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Audi's 230kW S-badged Q5 for SA

2014-02-10 14:38

S-BADGED, DIESEL-POWERED Q5: Audi’s SQ5 will make its South African debut later in February 2014. Image: AUDI

Audi’s first S-badged Q5 will arrive in South Africa later in February 2014. We have details, prices and gallery images on the new 230kW/650Nm SQ5 TDI!

Audi’s local line-up will be bolstered with the addition of two models to be launched later in February 2014 – the S3 Sportback and SQ5 TDI!

The new SUV will be the first S model in the Q-model range as well as the first one powered by a twin-turbo diesel.

IMAGE GALLERY: 2014 Audi SQ5

The 3.0 V6 TDI is capable of 230kW/650Nm and mated to eight-speed tiptronic, enabling the SUV to rocket from 0-100 to 100km/h in 5.1 seconds on to a top speed of 250 km/h (limited). Fuel consumption is rated at a claimed 6.8 litres/100km with emissions of 179 g/km.
 
The SQ5 is equipped with quattro all-wheel drive stop/start . The sport suspension lowers the vehicle body by 30mm and it’s equipped with 20” five-spoke alloys and black brake callipers.

DESIGN

The S-badged Q5 has restyled front and rear bumpers, grey single-frame grille, badging and spoiler.

According to Audi: “The SQ5 TDI has no direct competitors and is a unique offering in the premium B SUV –segment.”

The interior benifits from power-adjustable leather sport seats with brushed aluminium inlays. The instrument dials are grey and include a 3D-design S badge. The needles are white and the pedals and shift paddles have an aluminium finish.

Additional highlights include S gear lever knob, S badging on the door sills and unique steering wheel. Luggage capacity in the SQ5 is rated at 1560 litres and its towing capacity rated at 2.4 metric tons.

The Audi S Q5 will be available with the following standard specification:

•    20” S-design alloys
•    MMI 3G Navigation Plus
•    Audi connect on-line services (including Google Earth navigation and Wifi hotspot)
•    S-design flat-bottom steering wheel with enlarged gearshift paddles
•    Black headliner
•    Exhaust sound actuator
•    S-design interior trim
•    S-embossed front sport seats in alcantara/ leather
•    Twin exhaust tailpipes (two on each side)
•    S-design front and rear bumpers
•    S-design side sills
•    S-design front bumper and grille
•    S-badging

The  Audi S Q5 TDI quattro tiptronic retails for R 794 500. The model is sold with a five-year or 100 000km Audi Freeway Plan.

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