Audi SQ5 twin-turbo performance diesel crossover
That's a lot of grunt for a relatively compact crossover, and the performance shows it: top speed is limited to 155 mph and the SQ5 reaches 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 5.1 seconds--putting the 0-60 mph time likely just under five seconds flat. Brisk.
More good news: the SQ5 is rated at 32.67 U.S. mpg in combined tests. That's the real benefit of a torquey diesel--using lower gears to reduce fuel consumption. The SQ5's diesel is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive, too.
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The Audi SQ5 will hit dealerships in the first quarter of 2013, according to Audi, with prices from €58,500.
Yep, that's the bad news: it doesn't look like this diesel crossover baddy will be visiting our shores any time soon.