Discussion in 'Q5/SQ5' started by purplehenk, Jun 15, 2012.
Exactly. ACE was spot on with his reply.
Okay, let me say it one more time, nice and slow: This thread is about the SQ5 TDI, and about nothing else. Personally, I don't like the fact that it's merely an engine and a fancy (albeit nice-looking) design package. This thread has nothing to do what BMW does or does not do with their models.
Ok let's ignore the similarities with BMW if you prefer and solely discuss this S in comparison with others.
All S models have a unique engine in its respective model range which the SQ5 has.
All S models have a unique suspension setup to itself and none other which again the SQ5 has.
They all use different brakes which I believe the SQ5 also does.
You might feel its not special enough to wear the badge and that's your right to do so but I feel your opinion on this is incorrect.
Press release just mentions "S badges" on the brakes, so jury's still out on that one. I stand corrected on the suspension but the body roll in the video still didn't look too good. Lastly, there's no such thing as incorrect opinions. You of all should know this best.
I seriously doubt they will increase its performance by such a degree and not upgrade the brakes and as for the body roll.......compared to what and preferably another SUV if possible.
Yes the brakes on the SQ5 have been upgraded so that completes the criteria for an S model in my book.
In what way did I derail the thread? You suggested the SQ5 was not worthy of the S badge and then backed up your opinion with incorrect facts. I corrected you, stating that the suspension and (probably) brakes were upgraded. I also pointed out that using the same engine that is used in other non-performance models is not unique to this model and then asked a question to check whether you use the same logic for the BMW brand (a brand which you mentioned first in this thread btw). I note that you didn't answer my question but instead chose to launch into an ad hominem.
I think that GCF could benefit immensely from adopting this Wikipedia policy:
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You are entitled to your opinion about what is worthy of an S badge, but you should not be entitled (especially as a moderator) to initiate personal attacks against members. I have reported your post.
Please accept my sincere apologies. It wasn't my intention to insult you.
I still can't get over that they named it SQ5 and not Q5-S.
It's like saying "Scew5"
The Audi SQ5 TDI, which will appear on streets in late summer at a price of 58,500 euros, is the new top model of the Q5 model series and is also the first S model with a diesel engine in the history of Audi. The 3.0 TDI, charged by two turbochargers, produces no less than 230 kW (313 hp) in power and delivers an impressive 650 Nm (479.42 lb-ft) of torque between 1,450 and 2,800 rpm.
The V6 diesel, which generates power from 2,967 cc displacement, is designed as a twin-turbo unit; a flap joins the two turbochargers arranged in series. The cooling of the cylinder heads, control times and strokes of the intake camshafts, the pistons, their spray oil cooling and the piston rods have been adapted to the high-performance concept. The common rail system builds a pressure of up to 2,000 bar and can execute up to eight partial injections into the cylinders. A sound actuator in the exhaust system gives the twin-turbo-V6 a deep sonorous sound.
The Audi SQ5 TDI handles the sprint from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 5.1 seconds, and its top speed is 250 km/h (155.34 mph). Its combined fuel consumption is only 7.2 liters per 100 km (32.67 US mpg) on average – a value that is also enabled by contributions from the thermal management, energy recovery and start-stop systems as well as the regulated oil pump. An eight-speed tiptronic that shifts quickly and smoothly and the quattro permanent four-wheel drive transfer the engine’s power to the road.
The stiff S sport suspension lowers the body by 30 mm (1.18 in), and size 255/45 tires are mounted to the 20-inch wheels in five parallel spoke design. Audi can also deliver 21-inch diameter wheels and size 255/40 tires as an option. The black brake calipers on the front wheels are decorated with S badges. The Audi drive select dynamic handling system is standard.
Among the special design details, the platinum gray single-frame radiator grille with its galvanized dual struts in aluminum look, the roof spoiler and modified bumpers are especially eye-catching.
The exterior mirror housings are designed in an aluminum look; xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights are included as a standard feature, and the exhaust system dominates at the rear with four elliptical tailpipes. Audi also offers the optional crystal effect exterior colors Estoril Blue and Panther Black on the new top model.
The interior is designed in black, and a silver headlining is optional. The electrically adjustable sport seats are upholstered in Pearl Nappa leather and Alcantara, which are available in three colors. Trim panels consist of brushed aluminum, or CFRP, piano finish black or aluminum beaufort as options.
The scales of the instruments are gray, and their needles are white; the pedals and shift paddles glisten in an aluminum look. Features such as the S gear shift knob, S badges on the door sill trims, on the start button and on the specially shaped steering wheel, the S welcome screen and the light package accentuate the interior with special highlights.
My lord... this is sex!
It looks good, more up-market than an X3. But it needs larger rims. And that last shot is very nice.
But why does this Audi SQ5 look like the Porsche Macan ?
I on the contrary think it is the right name. Theoretically the "A" Audis also could be called so, A3, [RS]A3, A4, [RS]A4,..., [R]8 etc. The badge also looks better as the "S" or "RS" designation is of the same size as the model designation. On the TT-RS, the "RS" font size is smaller than the "TT" badge font size, because the red "flag" is made to be of the same height as the "TT" badge, what makes the "RS" font size smaller and thus like an afterthought.
Well that is just my opinion.
My oh my that car is beautiful!!!
BUT I can't help thinking that the pre-facelift front lights were much more agressive. They should have made full LEDs as an option to the facelifted one, and also make the standard lights more agressive.
First live pics!
^I'm wondering what is the first colour, the one from it's official launch.
And I'm dreaming about an RS-Q5...
What engine would it get ? 400 PS 3.0 TFSI like in the Macan Turbo ?