With the occasion of the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race, Audi revealed the SQ5 TDI. That’s right, we have a hot diesel on the new Q5. Boosted by turbochargers, the 3.0-liter TDI engine delivers an impressive 230 kW (313 hp) and 650 Nm (479.42 lb-ft) of torque between 1,450 and 2,800 rpm. As a result, it can push the car from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 5.1 seconds and to a top speed of zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 5.1 seconds. Meanwhile, average fuel consumption is 7.2 liters per 100 km (32.67 US mpg). In terms of design, the Audi SQ5 TDI comes with a platinum gray single-frame grille with its galvanized double bars in an aluminum-look finish, a roof spoiler and the modified bumpers. Audi offers the new model in the crystal effect paint finishes Estoril Blue or Panther Black. Just like any other S model, the interior has black trim and exudes a sporty elegance. Still the headlining is optionally available in lunar silver. The instrument dials are gray and include a 3D-design S badge, the needles are white and the pedals and shift paddles have an aluminum-look finish. The new Audi SQ5 TDI will be available in the first quarter of 2013 and will carry a price tag of €58,500.
Gallery: 2013 Audi SQ5 TDI