Audi Q7 News

  • 2020 Audi SQ7 TDI

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

  • 2020 Audi Q7
    2020 Audi Q7's dash goes digital in latest update

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

  • 2021 Audi Q7 facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Audi Q7 spy shots

    Audi's Q7 is approaching the midway point in its life cycle and prototypes for an updated version are out and about. The prototypes reveal that Audi's updated Q7 will receive only minor changes on the outside, but that things are in for a major revamp on the inside. On the outside, you can expect...

  • Audi is eliminating turbo lag with electric superchargers
    Here's how Audi uses electric compressors to eliminate turbo lag

    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...

  • Audi Q8 Sport concept, 2017 Geneva auto show
    Audi mulls full-size SUV to take on BMW X7, Mercedes GLS

    BMW and Mercedes-Benz have the crossover segment largely locked down. Both German luxury brands offer a CUV or SUV to fit nearly anyone's space requirements. Audi can almost say the same, save for one glaring omission: a full-size SUV. The Audi Q7 is as large as the quad-ring brand goes currently...

  • 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...

  • 2017 Audi Q7

    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 diesel. The supercharged V-6 has been available since the market arrival earlier in the year. Audi is now making the turbocharged inline-4 available. ALSO SEE: Report: Cost cutting could see Audi drop MLB in favor of other VW Group platforms It comes with an 8-speed automatic and all-wheel drive and...

  • 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...

  • 2017 Audi Q7
    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...

  • 2017 Audi Q7
    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
    2017 Audi Q7 Priced From $55,750

    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...

  • 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

    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 be badged an “SQ7” and is set to debut Audi’s electrically-aided turbocharger technology. We first caught wind of the new SQ7 last summer, when Audi R&D chief Ulrich Hackenberg confirmed that the vehicle would be the first to feature an electrically-aided turbo. The technology...

  • 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...

  • Audi Q7 e-tron
    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
    2016 Audi Q7 Revealed At 2015 Detroit Auto Show: Live Photos & Video

    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...

  • 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...

  • 2016 Audi Q7 spy shots

    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 have the choice of an even more frugal diesel-electric version, according to a new report. Speaking with Automotive News (subscription required), a source at Audi said the automaker’s first model to be fitted with a diesel-electric plug-in hybrid system will be the new Q7. And the good news is...

  • 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...

  • 2013 Audi Q7 TDI quattro
    2013 Audi Q7 TDI Gets More Powerful Diesel Engine

    The new 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 in the 2013 Audi Q7 TDI delivers more power as well as better fuel economy than the unit it replaces,

  • Atelier Valdeig Tresor SUV renderings
    Atelier Valdeig Teams Up With ArmorTech To Build Tresor SUV

    A German coachbuilder has joined forces with a Russian firm specializing in armored cars to develop an over-the-top luxury SUV for discerning customers who may consider a Range Rover Vogue just a little too mainstream. The coachbuilder is Atelier Valdeig based in Leipzig, Germany, and together with...

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