And that’s even with a baby seat.
In the world of aftermarket tuning and vehicle upgrades, higher performance usually means sacrifice in some form, whether it’s fuel economy, drivability, practicality, or comfort. When you can achieve that perfect performance increase without much, if any, sacrifice, you’re going to really enjoy your vehicle. AWE Tuning has hit the nail on the head and has the numbers to back it up as well with their new Audi Q5 3.0T program that just set a new ¼-mile world record.
The starting point was the “thupercharged” 3.0T variant of the Audi Q5 that’s packed with a force-fed 3.0-liter V-6 engine and willing to work. In stock form, the engine sends out a stout 268 horsepower from 4,780 to 6,500 RPM and 295 lb-ft. of torque from 2,500 to 4,780 RPM. AWE Tuning had bigger plans in store and added a few relatively basic modifications such as a new AWE S-FLO filter and carbon cover, AWE Stage 2 Performance Pulley kit, AWE Touring Edition exhaust system, and G.I.A.C. Stage 2 performance software. For safety measures, a Britax Frontier 85 Combination Harness-2-Booster Seat was also added, showing that this is a true family vehicle.
With the added punch, the AWE Tuning Audi Q5 3.0T lined up at the drag strip and threw down a 12.502-second quarter mile run at 109.52 mph on 93-octane fuel. Now, that may not sound earth-shattering when there are all sorts of muscle cars and supercars that laugh at that figure, but for an everyday family crossover, it’s an impressive feat.
“From soccer practice to the drag strip, our in house development Q5 is a family car with perfect daily driving manners,” states Jesse Kramer, Vice President of Marketing. “Spare tire was in there, stock wheels and tires, 93 octane. Ready to commute.”
“This run underscores AWE Tuning’s philosophy of producing products to create the finest performing daily drivers… It doesn’t get more daily driver than this.”
All of the upgrades are available through AWE Tuning in the United States and through the company’s global network of dealers.
AWE Tuning Audi Q5 3.0T Specifications
Displacement: 3.0 liters
Number of Cylinders: V-6
-AWE Tuning Audi Q5 3.0T S-FLO Filter
-AWE Tuning Audi Q5 3.0T S-FLO Carbon Cover
-AWE Tuning 3.0T Stage 2 Performance Pulley Kit
-AWE Tuning Q5 3.0T Touring Edition Exhaust (pre-release production version)
-G.I.A.C. Stage 2 Performance Software
Other: Britax Frontier 85 Combination Harness-2-Booster Seat
-12.502 quarter mile at 109.52 MPH, on 93 octane fuel
AWE Tuning Audi Q5 3.0T Gallery
Source: AWE Tuning