Audi SQ5 TDI just got more exclusive with the new Exclusive Concept, that will make its public debut next week at the Paris Motor Show.
The base SQ5 TDI will go on sale in late 2012 and is priced from £44,000 here in UK. The SQ5 TDI Audi Exclusive Concept is priced at €92,000 in Germany and just 50 cars will be built. Audi has no plans to offer it in UK.
Just as the standard SQ5 TDI, the Exclusive Concept is powered by a 309bhp 3.0-litre V6 bi-turbo diesel with 650Nm of torque. 0-62mph comes in just 5.1 seconds,the top speed is 155mph and combined fuel economy 39.2mpg.
The SQ5 TDI Audi Eexclusive Concept is designed to showcase new exterior and interior features. The exterior is finished in Aral Blue crystal effect, a shade which was specially developed for this limited production model. Other exterior highlights include mirror caps in aluminium look, xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights and four exhaust tailpipes.
The interior of the SQ5 TDI Audi exclusive concept features nappa leather upholstery with contrasting white stitching, an alcantara headlining with contrasting white sunroof, ash wood trim on the door inlays, while the door trims and the entry sills sport Audi exclusive badges.
Limited edition version of acclaimed performance SUV is created by Audi high performance division quattro GmbH.
Special limited edition version of SQ5 TDI created by quattro GmbH will be on show at the Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris (Sep 29 to Oct 14 2012)
Limited 50-car production run begins in early 2013 – price in Germany will be €92,000
‘Standard’ car which forms its basis opens for UK order later in 2012 priced at approximately £44,000 OTR
3.0-litre bi-turbo TDI engine delivers 313PS and 650Nm between 1,450 and 2,800rpm, 0-62mph in 5.1 seconds, governed 155mph top speed, combined
With 313PS and 39mpg, the Audi SQ5 TDI is the new top model in the Q5 model series and also the first S model in the history of Audi with a diesel engine. Now an extra dash of exclusivity has been added to its potent formula as the SQ5 TDI Audi exclusive concept – a limited edition version created by high performance division quattro GmbH – is readied for its Paris Show debut.
The performance SUV will showcase new design features in the interior and an exclusive exterior finish in a limited production run of just 50 vehicles beginning in the first quarter of 2013.
The SQ5 TDI Audi exclusive concept is finished in stunning Aral Blue crystal effect, a shade which was specially developed for this limited production model and which conveys an amazing feeling of depth. As with every S model from Audi, the exterior mirrors are in aluminium look, and 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 incorporates 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 centre armrest and the instrument binnacle cover. A special highlight is the black sport seats covered in Fine Nappa leather, which also feature contrasting stitching in snow white and black, woven leather in the centre 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 are finished in snow white. The inlays are natural grain ash. The open-pored veneer has been specially treated to emphasise 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 examples, and their price in Germany will be €92,000. The SQ5 TDI on which this special edition is based will open for order in the UK later this year priced at approximately £44,000 OTR.