The Audi SQ5 TDI is now available for purchase after months of anticipation. For the first time ever in the Audi line-up, there is an “S” model which is powered by a diesel engine.

It runs a 3.0 litre engine with V6 BiTDI technology. The vehicle has an eight speed automatic tiptronic transmission running Quattro all-wheel drive technology. It is able to hit 0 – 62 MPH in only 5.1 seconds with a top speed of 155 MPH.

This vehicle is all about economy too. It is able to achieve a brilliant 41.5 MPG thanks to the engine start stop system which comes as standard. Put together with a thermal management system and a regulated oil pump the vehicle offers excellent running costs in terms of fuel.

The vehicle sits 30mm lower than the standard Audi Q5. This helps the vehicle appear sportier as well as helping its handling. This type of suspension is only available on S models. On top of that there is also an Audi drive adaptive dynamics system to choose.

The 20 inch alloy wheels really stand out, helping the car to look magnificent. The choices of driving modes available include Comfort, Auto, Dynamic and Efficiency. There is also a fifth driving mode available which brings around a great deal of customisation. Each mode alters the characteristics of various components of the car such as the exhaust sound actuator, the weight of the power steering, the gear shift ratio and much more.

The vehicle is styled beautifully coming with black brake callipers which go well with the huge alloy wheels. The grey single frame grille makes the Audi SQ5 stand out a great deal. The exhaust tailpipes come in quadruple format.

The inside is mainly black with silver details. The seats have many different options of colours that the owner can select from. Sports seats can be adjusted electronically which also come with Nappa leather.

The equipment within the car includes a 180 watt Audi stereo. This comes with a 6.5 inch colour screen and MMI functionality. Bluetooth technology along with cruise control, rear parking sensors and a three zone climate control system are all standard.

The Audi SQ5 TDI is available to order now, costing £43,870. They are expected to be officially delivered next year.