Audi SQ5 TDI Exclusive

Exclusive is the badge by winch the production version of Audi’s SQ5 diesel Crossover is known. It’s coming to Paris Motor Show before going into production in a strictly limited run of just 50 units.

The SQ5 has some good redeeming features like the 3.0-litre bi-turbo TDI engine delivers 313PS and 650Nm between 1,450 and 2,800rpm, 0-62mph in 5.1 seconds, governed 155mph top speed, combined MPG 39.2. It also gets revised exterior details and a very fancy interior with leather, suede and unique Alcantara trimming and leather upholstery. It’s all jolly well, but there’s a big problem with this car.

This is at the end of the day an Audi Q5 and a diesel one no less. But it costs a staggeringly high 92,000 Euro. Maybe if we get heavily drugged up on crystal meth we’d agree to pay that much for a bleeding Q5.


Audi press release:

The performance SUV will showcase new design features in the interior and an exclusive exterior finish in a limited production run of just 50 vehicles beginning in the first quarter of 2013.

The SQ5 TDI Audi exclusive concept is finished in stunning Aral Blue crystal effect, a shade which was specially developed for this limited production model and which conveys an amazing feeling of depth. As with every S model from Audi, the exterior mirrors are in aluminium look, and xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights are standard. The four exhaust tailpipes dominate the rear of the vehicle.

The interior of the SQ5 TDI Audi exclusive concept incorporates striking contrasts: The leather multifunction sports steering wheel and the gear lever gaiter in black Fine Nappa leather are accentuated with contrasting stitching in snow white, as are the centre armrest and the instrument binnacle cover. A special highlight is the black sport seats covered in Fine Nappa leather, which also feature contrasting stitching in snow white and black, woven leather in the centre section of the seats. The SQ5 TDI Audi exclusive concept marks the first time that woven leather has been used in a production vehicle.

The Alcantara headlining, the blind for the sunroof and the inlays and applications in the doors are finished in snow white. The inlays are natural grain ash. The open-pored veneer has been specially treated to emphasise the grain. The door trims and the entry sills sport Audi exclusive badges.

Production of the SQ5 TDI Audi exclusive concept is limited to 50 examples, and their price in Germany will be €92,000. The SQ5 TDI on which this special edition is based will open for order in the UK later this year priced at approximately £44,000 OTR.

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