What is it?
Audi has tweaked the Q5 range with a new lower-look front bumper that houses bigger vents, a restyled grille to match its newer models and new headlights.
However, of more interest is the addition of this Plus version of the already compelling SQ5. It ups the ante with an extra 14bhp over the standard model, plus another 20bhp temporarily available on overboost. Torque is also up by 37lb ft, so you get a hefty 516lb ft available from just 1500rpm.
That’s all been achieved by running higher boost for the two turbos that feed the 3.0-litre V6 diesel, as well as increasing the injector’s operating pressure to 2100 bar and playing about with the ECU mapping.
Now for the anticlimax: 0-62mph still takes 5.1 seconds, so no change there then. To keep it tied down in bends Audi says the body’s been lowered by 30mm with the sports suspension, although that's the same as the standard car.
So what do you get for the extra £6370? Well, there’s an active rear diff to shift the torque between the back wheels and some extra kit including diamond-stitched Nappa leather seats, an upgraded sat-nav, 21in alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors and metallic paint.