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Audi SQ5 Plus 2016 review: Torquing Heads

Peter Anderson and Nikki Cousins review the Audi SQ5 Plus.

The quick-but-efficient SQ5 has been a resounding success for Audi in Australia, often making up half of all Q5 variants sold.

So when the four-ringed brand unveiled an even hotter SQ5 Plus version, the decision to bring it down under was academic.

However, its extra grunt is matched by a heavier weighbridge figure, and results in an identical 5.1 second 0-100km/h figure to the regular SQ5.

Is it still worth the extra $13,000 over the equally-fast SQ5? Nikki and Peter spent a week behind the wheel to find out.

Plus: Craig Duff puts the SQ5 Plus through a thorough road test.

Also: See how the regular SQ5 stacks up against the Porsche Macan turbo in our head to head comparison.

More: Check out Peter’s video of the regular SQ5 here.

And you’ll find anything Audi Q5 related at our Q5 hub.

Click here to see more Audi SQ5 pricing and spec info.

Would you choose the SQ5 Plus over the regular SQ5 given the increase in price? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

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