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2014 Audi SQ5 Slated for the Detroit Auto Show

Audi is set to debut a high-performance version of its luxury compact SUV at the North American International Auto Show next week in Detroit. Just like the Audi Q5 3.0T, the new 2014 Audi SQ5 will pack a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine under its hood. However, with 354 horsepower, the SQ5 produces 82 more horsepower than the Q5 3.0T. Car and Driver points out that “every 3.0-liter V-6 in Audi’s lineup could be considered lesser ... continue reading»

Tags: Audi Q5, Model News, Detroit Auto Show, Audi SQ5

Audi Confirms Diesel Q5 for 2014

Audi of America Product and Motorsports Communications Manager Mark Dahncke confirmed that the turbodiesel V6 will be available in the 2014 Audi Q5 for the U.S. market. The 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 engine will be added to the 2014 Q5’s engine lineup, joining the 2013 model’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, supercharged 3.0-liter V6 gas engine and hybrid 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Audi says in a statement that the Q5’s new TDI diesel engine will ... continue reading»

Tags: Audi Q5, Model News, Fuel Economy, Diesel engines

Audi Q5 Recalled Because of Breakable Sunroof

Volkswagen Group of America, which includes the Audi brand, is recalling 13,172 2012 Audi Q5 SUVs because the front panel of the available two-panel glass panoramic sunroof may break in very cold weather. The rear glass sunroof panel is stationary, while the front panel slides open and tilts up. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that if the sunroof shatters, the shards of glass could injure anyone in the SUV, as well as distract the driver, increasing the ... continue reading»

Tags: Safety, NHTSA, Audi Q5, Model News, Audi Recall

Audi Q5 Will Receive Updates, New Engines for 2013

The Audi Q5 will receive a host of updates for 2013, with a range of new engines that Audi says will make the Q5 more powerful and fuel-efficient. Worldwide, the 2013 Q5 will receive new engines, including updated gasoline and diesel engines, and an all-new hybrid powertrain. The base 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gains 14 horsepower over the 2012 model, for a total of 225. A new turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 makes 272 horsepower. “The big news, however,” says Autoblog ... continue reading»

Tags: Audi Q5, Audi, Luxury Compact SUVs, Model News

2013 BMW X1 to Start at $31,545

The 2013 BMW X1 made its U.S. debut at the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday. Last week, we told you about the new compact crossover, which will slot below the X3, and compete with luxury compact SUVs like the Acura RDX and Audi Q5. Full specs on the X1 haven’t been released, but BMW has announced pricing and trim levels for the new small SUV. Car and Driver writes that “the entry-level model will be the ... continue reading»

Tags: Acura RDX, BMW X3, Audi Q5, BMW X1, BMW, Luxury Compact SUVs, Model News, Mini Cooper Countryman

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