Alongside the electrically driven compressor, other contributors to the impressive athleticism of the Audi SQ7 TDI are a staggering 900 newton-meters of torque and 320 kilowatts, which make the sprint from zero to 100 kilometers per hour possible in 4.8 seconds — an achievement worthy of a sports car. Assisting in transferring all that grunt to the wheels is the newly upgraded eight-speed tiptronic transmission. Gear shifts are highly efficient and lightning fast — a blend of benefits that’s central to the Audi SQ7 TDI. Thanks to the electrically driven compressor’s power output at the lower end of the rpm range, average consumption of below 7.2 liters is within reach. The systematic, strategic approach to lightweight construction in the model series also plays a big part in this.
What’s more, the innovative subsidiary electrical system ensures that, for all its brawn, there’s no stinting on its signature creature comforts. The groundbreaking electromechanical active roll stabilization (eAWS) is the secret to enhanced ride comfort on uneven surfaces. Plus, there’s much less side tilt when the car is being driven in a sporty transmission mode. The effect is taut, athletic handling with the tendency to understeer noticeably reduced. This in turn translates into improved lateral acceleration and faster cornering — performance magnified even further by the optional sport differential. Another first for the Audi Q7 model family, variable distribution of torque between the wheels on the rear axle means that the Audi SQ7 TDI hugs each bend to perfection. One way to take driving dynamics up another notch is with the optional all-wheel steering that turns the rear wheels inward by as much as five degrees when steering maneuvers are performed at high speed.
Whether sprinting, cruising through town or on the highway, the Audi SQ7 TDI makes for compelling driving thanks to its state-of-the-art systems such as the electrically driven compressor, breathtaking performance, supreme comfort typical of the series, innovative assistance systems and sophisticated interior options. Among the welcoming touches are full-leather upholstery with contrast stitching, black Alcantara headlining, Sport Plus seats and luxury velour floor mats.