Audi SQ5 3.0 TFSI Reviews
The brand new top-of-the-line model, that has been developed especially for markets including the United States Of America, Canada and China, runs on the 3.0 TFSI motor 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 Audi SQ5 is run by a free-revving, super-charged, three-liter V6 engine having a displacement of 2,995 cc. Its compressor sits in the 90-degree V of the tube banks and is belt-driven from the crankshaft. Two rotors inside the supercharger spin at over 20,000 rpm. The air space between them is really a few thousandths of a millimeter. The supercharger compresses the intake air to up to 0.8 bar; two intercoolers then cool it for greater energy.
The compressor is found downstream of the throttle valve. It-s drive requires little motor power, because the density of the intake air is extremely low at loads below the supercharging stage and when coasting. Torque develops early and quickly due to the small gas routes downstream of the supercharger. Numerous actions reduce compressor noise. A stability length inside the engine's alloy crankcase offers up greater smoothness. Flexible intake camshafts and flaps in the intake ports provide for good charging effectiveness in the combustion chambers.
The 3.0 TFSI motor provides 260 kilowatt (354 horsepower) between 6,000 and 6,500 rpm, and provides 470 Nm (346.65 lb-ft) of torque to the crankshaft between 4,000 and 4,500 rpm. Seconds are taken just 5.3 by the sprint from zero to 100 km/h ( 0-62 mph ) - most useful in its type. Top speed is electronically restricted to 250 km/h (155 mph). The Audi SQ5 uses an average of 8.5 liters of fuel per 100 km in-the NEDC (21 US mpg). This equates to CO2 emissions of 199 grams per mile (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 Audi 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 Audi 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 various systems.
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 Audi 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 Audi SQ5 TDI takes its place as the sporty top model in its series.
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