The Audi SQ5 and SQ5 Sportback are genuine sports cars in the SUV class and even score points with their low fuel consumption thanks to their TDI engines. In the course of an overhaul, the engine recently lost a few HP, but this did not harm its sprint qualities. In addition, ABT Sportsline now offers a performance upgrade* that is well worth seeing: Thanks to ABT Power S, the 3.0 TDI now releases 384 HP (282 kW) and 760 Nm instead of 347 HP (255 kW) and 700 Nm. This is not only reflected in the performance data, but also ensures noticeably faster acceleration on the road: The car goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds instead of 5.1 seconds. This means that the psychologically important five-second mark is undercut. The high-tech control unit AEC (ABT Engine Control) constantly adjusts more than 25 parameters. Optimum power output and ideal engine protection are the result.
Other drivers will probably see the ABT Sportsline performance-enhanced SQ5 TDI primarily from the rear. And it is precisely this perspective that is now being visually upgraded. On request, customers of the world’s largest automotive aftermarket and performance parts specialist for Audi and VW can obtain the ABT rear wing and the ABT rear skirt set. Both are available exclusively for the SUV versions of the SQ5 and Q5 TFSI e (hybrid drive). The features of the set include a very special quartet: two ABT carbon double exhaust cover in 102 mm format. All other components are also available for the Sportback.
The vehicle height also influences the dynamic appearance. ABT Sportsline therefore offers height-adjustable suspension springs for SQ5 TDI with "steel suspension", which allow a flexible lowering of 35 to 60 mm at both axles. For the Q5 TFSI e, which is also covered by ABT, the variable lowering is between 15 and 40 mm. Especially for SUVs, which have a high centre of gravity, an upgrade of this kind guarantees a clear plus in terms of handling. At the same time, the 21-inch ABT Sport HR glossy black alloy wheels on the photo vehicle look even better thanks to the lowering. Their sporty, elegant design in classic black sets the scene perfectly for the Audi SQ5. Thanks to their stability and perfectly balanced weight, the rims also contribute to the agile and comfortable driving experience. Want more alternatives? In the ABT configurator you will find further wheel creations for the SQ5: the ABT GR and DR in 20 inch and the FR in 21 inch. Also worth considering: the ABT integrated entry lights, which projects the ABT logo onto the asphalt.
*The engine performance data is in accordance with the stipulations of EWG/80/1269. The process and dynamometer manufacturer have been certified and authorised by the vehicle manufacturer. For further details, visit www.abt-sportsline.com/performance-measurement.