Our spy photographers recently caught this Audi Q5 S test mule out and about during street testing. The car doesn't appear to be a conventional S-Line model, but rather a full-blown S like the Audi S4, sporting larger brakes, sports suspension and a high-performance engine.
Although details are kind of sketchy at this stage, going from these images, the Q5 S wears a number of clues that indicate this will be a serious model.
It has quad-outlet exhausts for starters, these are normally only fitted to the hottest of sports models. Large discs brakes with multi-piston calipers for wiping off high speeds, and revised, lowered suspension for improved handling.
Some have suggested this Q5 S is fitted with the same 3.0-litre supercharged V6 engine as the Audi S4, producing 245kW of power and 440Nm of torque. Acceleration times are expected to crack the six-second barrier.
Apart from the mechanical revisions, the Q5 S is also expected to receive a number of cosmetic enhancements including new front and rear bumper bars with subtle sports accents and a more aggressive tyre and wheel package.