Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Sporting Domestic Bliss

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Sporting Domestic Bliss

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Byline: Grant Edwards

At a glance

Audi SQ5

PRICE $99,611 before on-roads.

ENGINE 3.0-litre six-cyl 260kW/500Nm.

TRANSMISSION Eight-speed automatic, all-wheel drive.

THIRST 8.7 litres/100km (combined average).

0-100KM/H 5.4 seconds.

PERFORMANCE without compromise is the premise behind the Audi SQ5.

Combining the ability of a sports car with an SUV, this has been one of our favourite cars to ever grace the garage.

The new turbocharged six-pot petrol engine is marginally slower than the previous variant - but we're only talking a couple of tenths.

Among the big gains are more feel through the steering wheel along with the trusted punch under throttle.

Sprinting from 0-100km/h in less than six seconds it's still enough to plant a smile on the driver's face with each prod of the right pedal.

There's also a lovely burble at start-up and in dynamic mode which points to its dexterity.

Yet the launch of the second generation is tinged with some sadness. …

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