High-performance compact crossovers on the way? Audi registers SQ5 and RSQ5 badges

Audi Q5 Custom Concept

In the world of the Mercedes-Benz GLKs, Infiniti EXs and BMW X3s, there is no high-performance compact luxury crossover. Well, Audi may end up being the first.

According to a short snippet in CARandDRIVER, the automaker has just registered the SQ5 and RSQ5 nameplates. No word on what the powerplants on each Q5 will be but it’s definitely got our attention.

At the 2009 Worthersee show in Austria, Audi unveiled the Q5 Custom Concept, which is powered by a 3.0 TFSI V6 was supercharged to pump out a total of 408-hp with a peak torque of 369 lb-ft. Mated to a 7-speed S-tronic automatic transmission, the Q5 Custom Concept ran from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: CARandDRIVER