• Audi Registers SQ5 and RSQ5 names

It was only logical that after BMW released the X5 and the X5M to the market, Audi would eventually bring out more models for their crossover, the Q5. The idea started almost a year ago with details surrounding two more variants of the Q5 - the SQ5 and the RSQ5 - coming out with good projected outputs of 333hp and 408hp, respectively. That idea has certainly catapulted since then with news that Audi has registered the SQ5 and RSQ5 monikers, meaning that the German company has finally decided it has much more to offer to the SUV market.

The current Q5 line-up includes the standard Q5 model and the recently launched Q5 Hybrid Quattro, but the two new and sportier models will most likely attract many more customers. All this means is that the BMW X5 and the X5M may need to start working a bit harder to win over their clientele. However, being that the X5M puts out a rewarding 555hp, we find it a little hard to believe that anyone would opt for the Audi. As of right now,BMW is the clear choice, but we never know what these automakers have up their sleeves. Perhaps Audi will bring out something that is that much more entertaining.


Source: Car and Driver

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  (363) posted on 05.2.2011

Yeah, right. BMW have released several cars last month. I’m quite intrigue on what’s been Audi doing this past few days?Please keep up us postedsmiley

  (665) posted on 05.2.2011

Well, so much for the name..Are these car still on the production or still a concept car..I never heard that they been releasing a new car.

  (309) posted on 01.17.2011

i bet that they are already tired giving their cars a name so why not letter and numbers only? hehe

  (763) posted on 01.16.2011

well both has almost the same price as the panamera, so i guess it would rather get myself a panamera than this one.

  (477) posted on 01.16.2011

I still don’t think there will be an RS4 based on the current A4 because there is already a B8-platform RS car (RS5). Also, the last RS4 was a B7 and the one before that was a B5, so it’s not entirely unheard of for the RS4 to skip a platform generation.

  (324) posted on 01.13.2011

Audi is replacing the 3.2 V6 & 6 speed auto with the lesser supercharged [300 hp] 3.0 V6 & 8 speed auto, right? and that should NOT be the S-Q5.

  (701) posted on 01.13.2011

Am I the only one who is hoping this doesn’t come to fruition? Audi is the last of the big three German luxury manufacturers who hasn’t diluted their performance brand by slapping badges on over-powered SUVs.

  (89) posted on 01.13.2011

yeah right, another Audi is what I was waiting for! I’d rather see full electric cars at affordable prices. I think in the next 2 years the market for gas cars will be smaller and the buyers will not be as interested as before in the gas cars!

  (51) posted on 01.13.2011

I’m guessing there are more than 2 brothers... more like 6 smiley

  (151) posted on 01.13.2011

Audi like any other german automotive constructor is just trying to fool us! Instead of building cost efficient cars, which in the end will result in less money for the car for us to pay, they are creating various expensive models! Why sale it for 20K if anyone who wants an Audi can pay 80k for it!

  (1022) posted on 01.12.2011

I know there is very little logic to my opinion, but somehow I can just about stomach huge performance SUVs such as the X5 M and the Range Rover Vogue Supercharged, but there is something about compact performance SUVs that just puts me off

  (1332) posted on 01.12.2011

don’t they have better things to do with their time, like, making the god damned new RS4 that they said was replaced by the RS5, which sort of ?

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