Audi has announced a new version of their Q7 at this years Geneva Motor Show, the Audi SQ7 TDIwhich features Audi’s new 4.0 TDI engine.
The new Audi SQ7 TDI comes with 435 horsepower and 663 lb-ft of torque, it has a 0 to 62 miles per hour time of just 4.8 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 155.3 miles per hour.
“Following the launch of the successful SQ5*, we are now also applying the concept of a diesel-engined S model to the Q7 model line. So equipped, the SQ7 TDI with a V8 TDI engine achieves the consumption figures of a six-cylinder. The new technology solution of the electric powered compressor in the SQ7 TDI is a world first in the competitive environment, with which Audi once again underscores its claim Vorsprung durch Technik,” said Dr. Stefan Knirsch, Member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG for Technical Development.
The 4.0 TDI has been newly developed from the ground up. It combines best-in-class performance with low consumption and guarantees maximum dynamics. The V8 engine has a displacement of 3,956 cc. The two exhaust-gas turbochargers are activated selectively according to the concept of sequential charging, since exhaust gas only flows through one turbocharger at low and intermediate load. The second turbine is only activated at higher loads. An electric powered compressor (EPC) augments the work of the two turbochargers, particularly in the lower engine speed range, providing for extremely dynamic off-the-line performance.
You can find out more details about the new Audi SQ7 TDI over at Audi’s website at the link below, it will go on sale in the spring with prices starting at €89,900.