Audi SQ7 TDI

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Zrzut ekranu 2016-04-29 o 20.35.47The first units of the new Audi SQ7 TDI, the world’s most power­ful die­sel SUV, will appear on the mar­ket from sum­mer 2016.

The 4.0 TDI of the new Audi SQ7 TDI has been rede­ve­lo­ped from the gro­und up. It com­bi­nes best-in-class per­for­mance with low con­sump­tion and the­re­fore guaran­tees maxi­mum dyna­mics. An elec­tric powe­red com­pres­sor (EPC) makes its first ever appe­arance in a pro­duc­tion vehicle. This device sup­ports the work of the two tur­bo­char­gers in the new Audi SQ7 TDI espe­cially at lower revs, assu­ring agile star­ting per­for­mance. The result is dyna­mism without any hint of turbo lag.

With 320 kW (435 hp) of power and 900 Nm (663.8 lb-ft) of torque at its dispo­sal, it acce­le­ra­tes from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in a mere 4.8 seconds, using on ave­rage 7.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilo­me­ters (32.7 US mpg).

The elec­tro­me­cha­ni­cal active roll sta­bi­li­za­tion is a new tech­no­lo­gi­cal solu­tion in this mar­ket. It makes con­trol­led, sporty han­dling possi­ble. The car rolls less on bends, late­ral inc­li­na­tion is mar­ke­dly redu­ced and the ten­dency to under­steer is kept even bet­ter in check. This ena­bles higher late­ral acce­le­ra­tion and thus faster cor­ne­ring.

The base price for the new Audi SQ7 TDI in Ger­many is EUR 89,900. This alre­ady inc­lu­des popu­lar equ­ip­ment options from the Audi Q7 worth aro­und EUR 10,000, all sup­plied as stan­dard. They inc­lude LED headli­ghts, adap­tive air suspen­sion with S-spe­ci­fic set­tings, a 3-spoke sport ste­ering wheel with mul­ti­func­tion but­tons and shift pad­dles, a lar­ger 85-liter (22.5 US gal) tank, an anti-theft alarm, elec­tri­cally adju­sta­ble, heated sport seats in Alcan­tara and leather, 20-inch whe­els, sporty-con­to­ured bum­pers and door trim strips, plus bru­shed alu­mi­num inlays.

As an option, Audi can also equip the new SQ7 TDI with the advan­ced dyna­mic dri­ving pac­kage, which com­pri­ses three tech­no­logy modu­les: quat­tro with sport dif­fe­ren­tial, all-wheel ste­ering and the new elec­tro­me­cha­ni­cal active roll sta­bi­li­za­tion.

Custo­mers in Europe can order the Audi SQ7 TDI from mid-May.

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