2013 NAIAS: Audi SQ5 [Live Photos]
However, at the 2013 NAIAS in Detroit, the SQ5 is making its debut on US shores, not with the diesel, but with a TSI engine it managed to gets its quattro paws on.
Powering the US-market SQ5 is the 3.0-liter supercharged V6 familiar to Audi fans. The engine makes 349 hp and 347 lb-ft (470 Nm) of torque.
Yet even though it’s got the same running gear and a bit more power, the supercharged SQ5 is slower to 62 mph (100 km/h), reaching it in 5.3 seconds instead of the TDI’s 5.1.
Still, it’s no slouch ad with a lowered suspension setup and optional 21-inch wheels, it’s not bad looking either... in a bland sort of way.
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