ABT reveals tuning package for Audi SQ5 performance diesel

November 16, 2015

Renowned Audi tuner ABT Sportsline has come up with a neat upgrade kit for the SQ5 performance diesel SUV, lifting power and presence.

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ABT has taken the regular SQ5 and its 3.0-litre twin-turbo diesel V6 and turned things up a notch via some engine computer tweaks. Instead of producing 230kW and 650Nm, it now generates 268kW and a meaty 710Nm.

The SQ5 is already one of the quickest production diesel SUVs on the market, capable of crunching 0-100km/h in just 5.1 seconds in the case of the recently-introduced, 250kW/700Nm ‘plus’ variant. The sprint time is the same in the regular 230kW version too.

ABT hasn’t mentioned specific performance figures, but we’d be guessing 0-100km/h would come up in under 5.1 seconds. The standard limited top speed of 250k/h might also be extended.

On top of the boost in output, ABT has also designed a subtle styling package including skirt extensions for the front, rear and sides, black trimmings, a new vertical grille, and some unique alloy wheels measuring up to 22 inches.

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Sports suspension can be used to give the SUV a more hunkered down stance, while various bespoke badges give the SQ5 a unique touch.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.