That said, I took one for a test drive yesterday. I am in no way a professional car reviewer, but it was, compared to mine, astonishing. I think I wet myself a little bit.
"i think i wet myself a little bit" -> i concur, i had the same feeling when i test drove it...
2013 Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus (Daytona Grey) + S line Sport Select Package + NAV with 19" wheels & Black Seats/Dashboard & Lunar Silver Headliner.
The Audi SQ5 has been designed specifically for the following markets: United States, Canada, Russia, China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and the Ukraine. In Germany and many other European markets, the SQ5 TDI takes its place as the sporty top model in its series.
The big difference is what is available and what will be available
PS: If exists a test- reviews, I suppose that in the Chinese language
Q5 2.0 TFSI,S-tronic,
Milano leather, B&O, 19" 5-arm polished
I fully agree with all the comments. I picked up my SQ5 a week ago and I am very impressed. I had a Q5 2.0T before with the Stasis ECU upgrade and while the upgrade made the car much faster and more responsive its no comparison to the SQ5. I got a prestige with driver assist package and 21inch wheels. I also have an 2012 S-line A4 Avant with the Stasis upgrade and sports seats.
A couple of observations - the steering was something to get used to, much more precise and responsive. I over steered around the first couple of corners. The adaptive cruise control is nice, it follows the car but according to the dealer does not do stop and go but I had no time to try it out yet. The suspension is fine, a bit more firm than on the old one, I love the seats and steering wheel, you sit so much better. Acceleration is very impressive and responsiveness as well, however you have to push the pedal, having a soft foot makes the car respond slowly when in D, in S its a different story but I am still breaking it in, so I am trying to take it easy - but this is the most impressive car I drove for a long time, including 911/Panamera, BMW, Mercedes etc. - the sound of the engine is also closer to a sports car than the whining 2.0T, Audi did a good job on it. The new navigation seems better but it takes a little longer for the music to start and the phone list to show up compared to the 2011/2012 model. I got 6 month free tmobile and 3 month of Sirius, although the Sirius sound even with the B&O is weak, more like a tin can, while FM and ipod, sd-card are great. Best car so far - can only recommend it.
Will be interesting to see gas milage, I had 23+ on the 2.0 mostly city driving, but I assume with a heavy left foot it will be down a bit. We will see after a couple of weeks.
I'm seeing around 20/21 combined with about 60% being in town and 40% highway. A trip I took this weekend I got 25.5 mpg and have about 1100 miles on mine. I did one almost full throttle pull on the highway up to 100mph but the rest of the trip was 70mph with a few passes on two lane roads.
Mine - 2014 S4 Premium Plus S-Tronic | Estoril Blue | Black Nappa | B&O | Nav | 19" Wheels | Side Assist | AWE Res.
Wife - 2014 SQ5 Premium Plus | Phantom Black | Black Nappa | B&O | Nav | 21" Wheels | Side Assist
Previous - 2013 S4 Prestige | 6MT
Previous - 2009 A4 | 3.2 V6 Prestige | Ibis White
....The suspension is fine, a bit more firm than on the old one...
I perceived SQ's suspension as a downside, while it's incredibly responsive in cornering and compliant on the roads, it doesn't give the adjustable option especially for the price we are paying. At least we won't pay as much to replace the adjustables when needed?