Performance SUVs is becoming the in-thing. In reply to BMW, Audi has come up with the new SQ5 TDI – a sporty model with a diesel engine. This latest model sports a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 diesel delivering 308 HP and 650 Nm of torque between 1,450 and 2,800 rpm. Audi claims that the SQ5 TDI can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds and top out at 250 km/h, while returning an average fuel consumption of 7.2 liters/100 km. Isn’t it WOW!
Chassis improvements over the regular Audi Q5 models, renders a re-tuned electromechanical power steering and a sports suspension that lowers the vehicle body by 30mm. The new Audi SQ5 TDI rides on 20-inch alloy wheels fitted with 255/45 tires. Equipped with a new styling kit that includes a platinum gray single-frame grille with an aluminum-look trim for the bars, the roof spoiler, window surrounds, mirrors and modified bumpers, its style quotient speaks for its own. Likewise, the interiors have been well taken care of too. The cabin features power-adjustable sport seats in Pearl Nappa leather/Alcantara, brushed aluminum inlays, gray instrument dials with white needles, and S-spec steering wheel, gear lever knob and decorative trim.
The Audi SQ5 TDI is stated to roll into Audi’s European dealerships in the first quarter of the coming year with prices starting at €58,500 (approx. Rs. 41 lakhs). However the diesel models entry in USA is still kept under suspense. This diesel powered Audi will definitely be one of things to look forward to in 2013, but we can only expect it to hit Indian shores in 2014, with a price of around Rs. 70 lakhs.
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