Ingolstadt - With 230 kW (313 hp), the
Audi SQ5 TDI is the new top model of the Q5 model series and also the
first S model in the history of Audi with a diesel engine. Added to this
performance is a dash of exclusivity: a limited production vehicle from
quattro GmbH, which Audi is presenting at the Paris Motor Show as the
“SQ5 TDI Audi exclusive concept.” The performance SUV will be showcasing
new design solutions in the interior and an exclusive exterior finish in
a limited production run of just 50 vehicles beginning the first quarter
The status of the SQ5 TDI Audi exclusive
concept is readily apparent from its appearance alone. The Aral Blue
crystal effect exterior finish was specially developed for the
exclusive, limited production model and conveys an amazing feeling of
depth. As with every S model from Audi, the exterior mirrors are in
aluminum look. 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 dazzles with 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 center armrest and the dashboard cover. A special highlight are the
black sport seats covered in Fine Nappa leather, which also feature
contrasting stitching in snow white and black, woven leather in the
center 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 shimmer in snow
white. The inlays are natural grain ash. The open-pored veneer has been
specially treated to emphasize 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 vehicles, and the price in Germany will be
€92,000. It will be launched in the first quarter of 2013 together with
the SQ5 TDI, which will be available from dealerships for €58,500.