Battle of the SUV – Audi V Mercedes

Things move fast in SUV-world. For many years if you wanted a thumping great SUV then it would be powered by a diesel unless you were being just a touch ostentatious about your fuel consumption. Now it’s the reverse, and big petrol engines are coming back, albeit more refined and frugal than ever.

Which is why the very latest Audi SQ5 is here with a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine. In theory you get your cake and eat it with 349bhp and 34mpg. The Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 is similar, but it’s just a bigger cake. There’s the 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 but here with 362bhp and the same 34mpg.

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