Audi SQ5 TDI SUV is the first diesel Audi car with S badge: Limited Edition exclusive concept headed to Paris
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Audi SQ5 TDI SUV is the first diesel Audi car with S badge: Limited Edition exclusive concept headed to Paris

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In an economy where everyone is looking to buy vehicles with better fuel efficiency, Audi will be unveiling its exclusive SQ5 concept SUV at the Paris Motor Show. This is the first model from AUDI under the S badge, which will be powered by a diesel engine as compared to the remaining range of AUDI S vehicles.

The diesel engine of SQ5 is capable of producing 230 kW or 330 hp of power. The interiors boast of leather upholstery and it’s accentuated with snow white stitching. Black sport seats and woven leather have been used for the seating in this concept car. This is the first time that woven leather has been used in an AUDI production vehicle. Dazzles and contrast are the basis of the SQ5 interior design. Grain ash inlays, Alcantara headlining as also door trims and entry sills adorn the interiors of this model.

The car will be presented in an Aral Blue color which showcases a feeling of depth. Like all Audi S models, the exterior mirrors are customized in aluminum casing. Xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights and a superbly designed quad exhaust system provide a mesmerizing look to the car. There will be only 50 of Audi SQ5 TDI Exclusive concept produced. Each of which will be available at a jaw dropping €92,000 while  the SQ5 TDI will be priced at €58,500. These models will be available in dealerships in the beginning of 2013.

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Performance SUV with new design solutions as a future limited production vehicle from quattro GmbH

With 230 kW (313 hp), the Audi SQ5 TDI is the new top model of the Q5 model series and also the first S model in the history of Audi with a diesel engine. Added to this performance is a dash of exclusivity: a limited production vehicle from quattro GmbH, which Audi is presenting at the Paris Motor Show as the “SQ5 TDI Audi exclusive concept.” The performance SUV will be showcasing new design solutions in the interior and an exclusive exterior finish in a limited production run of just 50 vehicles beginning the first quarter of 2013.

The status of the SQ5 TDI Audi exclusive concept is readily apparent from its appearance alone. The Aral Blue crystal effect exterior finish was specially developed for the exclusive, limited production model and conveys an amazing feeling of depth. As with every S model from Audi, the exterior mirrors are in aluminum look. 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 dazzles with 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 center armrest and the dashboard cover. A special highlight are the black sport seats covered in Fine Nappa leather, which also feature contrasting stitching in snow white and black, woven leather in the center 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 shimmer in snow white. The inlays are natural grain ash. The open-pored veneer has been specially treated to emphasize 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 vehicles, and the price in Germany will be €92,000. It will be launched in the first quarter of 2013 together with the SQ5 TDI, which will be available from dealerships for €58,500.