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2014 Audi SQ5 priced from $52,795

The 2014 Audi SQ5 will go on sale later this summer, hoping to hold its own against sporty competitors like the BMW X3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLK Class. The car boasts 354 horsepower and 347 pound-feet of torque output.

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Factory workers stand next to a car on the assembly line during the launch of a new factory of German premium car maker Audi in Gyor, Budapest, in June. The 2014 Audi SQ5 is the fastest and most powerful model in its segment.

The 2014 Audi SQ5, Audi’s first crossover to wear its sporty S label, has been priced from $52,795, including an $895 destination charge.

The vehicle will be available for sale later this summer where it will go up against the likes of the BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLK Class.

However, the Audi stands apart thanks to its 354 horsepower and 347 pound-feet of torque output. That potent output is derived from a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 and is channeled to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.

According to Audi, the SQ5 needs just 5.1 seconds to accelerate from 0-60 mph and can easily reach its governed top speed of 155 mph.

Those numbers make the SQ5 the fastest and most powerful model in its segment.

The vehicle also gets a host of goodies as standard, including 20-inch wheels (21-inch wheels are offered), leather and Alcantara trim, and aluminum accents inside and out.

In addition to the high-performance SQ5, the 2014 Audi Q5 lineup also sees the addition of the Q5 TDI model. For pricing on this model, plus more of Audi’s 2014 range, click here.

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