New Audi SQ5

The Audi SQ5 is expected to have a UK release date of Spring 2019. Register your interest in this model below​:

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Interior of the SQ5

The New Audi SQ5 offers striking interior which oozes an elegant ambiance. The interior includes upholstered S sport seats​ that offer a massage function as well as contrasted stitching on the steering wheel.

Special features of this fantastic SUV include a 12.3-inch display which shows an S-specific mode centred around the rev counter as well as this it also includes MMI navigation plus with MMI all-in-touch and an 8.3-inch display. This will incorporate Audi connect, Apple Carplay​ and will provide a Wifi hotspot for passageners devices. A great way of keeping all the family entertained during car journeys!

Exterior Design

The SQ5 exterior design details includes bold bumpers and the honeycomb grille at the rear. 

The headlights and rear lights of the Audi SQ5 TDI feature LED technology and the dynamic indicators at the front and rear send unmistakable signals. The SQ5 TDI Vorsprung includes Matrix LED headlamps with segmented clusters that can be individually dimmed to divert the light beam around oncoming and leading traffic.

Performance

The SQ5 delivers impressive performance as efficiently as possible which is helped by the new Electrically Powered Compressor and MHEV drivetrain.

Just like all other Audi S models, the new SQ5 features quattro permanent all-wheel drive as standard.

The New Audi SQ5 has fast and smooth-shifting eight-speed tiptronic which handles the power transmission. Its lower gears feature suitably closely spaced ratios, while the upper gears are longer to reduce revs and fuel consumption


Safety of the SQ5

The new Audi SQ5 TDI offers a many driver assistance systems​, some of which are fitted as standard in the Vorsprung. One safety feature includes Audi active lane assist which makes it easier to stay in lane and can handle some of the steering task in slow-moving traffic. 

Another safety element is ​the pre sense systems; Audi pre sense city is standard, and warns the driver about pedestrians and vehicles, which then initiates automatic emergency braking if necessary. SQ5 Vorsprung also add pre sense front and rear to extend the capabilities of the system. 

More feature such as Park assist, camera-based traffic sign recognition and hill descent control are among the many safety features this fantastic SUV includes.

There are two variations of the SQ5; SQ5 and SQ5 Vorsprung. The Vorsprung being the more luxurious version of the model that will offer a more extravagant and technologically refined specification.

The SQ5 highlights include:

  • 20" x 8.0J '5-twin-spoke star' design
  • LED headlights 
  • Audi Virtual Cockpit
  • Front Sport seats in Fine Nappa Leather with diamond stitching

In addition or replacement to the SQ5 the SQ5 Vorsprung highlights include:

  • 21" 5-twin-spoke module inlays in matt structured grey
  • Audi Matrix LED headlights with LED rear lights and dynamic front and rear indicators
  • 'S' adaptive air suspension
  • Bang & Olufsen Sound System
  • Head-up display and Rear-view camera

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Steering Wheel Multifunctional
Aluminium Effect Door Mirrors
Headlights Xenon and rear LED lights


Road Test: Audi SQ5 - a perfect all-rounder

What’s new in the latest Audi SQ5?

The Audi SQ5 was the first diesel-powered Audi to have an S-badge, so it had to be something special.

With oil-burners currently being given rather a bad reputation this latest SQ5 comes as a petrol only – though it’s likely that a diesel will be quietly introduced later on.

Under the bonnet sits a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 petrol churning out 349bhp and an impressive 500Nm of torque. There’s no doubting it has performance on its side, as well good looks and plenty of badge appeal.

Where the old SQ5 triumphed was its ability to provide a perfect compromise between performance and everyday usability, and thank goodness, this latest car has pulled off the same trick.

What does the Audi SQ5 look like?

The SQ5 looks neatly refreshed, rather than completely re-styled. It benefits from LED running lights up front, sat either side of a chrome grille which is more prominent than ever.

The satin silver wing mirrors remain as a trademark ‘S’ car style cue, and I like the overall effect of understated performance.

When you move to the back of the car, there is something that Audi need to address. Look closely and, rather than finding four individual exhaust pipes, you’ll see four blanked-off plastic panels – not really the performance touches that you’d like to see.

How practical is the Audi SQ5?

The SQ5’s performance makes no impact on the standard Q5’s size and so it retains an impressively spacious interior. There’s plenty of room for both front passenger and driver, while those in the rear get a good amount of leg and headroom.

Boot space sits at 610 litres, rising to 1,550 litres with the rear seats folded down. This is around the average mark for the segment, with the Mercedes GLC offering 610 litres of seats-up luggage room, rising to 1,600 litres with them set flat. It’s a great car if you’re looking for plenty of practicality but within a relatively compact-sized car.

What’s the Audi SQ5 like to drive?

From the moment you step into the Audi SQ5, you’re aware that it’s set up slightly differently to a standard SUV. The flat-bottomed sports steering wheel with paddle shifters feels more purposeful, while the throaty grumble emitted once you press the red starter button ensures that you don’t mistake the engine under the bonnet for your standard 2.0-litre diesel.

The car’s performance is impressive. Upon heavy acceleration, there’s a good amount of shove, with the Quattro all-wheel-drive system ensuring there’s no wheel spin, no matter what the conditions.

Surprisingly, the ride is also very good in spite of the 21-inch alloy wheels. Of course, around town it feels rather firm, but the by-product of this setup is there’s very little body roll. It means you can corner flatly and without fuss, even at higher speeds.

Is the Audi SQ5 value for money?

Prices for the SQ5 start at £49,715. However, our car, fitted with options such as a sports differential, 21-inch alloy wheels and adaptive cruise control came in at £60,285. There’s no pretending that the SQ5 is a cheap car; however, its all-round usability and effortless performance makes it a great everyday SUV, and one that’s ideal for those who want plenty of practicality backed up with a sports car drive.

Is the Audi SQ5 for me?

It looks relatively understated, is great to drive and yet still has space for the family to travel in comfort. So, the SQ5 is ideal for the Mum or Dad who doesn’t want to feel staid and stuffy, but prefers to stay fun, yet supremely practical. It’s also quick enough to give an everyday sports car a run for its money, while offering all the build quality you could want from an Audi product.

Audi SQ5 Knowledge

  • Model: Audi SQ5
  • Model as tested: SQ5
  • Base price: £49,715
  • Engine tested: 3.0-litre turbocharged petrol V6
  • Power: 349bhp
  • Torque: 369Ib-ft
  • Max speed: 155mph
  • 0-60mph: 5.2 seconds
  • MPG: 34mpg
  • Emissions: 195g/km