Audi Q7 News

  • 2024 Audi Q7 facelift spy shots - Photo credit: Baldauf

    Audi is out testing what's likely to be its last gas-powered Q7.

  • 2022 Audi Q7 Competition Plus and Audi Q8 Competition Plus (European spec)
    2022 Audi Q7 and Q8 spawn Competition Plus models

    New Competition Plus models for Audi's top crossovers add style but not much else.

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    The $85,795 2020 Audi SQ7 is a 155-mph luxury school bus

    With a 0 to 60 mph sprint of 4.3 seconds and 500 horsepower, the 2020 Audi SQ7 will get the kids to school on time every time.

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    2020 Audi Q7 three-row crossover costs $55,795 to start

    The updated 2020 Audi Q7 arrives with loads of new tech and a new SQ7 range topper.

  • 2020 Audi SQ7 TDI
    2020 Audi Q7 spawns sporty SQ7 TDI

    The twin-turbo V-8 in the SQ7 TDI delivers 664 pound-feet of torque from just 1,250 rpm.

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    2020 Audi Q7's dash goes digital in latest update

    A plug-in hybrid powertrain has been confirmed for the updated Audi Q7.

  • Audi is eliminating turbo lag with electric superchargers

    Automakers have started using electric compressors to help eliminate lag in their turbocharged engines. The first with the technology was Audi, which introduced it in its SQ7 TDI high-performance diesel SUV sold overseas. The SUV's engine features a pair of turbochargers, a diesel V-8, a 48-volt electrical system, and an electric compressor, also referred to as an electric supercharger. Thankfully we're not asking you to wrench on it right now. Instead, we have Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained to, well, explain what's going on with this setup. The SQ7 TDI's engine is a 4.0-liter...

  • Audi Q7 Piloted Driving concept, 2017 Consumer Electronics Show
    Audi using AI to fine-tune self-driving cars, says production version coming in 2020

    It’s easy to think that self-driving cars simply need to be programmed with the general set of road rules and then have some form of object detection so that the car’s computer can then apply the rules for a given situation. The reality is much more complex, especially due to the...

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    2017 Audi Q7 price drops to $49,950 with 2.0-liter engine

    During the launch of its second-generation Q7 at the 2015 Detroit auto show, Audi confirmed that the big SUV would eventually offer three powertrains. The list included a 252-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4, a 333-hp supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 and a 272-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6...

  • 2017 Audi SQ7 TDI
    Audi SQ7 TDI debuts with electric compressor, 663 lb-ft of torque

    Despite the challenges faced by the Volkswagen Group over its diesel emissions scandal, it appears diesel isn’t a dirty word for the automaker as it's just announced a mighty V-8 diesel engine that delivers 429 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque. The engine’s first application is...

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    2017 Audi Q7 video review

    Three-row SUVs are today's station wagons. They do it all, from heavy-duty family hauling to light off-roading. But having a third-row seat usually puts a damper on driving fun. And usually, that third row means luxury takes a back seat to practicality. Today we're going to show you a three-row SUV...

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    2017 Audi Q7: Driving The Only New SUV With All-Wheel Steering

    Nimble, agile, and even tossable aren’t words that you’ll often find in driving impressions of a big three-row utility vehicle. Yet they most definitely apply to the 2017 Audi Q7. The new Q7 manages to provide a driving experience that, on tight, curvy roads, feels like that of a tidy...

  • 2017 Audi Q7 first drive

    Audi has completely redesigned its Q7 for the 2017 model year, and it's an important vehicle in the lineup thanks to the three rows of seating. It's gone a bit away from the SUV styling to look more like a mega-wagon, and we're okay with that. Additionally, it's packing tons of features and there's a whole heaping of tech-focused options to be checked off. Starting to sound expensive? Well, it's not as bad as you might think actually. CHECK OUT: 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show Preview The Q7 is launching with just one powertrain, a 3.0-liter TFSI. This engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic...

  • 2017 Audi SQ7 prototype crash
    Audi SQ7 Prototype Crashes During Nürburgring Testing: Video

    A high-performance version of Audi’s second-generation Q7 that's to be badged an SQ7 suffered a crash recently while undergoing high-speed testing on Germany’s Nürburgring. This video from YouTube user cvdzijden shows a barely-disguised SQ7 prototype exiting the famous Karussell...

