Audi is currently working on the new Q5 that will come updated sometime next year, so there is a big chance to see its performance version a little bit latter. According to the newest rumors, the 2017 Audi SQ5 will get everything like the regular model, and even more. Both versions will feature lots of tweaks from the bigger Q7 SUV, but in contrast to the Q5 that will also offer several new engine options, the updated SQ5 will definitely continue with a current drivetrain.
2017 Audi SQ5: Updated Engine Will Produce 370 HP
Thus, you can expect the 2017 Audi SQ5 with a supercharged 3.0-liter engine, but with a higher output. So, instead of 354 horses and 346 lb-ft, the revamped engine will produce around 370 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of twist. The unit will be paired with Audi’s Audi’s amazing quattro all-wheel-drive and with an eight-speed Tiptronic gearbox. The first estimates indicate that the SUV should have a top speed of 155 mph, while the 0-60 sprint could be below 5 seconds, which will be an outstanding result.
2017 Audi SQ5: Redesign and Improvements
And while the engine improvements seem pretty simple and expected, the exterior and interior redesign will be a lot more complicated. The most of styling changes are related with the new Q7, but still, there will be also some details from the new generation A4. The front end will get the biggest changes, so the performance SUV will get a large honeycomb grille, restyled headlights and a more pronounced bumper. The rear end will also look dominant, especially because of a large diffuser and the new, mighty exhausts. The interior will be updated too, but still, we expect some unchanged characteristic like the dominant black design, as well as Audi’s usual Alcantara and Nappa leather combinations. On the other hand, the tech department should be completely new, especially because of the redesigned dashboard with air-vent strip stretching and undated infotainment system that will also offer a free-standing 8.3-inch monitor.
2017 Audi SQ5: Price and Arrival
There is over a year until the arrival of the 2017 Audi SQ5, but regardless the fact, the rumors say the performance SUV must go up with the price. The base Premium Plus trim is speculated to cost around $54,000, while the Prestige trim won’t be under $62,000.