Audi introduced the second-generation Q7 to the U.S.
The second-generation Q7 is a stunning SUV that offers plenty of room and comfort while also being the first time Audi has offered a diesel engine in the U.S. The SQ7 shares its basic chassis with the A6, which means it’s just as stiff as you’d expect from an Audi and handles like a sports car.
It may seem like an odd combination at first: a family car disguised as an SUV. But if you’re looking for something that can comfortably accommodate your family but still has enough power for fun driving on weekends, this might be the perfect fit for you!
Audi powers all of its six- and eight-cylinder models
When Audi released the SQ7 in 2016, it was a game-changer. It was an SUV with a luxurious interior, high-performance engine and all-wheel drive. The only problem? It had a gasoline engine under the hood. But now we’re getting ahead of ourselves here. Before we go any further, let’s talk about what makes this SUV so special:
Audi powers all of its six- and eight-cylinder models that are sold here with mild hybrid technology, but the SQ7 gets a much more sophisticated system. The SQ7 is actually a plug-in hybrid because it has both an electric motor and an internal combustion engine under its hood. In addition to having two power sources available for acceleration and boost during hard braking situations (which also helps save fuel), these types of vehicles also have regenerative braking systems that capture energy from deceleration and convert it into electricity for storage in batteries located in the trunk or under-hood compartments (known as energy storage modules). This battery can then be used later on when accelerating to help save fuel consumption overall by reducing how much gas needs to be burned off during normal driving conditions — which reduces emissions too!
The SQ7 is equipped with an active anti-roll system
The SQ7 is equipped with an active anti-roll system that counteracts body lean during cornering. The active suspension system uses sensors to measure body lean, and then adjusts the suspension accordingly to counteract it.
This is a key part of the SQ7’s active suspension, which has been tuned specifically for this vehicle. It’s also used to counteract body roll during cornering—the force caused by the wheels following the curve of a road as they turn while travelling at speed.
The SQ7 can do far more than accelerate with vigour
But the SQ7 can do far more than accelerate with vigor and carry itself down the highway with composure and grace. It also boasts a few other features that might come in handy if you find yourself suddenly bogged down in mud or snow:
- Audi has added a number of all-wheel drive systems to its lineup lately, including one on this SUV that directs torque to each wheel individually depending on driving conditions. This means that in inclement weather, where rear wheels may not be getting as much traction as they need, power can be diverted to those at the front instead. The result is better traction when it counts most—even if you’re stuck in a ditch somewhere!
- No one likes getting caught out in bad weather without an umbrella or windbreaker handy; luckily for us all—and especially those who live up north—the SQ7 comes equipped with heated seats for both driver and passenger alike so that nothing gets cold no matter how many layers we have on underneath our bulky winter coats!
S7 has plenty of room for up to seven people
The Audi SQ7 is a powerful 7-passenger luxury crossover.
Audi introduced the second-generation Q7, and it’s bigger and better than ever. The automaker has also introduced its long-awaited performance SUV competitor, which will battle BMW’s X5 M50d and Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid in a $60K price range when it hits showrooms later this year.
While the standard cars are powered by turbocharged 3.0L V6 engines that make 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque—the same as those found in other premium sports sedans—the SQ7 uses a 4.0L twin turbo V8 engine that produces 450 hp and 516 lb-ft from just 2500 RPMs through to 5000 RPMs (at which point it maxes out). It also has an 8-speed automatic transmission option for European markets only; North American buyers will get only stick shifts as standard equipment despite being offered with all three available power-train configurations: S6 base ($65K), Avant wagon ($68K), or Sport-back hatchback ($67K).
Audi’s SQ7 is a luxury crossover that drives like a sports car.
Audi SQ7 is a luxury crossover that drives like a sports car. Audi’s 2022 SQ7 is a powerful 7-passenger luxury crossover that gets you there in style. The German automaker introduced the second-generation Q7 in 2016, which made it clear that Audi was ready to tackle America’s SUV market with some serious hardware—and did so by offering an array of engines and trim levels.
However, the carmaker has been slow to develop any kind of performance variant for its biggest model, but that all changed at this year’s Detroit Auto Show when they revealed their latest SUV: the 2020 SQ5 TDI Performance Edition. This isn’t just any special edition vehicle though; it’s more like a full blown street legal rally car than anything else on sale today!
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