Audi Q7

The Audi Q7 is a mid-size luxury SUV made by the German manufacturer Audi, unveiled in September 2005 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Production of this seven-seater SUV began in the autumn of 2005 at the Volkswagen Bratislava Plant in Bratislava, Slovakia.[2] It was the first SUV offering from Audi and went on sale in 2006. Later, Audi's second SUV, the Q5, was unveiled as a 2009 model. Audi has since unveiled a third SUV model, the Q3, which went on sale in the third quarter of 2011, and a fourth SUV model, the Q2, which went on sale in November 2016. The Q7 shares a Volkswagen Group MLB platform and chassis with the Bentley Bentayga, Lamborghini Urus, Porsche Cayenne and the Volkswagen Touareg.

Audi Q7
2017 Audi Q7 S Line Quattro 3.0 Front.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerAudi AG
ProductionNovember 2005 – present[1]
Model years2006-present
Body and chassis
ClassFull-size luxury SUV (2006-2010)
Mid-size luxury crossover SUV (2011-present)
Body style4-door SUV
LayoutLongitudinal F4 layout (quattro)
RelatedPorsche Cayenne
Volkswagen Touareg
Audi Q8
Bentley Bentayga

First generation (Typ 4L: 2005–2015)Edit

Audi Q7 (4L)
 
Pre-facelifted Audi Q7
Overview
ProductionNovember 2005–2015
Model years2006-2015
Assembly
DesignerSatoshi Wada (Concept design: 2002; Production: 2003)[5][6]
Body and chassis
PlatformVolkswagen Group PL71 platform
RelatedPorsche Cayenne
Volkswagen Touareg
Hongqi HS7[7]
Powertrain
Enginepetrol
3.0L V6 T FSI
3.6L VR6 FSI
4.2L V8 FSI
Diesel
3.0L V6 TDI
4.2L V8 TDI
6.0L V12 TDI
Transmission6-speed automatic
8-speed ZF 8HP Automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase3,002 mm (118.2 in)
Length5,085 mm (200.2 in)
Width1,984 mm (78.1 in)
Height1,737 mm (68.4 in)[8]

OverviewEdit

The Q7 (internally designated Typ 4L) utilizes a modified version of the Volkswagen Group PL71 platform. Previewed by the Audi Pikes Peak quattro concept car, the Q7 is designed more for on-road use, and was not meant for serious off-road use where a transfer case is needed. In an off-road test through the Australian outback it fared well for a "soft roader".[citation needed][9]

Although it lacks a low-range transfer case, it has quattro permanent four-wheel drive system with a central locking differential, and a self-levelling air suspension with Continuous Damping Control, called Adaptive air suspension, which helps in off-road situations.

Development began in 2002 under the code AU 716, primarily focused on the Pikes Peak Concept. Design work was frozen for the Concept in July 2002, for presentation at the North American International Auto Show in January 2003. Following the introduction of the concept, full-scale development began on Typ 4L of the PL71 platform.

The production design was frozen in late 2003, for a late 2005 start of production. Prototypes went into testing in 2004, with development concluding in the first half of 2005. It introduced the world's only series production passenger car V12 TDI diesel engine. While the Q7 has been the flagship SUV in Audi's product portfolio, a top-of-the-line coupé model, called the Audi Q8, was released for sale in 2018. It debuted in its concept form at the 2017 Detroit auto show.

SalesEdit

Year European sales US Sales Canada sales[10]
2005 125 -
2006 33,044 10,003 618
2007 41,064 20,695 1,235
2008 30,000 13,209 1,269
2009 12,616 7,299 1,146
2010 12,455 7,976 1,247
2011 12,882 8,998 1,565
2012 11,513 11,008 1,653
2013 11,037 15,978 1,781
2014 10,491 18,517 1,959
2015 20,698 18,995 1,658
2016 33,358 30,563 4,335
2017 30,351 38,346 4,666
2018 23,213 37,417 4,507
2019 34,649 3,213
2020 16,784 1,646
 
Interior

FeaturesEdit

  • Q7 offers an optional feature marketed as Audi Music Interface (AMI), to allow user manipulation of an iPod or similar MP3-style player, which can play through the Multi Media Interface.
  • Q7 was the first Audi model to offer Side Assist, a type of blind-spot detection and warning system.

