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Audi SQ5 to get petrol engine

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Audi SQ5 to get petrol engine

The German based automaker Audi is planning to introduce a petrol engine option for the all-new SQ5 model.

After it was officially presented to the public earlier this year, the Audi SQ5 is being placed into the spotlights once again, this time with a rumor, which is saying that the model will use a petrol engine too. The crossover is expected to get a 3.0 liter supercharged V6, generating 354 HP (260 kW), but its exterior and interior designs should remain unchanged, with the same aggressive bumpers, 20-inch alloy wheels and sport suspension. The petrol version of the Audi SQ5 is expected to hit the market in May, 2013.

As a quick reminder, the diesel Audi SQ5 is powered by a 3.0 liter V6 engine, which is producing a total output of 313 HP (230 kW) and it has a peak torque of 650 Nm (479 lb-ft). This is enough to allow the model to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.1 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). The diesel engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, sending power to the Quattro all-wheel drive system. The SQ5 can return 39.2 mpg.

Source: Audi Blog

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Friday, November 16th, 2012 - filed under Audi, News. Image credit: .
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