  • 2017 Audi SQ7 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2017 Audi SQ7 Spy Shots

    We’ve just been in the new Audi Q7 and find it to be incredibly nimble despite its size. The versions we drove were the regular gasoline and diesel V-6 models but a more powerful, more dynamic Q7 is in the works and has been spotted in prototype form for the first time. The new version will...

  • 2017 Audi Q7 first drive
    2017 Audi Q7 first drive review

    Don’t worry, America, it’s not a wagon. It just drives like one, is as useful as one, and, if you squint at it the right way, kinda looks like one. But it’s still one of God’s Own Vehicles: a fully Merkuh-approved crossover. But I didn’t drive the new 2017 Audi Q7 in...

  • 2016 Audi Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI quattro (Chinese market)
    Gasoline-powered 2016 Audi Q7 e-tron debuts in Shanghai

    A plug-in hybrid version of the new Q7 SUV is coming next year but Audi is yet to confirm just what engine will be used for the vehicle’s internal combustion component. At the Geneva Motor Show back in March, Audi showed off a Q7 plug-in hybrid equipped with a turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6...

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    2016 Audi Q7 e-tron debuts at 2015 Geneva auto show

    When Audi rolled out its new Q7 at the recent 2015 Detroit Auto Show, the German automaker confirmed that one of the variants from the new Q7 family would be a plug-in hybrid diesel. The variant, called the “Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro”, has now made its world debut at the 2015 Geneva...

  • 2016 Audi Q7 live photos, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

    Audi’s all-new 2016 Q7 has been revealed in full at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, ahead of the vehicle's showroom debut later this year. These latest photos reveal a handsome albeit somewhat familiar look for the new Q7, but while the exterior may not have changed much engineers have totally revamped things underneath the sheet metal. ALSO SEE: 2015 Audi RS 3 Sportback Revealed, U.S. Launch Still Pending Underpinning the vehicle is the first iteration of the Volkswagen Group’s new MLB Evo platform, specifically the SUV version of the platform. The platform is an evolution of Audi's...

  • New 3D sound system on the 2016 Audi Q7
    2016 Audi Q7 Arrival Marks Intro Of 23-Speaker 3D Sound System

    When the all-new 2016 Audi Q7 goes on sale next year, it will be available with a new 3D sound system that gives your favorite tunes a spatial dimension. So instead of just the left and right channels you also get spatial height. According to Audi, the addition of this third dimension makes the...

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    Diesel-Electric Audi Q7 Plug-In Hybrid In The Works, May Be Sold In U.S.

    Audi’s next-generation Q7 is coming to January’s 2015 Detroit Auto Show, and it’s set to offer a plug-in hybrid option. But while this hybrid, which is likely to wear an e-tron badge, will feature a gasoline engine for its internal combustion component, Q7 buyers will eventually...

  • 2016 Audi Q7 spy shots
    2016 Audi Q7 Spy Shots

    Audi’s second-generation Q7 SUV is tipped to debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show in January before sailing into showrooms next spring, as a 2016 model. Today we have a new set of spy shots of a prototype, and they’re the most revealing yet. Although still camouflaged, the protective...

  • Audi 3.0-liter V-6 TDI with electrically-driven turbocharger
    Audi’s Electrically-Driven Turbo To Debut In Next-Gen Q7 TDI

    Audi recently presented an RS 5 TDI concept car powered by a diesel engine equipped with an electrically-driven turbocharger. The engine features a twin-turbocharger setup where the smaller of the two turbos uses an electric motor to spool up its compressor at lower revs (up to 70,000 rpm in a few...

  • 2014 Audi Q7 test mule spy shots
    Next Audi Q7 To Adopt Carbon Fiber Construction?

    Audi engineers are hard at work developing the next-generation of the Q7 SUV, which is expected to be revealed towards the end of this year before going on sale early next. We’ve already spotted test mules for the next Q7, where the mechanicals of the new vehicle were hidden beneath the sheet...

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