Audi’s new SQ5 promises a sublime balance of sports car performance with SUV practicality. For those looking to heighten the vehicle’s ability even further, suspension legend Eibach has now released a spring and spacer option to endow the Audi with simply peerless handling.
Audi’s continual run of hot new models seems unstoppable at the moment. Fortunately, fellow countrymen Eibach seem more than happy to keep up – perhaps due to the fact that Eibach has been the technical partner for Ingolstadt’s Audi Sport division for many years now, meaning the two firms enjoy a two-way flow of development data.
The SQ5 is already a great platform, but the addition of the Eibach kit truly transforms its on-road manners. For those looking for a more ‘focussed’ performance and an improved stance from the capable SUV, Eibach’s carefully honed Pro-Kit offers the perfect solution, balancing noticeably improved handling with a compliant ride quality.
The new Pro-Kit works in perfect harmony with the factory dampers and lowers the car by 30mm up front and 25mm at the rear. A progressively-wound spring allows a softer section for every day commuting that pushes into a stiffer section when really throwing the car into the turns – ideal for a car that needs to be all things for all people. This kit is priced at £199.17 + VAT.
Each spring is pre-stressed, to avoid sagging in later life, before being shot-peened and electrostatically powder-coated to ensure a long and effective life. As the motorsport supplier to Audi, it’s interesting that these springs are made on the same line, and from the very same material as the Le Mans team uses! Eibach only produces to one quality, and that’s just the same on its aftermarket and motorsport ranges.
For drivers seeking the ultimate in dynamics and aesthetics, Eibach also offer a wide selection of Pro-Spacers. These are precision manufactured, hub-centric spacers which are machined from aerospace grade aluminium. Available in a wide variety of widths from 12mm to 30mm, they are the perfect way to increase the track measurement of the car for enhanced steering feel and ‘turn in’. Pro-Spacers start at £75.00 +VAT per pair.
For more information on the Eibach range of chassis enhancements, please click to www.eibach.com