3.0T S line or SQ5 - AudiWorld Forums

Notices
Q5/SQ5 MKI (8R) Discussion Discussion forum for the First Generation Audi Q5 SUV produced from 2008 to 2017

3.0T S line or SQ5

Reply

 
 
Old 05-02-2014, 06:10 PM
  #1
AudiWorld Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Yoshimura's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Montreal, QC
Posts: 699
Default 3.0T S line or SQ5

Almost ready to oder a new Q5 but I can't decide if it worth it to spend over 8K to get the SQ5 instead of the 3.0T S line...

Some concerns...

Is the SQ5 really more powerfull (torque) in normal driving condition?
Is the 3.0T suspension with ADS really more compliant on rough pavement?
Yoshimura is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2014, 06:48 PM
  #2
AudiWorld Senior Member
 
scrmorling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 864
Default

I can't speak to the compliance of the ADS and the roads are pretty smooth here in southern AZ but the SQ5 rides very comfortably for the driver and all the passengers. The extra pull of the SQ5 is on tap through the range and the gear shifts are an absolute delight.

But I'm not biased.

Steve
scrmorling is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2014, 08:09 PM
  #3
Audiworld Junior Member
 
rudymon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 68
Default

I have had my tdi for about 2 weeks and I find it to be a compelling option. The most torque of any of the engines by far AND the best fuel economy as well. Urban legend has it that the fuel economy actually improves as the engine "breaks in".
rudymon is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2014, 07:59 AM
  #4
gk1
AudiWorld Super User
 
gk1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: NJ
Posts: 6,622
Default

Originally Posted by Yoshimura View Post
Almost ready to oder a new Q5 but I can't decide if it worth it to spend over 8K to get the SQ5 instead of the 3.0T S line...

Some concerns...

Is the SQ5 really more powerfull (torque) in normal driving condition?
Is the 3.0T suspension with ADS really more compliant on rough pavement?
Fortunate for us it is a nice choice to have. Sometimes final drive ratio gets forgotten about and this has to be considered if you are interested in acceleration over fuel economy.
3.0T has 295 lb ft of torque and a final drive ratio of 3.20
The TDI has 428 and a 3.08 ratio...wow!
SQ5 has 346 and a 3.76 ratio.
For comparison sake lets just multiply since they all have the same 8 speeds,
3.0T = 944
TDI = 1318...again...wow!
SQ5 = 1300 so at peak torque, albeit at higher RPM, the SQ5 has almost the same grunt as the TDI at vastly reduced fuel economy. This is definitely noticeable over the 3.0T but software and pulleys level the playing field again...if you are interested in going that route.
gk1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2014, 08:45 AM
  #5
AudiWorld Super User
 
spijun's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Sarajevo /BiH
Posts: 3,108
Default

Originally Posted by rudymon View Post
I have had my tdi for about 2 weeks and I find it to be a compelling option. The most torque of any of the engines by far AND the best fuel economy as well. Urban legend has it that the fuel economy actually improves as the engine "breaks in".
It's not a urban legend than truth.
After 10,000 km is less fuel consumption than now.
I had 8 TDI cars from VW Group
spijun is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2014, 09:32 AM
  #6
AudiWorld Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Yoshimura's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Montreal, QC
Posts: 699
Default

Originally Posted by gk1 View Post
3.0T has 295 lb ft of torque and a final drive ratio of 3.20
The TDI has 428 and a 3.08 ratio...wow!
SQ5 has 346 and a 3.76 ratio.
For comparison sake lets just multiply since they all have the same 8 speeds,
3.0T = 944
TDI = 1318...again...wow!
SQ5 = 1300 so at peak torque, albeit at higher RPM, the SQ5 has almost the
Audi Canada specifies a final gear ration of 3.08 for the SQ5...
Yoshimura is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2014, 10:45 AM
  #7
TTG
AudiWorld Member
 
TTG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: PNW
Posts: 182
Default

It depends on what you are looking for. In the US price difference between SQ5 and 3.0T isn't that much so we went with SQ5.

Diesel is nice but as a principle I am not paying MORE for diesel since Americans completely got the pricing wrong. But they are fun to drive.

I suggest driving them all and making a decision.
TTG is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2014, 10:50 AM
  #8
AudiWorld Super User
 
spijun's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Sarajevo /BiH
Posts: 3,108
Default

These are data from an electronic catalog

Name:  ScreenShot316_zps81f3c474.jpg
Views: 3
Size:  61.0 KB
Name:  ScreenShot315_zps7779106f.jpg
Views: 3
Size:  102.4 KB

Last edited by spijun; 05-03-2014 at 10:54 AM.
spijun is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2014, 01:12 PM
  #9
AudiWorld Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 187
Default

It depends if you want your 3.0T with Sline and Sunroof, etc...

I went the SQ5 route after many months and driving all versions.
TDI is really apealing, it almost won. Thing is for MY15, colors and wheels were not what I wanted for my CUV, so we went with the SQ5.

SQ5 is pretty good value for the price (if you go for premium plus).
Chuck2006 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2014, 06:21 PM
  #10
Audiworld Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 56
Default

Originally Posted by Yoshimura View Post
Almost ready to oder a new Q5 but I can't decide if it worth it to spend over 8K to get the SQ5 instead of the 3.0T S line...

Some concerns...

Is the SQ5 really more powerfull (torque) in normal driving condition?
Is the 3.0T suspension with ADS really more compliant on rough pavement?
In the US, the s line is not available on the 3.0 in '15
zoepup is offline  
Reply With Quote
 
 
 

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
truwarrior22
Q5/SQ5 MKI (8R) Discussion
1
09-19-2015 08:13 AM
kreativecid
Q5/SQ5 MKI (8R) Discussion
8
09-17-2015 05:58 PM
ECS Tuning-Audi
Audi A3 / S3 /RS 3 MKII
0
09-17-2015 12:23 PM
BlackAce
Q5/SQ5 MKI (8R) Discussion
9
09-16-2015 02:55 AM
MonSoonHell
Parts For Sale
0
09-15-2015 07:14 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:20 AM.


 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: