or an uprated 335bhp version in Plus trim. Both feature an eight-speed tiptronic gearbox, automatic Start-Stop system and Formula 1-inspired energy recovery systems to help every SQ5 return 42.8mpg on the combined cycle while emitting 174g/km of CO2 – highly impressive for what is ultimately a sports car. Being a diesel, the SQ5 offers explosive in-gear acceleration so overtaking is as easy as one, two, see you later.
Power delivery is smooth and hushed, making it easy to forget you’re driving a diesel. Luckily, Audi have built in special anti-misfuelling technology should you accidentally try to fill up with petrol.
Every SQ5 is fitted with Audi’s legendary quattro all-wheel drive system, guaranteeing sure-footed control and power delivery whatever the road conditions, with a special sports differential included on Plus models. Whichever you opt for you’ll enjoy sports suspension that is 30mm lower than a standard Q5’s, sharpening up the handling so you can make the most of all that power..
The Q5 has been awarded a five-star safety rating by Euro NCAP thanks to a comprehensive raft of safety equipment, and this also applies to the SQ5. Hill Descent Control is included should you ever venture off-road, while Cruise Control will help you relax on those long motorway treks.
Every SQ5 features Audi’s driver information system, placing a screen at the centre of the driver’s instrument binnacle to provide information in the driver’s line of sight. That means you can spend more time looking at the road.
Upgrade to Plus trim and your SQ5 will come with Audi’s MMI navigation system to help you reach your destination on time and unflustered.
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