Audi to start taking orders in Europe for the Audi SQ7 TDI starting in Mid-May
European customers can start placing their orders for the most powerful diesel SUV available. Producing a thundering 435 horsepower and 663.8 neck snapping pound-feet of torque, Audi’s new SQ7 TDI is the most powerful diesel SUV you can buy today. However, it still does not beat the first generation Q7 that was offered for a few years with Audi’s massive 6.0 liter V12 that produced a massive 500 horsepower and 737 pound feet of torque.
Comparing the new torque-monster SUV for the previous generation Q7, it does have less horsepower and torque but it more than makes up for with much quicker acceleration. The New SQ7 can rocket from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 4.8 seconds accelerating all the way to an electronically capped 155 miles per hour. The first generation SUV was able to do this in 5.5 seconds.
The new SQ7 also has better fuel consumption when compared to the first gen Audi SUV. The new SQ7 returns 32.7 miles per gallon while the V12 it replaces returned 20.8 miles per gallon.
Redesigned from the ground-up, the 4.0 TDI incorporates an electric powered compressor (EPC), which is a first in a production vehicle to support two turbochargers to create quick acceleration and reduced fuel consumption without any sign of turbo lag.
With a starting price of almost $103,000 in Germany, it includes equipment that was previously a $14,000 option in the previous Q7. This includes LED headlights, a larger 22.5 gallon fuel tank, 20-inch rims, adaptive air suspension and a three spoke sport steering wheel. The SQ7 TDI also includes electrically adjustable heated sports seats that are wrapped in Alcantara and leather.
Orders received starting in mid-May will be delivered this summer.