EnginesEdit

Source[11]

Petrol engines
Model Year Engine type Power, torque at rpm
3.6 FSI 2007–2009 3,597 cc (3.597 L; 219.5 cu in) VR6 FSI 280 PS (206 kW; 276 hp) at 6,200, 360 N⋅m (266 lb⋅ft) at 2,500–5,000
4.2 FSI 2007–2009 4,163 cc (4.163 L; 254.0 cu in) V8 FSI 350 PS (257 kW; 345 hp) at 6,800, 440 N⋅m (325 lb⋅ft) at 3,500
Diesel engines
Model Year Engine type Power, torque at rpm
3.0 TDI 2005–2007 2,967 cc (2.967 L; 181.1 cu in) V6 turbo 233 PS (171 kW; 230 hp) at 4,000, 500 N⋅m (369 lb⋅ft) at 1,750–2,750
3.0 TDI 2007–2009 2,967 cc (2.967 L; 181.1 cu in) V6 turbo 240 PS (177 kW; 237 hp) at 4,000–4,400, 550 N⋅m (406 lb⋅ft) at 2,000–2,250
3.0 TDI clean diesel 2009– 2,967 cc (2.967 L; 181.1 cu in) V6 turbo 240 PS (177 kW; 237 hp) at 4,000–4,400, 550 N⋅m (406 lb⋅ft) at 2,000–2,250
4.2 TDI 2007–2009 4,134 cc (4.134 L; 252.3 cu in) V8 turbo 326 PS (240 kW; 322 hp) at 3,750, 760 N⋅m (561 lb⋅ft) at 1,800–2,500
6.0 TDI CCGA 2008– 5,934 cc (5.934 L; 362.1 cu in) V12 twin turbo 500 PS (368 kW; 493 hp) at 3,750, 1,000 N⋅m (738 lb⋅ft) at 1,750–3,250

0–100 km/h performance for Q7 3.6 VR6 FSI is 8.5s, 4.2 V8 FSI is 7.4s and for 6.0 V12 TDI is 5.5s.

The 2007-2009 4.2L V8 use the AISIN TR-60SN transmission, that can handle up to 1000NM engine torque.[12]

SafetyEdit

 
Audi Q7 3.0 TDI quattro (Australia; pre-facelift)

Despite its multiple airbags and safety electronics, such as Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), the Q7 scored only four stars out of five (     ) in the Euro NCAP crash test for adult occupant protection.[13] According to Audi, this was caused by a design error, and has since been fixed in cars manufactured after the test which should allegedly lead to five stars. Official tests to prove this remain to be done as of March 2009.

However, in the United States, the Q7 received five out of five stars (     ) from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) safety test for both front and side impacts.[citation needed] The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Q7 its Top Safety Pick 2009, with Good ratings in all 14 measured categories of the front and side impact test.[14]

The 2015 Q7 has a rollover risk of 18.5%.[15]

Euro NCAP test results
Audi Q7, Large Off-Road (2015)[16]
Test Points %
Overall:      
Adult occupant: 36 94%
Child occupant: 43 88%
Pedestrian: 25 70%
Safety assist: 10 76%
IIHS: 2015 Q7[17]
Category Rating
Moderate overlap frontal offset Good
Side impact Good

North American modelsEdit

It was first released as 2007 model, with Q7 4.2 quattro available at launch.[18]

Q7 hybrid (2005)Edit

The Q7 hybrid is a concept vehicle using the engine from the 4.2 FSI with an electric motor to provide 200 N⋅m (148 lb⋅ft) extra torque, and nickel-metal hydride battery. It has 0–100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration time of 6.8 seconds. The vehicle weighs 2,410 kg (5,313 lb), 140 kg (309 lb) heavier than the petrol counterpart.

The vehicle was unveiled at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show.[19]

Audi reportedly was going to introduce a hybrid version of the Q7 sometime in the future.[20] However, the low US dollar caused Audi to drop the plans for the US market, but stated limited quantities would be available for the commercial market.[21] Audi's research and development chief, Michael Dick, later announced Q7 hybrid would be produced in limited numbers for test purposes only and that development work would focus on a more advanced lithium-ion battery-based hybrid system for the Q5.[22]

Q7 3.0 TDI clean diesel (2010)Edit

The Q7 3.0 TDI clean diesel is a version of the 3.0 V6 TDI with selective catalytic reduction. The engine was later used in the next generation of the Q7 for the European market. The 3.0-litre TDI S line can accelerate from 0–60 mph (97 km/h) in 8.4 seconds and has a top speed of 134 mph (215.7 km/h).[23]

US models of the 2009 Audi Q7 TDI Premium went on sale in 2009–04 with a base MSRP of $50,900 (excluding a destination charge of $825, taxes, title or dealer charges).[24]

Q7 4.2 TDI (2007–2009)Edit

The vehicle was unveiled at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show.

