Audi has announced the 2014 SQ5 will be priced from $51,900 when it goes on sale in the United States this summer.

Audi has announced the 2014 SQ5 will be priced from $51,900 - excluding an $895 destination charge - when it goes on sale in the United States this summer.

Set to become one of the most powerful compact luxury crossovers in America, the SQ5 is distinguished by revised bumpers, a platinum gray grille and aluminum accents on the mirrors and roof rack. The model is also equipped with Xenon Plus headlights, a four-tailpipe exhaust system and 20-inch alloy wheels.

Moving on to the interior, the cabin is elegantly appointed with leather / alcantara sport seats, aluminum / black wood trim and a flat-bottomed steering wheel. There's also aluminum pedals and a bespoke gear knob. Options include Nappa leather upholstery, ventilated front seats and a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system.

Motivation is provided by a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 TFSI petrol engine that develops 354 HP (260 kW) and 346 lb-ft (470 Nm) of torque. It is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and a quattro all-wheel drive system which enables the crossover to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds and hit a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

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