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Fuel type Diesel
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Fuel type Petrol
Engine size 2995
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Engine size 3000
It used to be so simple - and so restrictive. If you wanted a genuinely rapid SUV, you had to buy something huge and unwieldy. In 2012, the Audi SQ5 TDI changed all that by offering us the world's fastest diesel SUV in a manageably-sized package. The brand's first ever TDI-powered 'S' model delivers a thumping 313PS packaged in a compactly practical bodyshape filled with the usual Audi good stuff inside. There's 540-litres of luggage space, comfortable seats for five and it can even get over forty miles from a gallon of diesel if you drive sedately. Yet it can climb a 31-degree gradient, cruise across a muddy field and on tarmac, charge to 62mph in five seconds. Truly a very special car.
The world's fastest diesel SUV from the 2012 to 2016 period? You'd never know it from a casual glance, for this SQ5 is as subtle a sporting car as you could ever want. You have to look hard at the details - the quad exhaust pipes, the wider wheels and tyres and the silver-toned trim - to see there's something special here.
Very special in fact. It's pretty hard to think of a single car of this kind from this period that can do so much so well. This one's quick, composed, economical, well-built, discreet and practical. As long as you're aware of its necessary limitations, it's even got a generous measure of fun fitted as standard.
If you feel that you're owed something special - an indulgence if you like - but don't want to look like a mid-life crisis on wheels, an Audi SQ5 TDI could be exactly what you're looking for. It has all the outward trappings of measured responsibility with a slightly demented dressing of excess included. Nobody needs a car like this but drive it and you'll definitely want one. That much is guaranteed.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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