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Fahrberichte

Audi SQ7

Mittwoch, 10. Mai. 2017

The Audi Q7. A heavyweight SUV known for its comfort and suitability for long distances. But all that weight takes a toll on sportiness. The Q7 fairly screams for more power under the hood.

Audi claims that the SQ7 is more powerful, faster, and more comfortable. Pressing the gas pedal shows, that Audi was serious when it added the "S" for sport. The twin-turbo, V8 diesel and electric compressor make the top model in this series the world's most powerful diesel SUV.

The SQ7 has a newly developed 4-liter, twin-turbo, V8 diesel engine. Thanks to the electric compressor -- used in a car for the first time here -- it generates 320 kilowatts. At 1000 rpm, it already produces 900 Newton meters, which means strong acceleration: the SQ7 sprints from zero to 100 kilometers an hour in just 4-point-8 seconds.

Little has changed in the exterior of the Audi SQ7. The striking front and aluminum mirror caps are standard in Audi's S models. The rear is dominated by four tailpipes.

Another highlight is the built-in roll stabilizers, which keep the car in its lane when it accelerates in curves and almost completely eliminate tilting.

The new Audi SQ7 is available with five or seven seats. The optional third row of seats can be raised or lowered electrically. 24 assist systems help keep this 5-point-0-7 meter giant on the road.