Updated “B9.5” Audi Q5 Spied Testing

Audi is in the midst of a mid-lifecycle freshening of its entire B-segment lineup, a mid-lifecycle freshening of the B9 that began in May with the Audi A4/S4/allroad ,with updated A5/S5, Q5/SQ5 and RS variants to follow. We've been seeing A5 variant test mules now for a while, and today we've gotten some great pics of the updated Q5 out testing... and complete with interior shots. The B-segment is the heart of the Audi range, where the brand sells its greatest volumes in most mar...

CarBuzz: Alpina Is Smack Talking The 354-HP Audi SQ5 TFSI

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="31615"] source: CarBuzz, photos: Audi AG Actually, one executive described the Audi as "rubbish." Automaker executives love nothing more than competition. It drives both egos and adrenaline. Typically, this is friendly competition as automakers always attempt to outdo one another. This is especially the case with German luxury brands, specifically Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. But every now and then we hear about an automaker executive going p...

Gallery of the Day: Audi SQ5 TDI

words: Bill, photos/video: Audi AG Note: Audi has released photos and technical details on the new SQ5 TDI...yes, TDI. If you aren't aware yet, the new S models from Audi are all powered by diesel engines and it's highly doubtful we in the States will ever see these on our shores. We will get a gasoline power plant in our S cars. While the engine will be different, our SQ5 should be identical to the EU model and it's a seriously good looking vehicle. Enjoy the photos and video. https://yout...

2018 Audi SQ5 With 425 HP And Visible Tailpipes Thanks To ABT

source: ABT America ABT Sportsline upgrades the three-liter turbo gasoline engine of the current model Audi SQ5 to a fiery 425 HP and increases the torque by 10% of up to 405 lb-ft. There is more than enough power for a commanding appearance after installing of the separate ABT Engine Control unit – especially if the SQ5 is also equipped with the ABT aerodynamic body kit that brings back visible tailpipes. The ABT Slimbody package for the SQ5 comes with a new front skirt, door st...

The ABT Audi SQ5 with 425 HP and The Dream of Flying

source: ABT Sportsline Even if it might seem quite obvious for the ABT Audi SQ5: The category designation "sport utility vehicle" has nothing to do with the engine power of 425 HP (313 kW) or with the wide-body aerodynamics package, which ensures a particularly sporty appearance. The SUV name is rather an American term where it is used to designate vehicles for leisure and sports. As this also included hunting and fishing, a certain level of off-road capability was also assumed. Admittedl...

ABT Power Upgrades Now Also Available in the United States

Good news for North American ABT clients: Starting August 1st 2018 ABT will be offering a selection of their highly sought-after power upgrades in the US! In the beginning the technologically advanced and extensively tested separate performance ECU (engine control unit) will be available for the current model Audi S4/S5, Audi SQ5 and Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI. A power upgrade for the 2018 Audi RS5 is exclusively available for customers when ordering the limited edition ABT RS5-R package. ABT ...

Lumma Design with New SQ5 Widebody

[source: Lumma Design] Striking, sporty, individual - the conversion kit LUMMA CLR 5S for SQ5 (type FY) visually focuses on the sporting ambitions of the performance SUV from Ingolstadt. The powerfully drawn body components in combination with exclusive wheel sets give the vehicle a very expressive character.    Sporty appearance    Parts made of high-quality PUR-RIM-plastics    "Made in Germany"    TÜV-certificate    Matching exclusive wheel sets in various designs ...

ABT GR20 Wheels Now Also Available for Audi A3, S3, RS3 and Several VW Models

[source: ABT] Summer is here and why not start off the season with a new set of wheels. ABT has now introduced its most recent wheel design GR for the Audi A3, S3, RS3, VW Golf VII and VW Beetle. The worldwide largest tuner for Audi and VW offers its customers two different finishes for the ABT SPORT GR20: either “matt black” with a diamond-machined surface and a matt clear finishor “glossy black” with a diamond-machined rim flange. The GR20 wheel is perfectly ...

Slender and Muscular – ABT Audi Q5 and SQ5 “Slim Body” with up to 425 HP

[source: ABT Sportsline] After the wide body version presented at the Geneva Motor Show, the ABT Audi Q5 and SQ5 are now also available with the ABT Aero Package Slim Body. Depending on the production engine, a lot more horsepower are also possible – for example 425 HP (313 kW) for the SQ5. Long live sports! "The kit includes a sporty, elegant front skirt, dynamic door strip attachments and an imposing rear skirt set, including the sonorous ABT Rear Mufflerwith 102 mm carbon ...

Exclusive Benefits at Audi Pittsburgh + Photo Gallery

words: Troy Sicotte, photos: George Achorn This story originally ran in the Winter 2018 issue of the Audi Club North America quattro quarterly print magazine. In order to subscribe to quattro quarterly, join the Audi Club North America HERE. We’ve all seen them on Instagram, earning an eager double-tap: Amazing hues of paint not seen on your everyday Audi with interiors featuring custom-looking two-tone leathers, stitching and piping on just about every interior surface. You should...

ABT Audi SQ5 with Widebody Aerokit and 425 HP

source: ABT Sportsline ABT Sportsline takes the three-liter turbo gasoline engine in the new Audi SQ5 to a fiery 425 HP (313 kW) and a torque increase of 10% to 550 Nm. A bold statement from the world’s largest tuner for vehicles from the Audi and Volkswagen Group, as the production version offers 354 HP (260 kW) – just like its predecessor with compressor. After installation of the additional ABT Engine Control unit, there is definitely more than enough power for a commanding a...