hp per liter
mph (electronically limited)
(from Audi Press
Release) Audi SQ5 now with gasoline engine and 354 dynamic hp
• SQ5 with 3.0
TFSI engine at the Detroit Auto Show
• From zero to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 5.3 seconds
• 250 km/h (155 mph) top speed
The new Audi SQ5 shown
at the Detroit Auto Show is the first ever to be powered by a
gasoline engine – in this case one producing 260 kW (354 hp) and 470
Nm (346.65 lb-ft) of torque. The new top-of-the-line model, which
was designed specifically for markets such as the United States,
Canada and China, uses a 3.0 TFSI engine with forced induction. It
sprints from zero to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 5.3 seconds on its way
to a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
The new SQ5 is powered by a free-revving, supercharged, three-liter
V6 engine with a displacement of 2,995 cc. Its compressor sits in
the 90-degree V of the cylinder banks and is belt-driven by the
crankshaft. Two rotors inside the supercharger spin at over 20,000
rpm. The air gap between them is just a few thousandths of a
millimeter. The supercharger compresses the intake air to as much as
0.8 bar; two intercoolers then cool it for greater power.
The compressor is located downstream of the throttle valve. Its
drive requires little engine power, as the density of the intake air
is very low at loads below the supercharging level and when
coasting. Torque develops early and quickly due to the short gas
paths downstream of the supercharger. Various measures dampen
compressor noise. A balance shaft in the engine’s alloy crankcase
provides for greater smoothness. Adjustable intake camshafts and
flaps in the intake ports provide for good charging efficiency in
the combustion chambers.
The 3.0 TFSI engine produces 260 kW (354 hp) between 6,000 and 6,500
rpm, and delivers 470 Nm (346.65 lb-ft) of torque to the crankshaft
between 4,000 and 4,500 rpm. The sprint from zero to 100 km/h (0-62
mph) takes just 5.3 seconds – best in its class. Top speed is
electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph). The Audi SQ5 consumes
on average 8.5 liters of fuel per 100 km in the NEDC (21 US mpg).
This equates to CO2 emissions of 199 grams per kilometer (320.26
g/m) in the NEDC.
An eight-speed tiptronic and quattro permanent all-wheel drive with
torque vectoring transfer the power of the SQ5 firmly to the road.
The fast-shifting automatic transmission offers two modes, and the
driver can also switch gears manually via the standard shift paddles
on the steering wheel.
The chassis of the Audi SQ5 lowers the body 30 millimeters (1.18
in). The springs and shock absorbers are more tautly tuned for a
sporty and balanced setup. The 20-inch wheels are fitted with
255/45-series tires; 21-inch wheels are available. The brake
calipers on the front axle sport the SQ5 badge. The
electromechanical steering not only plays a major role in the
efficiency of the SQ5, it also provides very precise road feel. Audi
also offers the optional dynamic steering with a steplessly variable
ratio. Control of it is integrated in the optional Audi drive select
system, which allows the driver to switch among several modes in
The platinum gray radiator grille with its horizontal double bars in
aluminum look, the distinctive bumpers and the roof spoiler are
particularly eye-catching. V6 T badges adorn the front fenders. The
gloss package and exterior mirrors in aluminum look accentuate the
windows. In addition, there are two exclusive crystal-effect
finishes: Estoril Blue and Panther Black.
Sportiness carries over to the interior. The instruments feature
gray dials and white numerals; the pedals and shift paddles have a
shiny aluminum-look finish.
The interior is bathed in black, with the headlining optionally
available in Moon Silver. The standard power-adjustable sport seats
are covered with a combination of Pearl Nappa leather and Alcantara,
with four different colors of leather optional. The standard inlays
are brushed aluminum. Options include Carbon Atlas, Piano finish or
layered aluminum and wood in Beaufort black.
The SQ5 is scheduled to arrive at U.S. dealerships in the third
quarter of 2013. The list of standard equipment is extensive. In
addition to the aforementioned features, there are also xenon plus
headlights with LED daytime driving lights, a stainless-steel
loading-sill protector and a driver information system with color
display. The luggage compartment offers up to 1,560 liters (59.33 cu
ft) of capacity.
Audi can supply this dynamic SUV with an array of optional
assistance and infotainment systems. MMI navigation plus and the
Bluetooth online car phone provide the Internet services from Audi
connect to the vehicle.
The Audi SQ5 has been designed specifically for the following
markets: United States, Canada, Russia, China, Japan, Singapore,
South Korea, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and the
Ukraine. In Germany and many other European markets, the SQ5 TDI
takes its place as the sporty top model in its series.