2019 Audi SQ5 TFSI 3.0 Reviews, Specs, Fuel Economy, Interior
As already on the previous model, also for the new 2019 Audi SQ5 TFSI came the version “Boost” SQ5, equipped, for now, of the new V6 three litres with Turbo twin scroll capable of delivering 354 horsepower and 500 nm (with Teutonic precision the House emphasizes that the peak torque is already reached at 1,370 rpm). For the diesel of the same pattern and Cuban, you will have to wait for 2018.
Traction and transmission. The car is equipped with four-wheel drive with self-locking central differential, Tiptronic gearbox with eight gears and, on request, the dynamic rear differential for the active transfer of the torque between the rear wheels, in order to make the behavior in the curve more agile by correcting the understeer and the oversteer. The suspensions resume the diagram of the Q5, with variable damping dampers, but the trim has been lowered by 27 mm, the base rims are twenty inches and, on request, there are the pneumatic springs and the sports steering, both present on the proven car.
2019 Audi SQ5 TFSI Engine Specs & Performance
The voice of the V6. Needless to spend many words on the constructive care, which is always very high, even if compared to the sisters “Made in Germany” (the Q5 is assembled in Mexico) you notice some detail not as well cared for, as the rigid plastic plank at the bottom. The curiosity, if anything, is how it goes on the road. Already the voice of the V6 promises well, subdued if you drive carefully, but mighty if you sink the gas. And it is not only noise: of beer, the 2019 Audi SQ5 TFSI has so much, able to push it from 0 to 100 in 5.4 seconds and to make them touch the 250 km/h despite the weight touches the two tons with the driver on board (1,945 kg). As usual, the ZF eight-speed gearbox follows the desires of those who drive, but you must be careful to find the right setting of the Audi Drive Select because otherwise in a release it inserts the “sail” already at 55 km/h and the car is a little ‘ free ‘.
2019 Audi SQ5 TFSI Dynamics and Consumption
Dynamics and consumption. The comfort guaranteed by the suspension with air springs is remarkable, but the trim in auto mode and comfort is soft and the sporty steering (which has variable ratio depending on the speed and rotation angle of the steering wheel) ready, but not perfectly linear in the answer, cause the 2019 Audi SQ5 TFSI not to give much confidence if you want to go strong on the mixture. Things improve quite a lot select the dynamic mode of the Audi Drive Select: The trim is lowered, the changes take place at higher speeds and the voice of the discharge becomes more full bodied. Thus, the SQ5 is much better-controlled thanks to the effect of the dynamic differential, which helps to close the curves, but the steering is not at the level of the best competitors (i.e. the Alfa Stelvio and the Porsche Macan). However, with this setting, the driving pace rises spontaneously (as permitted by the roads of the Bavarian countryside) and the consumption increases, touching the 11.4 liters/100 km and then attesting to 10.8 at the end of the test lap.