Audi is taking a special version of its brilliant SQ5 TDI to Paris this month, with the SQ5 TDI exclusive concept.
Marking it out from the regular model is the exclusive Aral Blue crystal effect paintwork, standard LED daytime running lights and new 20-inch five-spoke alloy wheels.
Inside the cabin, the sports seats, multi-function steering wheel, gear lever gaiter, arm rest and dashboard are covered in black Fine Nappa Leather with Snow White stitching. The seat’s centre panels are trimmed in woven leather – a first in an Audi production vehicle. The Alacantara headlining, sunroof blind and door trims are Snow White, while the inlays are constructed from natural grain ash. A set special sill plates bearing Audi exclusive badging complete the aesthetics.
Power comes courtesy of the original model’s 3.0 TDI bi-turbo unit, churning out 230 kW (313 hp) and 650 Nm of torque, which is transferred to the quattro all-wheel drive system via an eight-speed tiptronic transmission. Performance is impressive, with 100 km/h appearing in 5.1 seconds and a limited 250 km/h (155 mph) top speed, while a fuel consumption figure of 7.2 litres every 100 kilometres is also achievable.
Just 50 units will go on sale in the first quarter of 2013 at an eye-watering price €92,000. Or you could just go for the regular SQ5 TDI, which launches at the same time, for a bargain €58,500. We like it, but this one is for the hardcore Audi aficionados who earn considerably more than us.