Audi announces pricing for all-new high-performance 2014 Audi SQ5
- Pricing starts at $51,900 for Audi SQ5 high-performance luxury
- SQ5 is the first-ever S variant of any Audi Q model
- Audi SQ5 achieves 354 hp, 347 lb-ft of torque
Pricing for the all-new 2014 Audi SQ5 high-performance luxury
crossover the first-ever S variant of any Audi Q model will begin
at $51,900. The Audi SQ5, which blends sportiness and sophistication
with space and functionality, is expected to arrive in U.S. showrooms
later this summer.
The SQ5 adds to the highly-successful Q5 model lineup -- the second
best-selling model line for Audi last year. In addition to the
high-performance SQ5, the Q5 model line is also enhanced for the 2014
model year with the addition of the all-new fuel-efficient Q5 TDI®
clean diesel model, which joins the current lineup of 2.0T, 3.0T and
The Audi SQ5 boasts a supercharged 3.0-liter TFSI® direct-injection V6
engine that achieves 354 hp and 347 lb-ft of torque. Propelling from
0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds, the SQ5 reaches a top track speed of 155
Mated to an eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission, the Audi
SQ5 features the Audi quattro® all-wheel drive system for superior
traction and handling.
All Q5's feature a roof rack detection system that is directly linked
to the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) control unit. When the
crossbars are installed, a signal is sent that adjusts driving dynamic
relevant parameters according to the center of gravity. When the
crossbars are not installed, the ESC program adjusts dynamics to allow
for more enthusiastic driving.
The Audi SQ5, with classy aluminum roof rails and a gracefully-sloped
roof, will feature standard 20-inch wheels and will also offer 21-inch
Featuring all the signature elements of Audi S models including S
model front and rear bumpers with Platinum Gray grille and diffuser,
Aluminum exterior mirror housings and quad exhaust tips the Audi SQ5
has a sporty and distinctive look.
Additionally, with the Audi Singleframe® grille and Audi Xenon plus
headlights with automatic self-leveling and LED daytime running
lights, the SQ5 has an unmistakable Audi appearance.
The SQ5 has a spacious and sporty interior, with a three-spoke
multifunction flat-bottom steering wheel with alu-optic shift paddles
and contrast stitching, Gray instrument face with white needles,
pedals with aluminum inserts, and SQ5 specific leather/aluminum shift
Leather/Alcantara sport seats are standard and Fine Nappa interior and
comfort package (Milano leather seats when equipped with ventilated
comfort seats), is available.
New layered Aluminum/Black wood decorative inlays are also available
in the SQ5.
Technology and driver assistance
The 2014 Audi SQ5 not only offers ideal performance and functionality,
but also advanced technology and driver assistance features. Audi
advanced key (keyless start, stop and entry) is standard on the SQ5.
Audi side assist which helps monitor blind spot areas, as well as
fast-approaching vehicles, at a range of approximately 150 ft. to the
rear of the car is available as a standalone option on Premium plus
models (delayed availability).
Audi adaptive cruise control is also optional, helping to monitor the
road ahead and changing speed to maintain a predetermined distance.
The SQ5 model's optional Bang & Olufsen Sound System with 14
speakers, standard Audi music interface with iPod® integration and
standard Bluetooth® wireless technology help enhance the overall
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