2017 Audi SQ5: Another Ford Focus RS Fan

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The Ford Focus RS came with a unique feature. The Drift mode was something that all the other automakers did not have in the past but it looks like Ford’s success with the new Drift Mode has gotten the attention of the other automakers.

It has been reported that Audi is working on the rear differential, suspension and adaptive power steering of the Audi SQ5. The end result of it all will be a crossover that can Drift.

However, unlike the Ford Focus RS, it looks like Audi has no intention of allowing all their Audi SQ5 to drift. The new Drift system might only be offered as an option. Customers will have to opt for all the tech need like the air suspension, adaptive dampers as well as adaptive power steering to get the Audi SQ5 to drift.

No word on what Audi will be fitting under the hood although it is believed that we could be getting the 3.0 liter turbocharged V6 engine from the Audi S4.

1 Comment

  1. Peter Webster

    October 21, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Well well. Imitation is the highest form of flattery. First there was Mercedes to follow Ford by fitting the GKN digitally controlled assymetric all wheel drive system, and now Audi. Well they had to; concerned that the Focus RS is faster than many exotic models around a racetrack – especially a wet racetrack.
    To add to this remarkable news, I’ve just read an article by UK CAR magazine which places the Focus RS in ninth spot in a road test comparison with other performance cars. The winners were models by McLaren, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche, Alpha, BMW.
    Seems the Focus RS can hold up quite well in the company of some seriously priced cars
    I’ve been driving my new RS for five months now. I never before realised that cornering could be so exhilarating. But I have to smile, the CAR scribes criticised the too-high seat position of the RS. Well I’m in my late 60s. I’d hate to be descending to near road level to enter my car each day!
    So – in the real world – I can attest that the Focus RS is quite the performance bargain.