Many new features will be implemented on upcoming sporty version of the full-size crossover Audi Q7. The 2017 Audi SQ7 could be presented very soon, but we still don’t know much about it. We have heard that company is preparing new range-topping SUV, which is going to take over the place of RS Q7, but what it bring is still questionable. The first Audi crossover will get many upgrades, and so far, only sure thing is that will happen under the hood. About styling and interior configuration, there is no reliable information.
2017 Audi SQ7 diesel
One thing is likely to happen for 2017 Audi SQ7, and it is diesel engine. This crossover heads toward its release with many possibilities to find under its hood, but all of these are diesel. From V8 to monster V12, this vehicle is being tested to various engines, and many of these could be part of rumors surrounding German carmaker and their upcoming model. We also know that diesel drivetrains are going to be supported with ‘e-boost’ turbochargers.
2017 Audi SQ7 drivetrain
What will give power to 2017 Audi SQ7 is still unconfirmed, although there are many stories about it. Probably the most possible is the one about 4.0-l TDI with twin-turbocharger, ready to develop 430 hp. This V8 unit is not the only in the mix. Some info says that V12 is being tested. According to stories, this powerplant can crunch 737 lb-ft of torque and 500 hp. Since Audi has big plans for 2017 SQ7, this is not impossible. Another 4.0-l diesel could replace outgoing 4.2-l unit, which also had stunning output of 385 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. A quattro all-wheel drive system and tiptronic gearbox are likely to happen on new crossover.
2017 Audi SQ7 hybrid
Nevertheless, not only conventional engines will be offered with 2017 Audi SQ7, but also hybrids. In these kinds of SUVs, 3.0-l V6 will be mated to electric motor. Third charger gives electric power and boosts performance of 2017 Audi SQ7. An all-wheel drive is being used and crossover can make 373 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. This is not the first time German automaker is using e-boost turbocharging system, since RS5 TDI concept used it during 2014.