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Old 17th January 2014, 17:53   #1
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Audi is going to display the range topping Q5 variant, called the SQ5 from itís ĎSí line of cars at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo. Donít mistake it for the Q5 version of the Q3S which is an entry-level Q3 variant.

The SQ5 internationally comes with a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 diesel engine and a 3.0-litre TFSI petrol engine. Considering our bias for diesels, we think the former will be showcased at the Expo. It develops 317 PS of power and an insane 650Nm of torque, thatís more than 70 PS of power over the Ďstandardí Q5 3.0 TDI. This has been achieved by increasing cooling of the cylinder heads and changing the control times and strokes of the intake camshafts and also the pistons have been adapted for the higher performance. These few tricks to the engine help the SQ5 reach a blisteringly quick time of 5.1 seconds to the 100 mark from standstill and a top speed of 250 Kmph.

The SQ5 rides 30mm lower than the Q5 and also has stiffer springs and dampers. It comes fitted with 255/45 tires fitted to 20-inch wheels. The SQ5ís 3.0-litre TDI engine comes mated to the 8-speed tiptronic gearbox to pass all that power to the wheels.
Source: http://www.zigwheels.com/news-featur...to-expo/17686/
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Hope the pricing is not too high when compared to the Q5 3.0TDI.

But what is ratio of buyers who go for the 3.0 TDI?! All I find are 2.0 TDI's.

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Hope the pricing is not too high when compared to the Q5 3.0TDI.

But what is ratio of buyers who go for the 3.0 TDI?! All I find are 2.0 TDI's.

Anurag.
This is the case in most of the luxury car segment. The smaller engine sells the most by a big margin. Infact MB stopped selling the E350cdi due to very low volumes. The backseat preference is the prime reason most buyers don't care much about the engine.

The 4.2TDi Q7 barely sold too, I think they have even stopped offering it anymore after the Q7 went CKD.

The SQ5 if launched will have a very niche market and will be used more as an image building than sales volume.
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Audi unveiled the super fast SQ5 (by SUV standards) in 2012 and the company plans to launch the vehicle in India in the second half of 2014.


http://www.motorbeam.com/cars/audi-q...india-in-2014/
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