Audi has taken the wraps off a high-performance variant of the Q7 – the Audi SQ7 TDI.
Arriving in Australia before the end of the year, the new Audi SQ7 TDI will feature a 4.0 litre V8 bi-turbo diesel engine that produces a mammoth 320kW and 900Nm! Audi is quoting a 0 to 100km/h time of just 4.8 seconds.
The turbochargers are also assisted by an electric powered compressor that Audi says makes a significant impact on off-the-line performance, while fuel economy is quoted at a quite remarkable 7.4L/100km combined.
Featuring an eight-speed tiptronic transmission, the SQ7 TDI is being billed as the most powerful diesel SUV on the market.
Audi head of Technical Development, Dr Stephan Knirsch, says it’s going to be a very special Audi vehicle.
“The SQ7 TDI with a V8 TDI engine achieves the consumption figures of a six-cylinder.
“The new technology solution of the electric powered compressor in the SQ7 TDI is a world-first in the competitive environment, with which Audi once again underscores its claim of ‘Advancement through technology’ (Vorsprung durch Technik).”
To be offered in both five and seven-seat configurations, we will post all Australian availability, pricing and specification details for the new Audi SQ7 TDI when confirmed by Audi Australia.