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      03-07-2012, 11:21 AM   #80
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Originally Posted by juddholland View Post
The X3 xDrive35i is already multitudes faster and more agile than the top of the line, Q5 3.2. If Audi were to make an SQ5, it would likely match the numbers of the 35i. If you notice, the 335i competes with the S4 and the 550i competes with soon-to-be S6. BMW's top range, non-M models compete with Audi's S models, and BMW's M models compete with Audi's RS models.
This is 100% correct, now if Audi had its SQ5 out, I might have considered it over the X3 35i, BUT it would not be faster, it will most likely have the 330 HP S engine and equal 0-60 time as the X3 35i (just like the 335i and S4). If BMW releases any sort of MX3 (sounds like a Mazda) it will easily outperform the SQ5. Only thing the SQ5 will have going for it is being a little more sporty than the X3 (even with M Sport package) because Audi is changing the exhaust setup and interior (seats, steering wheel) a little for the SQ5, BMW only changed the bumpers and steering wheel.