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Audi has started to use the Le Mans 24 engine and label as a badge on some of their higher-end diesel models and the new Audi SQ5 TDI is no exception. This is the first new Audi vehicle to come labeled with the Le Mans badge and will probably be soon followed by some more. The new Audi TDI SQ5 comes with a three liter V6 turbo diesel engine which serves up 313 horse power coupled with a massive torque of 650nm. The car accelerates from 0 to 100 kilometers an hour just 5.1 seconds and has a very high maximum speed of 250 kilometers per hour. Admittedly this does make is quite a fuel hungry model, with a rather high fuel consumption of 7.2 liters of gas for every 100 kilometers.
Reduced Power Consumption Achieved
The company has tried to think up new and innovative ways in which to lower the power consumption though by looking at new ways to harness thermal energy, improving the start-stop system and also the ways in which oil is pumped and regulated through the engine. Advanced tiptronic transmission transfers the power through the car and allows for redistributed torque down to the wheels depending on what the road conditions are like at any time so you can get the best grip possible.
High Performance Turbine Engine
The awesome turbine engine has been optimized for the highest performance possible using an on-board computing system that directs the fuel injection – and this can reach a pressure of 2000 bar when it injects the fuel into the Audi cylinders. The Audi engineers have even tried to regulate the noise generated by the three-liter V6 engine and have modulated the sound of the exhaust system for a quieter driving experience.
Comes in Either Blue or Black Colors
The new 2013 SQ5 Audi TDI has electro-mechanical power steering, comfortable sports suspension (meaning that this model is 30mm lower than other standard cars). The wheel and tire sizes are 20 inches or you can optionally choose to have 21-inch wheels instead. Audi will be offering the new SQ5 in two colors – either blue or black.
Great Interior with Optional Audi Navigation System
Moving inside the car, the interior has been decorated in black and look very sporty, yet elegant. There are adjustable bucket sports seats which have been upholstered in leather (of which you can opt for four different color choices). The dashboard is constructed with brushed aluminum and wood panels and looks very luxurious. In terms of technology, the Audi comes with the fully integrated entertainment system, plus the extremely reliable and accurate Audi Navigation System (as an optional extra) – although you will need to pay extra every year if you want to update the software of the GPS maps that are installed on the device.
The instrument panel and display looks very sleek and the gear stick has a shiny aluminum finish. Other details to make special note of are the smoothly sculptured door panels, the button to start the engine and a large rear trunk capacity of 1560 liters.
New Audi to Be Released in Q3 of 2013
The new Audi TDI SQ5 will be available to purchase from official dealers from the first quarter of 2013 with an average starting price of nearly $60,000 US Dollars. The price will increase depending on which optional extras that you choose to have installed – which includes the Audi Navigation System which was referred to earlier in this review – although that one should really be a standard piece of equipment so it’s shame that the customer needs to pay extra.
Author Credit: The Audi car review was written exclusively for use on this website by Bob Simmons of the GPSNavigationDVD.net website. Bob is an expert in automotive and GPS systems. In this review he made a note about the Audi Navigation System and the fact that the customer needs to buy annual GPS maps updates for the Audi TDI SQ5. To find out more about this aspect please visit Bob’s in-depth post on this subject which you can access on the link below: