| 09/01/2013 | 0 Comments

The new Audi SQ5 shown at the Detroit Auto Show is the first ever to be powered by a gasoline engine.

The Audi SQ5 has been designed specifically for the following markets: United States, Canada, Russia, China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and the Ukraine. It is scheduled to arrive at dealerships in the third quarter of 2013.

Audi SQ5 (3.0 TFSI USA-Modell)The new top-of-the-line model, which was designed specifically for markets such as the United States, Canada and China, uses a 3.0 TFSI V6 engine with forced induction, producing 260kW (354hp) and 470Nm of torque. It sprints from zero to 100km/h (0-62mph) in 5.3 seconds on its way to electronically limited top speed of 250km/h (155mph). It consumes on average 8.5 liters of fuel per 100km. This equates to CO2 emissions of 199 grams per kilometer. An eight-speed tiptronic and quattro permanent all-wheel drive with torque vectoring transfer the power of the SQ5 firmly to the road. The fast-shifting automatic transmission offers two modes, and the driver can also switch gears manually via the standard shift paddles on the steering wheel.

Audi SQ5 3.0 TFSI (USA-Modell)The chassis of the Audi SQ5 lowers the body 30 millimeters (1.18in). The springs and shock absorbers are more tautly tuned for a sporty and balanced setup. The 20-inch wheels are fitted with 255/45-series tires; 21-inch wheels are also available.
The platinum gray radiator grille with its horizontal double bars in aluminum look, the distinctive bumpers and the roof spoiler are particularly eye-catching. V6 T badges adorn the front fenders. The gloss package and exterior mirrors in aluminum look accentuate the windows.

Audi SQ5 (3.0 TFSI USA-Modell)Sportiness carries over to the interior. The instruments feature gray dials and white numerals; the pedals and shift paddles have a shiny aluminum-look finish.The interior is bathed in black. The standard power-adjustable sport seats are covered with a combination of Pearl Nappa leather and Alcantara. The standard inlays are brushed aluminum. The luggage compartment offers up to 1,560 liters of capacity.

The list of standard equipment is extensive. In addition to the aforementioned features, there are also xenon plus headlights with LED daytime driving lights, a stainless-steel loading-sill protector and a driver information system with color display. Audi can supply this dynamic SUV with an array of optional assistance and infotainment systems. MMI navigation plus and the Bluetooth online car phone provide the Internet services from Audi connect to the vehicle.

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