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Audi has upgraded its high-performance oil-burning CUV, adding 27 more horsepower and 37 more pound-feet of torque. And no, it's still not coming to America.

Audi rolls out an even more potent version of the SQ5 diesel performance crossover it offers back home, now packing an unfathomable 516 pound-feet of torque.

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.

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.

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