The Audi SQ7 TDI*, the top model of the new Q7 family, is the most powerful and fastest diesel SUV on the market. Its new 4.0 TDI engine features a world first: An electric powered compressor helps it to outstanding drive-off performance. Yet it consumes just 7.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (32.7 US mpg). The SQ7 TDI also leads the competition in other areas of technology.
“In the SQ7 TDI, we are presenting a brand new engine: a dynamic four-liter V8 with the consumption figures of a six-cylinder,” said Dr. Stefan Knirsch, Audi Board Member for Technical Development. “Its electric powered compressor is a world first. It draws its power from a 48 volt electrical subsystem, which also supplies the new, electromechanical active roll stabilization. The Audi SQ7 TDI is also the technology leader with respect to assistance systems, chassis and connectivity,” added the Audi Board Member.
*The fuel consumption and emissions values of all models available on the German market and named in this text are listed on the last page of this document.
Say goodbye to turbo lag. With its electric powered compressor, the Audi SQ7 TDI* storms ahead with full power the moment the accelerator is depressed. It corners as nimbly as a sports sedan, but at 5.07 meters (16.6 ft) in length offers room for up to seven persons.
With 320 kW (435 hp) and 900 Newton meters (663.8 lb-ft) of torque, the Audi SQ7 TDI* is the most powerful diesel SUV on the market. It combines first-class performance with low consumption and maximum dynamics. A number of new technologies work in conjunction to make this possible.
The all-new 4.0 TDI generates its power from a displacement of 3,956 cc, combining superior performance with low consumption. With 320 kW (435 hp) and 900 Nm (663.8 lb-ft) of torque between 1,000 and 3,250 rpm, the SUV sets new benchmarks in the segment.
The new eight-speed tiptronic is highly efficient. It changes gears extremely quickly and efficiently. An rpm-adaptive torsion damper balances out undesired engine vibrations to enable efficient driving at particularly low engine speeds.
With respect to road behavior, the Audi SQ7 TDI combines numerous talents, from highly comfortable cruising on the highway to dynamic handling on a mountain road. The compact and lightweight self-locking center differential is the heart of the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system, which is purely mechanical.
The Audi SQ7 TDI sets new standards with 24 driver assistance systems. All of the solutions are new or have been largely redeveloped. The optional systems are available either individually or in the City, Parking and Tour packages.
Thanks to Audi’s systematic lightweight construction concept, the SQ7 TDI weighs just 2,270 kilograms (5,004.5 lb) without a driver while offering strong performance with respect to crash safety, torsional rigidity and acoustic comfort.
The Audi SQ7 TDI offers its passengers the largest interior in its segment. Customers can choose five or seven seats. The sport seats for the driver and front passenger offer a wide range of power adjustments.
Audi is taking a new approach to controls with the optional MMI navigation plus with MMI all-in-touch. The driver can enter characters on the large touchpad or perform multi-finger gestures to zoom in on the map, for example.
The top infotainment system uses the second-generation modular infotainment platform. Its central computer comprises two main units – the radio car control unit and the MMX board (MMX = Multi-Media eXtension).
The Audi SQ7 TDI can be ordered in Europe beginning in spring 2016. The base price in Germany is 89,900 euros. Compared to the base model, it offers significantly more standard features valued at approximately 10,000 euros.
Further information about the official fuel consumption figures and official, specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the “Guide to fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electricity consumption of new cars,” which is available free of charge from all sales outlets and from DAT (Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH), Hellmuth-Hirth-Strasse 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, Germany (http://www.dat.de).