The 2017 Audi SQ5 goes from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 5 seconds, tying it with the BMW 7 Series for tops in its class.
Luxury SUV makers have a tall task—building gorgeous sport utility vehicles inside-and-out, while ensuring their performance is top shelf without sacrificing any (or at least as little of) the practicality that makes them useful. Audi is no stranger to this conundrum, but the SQ5 SUV pulls this feat off with aplomb, making it the fastest car in its class, even competing against sport sedans!
According to Edmunds, the Audi SQ5 can get from 0 to 60 miles per hour in what feels like a heartbeat—5 seconds flat, to be exact. The SQ5 does the quarter mile in 13.6 seconds, and reaches 100 miles per hour in 13 seconds.
The 2017 SQ5 pulls off those numbers with a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that boasts 354 horsepower and 346 pound-feet of torque. That is one hot German sausage.
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Can it beat the competition?
Can it? Or should you have asked “...by how much”? Because yes—the 2017 Audi SQ5 can indeed beat the competition. Only the Bavarians and their BMW 7 Series could match the SQ5’s 0 to 60 times.
Here’s how the rest of the Audi SQ5’s class stacks up in terms of 0 to 60 times:
Now of course, if you want the fastest luxury vehicle circa 2017, it's gonna cost you. Granted, it won’t set you back $54,000+, the MSRP when the SQ5 first rolled off the line. But a 2017 SQ5 in good condition won’t be cheap. It will cost anywhere between $34,000 to $38,000 on the used car market, depending on its condition and the mileage on its chassis.
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