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Audi SQ5 Faces Off BMW X4 and Porsche Macan in Diesel Premium SUV Battle

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One can see where the attraction of the SUV (or crossover, sport activity vehicle or whatever else the carmakers come up with) comes from. Simply put, it’s a spacious family car for those who don’t want to be seen a traditional family car like an estate or an MPV.

Khan Makes Audi Q5 More Macho via Wide Track Body Kit

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Even if the Q5 looks like just another Audi, it’s actually one of their best-proportioned models and one of the easiest on the eye.

ABT Powers Up Audi 2.0 TFSI Models to 286HP / 290PS

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Every time Audi and other VW Group brands improve upon their engine power ratings, ABT Sportsline follows suit with its own tuning packages. For the latest 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four petrol engine found in Audi's A4, A5 and Q5, ABT has presented a new kit that boosts output by close to 30 percent.

ABT Sportsline Injects More Thunder Into Audi SQ5 SUV

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Audi's first ever "S" branded diesel model, the European market SQ5 (the North American version comes with a 349hp (354PS) 3.0-liter supercharged V6 gasoline unit), has fallen into the hands of VW Group tuning expert ABT Sportsline, which has developed a new styling and performance package.

Allan McNish Tries to Convince Us that the Audi SQ5 TDI Doesn’t Feel Like an SUV in Corners

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The Audi SQ5 TDI is the first S model fitted with a diesel engine in the history of Audi. Powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel engine developing 308 horsepower (313 PS), the SQ5 is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.1 seconds and can reach an electronically-limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). Having a diesel under the hood also means that average fuel economy is very reasonable for an SUV – 7.2 liters/100 km (32.7 US mpg) to be exact.

Audi Prices New 349HP SQ5 from $51,900* in the U.S.

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The first ever "S" variant of any Audi crossover, the new SQ5, will reach U.S. showrooms later this summer with a starting price of $51,900 (equal to €38,900 at today's exchange rates), which doesn’t include a destination and delivery fee of $895. Though not a direct competitor, you could say that the 300hp BMW X3 xDrive35i ($44,700) with the optional ($3,000) M Sport package is a fairly close rival.

Audi to Rely on SUVs to Become World's Top Luxury Automaker

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The three premium German automakers used to be famous around the world for their fast, well-built and luxurious saloon cars, but in recent years, that perception has been considerably altered by the addition of SUVs. Audi is very keen to expand its line of Q-badged vehicles, which is currently three models-strong (Q3, Q5 and Q7).

Audi wants to Double SUV and Crossover Lineup with Q2, Q4 and Q6 Models

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Many gearheads and journalists alike have whined and moaned about premium automakers diluting their brands' cachet by developing SUVs and crossovers, but the truth is, that's where the growth is these days. Just look at Porsche and the Cayenne.

Compared to its home-market rivals BMW and Mercedes, Audi was late to the party having launched its first entry in the SUV segment only eight years ago with the full-size Q7, which was followed by the compact Q5 in 2008 and Q3 in 2010.

New Audi SQ5 with 349hp 3.0-liter TSI to Debut at Detroit Auto Show

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Last summer, Audi introduced its first ever S model powered by a diesel-engine, the SQ5 SUV sporting 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 TDI with a power output of 308hp (313PS) and peak torque of 650 Nm (479 lb-ft).

At the time, the Ingolstadt-based brand said that the TDI will only be offered in Europe. Audi hasn't changed its mind about the availability of the SQ5 TDI, but at the upcoming Detroit auto show, it will reveal a second iteration of the SQ5, this time powered by a supercharged gasoline engine.

Audi says this model was created specifically for the following markets: United States, Canada, China, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and the Ukraine, and will not be offered in Europe.

At the heart of the new SQ5 lies Audi's 3.0-liter supercharged V6 with a compressor featuring two rotors that spin at over 20,000 rpm. The TSI unit generates 349hp (354PS) between 6,000 and 6,500 rpm, and delivers 470Nm (347 lb-ft) of torque to the crankshaft between 4,000 and 4,500 rpm.

Audi Introduces New 240HP 3.0-liter V6 Diesel for A6, A7, A8 and Q5 SUV in the U.S.

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While extremely popular in Europe, for a long time, diesel-powered passenger cars were a non-entity in the U.S. automotive business. Furthermore, it was more likely to see pink flamingos parading in Times Square than a premium brand automobile with a diesel engine under its hood.

Today, things are quite different. Diesel engines are nothing like they used to be, nor are gasoline prices, so manufacturers are not afraid to add diesel variants to their U.S. line-up.

Audi to Introduce New Diesel Versions of A8, A7, A6 and Q5 at LA Auto Show

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Audi's push into the U.S. diesel market will continue with the presentation of four-new models at next week's Los Angeles Auto Show. Joining the already available Q7 3.0 TDI that went on sale in America this past September, Audi will soon offer the same updated 3.0-liter V6 TDI 'clean diesel' on the A8, A7, A6 and Q5 models.

