After making some amazing changes to the Q5, Audi in-house tuning department has been busy adding new bits and pieces to the Q5.
|Audi SQ5 TDI|
The all new Audi SQ5 TDI borrows a lot in terms of design from the Q5. However it being an S version Audi has tweaked the design to reflect its sporty character.
|Larger air intakes with integrated fog lamps|
Compared to its slower sister the SQ5 comes with a platinum grey single-frame radiator grille that comes with galvanized dual struts finished in an aluminum look.
|Platinum gray single frame grill|
It also comes with shiny roof rails and a large rear spoiler. The side mirrors are finished in aluminum and have integrated LED turn signals.
|large spoiler visible on the back|
Xenon headlamps are located at the front and are enclosed in flashy LED daytime running lights.
The cool headlamps are fitted to the SQ5 as standard. It has a modified front bumper with large air intakes that have huge fog headlamps finished in chrome. At the back four elliptical tailpipes deliver the amazing soundtrack from the engine.
|Unique 21-inch wheels|
They are enclosed in a shiny chrome diffuser. Rear LED lights are also fitted as standard on the SQ5. It rides gracefully on standard 20-inch wheels. Audi will be glad to fit some cool 21-inch wheels on request.
|Aggressive S styled front look|
Under the bonnet is a 3.0 litre twin-turbo V6 TDI engine. The engine produces 313hp and 650Nm of torque. Fuel consumption is an impressive 7.2 litres per 100km. 0 to 100km/h takes 5.1 seconds while top speed is pegged at 250km/h.
|V6 TDI heart|
Married to the engine is an eight-speed triptronic transmission system. The transmission system has been tuned to deliver faster shift times and also give the SQ5 smoother acceleration.
|S badged door trim|
Power sent to the wheels is managed by Audi’s famous Quattro permanent four-wheel drive system. The SQ5 also comes fitted with stiff S sport suspension and has also been lowered by 30mm.
|Twin elliptical exhaust pipes|
The driver can adjust the suspension handling quality by accessing the Audi drive system that is fitted as standard. Behind the cool wheels are black brake calipers. The front brake calipers are decorated with the S logo.
|Side mirrors finished in an aluminum look|
Just like with a normal Q5, the SQ5 has room for five occupants. The interior is finished in black and silver.
|Sporty front seats|
Owners can also choose between Pearl Nappa leather and Alcantara which are also available in three colours. A trim panel for the interior consists of either aluminium.
|Speed dials finished in gray|
Carbon fibrereinforced plastic, black piano finish or aluminium beaufort. The scales on the instrument cluster are finished in grey while the needles are white.
All the pedals and shifter paddles are finished in a polished aluminium look. The SQ5 comes with an S gear, S badges on the door sill trims, start button, steering wheel and instrument cluster.
An S welcome screen is visible on the infotainment system while a special interior light package with special highlights is fitted as standard. All other features are similar to its sister the Q5.
The new aggressive SQ5 is available for a price of €58500 or Kshs 6.4 million excluding taxes.