The all new SQ5 Plus is the newest addition to the Q5 family and has been optimised
to be the ultimate SUV. The 3-litre biturbo V6 TDI at the heart of the SQ5 TDI plus,
produces a mammoth 340PS. Increased injection pressure means it produces 27PS more power compared
to the current SQ5 TDI. Its peak torque is increased by 50Nm (36.9lb-ft) to 700Nm (516.3lb-ft), and acceleration
from rest to 62 mph takes a mere 5.1 seconds.Top speed is electronically limited to 155mph.
Like all S models from the Audi range, the SQ5 TDI plus delivers its power to the road via the quattro
permanent all-wheel drive system. For the first time in the Q5 family, a sport differential at the
rear axle actively distributes the drive power to the wheels. The most powerful V6 diesel engine from Audi
has a full and sonorous sound over the entire rev range. Two loudspeakers in the exhaust system emphasise the full,
sporty sound which the driver can influence in various modes via the MMI menu.
The enhanced SQ5 Plus has also upped the ante with an atmosphere of elegance in the cabin.
Even the armrests in the door trims and the centre armrest are draped in the same fine nappa leather
that you'd find on the power-adjustable heated sports seats. The surrounding inlays are an eye catching
brushed matt, aluminium which complements the stainless steel footrest and pedals.
The new model comes with gloss black 21-inch wheels and an extended black gloss package
that includes the exterior mirror housings, door handles, roof edge spoiler and rear diffuser.
A further visual customisation feature on the exterior are two clasps that join the four exhaust tailpipes in pairs.
The SQ5 TDI will remain available to order alongside the SQ5 TDI plus to allow customers to choose the car
most suited to their needs. Confirmation of pricing and full specification will be announced at a later date.