Audi have taken the wraps off of a couple of new motors at this years North American International Auto Show in Detroit and one of them is a new Audi SQ5 SUV.
The new Audi SQ5 comes with a 3.0 TFSI V6 engine that has 354 horsepower and 368.8 lb-ft of torque, it can travel from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 5.4 seconds and it has an electronically limited top speed of 155.3 miles per hour.
A fast and smooth-shifting, eight-speed tiptronic transmits the power in the new Audi SQ5. The lower gears feature short, sporty ratios, while the upper gears are long to reduce revs and fuel consumption. Provided that the function is activated in Audi drive select, the transmission automatically switches to freewheeling mode as soon as the driver lifts his foot off the accelerator at speeds between 55 and 160 km/h (34.2 and 99.4 mph) for even greater fuel efficiency.
The quattro permanent all-wheel drive contributes to the sporty handling. During normal driving, it distributes the engine power with a slight rear-axle bias. When necessary, the lion’s share of the power is sent to the axle with the better traction. Wheel-selective torque control is active on all types of surfaces. During dynamic cornering, the software function slightly brakes the inside wheels. The car turns itself into the curve ever so slightly. Turn-in behavior remains neutral longer, and handling is stable, precise and agile.
You can find out more information about the new Audi SQ5 over at Audi at the link below, the car will go on sale later this year.
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