The new Audi Q5 has celebrated a flawless debut in the medium-sized SUV class and as a top-end sports model the SQ5 is also able to stir up powerful emotions. What more do you need? Perhaps the ABT SQ5, which harnesses 20% more horsepower through the heightened performance of ABT Power and increases the 354 hp (260 kW) to a proud 425 hp (313 kW). The maximum torque is also boosted from 500 to 550 Nm. Anyone who has already opted for the Audi Q5 with the “small” gas engine producing 252 hp (185 kW) can, in the near future, also look forward to performance injection from ABT Sportsline. Long-distance jockeys with the economical Q5 2.0 TDI can already ride on the ABT Power wave. The control unit ABT Engine Control conjures up 215 hp (158 kW) from the diesel engine, instead of the series production 190 hp (140 kW), and a maximum of 440 Nm instead of 400 Nm.
So much performance should also be reflected in the bodywork. Therefore, ABT has already developed a suitable body kit with a steely exterior, which has been tailor-made specifically for the SQ5 and will be available soon. Attractive alloy wheels from ABT Sportsline naturally also add to the sporty and dynamic appearance of the new Audi Q5. The Bavarian company recommends the models DR, ER-C, FR and GR in 20 and 21 inches for the SQ5. The individual variants differ not only in geometry, but also in the available finishes. The spectrum ranges from mystic black to Gun-Metal and glossy black through to matte black. Individual parts are also diamond machined on different rims and form attractive contrasting points.
“In the end, however, driving passion in the ABT SQ5 means much more than the sum of its parts,” says CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt: “Ultimately everyone has to experience this for themselves – and thanks to ABT and its numerous partners they can already do this today.”
Goodridge has released a high-performance, race quality brake hose kit for Audi’s SUV hit, the SQ5. Blending everyday usability, comfort, road-holding and power in one classy package, the SQ5 has quickly established itself at the very top of the SUV pecking order, tempting many saloon drivers into its cosseting interior.
The kit in question boats a number of highly significant design features and adaptations, all of which make it perfectly suited for fitment to this fully paid up German powerhouse. Supplied with a selection of carefully designed brackets to ensure perfect fitment, the kit contains OEM banjo type fittings at either end of the line. These mimic the precise routing and style of the OEM lines, thus ensuring swift and simple fitment. Quality is assured with a lifetime warranty and also included with the kit are a number of bolts, washers and other retaining hardware, again, all specially designed and manufactured in order for the resulting brake line to be the best and most complete on the market.
There are myriad benefits associated with fitting braided Goodridge brake lines, all of which are doubly relevant when discussing a performance orientated models like the SQ5. Chief among these are the huge improvements in braking efficiency offered by modern braided hoses, unrivalled reliability and longevity, and a complete absence of that most irritating and potentially dangerous of traits, brake pedal sponginess.
Goodridge’s position as the world’s leading manufacturer of performance fluid transfer systems means that they’re perfectly placed to push brake line development on and drive innovation, but this hasn’t come at the expense of quality or careful product design. The firm’s reputation for technical excellence and dependability has been cemented by superb attention to detail and customer care. A good example of this in action is the fact that each and every brake line is comprehensively pressure tested before it leaves Goodridge’s state of the art factory so that customers can have absolute confidence in its functioning. Little wonder Goodridge brake lines are TUV, DOT, ADR and ISO approved.
Those Audi owners seeking to improve the braking capabilities of their car would be well advised to take the time to peruse Goodridge’s hose upgrades, as the benefits they offer are simply too important to overlook.
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Audi’s latest SQ5 is an SUV aimed squarely at true driving enthusiasts. Derbyshire-based Milltek has recognised this fact by developing a high performance exhaust option for owners of the 3.0 TFSI flagship.