The production version went on sale in early summer 2007.[25]

Q7 V12 TDI (2008–2012)Edit

 
Front view of the installed V12 TDI engine in the Audi Q7 V12 TDI quattro
 
Audi Q7 V12 TDI (2008–2012)
 
Audi Q7 V12 TDI (2008–2012)

The V12 TDI engine was "based" on the diesel technology from Audi R10 TDI race car, though both engines are completely unrelated: the bore / stroke / angle of the blocks are different and they do not share a single component. The only twelve-cylinder diesel engine used in any passenger car, it was rated at 500 PS (368 kW; 493 hp) and 1,000 N⋅m (738 lb⋅ft) of torque. This gives the vehicle a 0–100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration time of 5.5 seconds. The Q7 V12 TDI is, according to Audi, the best handling Q7 due to a revised suspension, tires and brakes. Audi claims the Q7 V12 TDI can handle a lateral acceleration of over .9 g on a 300-foot (91 m) skid-pad.[26]

The concept vehicle originally appeared at the 2006 Paris Motor Show.

Audi had announced V12 diesel version for the US market using diesel emission treatment technology jointly developed with Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz under the label "BlueTec".[27] Audi cancelled the plan to federalize the Q7 V12 TDI for the US market due in part to the global financial crisis of 2008.[28]

This V12 version is no longer available for the model year 2013 in anticipation of the cosmetic and mechanical update of Q7 for 2014. The auto listing websites, mobile.de[29] and autoscout24.de,[30] have shown the 2012 model year availability of V12 version.

Audi Q7 coastline (2008)Edit

The Audi Q7 coastline is a concept version of the Q7 V12 TDI that features an Inuit white interior with wood decoration. The design theme was inspired by luxury yachts.[31]

The vehicle was unveiled at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show.[32]

Lawsuit on the use of the letter QEdit

In early 2005, Nissan North America Inc. filed a lawsuit against Audi over the use of the letter "Q" as a model name.[33]

Audi is using the "Q" for the designation of their quattro four-wheel drive system, used in production cars for over twenty-five years (Audi's Quattro trademark is actually an umbrella term for several types of four-wheel-drive systems developed by Torsen, Haldex Traction AB, and Borg-Warner, the latter being used in the Q7). Nissan's Infiniti marque had been using Q as the name for passenger cars (the Q50) and QX for SUVs (the QX50 and QX70) since 2013.

A settlement between Audi AG and Nissan was reached in late 2006. The agreement stipulates that Audi will only use the Q-prefix for three models, the Q3, Q5 and the Q7.

Facelift (2010–2015)Edit

 
Audi Q7 (Germany; facelift)

The vehicle was unveiled at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.[34]

Exterior changes include new front and rear lights which better incorporate LED lighting with optional LED turn signals and daytime running lights, new wheel designs, chrome accents, four new paint colours, and updated body styling in the front and rear.

A redesigned interior includes a new instrument cluster, new leather seating, ambient door lighting, new interior colour choices, new trim, and the third generation MMI control system.[35]

Q7 3.0 TDI clean diesel quattro (2009–2015)Edit

 
Audi Q7 TDI (Australia; facelift)

It is a version of 3.0 TDI with selective catalytic reduction. CO2 emission was reduced to 234 g/km with Euro 6 certification, but the vehicle is 50 kg (110 lb) heavier.

Per Popular Mechanics 01 Oct. 2009. At 72.5MPH with an RPM of 2,200 - 2,500 (the sweet spot of the top 6th gear), the car achieved a 29.6 MPG of diesel. The 8-speed transmission, available 2011 and later, was 11-14% more fuel-efficient than the previous 6-speed transmission (available since 2009-2010 model year) in U.S. models.

