Audi has launched the petrol-version of its super SQ5 diesel that has been roaming in Europe. The first SQ5 is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0L diesel engine that develops 313HP and a huge 650Nm of torque that pulls it to 100 km/h in just five seconds to a limited top speed of 250 km/h.
For this petrol version, Audi puts in a supercharged 3.0L V6 that produces 354HP and 469Nm of torque. Despite the huge reduction in torque, it still packs a similar punch to the diesel-twin that says similar performance figures of 0-100 km/h within the five seconds range and the same limited top speed.
Externally, it looks similar with the diesel SQ5 except for the badging, so customers will get pretty much the same S body kit, 20-inch aluminum wheels, all LED-headlights and quad-exhaust pipes. Inside, it also has the same aluminum pedals and paddle shifters with Nappa and Alcantara trimmings on the seats and fascia.
The petrol SQ5 will be sold in handfuls to some Asian markets, while the diesel SQ5 is still primarily targeted within the European boundaries.