Audi SQ5 TDI Exclusive Concept breaks cover. But why is it just a concept?
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Audi has announced to launch a limited edition version of its famous SQ5 SUVs named as SQ5 Exclusive Concept developed by its high performance division Quattro Gmbh. The car will be the first ever diesel car in its S line up. The car will be unveiled at Mondial de automobile in Paris (Sep 29 to Oct 14 2012). The performance SUV will showcase new design features in the interior and an exclusive exterior finish in a limited production run of just 50 vehicles beginning in the first quarter of 2013. The car will house a 3.0-liter bi-turbo TDI engine produces maximum power output of 309bhp and 650Nm between 1,450 and 2,800rpm and can attain 0 to 100kmh speed in 5.1 seconds, 250kmh top speed.
The SQ5 TDI Audi exclusive concept has been over and done with in stunning Aral Blue crystal effect, a shade which was specially developed for this limited production model and which conveys an amazing feeling of depth. The car will feature all the standard features of S models like the exterior mirrors are in aluminum look and xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights are standard. The four exhaust tailpipes dominate the rear of the vehicle.
The interior of the SQ5 TDI Audi exclusive concept incorporates striking contrasts: The leather multifunction sports steering wheel and the gear lever gaiter in black Fine Nappa leather are accentuated with contrasting stitching in snow white, as are the centre armrest and the instrument binnacle cover. A special highlight is the black sport seats covered in Fine Nappa leather, which also feature contrasting stitching in snow white and black, woven leather in the centre section of the seats. The SQ5 TDI Audi exclusive concept marks the first time that woven leather has been used in a production vehicle.
The Alcantara headlining, the blind for the sunroof and the inlays and applications in the doors are finished in snow white. The inlays are natural grain ash. The open-pored veneer has been specially treated to emphasize the grain. The door trims and the entry sills sport Audi exclusive badges. The car will be tagged with an astounding price of €92,000 in Germany after its launch in 2013. The SQ5 TDI on which this special edition is based will open for order in the UK later this year priced at approximately £44,000 OTR.