Q7 2011Edit

A brand new facelift brought optional LED headlights, an 8-speed transmission, start/stop fuel-saving technology, CO2 rating reduced to 195 g/km, and a wraparound tailgate design. Also, more flat and metallic colours became available and 21-inch titanium-effect wheels became an optional extra. Certain models now achieved upwards of 37 MPG IMP. The 3.6 L V6 and 4.2 L V8 gasoline engines both of which are naturally-aspirated have been replaced by 3.0 L supercharged V6 gasoline engines. One of the supercharged engines puts out 272 hp (203 kW) and 295 lb⋅ft (400 N⋅m) of torque. The other engine, also found in the Audi S4 and Audi S5 Cabrio, puts out 333 hp (248 kW) and 325 lb⋅ft (441 N⋅m) of torque is used in the S-line Prestige Q7. Both engines have the same fuel economy.

Q7 2012Edit

Audi has added their new Audi Connect to the MMI system, which adds internet-driven POI search, via user input or the voice control system, as well as access to online services delivering local fuel prices, news, weather and other information. Audi Connect also offers in-car WiFi connectivity for up to 8 devices.

2012 was the last model year for the V12 version.

US modelsEdit

The vehicles were introduced in 2006 as 2007 models. Available models include 3.6 FSI Quattro and 4.2 FSI Quattro.

Changes include standard LED taillights with available LED turn signals and daytime running lights and SIRIUS traffic system.

The production version went on sale in September 2006.[36]

For 2011, the 3.6 FSI and 4.2 FSI engines were replaced by two 3.0 L TFSI supercharged engines. The base version develops 272 hp (203 kW) (280 hp (209 kW) for 2012) and 295 lb⋅ft (400 N⋅m) of torque, while the S-Line has 333 hp (248 kW) and 325 lb⋅ft (441 N⋅m) of torque.

The V12 Diesel engine is not available in the United States.

EnginesEdit

Petrol engines
Model Year Engine type Power, torque at rpm
3.0 TFSI quattro 2010– 2,995 cc (2.995 L; 182.8 cu in) supercharged V6 FSI 272 PS (200 kW; 268 hp) at 4,750–6,500, 400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft) at 2,150–4,780
3.0 TFSI quattro S-Line 2010– 2,995 cc (2.995 L; 182.8 cu in) supercharged V6 FSI 333 PS (245 kW; 328 hp) at 5,500–6,500, 440 N⋅m (325 lb⋅ft) at 2,900–5,300
3.6 FSI quattro 2010– 3,597 cc (3.597 L; 219.5 cu in) VR6 FSI 280 PS (206 kW; 276 hp) at 6,200, 360 N⋅m (266 lb⋅ft) at 2,500–5,000
4.2 FSI quattro 2010– 4,163 cc (4.163 L; 254.0 cu in) V8 FSI 350 PS (257 kW; 345 hp) at 6,800, 440 N⋅m (325 lb⋅ft) at 3,500
Diesel engines
Model Year Engine type Power, torque at rpm
3.0 TDI quattro 2009– 2,967 cc (2.967 L; 181.1 cu in) V6 turbo 240 PS (177 kW; 237 hp) at 4,000–4,400, 550 N⋅m (406 lb⋅ft) at 2,000–2,250
4.2 TDI quattro 2009– 4,134 cc (4.134 L; 252.3 cu in) V8 twin turbo 340 PS (250 kW; 335 hp) at 4,000, 760 N⋅m (561 lb⋅ft) at 1,750–3,000
6.0 TDI quattro 2009– 5,934 cc (5.934 L; 362.1 cu in) V12 twin turbo 500 PS (368 kW; 493 hp) at 3,750, 1,000 N⋅m (738 lb⋅ft) at 1,750–3,250

TransmissionEdit

All models include 6-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission as standard. A 6-speed manual transmission was offered only in Europe on the first generation Q7 with the 3.6-litre engine. From 2010 (2011 model year in the U.S.), 8-speed automatic transmission is standard.

Second generation (Typ 4M; 2015–present)Edit

Audi Q7 (4M)
 
Overview
Production2015–present
Model years2016–present
Assembly
DesignerWolfgang Egger (2012, 2013)
Body and chassis
Body style4-door SUV
PlatformVolkswagen Group MLBevo platform[37]
RelatedPorsche Cayenne
Volkswagen Touareg
Audi Q8
Bentley Bentayga
Lamborghini Urus
Powertrain
Enginepetrol
2.0 L I4 TFSI
2.0 L I4 TFSI PHEV system (Asian Market)
3.0 L VW EA 839 (CZSE) V6 TFSI
3.0 L VW EA 839 (CZSE) V6 (Hybrid System) PHEV
4.0L TFSI Twin-turbocharged V8 (SQ7 TFSI)
Diesel
3.0L V6 TDI
3.0L V6 TDI PHEV system (Q7 e-tron)
4.0L V8 TDI twin-turbo sequential-charging and an electric compressor (EPC) Supercharger (SQ7 TDI)
Transmission6-speed automatic
8-speed ZF 8HP Automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,994 mm (117.9 in)
Length5,052 mm (198.9 in)
Width1,968 mm (77.5 in)
Height1,741 mm (68.5 in)
Curb weight1,910–2,445 kg (4,210–5,390 lb)
 
