- The diesel version of the hot Audi Q5 that is expected to return in 2020
- The 0-100km / h in 5.1sec is 0.3sec faster than the petrol version
- turbo, electric compressor and hybrid equipment
Audi has revealed the specifications and images of a diesel-powered version of its mid-size SUV, the SQ5.
It will also have all the stuff with a turbocharged V6 diesel engine supported not only by an electric compressor and a mild hybrid system, but also by Audi's new 48-volt electric system.
Of course, the SQ5 diesel has been on the market for some time in Australia and has a 260 kW, 500 Nm version of the V6 3.0 liter V6 turbocharged V6 and the first SQ5 was actually a diesel.
While its most rational competitors are the Porsche Macan S and the Mercedes-AMG GLC43 in a gasoline engine, it is a pretty unique proposal in the form of oil.
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The upgraded SQ5 TDI will offer up to 225kW of power and – most importantly – a serious 700Nm torque from the 3.0 liter turbocharged V6 diesel. Helping the flesh from the torque curve is a small electric compressor running parallel to the exhaust turbine engine to fill any possible low throttle hull.
The hybrid system, meanwhile, will be charged by the engine and through refresh braking and will allow the SQ5 to be heard for up to 40 seconds at a time. The operation of the stop / start engine can also work at a speed of up to 22 km / h.
With the chassis, the SQ5 will lead to adaptive dampers and steel springs, while the six-piston front brake calipers will be under 20 inch wheel stocks. AWD with a center difference will send 60% of the traction force to the rear as normal and can trigger up to 70% back if needed.
It is well-equipped, as one would expect, with 20-inch wheels, LED headlights and fog lights, and an external kit of accessories from the outside and plenty of leather inside.
A digital dashboard, all the active driver safety features you can think of, a large multimedia screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, inductive phone charging and a wifi hotspot will feature the five-door, five-door SUV of medium size.
Audi Australia is definitely interested in the SQ5 oiler, given its relative success here in its latest iteration.
"Today we are working to bring the SQ5 to Australia in 2020," he added in a statement.