Audi SQ5 TDI Tries On ABT’s Distinctive Suit, 385 HP Update

ABT Sportsline has unveiled a tuned Audi SQ5 TDI, with extra oomph and a discreet makeover.

The diesel-powered version of the premium-compact SUV uses ABT’s engine control unit. This has increased output from the stock item’s 347 PS (342 hp / 255 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque, to 390 PS (385 hp / 287 kW) and 760 Nm (561 lb-ft).

Naught to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) has been improved by 0.2 seconds, to 4.9, and since the upgrade is modest, the eight-speed auto ‘box, which sends power to the Quattro permanent all-wheel drive, didn’t need to be reinforced.

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Visually, the SQ5 TDI sports new front and rear skirts, dynamic door strip attachments and carbon tailpipes. The wide body version adds fender extensions and can be further specced with a rear wing. The stock vehicle rides on standard 20- and optional 21-inch wheels, but ABT has added a 22-inch set, as well as coilover suspension that brings the body closer to the ground. The ride can, however, be improved with the 20- or 21-inch rims, available with different patterns.

Upon ingress or egress, users will see the tuner’s logo being projected to the asphalt, thanks to the integrated entrance lights. Other upgrades made inside include a special stop/start button and shift knob cover.

The tuning company didn’t say anything about pricing, so if you want to find out how much it costs to make your SQ5 TDI look (and drive) like this, then you’ll have to contact them directly.

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  • 2PacOfCarscoop

    Well, the suit dosen’t fit…try a tracksuit..

  • Bash

    I always liked the subtle look of the ABT.

  • The Mann

    Audi missing the point totaly, Q-series is like a FAT heavy oldmobile.. with old diesel and to much power, its not the way to go. everybody else producing small lightweigth electrical cars.. but AUDI do not see it.. the first electric car is Q-series E-tron nearly 2500kg.. jesus and the Grill getting bigger and bigger, so ugly.

    • Daniela Wolf

      look up the weight of Teslas lol….

  • SteersUright

    I’d never buy a used car that ran a tune. I’d never tune a brand new car if its voids the warranty. Hardly any tuners stand begin their product by offering any semblance of a warranty, not exactly confidence inspiring.
    So, unless you’re just fine with replacing an engine, transmission, etc., why bother? And if you have that kinda cash laying around, why not just buy a higher perfoming car from the start with the benefit of expert OEM tuning and a full warranty?

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