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Christopher Bruce2013-01-08 13:40:12

Audi Adds Petrol SQ5 Sport SUV to NAIAS Lineup

It packs 354hp and 347lb-ft from 3.0TFSI

 
 
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The gasoline-fueled SQ5 will not be sold in Europe

AudiAudiAudiGermany, 1909 > present83 models
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is bringing the SQ5Q5 Gen.1Audi Q5 Gen.1Germany, 2008 > 201665 versions
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sport SUV to the United States, Canada and China, but they will be getting their own special, petrol version of the car. Unlike the diesel SQ5SQ5 TDI Audi SQ5 TDI Germany, 2013 > present26 photos
available in Europe with 313hp and 479lb-ft of torque, the version for the rest of the world will use Audi's 3.0 TFSI engine with 354hp and 347lb-ft of torque. The car will make its world debut at the North American International Auto Show on January 14. 

The new petrol-fueled version sprints to 100km/h in 5.3 seconds with a top speed of 250km/h (155mph). The diesel version takes 5.1 seconds to get to 100km/h and has the same 250km/h electronically limited top speed. It has a combined fuel economy of 8.5l/100km (21mpg US) and emits 199g/km of CO2. 

The engine uses a supercharger with two rotors spinning at over 20,000rpm and compresses air to 0.8bar (11.6psi). It uses two intercoolers to cool the air. 

Power is sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission with torque vectoring all-wheel drive.

The SQ5 rides 30mm (1.18in) lower than the standard car on 20in wheels, and there is a 21in wheel option as well. The regular car uses electric power steering, but there is an option for a dynamic steering system with a variable ratio. 

The SQ5 gets a platinum-painted radiator grill with double bars, a roof spoiler, new bumpers and gloss trim. It is available in two, exclusive paint colors - Estoril Blue and Panther Black.

The interior comes standard in black leather with an optional silver headliner, sport power seats and aluminum trim. The cars get grey dials with white numbers, aluminum pedals and aluminum paddle shifters.

The petrol SQ5 will be on sale in the United States, Canada, Russia, China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and the Ukraine and roll out there throughout the year. American sales will begin in the third quarter of 2013. 

Audi Will Launch 313hp SQ5 TDI in 2013

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AudiAudi
Q5Q5
Q5 Gen.1Q5 Gen.1
SQ5 3.0 TFSISQ5 3.0 TFSI
Engine
V 6
Displacement
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Top Speed
155 mph
Transmission
8, Automatic
Maximum power
354 hp
Type
Sport-utility vehicle
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
27.67 US MPG
price
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annual ownership cost
$ 1.192

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