Audi SQ5 TDI Exclusive Concept at Paris

27 Sep, 2012 12:52pm Tom Phillips

Limited-edition version of the SQ5 SUV created by Audi's Quattro division

The Audi SQ5 TDI isn’t even on sale in the UK yet, but that hasn’t stopped Audi turning to its Quattro division to create a limited-edition special edition of the performance SUV.

Called the Audi SQ5 TDI Exclusive Concept, the SUV previews a limited run of just 50 cars which will be built in early 2013.

There are no changes to the 309bhp 3.0-litre bi-turbo diesel engine, so the 0-62mph sprint time remains 5.1 seconds, the top speed is still limited to 155mph and the claimed average fuel economy is 39.2mpg.

Instead, the SQ5 TDI Audi Eexclusive Concept is designed to showcase new exterior and interior features. The car is painted in a special Aral Blue crystal effect paint, while the mirror caps remain finished in an aluminium-look trim – a trademark of Audi’s S model cars.

The interior of the SQ5 TDI Audi exclusive concept features fine nappa leather upholstery with contrasting white stitching. Audi claims that the use of woven leather on the centre of the backrest of the seats is a first for a production car.

An alcantara headlining with contrasting white sunroof blind and ash wood trim on the door inlays complete the look

There are no plans to make the SQ5 TDI Audi Exclusive Concept available in the UK, but the standard model goes on sale in the UK later this year priced at approximately £44,000.

The Exclusive Concept will cost 92,000 Euro (£74,000) in Germany, which is an extra £30,000 over the standard SQ5 TDI.