Audi and BMW have been at each others throats from day one. Like two siblings with an extreme rivalry, one does not like to be outdone by the other. BMW has recently opened up its world famous M car division to diesel engines. The performance badge has already churned out a range of cars powered by a triplet of turbos fused to an oil-burner. Audi have stepped up to unveil their first performance diesel named the SQ5.
Based upon the Q5, the SQ5 TDI is the first diesel in Audi’s range to posses an S badge and a diesel motor. The motor in question is a twin-turbo 3.0 lire that produces 313BHP and an incredible 479lb-ft of torque. The premium soft-roader will complete the 0-62MPH dash in 5 seconds flat and go onto an electronically limited top speed of 155MPH. Swapping cogs comes courtesy of an 8 speed Tiptronic transmission.
The SQ5 will arrive in European dealerships in early 2013.