Audi has announced the pricing for the first-ever S variant for any Q model. It blends sportiness and sophistication, and is expected to hit showroom floors later this summer. The Q5 lineup is the second-most successful model line, and has expanded for the 2014 model year with the SQ5, as well as a TDI clean diesel model and 2.0T, 3.0T, and hybrid variants.
The SQ5 will have a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine that delivers 354 horsepower, paired with an eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission. It accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds, and has a top track speed of 155 mpg.
The new SQ5 features the same S model signature elements, including S model front and rear bumpers, a Platinum Gray grille and diffuser, aluminum exterior mirror housings, as well as quad exhaust tips. These features give the SQ5 a distinctive and sporty look.
Audi will be offering advanced technology, as well as driver assist functions on the new SQ5, with Audi’s advanced key with keyless start, stop, and entry coming standard. Optional features include Audi side assist, Audi adaptive cruise control, and optional Bang & Olufsen Sound System. Pricing for the all-new 2014 Audi SQ5 will start at $51,900.