Audi SQ5 it is a performance tuned version of the redesigned Audi Q5, one of the most popular luxury SUVs available nowdays. It requires an extra $8,800 of your hard earned dollars compared to the Audi Q5 Premium Plus and it delivers 60 mph in 5.1 seconds rather than 5.9 seconds. There’s more to it than quicker acceleration, for sure. You get a sport-tuned suspension, upgraded braking components, standard 20 inch wheels wrapped in a choice between all-season and performance tires and reworked styling details inside and out too. At the heart of the SUV, a turbocharged 3,0-liter V6 engine produces 354 hp between 5,400 rpm and 6,400 rpm and 369 lb-ft of torque between 1,370 rpm and 4,500 rpm. Extrapolated, these numbers mean the SQ5 is making maximum torque or maximum hp across the majority of its rev range and that translates to robust response and speedy acceleration. An 8 speed automatic transmission puts the power to the ground through Audi’s Quattro all wheel drive system. It includes a Sport mode and paddle shifters and is available with a torque vectoring sport rear differential that can deliver up to 85 % of engine output to a single rear wheel, depending on driving conditions. Models with this feature have red-painted brake calipers. Drivers can choose between Comfort, Auto, Dynamic, Individual, and Off-Road Drive Mode in Select settings. Add the optional sport adaptive air suspension and the SQ5 adds both Allroad and Lift/Off-Road settings. Maximum ground clearance in Lift/Off-Road measures an impressive 9 inches, an increase from the standard height of 8,2 inches. In standard tune, the SQ5 benefits from tauter suspension tuning and better brakes. But the steering is the same as the regular strength Q5 aside from a flat bottom steering wheel. Buyers can upgrade to Audi’s speed dependent dynamic steering, which sharpens response while increasing enjoyment. A set of 21 inch wheels is also available for the SQ5, offered only with 255/40 performance tires.

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