Audi SQ7 TDI 2017
For those who missed the announcement during the Geneva Motor Show last week, is the new Audi TDI SQ7 a technological masterpiece. It packs a V8 diesel engine of 4.0 liters, supplemented by twin turbochargers and an electric compressor to produce 435 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. He debuted a new electrical system of 48 volts, powers the compressor and electromechanical adaptive suspension. And for good measure, he also has an automatic eight-speed transmission, steering-wheel drive and four wheel drive.
When released new Audi TDI SQ7, we could not help wondering if she would ever see a street or American showroom. And the answer is: maybe.
If, for a comment on the prospect of the new performance diesel ute, which reached its way to North America, SQ7 not officially signed for the United States, but we are optimistic. These are encouraging words, even if they stop official confirmation.
The vehicle is the first time the performance of Ingolstadt S badge has been applied to its largest model, originally announced for Europe, still Dahncke optimism gives us hope once they could their own way to American shores steam . If this optimism proves justified, the next big question is whether it corresponds closely with the diesel engine or switch to a gasoline fuel as strong stick is more American preferences – much as help small SQ5 States STATES did, but we Dahncke said they “expect it to be a TDI when he comes.”
The decision, a powerful diesel SUV on the market in America would be a bold move on the name of Audi, especially in the wake of the scandal diesel emissions. The breakup is still fresh in the public eye after being shaken the entire Volkswagen group, Audi part – and historically a major developer of diesel engines.
If approved for the US market, as proposed, the TDI would be SQ7 surpass the diesel versions of the Mercedes GL-Class, Porsche Cayenne, BMW X5 and Range Rover now – not the 3.0-liter V6 TDI with 240 PS mention, and 428 lb-ft of torque in many Audi models (which are at the time of this writing, are affected by a stop-sale in the United States).