Audi reveals SQ5 Plus – now with 340hp
The upgraded Audi SQ5 Plus gets tweaks to exterior, interior and drivetrain. Read on to discover what’s new on the SQ5 Plus
Sign up to our newsletter
Get notified on the latest car news, reviews and videos
Audi’s SQ5 Plus will join its SUV lineup with tweaks that will put it above its standard sibling. The aptly named SQ5 Plus will add a variety of tweaks that’ll build on the car’s already existing qualities of practicality and fiery performance.
The Plus uses the same 3.0-litre, six-cylinder diesel engine as the normal SQ5, but now with 335hp – an increase of 27 compared to the standard car. This results in a 0-62mph time of 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 155mph.
It’ll be the first car in the Q5 range to feature Audi’s sports differential. This helps the quattro four-wheel-drive system to increase grip in wet and dry conditions for improved acceleration and traction. Other changes include 21-inch alloy wheels and gloss black finish on the door handles, wing mirrors and rear diffuser.
Inside, the interior that boasts diamond-stitched leather upholstery. The rear seats are now fully adjustable as standard and can slide forward to accommodate more luggage – this was previously an option on the SQ5.
If you want something as fast as most sports cars but need the practicality and luxury of a premium SUV, this is all you’ll ever need. You’ll have to wait a few months if you want one though, order books won’t open until later this year.
The previous generation Audi TT RS Plus cost £3,000 over the standard TT RS so we expect a similar price increase for the SQ5 Plus. That means it could cost around £48,000, over the standard SQ5’s £44,785 price.
Put the Audi SQ5 Plus in our car configurator to see how much carwow could help you save. Read our full, aggregated review of the Audi Q5 to see what the UK’s motoring press makes of it. Alternatively, visit our deals page to see our latest discounts or check out our car chooser if you still need help picking your next car.
Sign up to receive the latest news and reviews
Get notified on Mat Watson's in-depth video reviews, hot-off-the-press car news and insider car-buying tips.
You’ll be getting your first newsletter in the next few days. Keep an eye on your inbox.