Audi Singapore presents the sporty SQ5 in the Sportback body style for the first-time in Singapore. This coupé with dynamic lines caters to customers who appreciate not just an expressive design and technical innovation but also a sporty character and a high level of everyday usability. Its three-litre TFSI offers concentrated power of 260 kW (349 hp) and 500 Nm of torque.
The Audi SQ5 Sportback exudes a powerful presence as is typical for the Q models from Audi. Large air inlets flank the octagonal Singleframe. The continuous, elegantly sweeping shoulder line emphasizes the wheels and with them, the quattro all-wheel drive. The side sill trim on the doors imbues the CUV with stability and robustness. The greenhouse extends low over the body and begins its downward slope early so that the third side window tapers sharply to the rear. The starkly sloped rear window and the seemingly high-mounted rear bumper give the SQ5 Sportback a dynamic and powerful appearance.
Sporty top-of-the-range model: the Audi SQ5 Sportback 3.0 TFSI
At the forefront of the range is the Audi SQ5 Sportback 3.0 TFSI. Its cultivated three-litre engine produces an output of 260 kW (349 hp), the powerful torque of 500 Nm is constantly available from 1,370rpm – 4,500rpm. An actuator in the exhaust system lends the sound tone and richness. Performance: 0 to 100 km/h in 5.0 seconds, top speed of 250 km/h (electronically limited).
Changing gears quickly and smoothly: the eight-speed tiptronic
A fast and smooth-shifting eight-speed tiptronic handles the power transmission in the SQ5 Sportback 3.0 TFSI. The quattro permanent all-wheel drive transfers the torque variably as needed to the front and rear axles.
Supreme precision: the suspension
The suspension of the Audi SQ5 Sportback 3.0 TFSI is able to handle the performance of the powerful drive with supreme ease. Five-link suspension direct each of the four wheels. 21-inch wheels with 255/40 tyres are standard. Six-piston brake calipers made of aluminum and brake disks with a diameter of 375 mm are mounted on the front axle. The S sport suspension with damper control lowers the body by 30 mm compared with the Q5 Sportback and offers an especially wide spread between comfort and dynamism.
As standard, controlled dampers are integrated in the Audi drive select dynamic handling system, which allows the driver to manage the character of these systems via six profiles. A seventh profile (allroad) is added if the adaptive air suspension with S-specific tuning is on board – the air suspension adapts the body’s ride height to the driving situation at the time.
New highlights: exterior and interior design
Distinctive details help the Audi SQ5 Sportback 3.0 TFSI leave an even more powerful impression. Vertical brackets give structure to the large side air inlets on the front bumper. Filigree bars connect large octagonal honeycombs with each other in the octagonal Singleframe grille. Audi LED headlights are installed as standard, Matrix LED headlight with automatic high beam and dynamic turn signals are available as an option. The rear bumper integrates a bracket in matte aluminum, under which the diffuser insert and four chrome-plated oval tailpipe trims can be found. The new digital OLED technology comes as standard for the rear lights.
The interior of the Audi SQ5 Sportback TFSI is designed in black or dark gray colors, the illuminated aluminum door sill trims are decorated with S logos. There is a choice of three upholstery options for the electrically adjustable sport seats with the embossed S logos. Contrasting stitching adorns the seats and the steering wheel; a massage function and seat ventilation are available on request. Brushed aluminum is standard for the inlays; the alternatives are two carbon designs and a piano finish.
Innovative: rear lights with digital OLED technology
Audi offers the rear lights featuring innovative digital OLED technology as standard. Each light includes three organic light-emitting diodes, which radiate an especially homogeneous red light. Each LED is divided into six segments, which can be controlled individually. Customers can select from three rear light signatures when ordering their vehicle, each of which includes a dynamic coming and leaving home lighting scenario. An additional sporty graphic is displayed when “dynamic” mode is chosen in the Audi drive select system. If another vehicle approaches the stationary SQ5 Sportback from the rear to within less than two meters, all OLED segments illuminate. This helps with proximity detection, provided the adaptive cruise control is added as an option.
Flexible space configuration: rear seat bench plus
The luggage compartment has a volume of 500 l, which increases to 1480 l when loaded to the roof and with the rear seats folded down. Audi also offers the newest member of the family with the rear seat bench plus as standard, which can be shifted laterally and has adjustable seat back angles. This expands the volume of the luggage compartment in the base configuration by up to 60 l – on the other hand, it offers enhanced comfort for the rear-seat passengers when the seat back and seating surface are set all the way back. The storage and luggage compartment package is offered as a standard feature, and so is power tailgate. In combination with the convenience key, it can be opened with a simple foot gesture.
Digital and intuitive: controls and connectivity
For the controls, displays and infotainment, the SQ5 Sportback is offered with the third-generation modular infotainment system or MIB 3. As standard, the digital Audi virtual cockpit plus with 12.3-inch display and a head-up display are also on board. The multifunction steering wheel plus enables the safe and simple operation of the most important functions and displays.
The MMI navigation plus infotainment system is paired with a 10.1-inch touch display. Its natural language voice control uses the knowledge of the cloud and can be activated by saying “Hey Audi.” Many vehicle settings can be stored in individual user profiles and saved on the myAudi customer portal in the cloud. The myAudi app tightly connects the car with the customer’s smartphone. Other standard hardware modules such as the Audi phone box or the Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium Sound System supplement the infotainment system.
The SQ5 Sportback 3.0 TFSI is now available at the Audi Centre Singapore from $397,877, including VES and COE. The price indicated is only accurate at the time of this release. Please visit https://www.audi.com.sg/ for the most updated price.