Actually, Audi did not want to exhibit in Paris, now there is even a world premiere: On the Seine, Audi shows the 2020 Audi SQ2. The sports version of the Q2 lacks 10 hp to S3.
Actually, Audi wants to appear at the Paris Motor Show 2018 on the absolute low flame. The Ingolstadt-based group will not stop, only the French importer will set up a stand at the gate of Versailles. For a real premiere, it’s enough anyway: In Paris, Audi shows at the express request of the French importer for the first time the SQ2, the sports version of the mini-SUV Audi Q2.
Technically, the small SUV is strongly based on the Audi S3. To maintain some distance, he makes but 10 hp less. Under the hood works a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo petrol engine with 300 hp. The maximum torque of 400 Newton-meters is between 2,000 and 5,200 rpm. Thus, the Audi SQ2 runs in 4.8 seconds from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour, at 250 km / h the electronics stops the drive. The S3 sprints two-tenths of a second faster and has the same speed limit.
2020 Audi SQ2 Technology
The power comes to the wheels by means of a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The transmission allows the small SUV the so-called sailing: In fuel- saving mode, the engine decoupled from the drivetrain. In this way, the car can roll very far. When rolling towards a red traffic light, the engine is already switched off at 7 km / h residual speed.
Like every S model, the Audi SQ2 has four-wheel drive. If there is a loss of traction on the front axle, up to 100 percent of the torque reaches the rear axle via a hydraulic multi-plate clutch.
The 2020 Audi SQ2 features a sports suspension with two centimeters of suspension. 18-inch wheels are standard on the axles. At an additional cost, Audi also delivers the SQ2 with 19-inch wheels. The newly tuned steering works progressively. This means: The larger the steering angle, the more direct the steering reacts.
Audi sports standard sports seats, a sporty multifunction steering wheel with shift paddles and analog instruments with additional color display in the base. The virtual cockpit with 12.3-inch screen costs extra. Also at extra cost, the SQ2 projects important information onto a head-up display. The headliner, pillar trim and seat covers are standard in black by Audi, with matt brushed aluminum for accents. The pedals are clad in stainless steel by Audi. In the base, the passengers sit on a fabric-leather combination, for an extra charge, leather Alcantara or full leather is possible. The leather seats can be ordered in red and black two-color look.
Audi supplies the SQ2 with an emergency brake with pedestrian recognition as standard. An assistance package also offers an adaptive cruise control with the Staufolge function that steers the car partially autonomously through the congestion up to 65 km / h. Also optional is a parking assistant.
2020 Audi SQ2 Price & Release date
Prices for the Audi SQ2 called the manufacturer yet. We expect a starting price of 40,000 euros. First cars are expected in early 2019 at the dealer. Audi will no longer offer an S1 – the SQ2 is the manufacturer’s smallest S model.