Its compact dimensions place the Audi SQ2 in the ‘Urban SUV’ class, with 300 hp (221 kW) and 400 Nm of torque, the fun really starts when you’re out of town. Its combination of premium flair and extreme agility make snaking along alpine serpentines or burning up long stretches of motorway equally appealing. In the fast lane, few cars can give the 155 mph SUV a run for its money – fewer now, thanks to the performance upgrade from ABT Power. The updated figures are 350 hp (257 kW) and 440 Nm, which deliver a top speed of 163 mph.
Acceleration is also impressive: 0-60 mph in 4.6 as opposed to 4.8 seconds. This puts the four-wheel-drive’s performance in the ball-park of the current Porsche Boxster S. To conjure up these magical figures, the world’s largest vehicle tuner for Audi and VW utilises the wizardry of its in-house high-tech control unit ABT Engine Control (AEC), the SQ2’s talents are not just hidden under the hood. ABT Sportsline’s wide range of 19 and 20-inch alloy wheels make it a beauty to behold.
ABT DR and ER-C rims are available in 19 and 20-inch formats in sporty and aggressive mystic black or matt black. ABT FR is available exclusively in 20-inch and mystic black. In the same size, the GR alloy wheel is certainly the most extroverted choice: glossy black contrasts here with the diamond-machined rim lip. A wheel-spacer kit is also included. ABT Sportsline provides the perfect programme to make your SQ2 even sportier.