The 2018 Audi SQ7 is the performance version of the highly successful Q7. Completely redesigned, the upcoming SQ7 is a top-of-the-line SUV that brings a slew of upgrades, both aesthetic and performance ones. On the outside, it looks even more classy and stylish than the previous iteration.
Under the hood, it features a new beast of an engine, one that will provide tremendous performance and excellent fuel efficiency. All in all, the SQ7 represents a big step forward for Audi. It is a model that will surely impress the audience and easily challenge the Volvo XC90 and the BMW X5.
2018 Audi SQ7 – Strong and Beautiful Design
As opposed to a large number of other popular SUVs, the exterior of the 2018 Audi SQ7 doesn’t look too imposing or bloated. Instead, it relishes in its flamboyance and style. Even with a lowered stance, quad exhaust pipes, and large 22-inch wheels, this SUV’s looks are pretty subtle.
When compared to the previous models, the 2018 Audi SQ7 will also be lighter, and, as a result, nimbler as well. Thanks to a new, aluminum-intensive architecture, the vehicle will weigh around 500 pounds less. With this change, the German engineers hope to inject even more stability, agility, and performance into their SUV.
To achieve a sleeker and more stylish look, the Audi has decided to incorporate a number of changes. For starters, we will see a redesigned single frame grille and an edgier fascia. These will be complemented by new, more aggressive front and rear lighting graphics and smoother lines and edges.
Interior Features and Equipment
Inside, the 2018 Audi SQ7 is fairly similar to the standard Q7 variant. Just like its exterior, its interior also exudes class and subtlety, not extravaganza or might. However, it will feature a number of additions that will reinforce its athletic nature.
Some of the most notable ones will include leather sports seats, a large “S” badge, and a variety of extra lashings of Alcantara, chrome, or matte aluminum. All of this is put together very well while incorporating some extra materials as well.
Now, even though SQ7 appears smaller than the other SUVs, it is certainly not overshadowed in terms of interior space. It can easily accommodate up to 7 people and offer almost 15 cubic feet of cargo space. In the tech department, we will see the MMI navigation system, a 7.0-inch display, BOSE sound system, Bluetooth, Android Auto and more.
Engine Specs and Performance
Under the hood, the 2018 Audi SQ7 will sport one mean, diesel machine. This is going to be a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8, which will be capable of producing 435 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. With this powertrain, the SQ7 will go from 0 to 62 mph in around 5 seconds and reach a top speed of almost 155 mph, which is truly amazing for a vehicle that weighs almost 2 tons.
The engine will come paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and an AWD.
Availability Date and Price of the 2018 Audi SQ7
So far, there hasn’t been any confirmation regarding the SQ7’s exact release date. However, it is expected to hit the stores by the end of 2017, with a price of no less than $80.000.