Diesel scandal however shakes the US and after the 2017 model year redesign, the Q7 returns the stateside with trim specific changes only. So as the things today stand, the performance-oriented, twin turbo diesel powered Audi SQ7 TDI will not come to the US for the 2018 model year but buyers in Canada can have the chance to try the 2018 Audi SQ7 TDI when it arrives this fall. This model has been already available on the Old Continent and different worldwide markets. It bags effective turbo diesel V-8 engine with electric-powered compressor and also uses a 48-volt electric system. That electric process also forces electro-mechanical productive move stabilization system. The styling and interior of this model are also special and it is loaded with the luxuries and technology features.
2018 AUDI SQ7 TDI: IMPRESSIVE POWER HARDWARE
Between the front fenders, the 2018 Audi SQ7 TDI has a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine. This engine delivers 426 horsepower and extraordinary torque of 663 pound-feet. The turbochargers are placed in the sequential startup giving the engine with the boost pressure. Nevertheless, the conventional turbochargers can not give instant boost pressure at minimal rates and to be able to bypass the turbo insulate, Audi installed the electric compressor. The electric motor based compressor can offer instant boost pressure in less than 250 milliseconds at any time. Thanks to that, the maximum torque is available between 1,000 and 3, 250 rpm.
Audi combines this engine with the 8-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel get, and all-wheel steering system. Put compared to that electronically controlled move bars and air suspension and you get the precise and open managing on all terrains.
With such impressive powertrain, the SQ7 TDI reaches 62 mph in 4.8 seconds and has maximum speed limited at 155 mph.
It is also important to say that energy for the electric compressor and electro-mechanical move bars come from the 48-volt electric process given by the lithium-ion battery pack.
2018 AUDI SQ7 TDI: EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
From the outside perspective, the 2018 Audi SQ7 TDI has also been handled in a special way. The model has sportier bombers than main-stream versions and trips on the unique 20-inch wheels with 235 mm tires. Nevertheless, you can also choose 21- and 22-inch wheels available in many designs. The LED headlights are standard and models feature specific door trim.
Inside, energy and heated sport front chairs get the Alcantara and leather treatment. The multi-functional sports steering wheel with the shift paddles is in the front of the driver as well as the Virtual Cockpit tool panel. The model also includes MMI infotainment and navigation, Bose 3D sound system, four-zone climate control, ambient lighting, etc.
The passengers may also rely on 24 active driver aids. Some of the systems are the surround view camera system, entrance and rear parking detectors, parking guide, adaptive cruise control, productive point guide, area guide and blind-zone recognition, rear cross-traffic alert, Traffic Jam Support, etc.
2018 AUDI SQ7 TDI: AVAILABILITY
The 2018 Audi SQ7 TDI will not appear at the US despite Audi claims that its engine meets US standards. Hopefully that Audi might offer the US-version with the twin-turbo petrol engine. This model costs in Europe from EUR 89, 990.