Audi SQ7 revamped with 429bhp V8 diesel power

Ruben Fields
July 23, 2019

This torque is put to the ground via an eight-speed torque converter automatic transmission and quattro all-wheel-drive system with active torque distribution. The standard sport air suspension and progressive steering, whose ratio becomes increasingly direct as the steering angle increases, create excellent driving dynamics. On the highway these wheels steer slightly in the same direction to promote stability. Air suspension, sports-grade differential, rear wheel steering, and roll stabilization - all of the above is still present.

Design-wise, the largest Q auto gets the customary S-specific trims such as the sportier bumpers, Singleframe grille with twin slats, aluminium side mirror caps, quad exhaust exits with chrome tips, and matte silver exterior highlights.

Slight modifications were also made to the rear bumper, aerodynamic diffuser, and underbody protection. The color Daytona gray, pearl effect as well as numerous customized paint finishes from the Audi exclusive program are available as a special feature. The SQ7 is further set apart from regular Q7 models through its 20-inch, five-spoke alloy wheels, twin-slat grille pattern, alloy-look mirror housings, quad exhaust pipes and other S-specific details - both outside and in the cabin. These measure 15.7 inches (400 millimetres) at the front and 14.6 in (370 mm) at the back and come with either black or red callipers. Audi will also offer a carbon-ceramic brake setup as an optional extra for the SQ7. Sporty performance: Interior and equipment The Audi SQ7 TDI** features dark leather/Alcantara interiors.

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MMI navigation plus features LTE Advanced, a Wi-Fi hotspot, natural voice control and the extensive Audi connect portfolio. Another great addition seems to be the traffic light information. It gets two screens in the center of dashboard, where top open acts as the infotainment system and bottom screen is used for controlling air conditioner. The adaptive cruise assist, which supports the driver with longitudinal and lateral guidance, is among a variety of driver assistance systems that are available upon request.

Audi will begin to take orders for the 2020 SQ7 in Europe in the coming days, with pricing in Germany to kick off from €94,900.

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