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New Audi SQ7 TDI to Go on Sale in Germany Later this Month


Audi has announced that the their first SQ7 TDI will go on sale later this month in Germany, starting at EUR 89,900.  Featuring the first electric powered turbocharger ever fitted to a production vehicle, Audi’s SQ7 produces an astounding 435hp and 663 lb-ft of torque, propelling the roughly 5,000 pound vehicle to 62mph in less than five seconds, while still being able to travel 32.7 miles per gallon of diesel fuel.  Customers in the US will have to wait until mid-2017 to get an SQ7 for themselves, although we’re not sure if it will be propelled by the same TDI powerplant or not.

Like all S vehicles before it, the SQ7 offers enhanced driving dynamics in all situations.  Thanks in part to to an electromagnetic active roll stabilization system, the SQ7 will offer vastly improved handling when compared to a standard Q7, maximizing confidence through keeping body roll to a minimum.  Audi says the system will also work to reduce understeer, seemingly through individual damper manipulation.  Those looking to drive their SQ7 even more aggressively can opt for the advanced dynamic driving package, adding all-wheel steering and Audi’s sport differential, both of which will make the SUV feel like a featherweight compared to most other vehicles on the road.

Get the full details below.

  • First S model in Q7 car line and world’s most powerful diesel SUV 
  • World first on board: electric powered compressor 
  • Other innovative technologies: electromechanical active roll stabilization and 48-volt electrical subsystem

The first units of the new Audi SQ7 TDI*, the world’s most powerful diesel SUV, will appear on the market from summer 2016. With 320 kW (435 hp) of power and 900 Nm (663.8 lb-ft) of torque at its disposal, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in a mere 4.8 seconds, using on average 7.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (32.7 US mpg); this equates to 189 grams of CO2 per kilometer (304.2 g/mi). Customers in Europe can order the Audi SQ7 TDI from mid-May.

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