Audi SQ7 TDI Is The Fastest Diesel SUV


In the first days of spring 2016 Audi company held a special event in Ingolstadt, Germany dedicated to the new “charged” version 2017 Audi SQ7, produced on the basis of second-generation Audi Q7 SUV. Interestingly, even the basic trim level implies a all wheel drive Quattro is characterized by a center differential “Torsen”, adaptive shock absorbers, air suspension, active anti-roll bars, the setting of which is carried out independently of one another.

Home sales of a brand new 2017 Audi SQ7 in Europe is scheduled for the spring of this year. In USA, however, potential customers can expect new car available in showrooms in the last quarter of 2016.

2017 audi sq7 release date

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Starting price promises start from 89 000 euros in Europe. By paying an additional cost, you can also become the owner of the completely LED head optics, Bang & Olufsen 1920 Watt power sound system with 23 speakers, as well as a entertainment system for rear passengers (two android tablets), 22-inch wheels and set of 24 different safety systems. The US pricing is not specified yet.

2017 audi sq7 price

Slightly Redesigned

Outside compared to the standard version of the Q7, 2017 Audi SQ7 TDI characterized by the updated grille, silver exterior mirrors, chromed decorative plate on the rear bumper and four tailpipes of the exhaust system. Rounding out the overall picture of the exterior of the new 20-inch wheels and chrome nameplates SQ7.

A Few Tweakes to The Interior

Interior of charged version Audi SQ7 TDI received a new steering wheel, metal pads on pedals, a modified dashboard and carbon fiber inserts on the front panel.

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2017 audi sq7 interior

The Brilliant Diesel

Open the hood, we’ll see a brand new 4-liter TDI diesel engine with a triple turbo boost function. The engine design includes the presence of two traditional turbochargers and compressor-by-wire. His feeding carries Li-ion battery of 48 volts, which is located under the floor of compact luggage compartment.

2017 audi sq7 engine
Electric Power Compressor enhances the work of the two turbochargers, especially in the lower engine round range, ensuring the extremely dynamic performance.

It is worth noting that electric drive compressor for the first time applied on mass production vehicle. It helps to entirely removes the turbo lag on low rpm level. Upgraded engine working in tandem with the 8-speed automatic gearbox. The engine has a power output of 435 horsepower and maximum torque of spectacular 663 ft lb (900 Nm), which is available in the range 1000-3250 rpm. Acceleration from zero to sixty for 4.8 seconds. Maximum speed is 155 mph.

2017 audi sq7 specs

Fuel consumption averaged parameters promises 7.4 liters per hundred kilometers, or impressive 31 miles per gallon.


Length is 199.5 in
Height is 68.5 in
Width equal to 77.4 in, with exterior mirrors – 87 in.
Wheelbase: 117 in
Ground clearance from 5.7 to 9.2 inches.

2017 audi sq7 side

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Equipment Level

In basic trim level 2017 Audi SQ7 equipped with a proprietary Quattro all-wheel drive system with a center differential Torsen. In addition, the standard equipment includes model adaptive dampers, air suspension and stabilizer bars independent from each other.

2017 audi sq7 equipment

Optionally the car can be upgraded to a Driving Dynamics special package, which includes an active rear differential, rear wheels turning, rolls supression system (as in the new BMW 7 Series in the G11 body). Also, for an additional fee you can buy for an SUV matrix headlights, the 1920 watt audio system from Bang & Olufsen, 22-inch alloy wheels, reinforced carbon-ceramic brakes and multimedia system with 2 Android- tablet for the rear passengers.
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