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A friend of mine just placed an order today for this refreshed vehicle. I started reading and wrote a list of how this car will be a direct rival to the base and S . It may even challenge those who are price conscious with a GTS or who consider the Macan timeline for its refresh . PS. I'd still take a GTS !!

Here's the list off the top of my head -

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With the base the 4 loses against the 6 .The insane options really cream it .Porsche ought to just pack it up and call it quits

Against the Macan S -
With the S it's a harder contest . then it comes down to so many factors

1) Performance -- seems on paper near equal
2) Comfort - I'm not sure if the Audi has things like ventilated seats yet but it looks very close too.
3) Options - I hate the Macan S options price . Audi wins .
4) Reliability - Unknown .
5) Customer service - Porsche gives 80K loaners and white glove treatment - Porsche wins
6) Resale -- Audi tends to depreciate and the S as much as I dislike the options list it does tend to hold value . Porsche has a chance to win this.
8) Technology - I simply have no idea . I am very old school with modern technology .
9) Curb appeal -- Both are pretty cars

Conclusion -- I think this car will really rival the S
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Very nice.
Fake exhaust?
I think 'those people' will like it.
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Audi has eliminated the center differential on the Q5 which makes it a default front driver. When rear wheel traction is needed, a clutch engages sending some torque rearward. A second clutch can vary torque distribution between the rear wheels to aid in cornering. I could be wrong, but I don't believe you can select the rear-wheel bias that we enjoy in the Macan. To me that's a big difference, but guess the proof will be in an actual test-drive.
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Very nice.
Fake exhaust?
I think 'those people' will like it.
next......
The exhaust is real. The trim is fake. It's just a styling issue . The conventional (hidden) exhaust pipes produce an authentic note . This isn't limited to an sq5 . Even the RS6 and R8 are trim pieces as well.

Here's a few other cars that opt for this (including Ferrari BTW) https://www.carthrottle.com/post/7-f...rs-look-cheap/
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see that they are moving away from superchargers
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Audi has eliminated the center differential on the Q5 which makes it a default front driver. When rear wheel traction is needed, a clutch engages sending some torque rearward. A second clutch can vary torque distribution between the rear wheels to aid in cornering. I could be wrong, but I don't believe you can select the rear-wheel bias that we enjoy in the Macan. To me that's a big difference, but guess the proof will be in an actual test-drive.

According to JD Powers the car can split the torque to the rear wheels in the Sq5
http://www.jdpower.com/cars/articles...di-sq5-preview

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" An optional S Sport Package takes the SQ5’s performance to the next level. It includes a sport rear differential that variably splits torque between the rear wheels, and can direct nearly all of the engine torque to a single rear wheel to maximize driving dynamics. A sport-tuned version of the optional adaptive air suspension is also included in this package, adding ride height adjustment to drop the vehicle 1.2 inches in Auto mode and raises it for extra clearance in Allroad and Lift/Offroad modes."
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I thought I read that the Q5 is front wheel biased and the SQ5 has a 40/60 torque split making it rear biased! Anyone else read the same?
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Supercharges don't recycle energy the way turbos do, so when fuel efficiency becomes the singular driving force, SC will lose out.

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I hate the look of sticking a tablet on the dashboard... seems like Audi is following the footsteps of MB

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