Audi S5 will get a diesel engine from the crossover SQ5 TDI

Audi S5 will get a diesel engine from the crossover SQ5 TDI

March 14, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

According to the most recent reports from our insiders, the “charged” S5 family will definitely get a powerful diesel engine – and soon.

Rumors about high-performance models of the Audi S brand, which will use diesel engines, went on the Internet back in 2011. The most recent report appeared in the second half of 2017.

 According to the most recent information published this week by the French car magazine, the S5 Coupe, Cabriolet and Sportback are going to borrow the same electrified 3.0-liter V6 engine that is equipped with the SQ5 TDI crossover.

The crossover with a diesel engine has 342 horsepower and torque of 700 Nm. Thanks to the soft hybrid system adapted from the diesel monster SQ7, the turbo pit should not be a problem.

Why does Audi install a diesel engine on the S5? Apparently this is due to the company’s desire to reduce CO2 emissions. Thus, the premium novelty will join such powerful models of the concern as the VW Golf GTD and Skoda Octavia RS with TDI.

  Although insiders do not say when diesel S5s will appear, we do not expect them to appear until the middle of the life cycle of the current generation. Spy shots showed that the regular A5 is preparing for an upgrade, but a more powerful S5 will appear later, perhaps in 2020 or 2021.

  It turns out that the German concern VAG, which includes the Audi company, has not yet completed work with diesel engines – earlier official representatives spoke of the intention to completely “engage”.