We all know that Audi has one of themost powerful diesel SUV in the market, the current SQ5 TDI. But now, the Ingolstadt-based manufacturer is offering a more powerful version of the SQ5 TDI, called Plus. Yes, it is another Plus model, this time a diesel.
The biturbo V6 TDI at the heart of the SQ5 TDI plus produces 340 hp from its three litres of displacement by way of increased injection pressure. This results in 27 hp more power compared to the current SQ5 TDI. Its peak torque is increased by 50 Nm (36.9 lb-ft) to 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft), enabling acceleration from rest to 62 mph in a mere 5.1 seconds; top speed is electronically limited at 155 mph. According to the NEDC combined cycle consumption test, up to 42.8 mpg is also potentially achievable with emissions of 174 grams of CO2/km.
Like all S models from Audi, the SQ5 TDI plus delivers its power to the road via the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system. For the first time on a Q5 variant, a sports differential at the rear axle actively distributes the drive power between the wheels.
More clues to the plus version can be found externally, where its rank is conveyed by gloss black 21-inch cast aluminium Audi Sport wheels in 5-twin-spoke star design and an extended black gloss package taking in the exterior mirror housings, door handles, roof edge spoiler and rear diffuser. A further visual customisation feature on the exterior are two clasps that join the four exhaust tailpipes in pairs.
Inside, diamond stitched fine Nappa leather upholstery further enhances the SQ5 sports seats in the plus version, and the sliding rear bench seat plus also features as standard to increase variability and enlarge the luggage compartment, if necessary.