Audi SQ5
A sporty performance with an SUV presence Combining performance, efficiency and a sporty SUV appearance, the Audi SQ5 houses a V6 3-litre diesel engine. Sport suspension offers enhanced dynamics while elements of comfort combined with a roomy interior allow for an enjoyable and relaxing everyday experience when required. The 5-door performance SUV comes in two trims: the standard SQ5 and SQ5 Vorsprung. Each trim level is designed to fit with your own preferred styling, driving experience and technology requirements, and standard equipment varies by trim. View All S Range Offers


Based on the SUV character of the Q5, the Audi SQ5 features sporty accents such as S specific aluminium styling on the bumper, side grilles, roof spoiler and door mirrors. The updated honeycomb grille design creates an assertive presence at the front while the four chromium-plated exhaust tips continue the sporty aesthetic through to the rear. For those looking to enhance the exterior further, the High Gloss package includes an aluminium roof frame and window trims, as well as B-pillar trims and triangular rear door trim in high-gloss black. A choice of nine exterior paint colours are on offer, including Daytona Grey, Navarra Blue and District Green, and the standard trim sees the SQ5 sitting on 20” alloy wheels, which change to 21” if you opt for the Vorsprung trim. Sporty touches are also brought through to the interior of the SQ5. Up front, you’ll find sport seats in fine Nappa leather with diamond contrast stitching and an embossed S logo. For added comfort, they even have a three-mode massage function. Look closer and you’ll discover matt brushed aluminium inlays, illuminated door sill trims with the S logo, stainless steel pedals and a leather multi-function sport steering wheel with gear-shift paddles and S line badging. The SQ5 offers all of the practicality expected from an SUV, too. For when you need more than the standard 520-litre boot space, the rear seat backrest can be split 40:20:40 or folded completely.


Audi Drive Select features six modes – Auto, Comfort, Dynamic, Efficiency, Individual and Off-road – allowing the driver to electronically adjust the engine, transmission, steering and suspension, depending on the desired driving experience. As with every S model, quattro all-wheel drive is standard in the SQ5, combining high traction and superior handling by continuously distributing torque between axles. Matrix LED headlights automatically adjust to the individual driving situation, so you can have confidence and focus on the journey at hand when driving in the dark. Rear lights featuring OLED technology are also available as an option with the SQ5 Vorsprung. Providing extra comfort when embarking on a family journey, 3-zone climate control allows different temperatures to be set for the driver, front and rear passengers.

Performance & Technology

The V6 3-litre diesel engine puts out 336hp, enough to sprint from 0-62mph in 5.1 seconds and reach a limited top speed of 155mph, as well as deliver 700Nm of torque. The powertrain uses an eight-speed automatic gearbox and the engine now features a 48-volt mild-hybrid system and an electrically powered compressor to improve efficiency – according to Audi, this technology can reduce the SQ5’s fuel consumption by up to 0.7-litres per 62 miles travelled. S sport suspension with adaptive dampening control provides enhanced driving dynamics and sportier handling and lowers the SUV’s body by 30mm over the standard Q5. Upgrade to the Vorsprung trim and the car receives a couple of performance upgrades, including an improved rear differential and an adaptive air suspension system, which can adjust the SUV’s ride height through five levels depending on the driving situation. The SQ5 features MMI Navigation Plus, which is laid out on a 10.1” touchscreen mounted on the dashboard alongside the 12.3” digital Virtual Cockpit Plus placed ahead of the driver. Audi Connect Infotainment Services and Smartphone Interface (including Apple CarPlay) are also standard, as well as the Audi Phone Box with wireless charging. The more generously equipped SQ5 Vorsprung also comes with a digital head-up display and a premium Bang & Olufsen surround sound system.


The SQ5 includes a range of handy assist systems to make life that much easier: cruise control with speed limiter is ideal for motorway driving; the rear-view camera helps the driver manoeuvre into tricky parking spaces; while front and rear parking sensors provide an acoustic warning to surrounding hazards. As well as this, Pre-sense City detects vehicles and pedestrians in front of the car; if an imminent collision is detected, the system warns the driver and, where necessary, applies emergency braking if needed. Additional assist systems include City Assist – comprising Audi side assist, exit warning and cross-traffic rear – as well as the Parking Assistance Pack. The Tour Pack is also available for those that frequently embark on long journeys, as it includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop&Go and Traffic-jam assist, predictive efficiency assistant, collision avoidance assistant, turn assist and active lane assist.