Audi took its biggest, heaviest, diesel engine and installed it into its biggest, heaviest SUV.
This is how SQ7 was born and the result is not bad at all. It is tasty and wanted in the U.S.
Installing a V8 turbodiesel into an SUV it is not the weirdest idea. But when everybody downsizes their engines, Audi just brought the big, truck size, 4.0-liter TDI engine. And just to be sure that they will rock the world around the vehicle, they installed a complex feeding system with two turbochargers and one electric compressor. The power output is 435 hp while the torque is also in truck-zone with 900 Nm (663.8 lb-ft). Thanks to an 8-speed torque-converter automatic transmission, the big 2395 kg (5280 lbs) SUV can accelerate from standstill to 100 kph (62 mph) in 4.8 seconds. The maximum speed is limited to 250 kph (155 mph).
From the outside, SQ7 TDI can be distinguished from the other Q7 range thanks to the special front look Two huge air-inlets are placed left and right of the octagon black with six vertical chromed stripes grille. In the rear, four oval-shaped exhaust pipes can be noticed underneath the bumper.
Inside, the luxury and sportive look is at home. Bucket-seats in front and a slightly formed rear bench are good for a comfortable ride. But in case of a rush, the passengers in the back will need to hold tight.
Boot capacity is 803 liters (28.3 cu ft) for the 5 seat variants and 705 liters (24.8 cu-ft) for the 7 seater version.