Audi has just unveiled its latest SUV at the Geneva Motor show, the 2017 Audi SQ7 TDI. This is Audi’s foray into the use of alternative fuel especially in Europe where there’s a lineup of cars designed to run on electricity, natural gas and even hydrogen. The 2017 Audi SQ7 TDI is a high-performance car which blends state of the art technology and decades of design excellence that Audi has as a brand.
2017 Audi SQ7 TDI – Immaculate Design
The major talking point when it comes to the Audi SQ7 TDI is the design of the engine and the performance of the car. The car might have advanced and complicated systems that will enhance its performance but the exterior and interior designs are pretty simple and classic Audi. The visuals are very discreet. It is not the kind of car that draws attention to itself because of any fancy additions – what’s there is expected to be there. The Signature trapezoidal grille the led headlights with the uniquely designed running lights matches the matt-grey underbody guard. The car comes with 20-inch alloy wheels and a quad-tipped exhaust.
The interior has rich leather upholstery add shiny finishes. Everything is designed for a smooth drive and a comfortable ride. The door panels are lined with micro-suede while the pedals and everything else that shines is made of aluminum. It also feels clinical but a good kind of clinical. Other upgrades include analog gauges, LTE module, Wi-Fi hotspots and an overall fresh infotainment system with a 1920-watt Bang & Olufsen audio system. The standard model comes with adaptive air suspension a three-spoke sport steering wheel with multifunction buttons. It also comes with an anti-theft alarm system and other features.
2017 Audi SQ7 TDI – Engine Specs and Performance
The 2017 Audi SQ7 TDI is said to be the world most powerful diesel SUV with one of the most powerful electric compressor. The SQ7 comes with a 4.0-liter V8 diesel engine, which produces 435 hp and a torque of 664 lb.-ft. It has two turbochargers as well as an electric supercharger. The Audi’s electric unit has a 7kw DC motor which acts as the turbine. The motor is in turn connected to a compressor via a shaft. This is a car that can reach the performance of an exhaust-driven turbocharger car without the lag associated with most turbocharged engines. The Audi SQ7 TDI is fitted with a 48-volt lithium ion battery that has an output of 13 kilowatts. The front and back wheels can be individual controlled. There is an electromechanically active roll stabilization system, which makes handling better. Overall the car keeps itself in check to reduce over steering and it rolls less on lateral inclines and bends, which means it, goes around corners smarter and smoother than ever.
The Audi SQ7 TDI presents best in class performance and has low consumption. The electrically powered compressor assures low revs and agile starting performance. It can reach speeds of 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds consuming an average 7.2 liters of fuel.
2017 Audi SQ7 TDI – Release Date and Price
The 2017 Audi SQ7 TDI will be on sale in Europe in the spring of 2016. The price will average $80,000. There will be an advanced dynamic driving package which offers three additional modules: all-wheel steering, Quattro, and the electromechanical active roll stabilization.