The 2.0-litre TFSI petrol engine delivers an impressive pace but the flagship petrol engine is the SQ5 Quattro is powered by a 3.0-litre supercharged V6 engine which will deliver 349bhp and 470Nm of torque.
The 2.0-litre petrol TFSI completes the 0-60mph sprint in 7.1 seconds and has a top speed of 124mph. Most impressive across the range, however, is the diesel SQ5 running on a 3.0-litre engine that develops 650Nm torque and sprints 0-60mph in 5.2 seconds, 0.2 of a second faster than the petrol version.
Comparably, the Q5’s rival the Land Rover Freelander, only has a top speed of 112mph making it less performance orientated. The Q5’s tight body control and accurate steering make it an excellent car for test driving.