Audi revealed the all-new 2018 SQ5, the sportiest variant of the German SUV yet, powered by a new turbocharged V6 engine. Under the bonnet of the 2018 Audi SQ5 lies an all-new 3.0-litre TFSI V6 engine that produces 354hp and 369lb-ft of peak torque between 1370 and 4500rpm and is paired to an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
As you would expect, the company’s trademark Quattro all-wheel drive system is standard, with customers given the option of the S sport package which includes a sport rear differential to further boost the dynamic handling character of the new SQ5. 0-60mph comes in 5.1 seconds.
Front and rear suspension is newly developed, with a redesigned front five-link setup to improve the steering precision. But Audi is now offering -for the first time in an SQ5- a sport adaptive air suspension which drops the height by 30mm in auto mode and allows the driver to adjust both the ride height and the firmness of the damping via the Audi drive select.