Audi is seriously considering creating high-performance versions of its Q5 luxury medium SUV, having recently registered the ‘SQ5’ and ‘RSQ5’ nameplates.

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US publication Car and Driver revealed the latest development out of Ingolstadt, although there is little in the way of more information about the potential vehicles.

Similar reports of a BMW X3M surfaced in August last year, which would sit beneath the larger X5M and potentially utilise the 250kW/500Nm inline six-cylinder engine from the brand’s 1 Series M Coupe.

No production plans have been confirmed from either company, but it’s encouraging news for performance enthusiasts that the Germans seemingly have some spanners in the works.