The new SQ5 system has already undergone Milltek’s gruelling test schedule in all markets and is now available in a ‘Cat-back’ configuration. Extensive dyno and road testing led Milltek’s talented design and engineering teams to arrive at a 2.37″ (60.30mm) diameter for the optimum balance of gasflow and back pressure. Like all Milltek systems, the new SQ5 range is fabricated here in the UK from the highest grade, non-magnetic stainless steel, offering owners a true ‘fit and forget’ proposition that will give decades of faithful and effective service. The sound quality of the system has also been as carefully researched as its performance. Under hard driving and wide throttle openings, the Milltek SQ5 system gives a purposeful growl, but under normal driving or cruising, cabin noise levels are practically indistinguishable from stock.
A dual outlet with polished quad GT-100 trims completes the picture and gives the Milltek system a decidedly ‘OEM+’ demeanour, making it the perfect addition to any SQ5. The exhaust works perfectly on any stock vehicle, but is a tuning essential for any tuned or re-mapped car, having already been tested by many of Europe’s leading ECU tuners, revealing a tangible increase in performance. Tailpipe trim options include, ‘Black Velvet’, Titanium, or the more traditional polished finish.
The Kahn Audi Q5 2.0 TDi Quattro S-Tronic Wide Track is a mid-sized SUV that is an exceptional blend of build quality and visual appeal.
The new Audi Q5 S-Line borrows similar styling cues from its larger Q7 SUV sibling. The front features a complete front bumper replacement, rear diffuser replacement, rear hatch blend, front and rear wide wheel arches, Kahn enamel wing shields and a quad exhaust system in stainless steel.
The entire car is dressed in brilliant black livery and contrasted by dark privacy glass. Furthermore, both the front and rear axles wear 9.5 x 22″ Kahn RS600 wheels in a matt black finish that hide red-painted calipers.
As with all A. Kahn Design vehicles, customers can create a completely bespoke interior. Options for this particular vehicle include front and rear seats in quilted and perforated leather, rev counter facia in red, door entry sill plates in stainless steel and vented foot pedals in machined aluminium.
The complete SUV is available from the bespoke car sales branch of A. Kahn Design for €42,875.00
What about this unique Audi Q5 from RPI Equipped? Starting with an S-Line Q5 TDI, RPI quickly began accumulating parts in their shop for what would eventually be what you see on your screen right now. A Caractere Widebody kit was ordered from Germany and sent out for paint.
The kit consists of a 10 piece flare kit, front bumper skin, rear hatch spoiler and hatch blend. To complete the Caractere kit, a set of 21×9.5″ Caractere CW1 wheels were wrapped in Dunlop Sport Max tires and bolted to the car with 25mm spacers. To top it off (literally) a colour matched Thule roof box ties the white and black theme together nicely.
For lowering, they used Accuair’s latest air suspension kit for the B8 chassis. The Accuair eLevel system is mounted neatly in the spare tire well and utilizes factory struts so that Audi’s Drive Select is still fully functional.
The Kahn conversion package, which consists of front & rear wide wheel arches, RS-R wheels (9.5 x 22 fitted with 265x35x22” tyres) in silver platinum, complete front bumper replacement unit, rear diffuser replacement, sports lowered suspension springs, privacy tinted glass, door entry sill plates in stainless steel, quad exhaust system in stainless steel, exterior paint detailing, rear hatch blend and painted brake calipers communicates power and performance through purposeful styling.
The interior exudes a sense of comfort and well being through a multitude of improvements, principal among which are the front & rear seats, luxuriously trimmed in quilted and perforated leather.
Naturally, the Audi Q5 2.0 TDi Quattro S-Tronic Wide Track can also be ordered in a range of colours. If you, for example, want a car with a full colour change (to a colour of your choice) and an interior akin to, let’s say your favourite leather reclining chair in your living room, we will be more than happy to oblige. Customers could also change the colour of the clock, or indeed, ask for anything else.
One of the things that differentiate A. Kahn Design from the rest is the ability to work with the customer to design and create a truly unique interior to their own specifications and the very highest standards.
A. Kahn Design designers pride themselves on having an open palette. A collection of colours of fabric, leather, trim pieces and more, enables designs to be individually tailored to each client’s project, something that makes your automobile special and uniquely yours.