Rear
 
Interior

The second generation Audi Q7 was unveiled in January 2015 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.[38] The diesel- and petrol-powered versions were released for retail sales in 2015, followed shortly by diesel-powered plug-in hybrid variant, which is sold in Europe and will be available in the U.S.[39] but not in Canada.[40]

The plug-in hybrid, called the Q7 e-tron TDI Quattro, is powered by a 3.0 TDI V6 turbodiesel engine mated with an electric motor-generator placed in the 8-speed automatic gearbox to provide a maximum output power of 190 kW (255 hp) and a maximum torque of 600 N⋅m (443 lbf⋅ft) four-wheel drive.[41] An electronically controlled clutch can disconnect the V6 engine from the rest of the powertrain.[41] The 94 kW (126 hp) electric motor is powered by a 17.3 kWh lithium-ion battery capable of delivering an all-electric range of 54 to 56 km (34 to 35 mi). The Q7 e-tron produces CO
2
emissions between 50 and 48 g/km, and has a fuel consumption of 1.8 to 1.9 l/100 km (160 to 150 mpg‑imp; 130 to 120 mpg‑US) under the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).[42] The Q7 e-tron accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 6.2 seconds in hybrid mode, and 0–60 km/h (37.3 mph) in 6.5 seconds in all-electric mode. Its top speed in hybrid mode is 230 km/h (143 mph) and 135 km/h (84 mph) in electric mode.[42]

Audi announced a Q7 e-tron TFSI at the 2015 Shanghai motor show, developed specially for Asian markets (China, South Korea, Singapore and Japan). Its 2.0 TFSI and electric motor deliver 270 kW (367 hp) and 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft) of system torque – enough to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 5.9 seconds and for a top speed of 220 km/h (136.7 mph). The standard consumption of 2.5 liters of fuel (94.1 US mpg) corresponds to CO2 emissions of less than 60 grams per kilometer (96.6 g/mi). All-electric range will be up to 53 km (33 mi).[43][44]

The Audi Q7 2.0 TFSI (1984 cc, 185 kW / 252 hp) is also available in the Russia, Canada, India and the Middle East.[45]

The first units of the diesel-powered Audi Q7 e-tron were registered in Germany in April 2015.[46] Cumulative sales of the plug-in hybrid in Germany totaled 344 units through April 2016.[47][48]

Due to its large size and poor environmental record, Environmental Action Germany nominated the Audi Q7 Plug-In for their Goldener Geier (Golden Vulture) 2020 award.[49]

 
Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI Quattro plug-in hybrid exhibited at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

MarketsEdit

The second generation of the Q7 will be the first of the Q7 to be sold in Bangladesh.[50] For Marvel Studios' Captain America: Civil War Audi debuted a commercial for the SQ7 directed by the Russo brothers featuring unreleased scenes from the car chase feature in the film as well as providing several SQ7 and other vehicles for the film.[51] When the new Thai Audi agent launched the latest generation Q7 earlier this year, it opted to sell the petrol versions in the guises of 252hp 2.0-litre four-cylinder (known as 40 TFSI) and 333hp 3.0-litre V6 (45 TFSI).

SafetyEdit

Euro NCAP test results
Audi Q7, Large Off-Road (2015)[52]
Test Points %
Overall:      
Adult occupant: 36 94%
Child occupant: 43 88%
Pedestrian: 25 70%
Safety assist: 10 76%

