The All-New 2018 Audi SQ5 Makes It’s World Debut At NAIAS

With advancements in power, a brand new turbocharged V6 engine and new “sporty” design, the all-new 2018 Audi SQ5 made its global debut at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The second-generation SQ5 offers a boatload of advanced infotainment options including MMI® touch®, Bang & Olufsen® sound system, standard Audi smartphone interface, Android Auto integration, setting a new industry standard for luxury vehicles.


  • An all-new 3.0-liter TFSI® V6 engine
  • Produces 354 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, between a broad 1370 – 4500 rpm range
  • The eight-speed tiptronic® transmission
  • A turbocharged V6 with eight gears


  • A newly developed front and rear suspension
  • A new front five-link suspension with lightweight construction
  • Available with the S Sport package, the all-new sport adaptive air suspension, adds both an all-road and a lift/off-road mode
  • Dynamic steering, which offers a variable steering ratio that adjusts based on vehicle speed


  • A platinum gray Singleframe® grille with aluminum optic double horizontal blade bars
  • A flat, coupe-like roof line coupled with a strong, wave-design shoulder line and pronounced wheel arches which emphasize the standard quattro® all-wheel drive.
  • Aluminum optic exterior side mirrors
  • S model rear roof spoiler
  • Three-dimensional LED headlights and LED taillights with dynamic turn signals


  • Offers improved space compared to the previous generation
  • Increased cargo capacity with the second row seats folded down
  • A three-spoke multi-function flat-bottom sport steering wheel
  • Sport front seats with available diamond stitching
  • Matte brushed aluminum inlays or available carbon atlas inlays and standard stainless steel door sill inlays with S badging
  • A driver-focused cockpit that includes a small number of controls with expanded functionality


  • MMI® touch® with handwriting-recognition technology
  • Bang & Olufsen® sound system with 3D sound
  • Standard Audi smartphone interface, which provides Apple CarPlay™ and Google™ Android Auto integration.
  • Available is the Audi virtual cockpit
  • Available is a full-color head-up display which projects relevant driving information directly in the driver’s field of vision.
  • Standard Audi pre sense® city, an automatic emergency braking system
  • Blind spot monitoring via LED indicators
  • Available is adaptive cruise control with stop & go automatically maintains distance from the vehicle in front, including braking and accelerating.

Related: The all-new 2018 Audi A5 has a new design and enhanced technology

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