296 HP Audi SQ2 Priced From £36,800 In UK, First Deliveries Imminent

The flagship version of Audi‘s Q2 range, the SQ2, will cost UK buyers upwards of £36,800 ($48,678), with order books now open and first deliveries taking place this month.

Power comes from a revised 2.0-liter TFSI engine, producing 296 HP (300 PS) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque. With the help of a seven-speed S-tronic dual-clutch automatic and Quattro all-wheel drive, the SQ2 can launch itself from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.8 seconds.

Compared to a regular Q2, this rowdier version comes equipped with multiple visual mods for the exterior, such as the newly sculpted front bumper, a splitter, SQ2 logos, matte titanium grey C-pillar blade, silver diffuser, roof edge spoiler and 18-inch alloy wheels fitted as standard. Buyers can however opt for either the gloss white 19-inch alloys in a ‘5-double-spoke’ design with a diamond cut finish, or the 19-inch ‘5-arm’ Audi Sport wheels in gloss anthracite black.

Then there’s the SQ2 Exterior Pack, which adds black accents to the radiator grille surround, tailpipes, C-pillar blade, door mirror housings and rear diffuser, to go with a larger rear spoiler.

Standard interior features include the dual-zone climate control, an extended leather pack, a 3.5″ color Driver’s Information System and a flat-bottomed S multi-function steering wheel. Also available is the distinctive Interior Pack, which adds black and red front sports seats in Fine Nappa leather with contrast stitching – as an alternative to the standard leather/Alcantara ones. You also get an LED interior lighting pack, front floor mats with the SQ2 logo and red air vents.

As for optional extras, there’s the Technology Pack and the Comfort and Sound Pack. The former features MMI Navigation Plus with MMI Touch, the Audi Virtual Cockpit, Audi Phone Box wireless charging and Audi Connect Infotainment Services. Meanwhile, the latter adds a Bang & Olufsen surround sound system, heated front seats and front and rear parking sensors.

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  • illogicalPotato

    Wish we had this in the US. Great looking daily driver.

    • ace_9

      Buhuhu, I’m sure you will find another good looking daily driver for 50 thousand…

      • illogicalPotato

        lol I mean, I was thinking more like when it’s used after 2-3 years and it’s lost most of it’s value.

        • TheHake

          The only way to buy a car!

  • TheBelltower

    Looks good in SQ2 gear. But 4.8 0-62 is kinda mediocre for a small S car. Used to be that the S cars meant more than a mediocre performance and visual upgrades. Seems that The RS cars have replaced the S cars as the real performance category.

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      Why? What category did you think the RS models used to be in?

    • TheHake

      4.8s mediocre? What planet are you living on?

  • Jim Ragland

    Gotta give it up to VAG. I mean you have this and the TROC R, and whatever SEAT/CUPRA will bring to the table. I now know who the new GM of the 80’s are these days.

  • Matt

    The Q8 has a completely unique look as well, so does the upcoming Q4.

  • Bo Hanan

    Spot the Volvo XC40.

  • TheHake

    I’ll have one thanks!

  • Belthronding

    i am really fan of Q3 and Q8, but that thing is ugly as much as Q7.
    btw, i am hopefull regarding Q7 facelift to come.

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