10 January 2013 06:16 | By Mark Atkinson
Detroit Motor Show 2013: What we're most excited to see

Audi SQ5

Audi SQ5 (© Photo: Audi)
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Does the world really need another high-performance SUV? Fans of Audi's best-selling Q5 will be thrilled to know the company is launching a tweaked out and more powerful version. The SQ5 takes the supercharged 3.0-litre V6 found in uplevel Q5 models and basically increases the boost. New power levels of 354 horsepower and 347 lb.-ft. of torque are significant jumps and allow the SQ5 to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 5.3 seconds. It's also been lowered by 30 mm and has stiffer springs and shocks, along with 20-inch wheels. Visual changes include platinum grey trim pieces, chrome mirrors and unique colours. No word on price, but we'd expect little change from $55,000.

Audi will also show a couple of other key cars on its display --” the facelifted 2014 R8, as well as the drop-top version of its RS5 performance coupe.

Also look out for the Tokyo Auto Salon, the world’s largest auto exhibition, coming to Singapore for the first time in April 2013. On show will be over 200 cars, including some of the world's finest and most unique cars, as well as Japanese race Queens and J-pop Idol flown in from Japan. “LIKE” the Facebook page to find out more!


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