EnginesEdit

Model Year(s) Type Power Torque 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph)
Petrol engines
2.0 TFSI (45 TFSI) PHEV 2016- 1,984 cc I4 turbo 252 PS (249 hp; 185 kW) 370 N⋅m (273 lbf⋅ft) 7.4 s
3.0 TFSI 2015-2018 2,995 cc V6 supercharged 333 PS (328 hp; 245 kW) 440 N⋅m (325 lbf⋅ft) 5.7 s
3.0 TFSI (55 TFSI) 2019- 2,995 cc V6 turbo 340 PS (335 hp; 250 kW) 450 N⋅m (332 lbf⋅ft) 5.9 s
55 TFSI e (PHEV system) 2019- 2,995 cc V6 turbo + 17.3 kWh battery 381 PS (376 hp; 280 kW) 600 N⋅m (443 lbf⋅ft) 5.9 s
60 TFSI e (PHEV system) 2019- 2,995 cc V6 turbo + 17.3 kWh battery 456 PS (450 hp; 335 kW) 700 N⋅m (516 lbf⋅ft) 5.7 s
SQ7 TFSI 2020– 3,956 cc V8 twin-turbo 507 PS (500 hp; 373 kW) 770 N⋅m (568 lbf⋅ft) 4.3s
Diesel engines
3.0 TDI ultra 2015-2018 2,967 cc V6 turbo 218 PS (215 hp; 160 kW) 500 N⋅m (369 lbf⋅ft) 7.1 s
45 TDI 2019- 2,967 cc V6 turbo 231 PS (228 hp; 170 kW) 500 N⋅m (369 lbf⋅ft) 7.1 s
3.0 TDI 2015-2018 2,967 cc V6 turbo 272 PS (268 hp; 200 kW) 600 N⋅m (443 lbf⋅ft) 6.3 s
50 TDI 2019- 2,967 cc V6 turbo 286 PS (282 hp; 210 kW) 600 N⋅m (443 lbf⋅ft) 6.3 s
e-tron 2016-2018 2,967 cc V6 turbo + 17.3 kWh battery 387 PS (382 hp; 285 kW) 700 N⋅m (516 lbf⋅ft) 6.2 s
SQ7 TDI 2016- 3,956 cc V8 twin-turbo 435 PS (429 hp; 320 kW) 900 N⋅m (664 lbf⋅ft) 4.8 s

2020 faceliftEdit

2020 facelift
Interior

The Q7 was revised for 2020, introducing styling tweaks such as a redesigned grille, front and rear bumpers, new side sills, chrome trim for the tailgate and revised exhaust tips. It comes with two-tone paint as standard, which highlights the front splitter, side skirts, wheel arches and rear diffuser in anthracite., a range of mild-hybrid powertrains and refined chassis.

LED headlights are included as standard, Matrix LEDs or HD Matrix LEDs and Audi Laser Light are offered as additional cost options. The HD Matrix LEDs and Audi Laser Light combine automatic controlled high beam with small laser module in each unit to double the range of the Q7's full beam.

Air suspension as standard (only on Prestige and Technik trims in US and Canada, respectively). Audi has also expanded the Q7's options list to include a new active roll-stabilisation system (only available on SQ7 Prestige and SQ7 in US and Canada, respectively). It provides active anti-roll bars, controlled by a 48-volt electric motor that automatically adjust to reflect the driving style and road conditions.

Three mild-hybrid 3.0-litre V6 powertrains are available, with the choice of two diesels and one petrol. The entry-level 45 TDI diesel produces 228  bhp and 500Nm of torque with a claimed 0-62  mph time of 7.1 seconds and a top speed of 142  mph. Mid-range 50 TDI models produce 282 bhp and 600Nm of torque, delivering a 0-62 mph of 6.3 seconds and a top speed of 150 mph. The 55 TFSI petrol model comes with 335  bhp and 500Nm of torque, with a claimed 5.9 seconds and a 155  mph electronically limited top speed. An eco-focused plug-in hybrid 55 TFSI e version will be introduced a few months after initial sales.

Audi also offers a performance-focused SQ7 version, powered by a 429  bhp 4.0-litre V8 turbodiesel with 900Nm of torque; it has a claimed 0-62  mph time of 4.8 seconds and a limited top speed of 155  mph. The US model will use a V8 engine with the same displacement (shared with the US-market SQ8), albeit fueled by gasoline/petrol and producing 500bhp and 770Nm (568 lb-ft) of torque; it will go on sale in late spring 2020.[53]

Sales in the UK will start from September 2019.[54][55]

Sales in Thailand will start in 2020.[citation needed]

Now, SQ7 offers a TFSI variant with a 4.0 Twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine delivers 500HP and 568 lb-ft of torque. It accelerates from 0-62mph within 4.3 seconds and on to a maximum speed of 250km/h


See alsoEdit

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