Audi’s flagship SUV is something really special, but its performance model will be cherry on top. The German car manufacturer revealed the figures of the 2017 Audi SQ7 TDI drivetrain, and when you find out what the might SUV hides under the hood, you’ll be amazed without any doubt.
2017 Audi SQ7 TDI: Powerful Engine Delivers Great Fuel Economy
It’s been a few months from diesel emissions scandal, but the carmaker is pretty confident in its new diesel “monster”. According to them, the 2017 Audi SQ7 TDI will have a powerful V-8 engine that will be able to produce 429 horsepower between 3,750 and 5,000 rpm and 663 lb-ft of torque between 1,000 and 3,250 rpm. The twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter oil-burner is matted to an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive system. It is also equipped with a small 48-volt strong electric motor, which is in charge of enabling a compressor to work up to 70,000 rpm. The drivetrain also packs the AVS, and this is a new variable valve timing system that features progressive turbo activation and additionally improves fuel economy. Speaking of the economy, the new Audi SQ7 TDI promises to delivers 31.8 mpg combined, and this is truly amazing. As for the performance figures, the powerful SUV will have a top speed at 155 mph, while a 0-62 sprint could reach 4.8 seconds. The new SQ7 TDI also uses an electromechanical active roll stabilization system that significantly reduces pothole impacts.
2017 Audi SQ7 TDI Exudes Luxury, But Costs A Fortune
The 2018 Audi SQ7 TDI won’t be just the mighty high-riding SUV, but also a pure evidence of luxury. The redesigned exterior styling includes an all-new grille, and a standard LED lightening. The revamped S-line front bumper is simply beautiful and sports large air intakes, while there is also adaptive air suspension and 20-inch wheels. Inside, the furious car gets Alcantra leather upholstery, aluminum insert, sports steering wheel with shift paddles and sport front seats with heating.
The carmaker didn’t say anything whether it plans to sell the 2017 Audi SQ7 TDI in North America. In any case, the European model will start at around €89,900, so the US-specs SQ7 TDI could cost about $98,000.