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2014 Audi SQ5

With the exception of a handful of markets (including the US), the Audi SQ5 was a pioneer for the company's S/RS performance line as it was the first model to wear the badge and also get diesel power. Our general "everything is better with a diesel" mentality was put to the test when we first heard we would be getting a non-diesel SQ5 in the US (despite the availability of the diesel-powered Q5 TDI here already), but as usual we can only blame our federal emissions standards. As Audi tells it, the SQ5 TDI engine would require AdBlue to meet US emissions regulations, and the packaging of... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
SC 3.0L V6
Power:
354 HP / 347 LB-FT
Transmission:
8-Speed Auto
Base Price:
$51,900
As-Tested Price:
$60,845
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    First Drive: 2014 Audi SQ5
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    With the exception of a handful of markets (including the US), the Audi SQ5 was a pioneer for the company's S/RS performance line as it was the first model to wear the badge and also get diesel power. Our general "everything is better with a diesel" mentality was put to the test when we first heard we would be getting a non-diesel SQ5 in the US (despite ...

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    Official: 2014 Audi SQ5 priced from $51,900* [w/video]
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    Despite the fact that the 2014 Audi SQ5 you see here is quite a bit different than the one offered in Europe, we're still plenty glad that the folks from Ingolstadt have decided to offer a hotted-up version of its compact Q5 crossover here in the States. Now, Audi has announced that its US-spec SQ5 will be priced from $51,900 when it hits dealerships ...

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    Detroit: 2014 Audi SQ5 ditches diesel, still packs a punch
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    Over in Europe-land, the Audi SQ5 is a diesel-powered monster capable of sending a whopping 479 pound-feet of torque to its wheels. Naturally, this beast isn't coming to the States, but that doesn't mean we're missing out on the whole SQ5 experience altogether. At the Detroit Auto Show this week, Audi is debuting a new gasoline-powered version of the hot ...

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    Official: Audi SQ5 comes to America with 354-hp gasoline engine
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    When we first saw the Audi SQ5 TDI unveiled back in June, we could feel that pit in our stomach. Here sat a powerful, sporty, mean-looking crossover, and we just knew that Audi wasn't going to be bringing it to the US. And we were right. While we won't be getting the diesel version of this crossover with its 479 pound-feet of torque, we will instead be ...

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    Paris: 2013 Audi SQ5 is the first S diesel [w/video]
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    Audi is a company synonymous with diesel performance. Its efforts at the 24 Hours of Le Mans have repeatedly proven what can be accomplished with a healthy oil-burner at your command, but until now, buyers were unable to pick up spots-oriented models with a TDI badge. That's changed with the debut of the SQ5 TDI at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. As the first ...

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    Official: Audi SQ5 TDI Exclusive Concept will have limited 50-unit run
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    The Audi SQ5 only arrived a few months ago and already it has a sibling: the Audi SQ5 Exclusive Concept. To be shown at the Paris Motor Show and then produced in a limited run of just 50 units, the SQ5 exclusive has been given a near-bespoke makeover by the luxury-minded folks at Quattro GmbH for the purpose of "showcasing new design solutions in the ...

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    Official: Audi SQ5 released with 313-hp twin-turbo diesel [w/video]
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    Audi is using the 24 Hours of Le Mans as a launching pad for its latest performance machine. Based on the Q5 crossover platform, the (long-rumored) SQ5 boasts 313 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque from its twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel engine to move its not insignificant mass to 60 miles per hour in just five seconds. Top speed comes in at ...

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    Report: Audi registers SQ5 and RSQ5 nameplates
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    Audi sat on the sidelines for long enough watching its rivals get the better of it in the SUV game, then it finally jumped in on the action with the Q7, followed by the Q5 and soon the Q3. But even as its crossover range broadens, there's still another mountain to conquer: that of the performance SUV. Rumors of impending S and RS versions of the Q5 have ...

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    Rumormill: Audi working on high-performance Q5?
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    Once upon a time the in-house performance studios of Germany's finest automakers wouldn't have anything to do with crossovers and SUVs. But several Mercedes-Benz G55 AMGs and BMW X6 Ms later, Audi's quattro GmbH is reportedly looking to join the fold with a pair of super-tuned Q5s. The reports claim that Audi is preparing an SQ5 and an RSQ5, both backed ...

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