With the exception of the A8 TDI that will go on sale first in spring of 2013, the other three TDI models will arrive in U.S. dealerships in the fall of the same year.

Revised 2013 Audi Q5 gest Some Tuning Love from ABT Sportsline

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Every time the Volkswagen and Audi brands come out with a new model or even a limited edition, ABT Sportsline is sure to follow up with its own tuning take.

The facelifted Audi Q5 is no exception with the German tuning firm releasing a package for the compact crossover that increases output and gives its exterior a different look.

New Audi SQ5 TDI Exclusive Concept to Enter Limited Production Priced at €92,000 / $120,000

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For reasons we will try to explain but don’t promise that you will understand, Audi has prepared a new model called SQ5 TDI Exclusive Concept priced in Germany at €92,000 (US$120,000 at the current exchange rates), or €33,500 (US$43,500) more than the regular SQ5 TDI that will list for €58,500 (US$76,000) when it arrives in German showrooms next year.

Audi Selects Location for New Mexican Plant, will Build Next Q5 SUV from 2016

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Following a decision to erect its first North American, automotive assembly plant in Mexico earlier this year, and after looking at and evaluating a dozen or so locations in the country, Audi announced today that it has chosen San José Chiapa, in the State of Puebla in Central Mexico as the site for its factory.

Indian Olympic Medalists Receive Audi Q5, the Rest get Suzuki SX4s

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The Indian state of Haryana has just honored four of the countries Olympic medalists from this year's London games each with the gift of a brand new Audi Q5 SUV.

DLF, the country’s largest realty firm and sponsor of a number of countrywide sporting events ranging from the Indian Premier League to golf, worked in collaboration with the government of Haryana to celebrate the achievement of the Indian Olympic medalists.

Meanwhile in Russia: Passing Through the Eye of the Needle x 2, Timber! and Motorcycle Fail

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For our time-waster of the day, we bring you four videos from the land that never ceases to amaze.

While traveling on his lane on the freeway, the protagonist of our first clip was suddenly confronted with an Audi Q5 that was trying to overtake a large truck carrying timber. Fortunately, he was able to squeeze in between the two vehicles and save his head.

Audi Recalls 2012MY Q5 Because Sunroof Glass May Break

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A little over 13,000 Audi Q5 crossovers from the 2012 model year that were built from June 21, 2011, through December 9, 2011, are being recalled in the States after the German company assessed that the front sunroof glass panel is susceptible to breakage in extremely cold temperatures.

Audi said it first heard about the problem from its dealers after a small number of vehicles came in during the 2011/2012 winter season with a broken panoramic sunroof.

New Audi SQ5 TDI Sounds Off its Bi-Turbocharged V6 Diesel on Film

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Audi has shared with us two new videos of the SQ5 TDI, the first diesel-powered ‘S’ model in the history of the brand with the four rings.

Aside from a short trailer, we also have a longer video that shows the sporty crossover in action flexing its 308-horsepower 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 TDI that drives all four wheels through an eight-speed tiptronic automatic transmission.

New Audi SQ5 TDI with 308HP is the First Ever S Model with a Diesel Engine

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Audi has decided to accept BMW's challenge to present sporty models with diesel engines under the M Performance moniker by introducing its first ever "S" model powered by an oil-burner, the new SQ5 TDI.

The new top model of its recently revised Q5 model series sports a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 diesel delivering a frisky 308hp (313PS) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque between 1,450 and 2,800 rpm.

An eight-speed tiptronic transmission and quattro permanent all-wheel drive with torque vectoring transfer the power to the road.

Audi claims that the SQ5 TDI can go from zero to 100 km/h (62mph) in 5.1 seconds and top out at 250 km/h (155mph), while returning an average fuel consumption of 7.2 lt/100 km (32.7 US mpg or 39.2 UK mpg).

2013 Audi Q5 gets Barely Visible Styling Tweaks and an Updated Engine Range that Includes 3.0 TFSI

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After four years in the market, the Audi Q5 has received its first refresh, but you will be forgiven for not noticing the styling changes.

To sum up the exterior and interior updates that we mentioned when the official pictures of the Q5 leaked onto the web, the compact crossover gets Audi's new six-point grille, fresh headlamp and taillight graphics, revised front and rear aprons, plus updated trim, refined ergonomics, new steering wheels and subtly modified column control stalks and instrument panel.

Of more importance are the changes found under the hood, as there are five new or upgrades engines plus the hybrid model. For the new model year, Audi is replacing the naturally aspirated 3.2-liter V6 with a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 petrol engine.

The 3.0 TFSI outputs 268hp (272PS) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque allowing for a zero to 100km/h (62mph) sprint time of 5.9 seconds, a top speed of 234km/h (145mph) and a combined fuel consumption of 8.5lt/100km (27.7 US mpg or 33.2mpg UK) on the European cycle.