Audi SQ5 3.0L V6 TDI Quattro Special Edition 2021 Review

Audi SQ5 2021 Radio and Video Review

Audi launched the TDI version of its SQ5 late in December 2020 to sit alongside the TFSI version. The SQ5 has long been a favourite of mine for its balance and practicality.

Powered by a 3.0L V6 Turbo diesel engine that delivers 255kW and a healthy 700Nm of torque, driving through the brilliant Quattro system and an 8 speed tiptronic transmission. It’s good for a 0-100kmh time of 5.1 seconds and tops out at a governed 250kmh.

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We drove the Special edition that includes the stunning LED matrix headlights, Black exterior styling package, front seat massagers and carbon fibre inlays. We also had optioned with Quattro sport differential, adaptive air suspension, pearl paint and something a little unusual, a climate controlled beverage holder.

Audi SQ5 TDI profile

The key to the SQ5 is the balance between performance and everyday driving. It’s luxurious, comfortable and provides a thoroughly engaging driving experience.

Priced from just under $105,000 plus options and the usual costs its definitely worth a look.

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What is good?

  • Class leading dynamics
  • excellent performance
  • Economy

What is not so good?

  • No full size spare tyre
  • Not a fan of the transmission lever type
  • No touchscreen for infotainment connectivity

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Model   

Audi SQ5 Quattro TDI Special Edition

Model Price $105,900 MLP* As Tested $110,350 MLP*
Engine 3.0L V6 TDI
Drivetrain Quattro 8 Tiptronic
Power 255kW at 3,850rpm
Torque 700 Nm @ 2.500-3,100rpm
Safety Five Star ANCAP
CO2 Emissions 177 g/km
Economy ADR 6.8 L/100km
Tow Capacity/Tow Ball 2000 Kg / 200kg
0-100kmh  / Top Speed 5.1 sec / 250 kmh
Servicing 12 Months / 15000 km
Warranty 3yr/ Unlimited km with 3 Yr. roadside assist

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

Overall Rating    

90/100

Behind the Wheel 9
Comfort 9
Equipment 9
Performance 9
Ride and Handling 9
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 9
Street Appeal 8
Fun Factor 10
Value for Money 9

 

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Audi SQ6 TDI Overall Rating
  • 9/10
    Behind the Wheel - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Comfort - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Equipment - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Performance - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Ride and Handling - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Practicality - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fit for Purpose - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Street Appeal - 8/10
  • 10/10
    Fun Factor - 10/10
  • 9/10
    Value for Money - 9/10
9.0/10

Summary

The key to the SQ5 is the balance between performance and everyday driving. It’s luxurious, comfortable and provides a thoroughly engaging driving experience.

Priced from just under $105,000 plus options and the usual costs its definitely worth a look.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.