Audi SQ5 TDI Exclusive Concept
(Friday 14 September 2012)
One of the more eye-catching cars on Audi's stand at the Paris Show later this month will be the exclusive concept (yes, all lower case, fashionably enough) version of the SQ5 TDI.
Despite its name, this is a production vehicle, though only to a very limited extent. Just 50 will be built, and if you want one you're going to have to go to Germany to get it, since it's not being sold anywhere else.
It's priced at 92,000 euros, and the differences between it and the regular SQ5 TDI are largely cosmetic. They include crystal-effect Aral Blue paintwork and black nappa leather upholstery with contrasting snow white stitching.
The centre sections of the seats are covered in woven leather, which according to Audi is being used in a production car for the very first time.
Mechanically, the exclusive concept is identical to the standard car, whose 309bhp three-litre twin turbo TDI engine is the first diesel ever to be fitted to an Audi S model.
UK dealers will be able to take orders for that one later this year, and although pricing has not yet been confirmed there has been a slight adjustment in Audi's estimate since we last discussed the car back in June, from "around £45,000" to "approximately £44,000".