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Audi SQ5 priced from $89,400*

Audi SQ5 arrives locally

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3rd May, 2013

The fastest diesel SUV on the planet is now in Australia, arriving on the market at a competitive $89,400*. The Audi SQ5 TDI is the first diesel "S" model from Audi, and is powered by a high-performance 3.0 TDI Biturbo engine. With 230kW and 650Nm, the SQ5 TDI reaches 100km/h in only 5.1 seconds.

Potent and pious, despite the SQ5’s incredible performance, the same efficiency technologies that led Audi’s TDI super cars to six victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. When driven for economy, the SQ5 can sip just 6.8 litres per 100km (according to standard testing procedures). The SQ5 TDI also qualifies for reduced Luxury Car Tax (LCT), allowing Audi to pass these cost savings on to buyers.

“It is testament to Audi’s desire to offer exceptional performance and exceptional value that we’ve been able to make the extraordinary SQ5 available to Australian customers at such a keen price point,” says Audi Australia’s Managing Director, Andrew Doyle.

“This kind of potent performance has never been available in a vehicle like this before and is clear proof that Audi’s modern engine technology is class-leading. The Q5 model range has already proven immensely popular with Australian customers who want everyday versatility in a sophisticated package. Combine that with Audi’s Le Mans-winning high-performance TDI technology and you have a sophisticated SUV that is versatile, vigorous and very efficient.”

“I’m very confident that Australian luxury car buyers will love this vehicle,” Mr Doyle said.

High-performance TDI power

The 3.0 TDI biturbo engine is charged by two turbochargers, producing no less than 230 kW in power and delivering a whopping 650 Nm of torque between 1,450 and 2,800 rpm.

The V6 diesel has a displacement of 2,967 cc and is designed as a twin-turbo unit. A flap joins the two turbochargers which are arranged in series. The cooling of the cylinder heads, control times and strokes of the intake camshafts, the pistons, their spray oil cooling and the piston rods have been adapted to the high-performance concept. The common rail system builds a pressure of up to 2,000 bar and can execute up to eight partial injections into the cylinders.

A sound actuator in the exhaust system gives the twin-turbo-V6 a deep sonorous sound. This kind of sporty engine note from a diesel engine was previously unheard of.

The Audi SQ5 TDI handles the sprint from zero to 100 km/h in a nimble 5.1 seconds, and its top speed is 250 km/h. Its 'combined' fuel consumption rating is 6.8 litres per 100 km on average – a value that is also enabled by contributions from the thermal management, energy recovery and start-stop systems as well as the regulated oil pump. An eight-speed tiptronic shifts quickly and smoothly, driving power through the quattro permanent four-wheel drive system.

The stiffer "S" sport suspension lowers the body by 30 mm, and size 255/45 tyres are mounted to the 20-inch wheels in five parallel spoke design. The black brake callipers on the front wheels are decorated with SQ5 badges. The Audi drive select dynamic handling system is standard.

Exterior Design

Among the special design details are the platinum grey single-frame radiator grille with its galvanised dual struts in aluminium look, the roof spoiler and modified bumpers which are especially eye-catching.

The exterior mirror housings are designed in an aluminium look, xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights are included as a standard feature, and the exhaust system dominates at the rear with four elliptical tailpipes. Audi also offers the optional crystal effect exterior colours - Estoril Blue and Panther Black - for this new top model.


The sleek and sporty interior is designed in black, with an optional silver headlining. The electrically-adjustable sport seats are upholstered in fine Nappa leather, and are available in three colours. Interior inlays consist of brushed aluminium, or carbon atlas, piano finish black and aluminium beaufort as options.

The scales of the instruments are grey and their needles are white, while the pedals and shift paddles glisten in an aluminium look. Features such as the S gear shift knob, S badges on the door sill trims, on the start button and on the specially-shaped steering wheel, the S welcome screen and the light package accentuate the interior with special highlights.

Equipment highlights

The SQ5 TDI features a very high level of standard specification, in keeping with its position at the top of the Q5 range. Highlights include:

  • MMI Navigation plus
  • Rear reversing camera
  • Flat-bottom sports steering wheel
  • Tyre pressure monitor
  • Electric driver and passenger seats with memory function (including mirrors)

Launch Edition package

The first 60 vehicles to arrive in Australia will be very highly specified and are available in a choice of four colours: Glacier White, Ice Silver Metallic, Monsoon Grey and Panther Black. The Launch Edition models carry the following highly desirable features:

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  • 21-inch alloy wheels
  • Dynamic Steering
  • Bang & Olufsen audio system
  • Digital Radio
  • High Beam assist
  • Adaptive headlights
  • Seat heating for front and outside rear passengers
  • Carbon atlas inlays
  • Privacy glazing
  • Luggage rail system
  • Partition net
  • Alarm

Pricing* (excludes options)

Audi SQ5 $89,400*


Launch Edition package $14,720*
Premium paint $ POA.


* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.



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