Turbo-diesel high-performance Audi SQ5 TDI accession in showrooms from November 2020
Powered by a able-bodied 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 agent punching out 255kW and 700Nm, the 2021 Audi SQ5 TDI medium-sized affluence SUV will acknowledgment to Australia in November.
The high-performance turbo-diesel alternative will accompany the 260kW/500Nm petrol-powered Audi SQ5 archetypal afterwards added than three years in the wilderness. Not alone will it out-torque the turbo-petrol model, it will amount added too.
Starting at $104,900, the Audi SQ5 TDI is $3764 added than the petrol-powered $101,136 SQ5 TFSI but offsets the access with added accepted equipment, including cast LED headlights and massaging advanced seats.
Audi Australia’ managing director, Paul Sansom, said chump appeal was the disciplinarian abaft the Audi SQ5 TDI quattro’s return.
“In 2013, the aboriginal SQ5 TDI accustomed a new articulation of achievement [diesel] SUVs and was abundantly accepted throughout its lifetime: for a while it accounted for a third of all [Australian] Q5 sales,” he said.
“Since then, the new Audi SQ5 TFSI has taken its abode and has additionally accurate popular, about some of our barter accept yearned for the alternate of the iconic SQ5 TDI. We’re admiring to be able to accommodated their request…”
Audi will barrage a facelifted Q5 ambit from about February 2021, debuting a new attending with ‘dancing’ amoebic LED lights and several added high-tech added upgrades, while the SQ5 will abide as the pre-facelifted model.
However, Audi now has a two-pronged advance action to booty on the BMW X3 M40i and Mercedes-AMG GLC 43, both about $10,000 added big-ticket than the Audi.
The SQ5 TDI’s able-bodied agent V6 propels the mid-sized affluence SUV to 100km/h in a accelerated 5.1sec; three tenths of a additional quicker than the petrol SQ5.
Power alcove all four 21-inch admixture auto via an eight-speed automatic.
The complete actuators amid in the bankrupt arrangement allotment to add a little razzle to the dazzle, while a self-locking centre cogwheel defaults to a 40:60 torque breach advanced to rear and is able to advance that arrangement to 15:85 beneath adamantine acceleration. There’s additionally an alternative quattro action differential.
Using a 48V mild-hybrid system, the SQ5 is about able accustomed its able-bodied sprinting ability, with an boilerplate (claimed) ammunition burning of 6.8L/100km which is decidedly beneath than the 8.7L/100km of the petrol SQ5.
Given there’s no tyre-frying Audi RS Q5 model-grade yet, both SQ5 models represent the top-spec Q5s and accessories levels are appropriately generous, including a 12.3-inch basic cockpit, an 8.3-inch infotainment awning with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, power-adjustable Nappa covering sports seats, a 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen 3D complete complete system, wireless buzz charging, head-up display, across-the-board sunroof, three-zone altitude control, adjacency access with push-button start, a powered tailgate and colour-adjustable LED berth lighting.
Driver abetment systems accommodate adaptive cruise ascendancy with cartage jam abetment and semi-autonomous parking assist, and adaptive damper ascendancy offers push-button switching amid activating and abundance abeyance modes.
The SQ5 TDI gets a few added high-end appearance as standard, including cast LED headlights, massaging advanced seats, carbon autogenous highlights and a atramentous exoteric administration package.
Like all Audi vehicles, the Audi SQ5 comes with a three-year, absolute kilometre assurance and approved account intervals are set every 12-months or 15,000km. Audi additionally offers a five-year application plan that costs $2940 up front.
Audi Q5 sales are bottomward about 19 per cent in 2020 and it is currently the fourth-best-selling mid-sized affluence SUV in Australia, abaft the Lexus NX, BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC.
How abundant does the Audi SQ5 cost?SQ5 TFSI – $101,136SQ5 TDI – $104,900
*Prices exclude on-road costs